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Both male and female ospreys care for their young. Ospreys provide parental care by protecting their young from from predators and weather, and by feeding them. During incubation and the nestling stage, the male osprey provides food to the female and the chicks. This entails delivering 60 to 100 g of fish to the nest per daylight hour (3 to 10 fish per day) during the nestling and fledgling stages. When a fish is delivered to the nest, one of the adults rips pieces of flesh from the fish and feeds them to the chicks. Parents continue to feed the young until two to eight weeks after they fledge.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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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  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago


  • Many thanks Tony, she’s a beautiful girl~

    – byronbackyard

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    What an outstanding shot of this Osprey…. Wow, the detail is incredible and soooo sharp… Wow, my compliments to you.

  • Many thanks KatMagic, that’s my new 500mm lense, it’s amazing!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Gary  Davey (Jordy)
    Gary Davey (J...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture BB, great light and amazing detail. Well done :)

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Jordy!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    I can hear the air breaks coming on. LOL. A terrific shot Deb.

  • Lol, thanks Al!

    – byronbackyard

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day ! 2011/09/10

    Awesome stop-action capture!

  • Many thanks Magaret, she’s a beautiful girl!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Great shot Debs, well impressed with that Sigma lens, it seems the reviews were spot on, it looks like a great performer. Mind you the person behind the camera has to take the majority of the praise, super work!

  • Many thanks Mark, your comments always make me smile. The lense is awesome!

    – byronbackyard

  • jono johnson
    jono johnsonover 3 years ago

    Hi Deb – Superb photography :-)

  • Many thanks Jono!

    – byronbackyard

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    500mm? Can you lift it?

  • Lol, it’s heavy but I’m determined!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture.

    Cheers Jude

  • Many thanks Jude!

    – byronbackyard

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