Osprey family


It is September, but some Osprey families have yet to separate. Soon the adults will migrate leaving only the juveniles (white-flecked wings, orangish eyes) to linger a little longer before going. This will be one of the final meals together for this family.


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9 Responses to Osprey family

  1. Shirleen Smith says:

    Great photo Alistair. Were you up a tree?
    It’s interesting that the young don’t have any guidance about where to go on their first migration, isn’t it? You would think they’d be led by adults the first time.

    • Alistair says:

      Shirleen, I was sitting in my car, but I was behind some trees (I waited a long time for that shot). The juveniles all seem to go to the right place with no guidance. They will not return for two or three years when they are ready to mate.

  2. Allan Hobden says:

    GREAT PIC!! Wow!

  3. Lorna Surina says:

    You’ve outdone yourself with this one. What a great family photo! Well done, thank you for your patience.

  4. Karen Pidcock says:

    So grateful I am for your observation and readiness to capture for us to enjoy!

  5. Karen Pidcock says:

    Are there 3 young with the other adult parent in this photo?

  6. colleen says:

    Tremendous photo!

  7. Gail Frampton says:

    Gorgeous photos Alistair once again!

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