Breeding ospreys are known to travel as far as 14 km from their nest during hunting forays. Non-breeding individuals are known to travel as far as 10 km between their daytime feeding grounds and their roosts.
They vigorously defend their nests or nest sites from intruders. This is most likely because nests are used by the same pair for many years, and represent a significant investment of time and energy by that pair.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM


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  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    wow! Class capture!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 3 years ago

    Wow indeed!! Well done:)

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

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  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    Great capture, well done !!!

  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...over 3 years ago

    Amazing capture! Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks Jean!

    – byronbackyard

  • Angela Pritchard
    Angela Pritchardabout 3 years ago
    This work was a Featured selection in the
    Birds Of Prey Group
  • Many thanks Angela, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelabout 3 years ago


  • Many thanks Paulo!

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  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uover 1 year ago

    It was hard to pick a favorite Osprey, they all were good. Excellent photography

  • Many thanks, they’re my favourite birds!

    – byronbackyard

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