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Both sexes of Osprey collect materials for the nest, but the female does most of the arranging of materials at the nest. Their nests are typically constructed of sticks, and lined with softer materials such as seaweed, kelp, grasses or cardboard. A wide variety of flotsam and jetsam may also be incorporated into osprey nests, including fishing line, plastic bags and nearly anything else that an osprey might find and can lift. Osprey pairs use the same nest year after year, but must spend some time each year repairing it and adding materials before eggs can be laid.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyover 3 years ago


    Always impressed with your birds!

  • Many thanks Robert, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Graeme M
    Graeme Mover 3 years ago

    Beautiful contrast with the sky

  • Many thanks Graeme!

    – byronbackyard

  • Chelei
    Cheleiover 3 years ago

    Excellent! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Many thanks Chelei, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • BrendaForsey
    BrendaForseyover 3 years ago

    Just fabulous…love your beautiful osprey!!! Georgeous capture!!

  • Many thanks Brenda!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your features of this great shot !
    Big sticks for a big nest.

  • Ah there you are Trish, many thanks. Yep she’s got half a tree up there this year!

    – byronbackyard

  • Graham Mewburn
    Graham Mewburnover 3 years ago

    WOW! What a wonderful capture.
    a fav

  • Many thanks Graham!

    – byronbackyard

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Evening Features 08/17/2011

    Outstanding Image !!!!!!!!

  • Wow, many thanks, very happy making. So interesting what people like, I personally love ‘Go’ which is also of the same bird!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – byronbackyard

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