Janice and I found 8 osprey nest around her cottage. Here is one of the location with 3 young.
This is a series of shot of behaviour I have not seen before from a fledged osprey. It was pouring rain outside when I arrived at the bridge. One osprey was sitting on log in the water. This was very cool and I saw him do it 3 times from beginning to end. Very neat.
Sitting on the branch
Swimming in the water (thought he was drowning)
the beginning of the take off from the water make sure you double click these shots to see them larger
He has lift off
now flying in the air
He dives down and touches the water with his talons
Back in the air flying again
Mega Poop shot. Janice was behind the car when I took this shot but both of us heard it land just in front of me. It was really too close. We both had a huge laugh over this
A couple of shot of a juvenile. notice the orange eye
Adult eating fish - again notice the yellow eyes.