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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

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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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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 3 years ago

    Wow this is a brilliant image byron

  • Many thanks Malcolm, so glad you like it!

    – byronbackyard

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, well done !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Many thanks Erik!

    – byronbackyard

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Simply superb work.

  • Many thanks Julie!

    – byronbackyard

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleabout 3 years ago

    I knew it, this has to be Deb. This is a different angle with you looking down on the bird. You must be on the cliffs looking down. Nice work Deb.

  • Many thanks Alwyn, I always know yours too!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Now that’s what you call a stick, great shot Debs.

  • Many thanks Mark!

    – byronbackyard

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkerabout 3 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!! Well done :))

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    October 30, 2011

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 3 years ago

    Wow, beautifully dramatic….

  • Many thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

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