Bella Returns

byronbackyard

Byron Bay, Australia

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I’m fairly sure this is last years juvenile, Bella. I’ve noticed that when the parents begin a new breeding season, the juvenile from last season pays a visit, last years was chased away from the nest.
Juvenile ospreys resemble adults, but have a somewhat speckled appearance due to buff-colored tips on their dark brown upper-wing and back coverts and a less well-defined necklace. Juveniles also have an orange-red iris, rather than the yellow iris that is typical of adults. Juvenile plumage is replaced by adult plumage by 18 months of age.
Ospreys are sexually mature at approximately 3 years old, but may not breed until age 5 in areas where nest sites are scarce.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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  • byronbackyard
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  • Trish Meyer
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