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PeggyC
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Osprey
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got very high
chirped to his sibling
when in flight
she didn't join
chirped back to him
Central Florida
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Drive by photos ..

Juvenile flight -

Juvenile flight - 

- soaring
- checking out those huge wings
- his sister was nearby in the nest
- chirping at him
- but didn't join him in the aerial test
- saw no parents
- that is all it means .. I was probably seen
- wonder when they start fishing?
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Doerthe, Ronald Losure, micritter, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
.. thank you for your visit & comments ! These birds are a joy to watch !

.. if you really want to see one that will knock your socks off, Birds of Prey-Captive or otherwise .. there is one that the photog calls "Death Stare" I think ... oh, it is so funny !
7 years ago.
 Felix SSc
Felix SSc
Gorgeous composition!!!!
Naturally, my FAV as well!
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Level Flight.... One twitch of the primaries.. and balance is lost. Its the most beautiful thing...
6 years ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Excellent photo. I don't think I've ever seen an osprey soaring.
3 years ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Thank you you all very much for these comments ...

These birds, from eggs (which I couldn't see) to little creatures protected by their parents --- a pure JOY to follow their development.

Ronald, this is only one of a few in-flight shots I got ... most shots are Mom and Dad giving me 'The Look;' ! You are close enough ... Lady !
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Doerthe
Doerthe club
Hello, Peggy, we don't know each other yet, but I saw your name in a comment of one of my friends. I like your Osprey photos very much. I live in Michigan and have never seen one here.
3 years ago.
Peggy C club has replied to Doerthe club
Hello. My New Friend -
So glad you like the Osprey photos. These were all taken in Central Florida where there are many lakes well-stocked with fish! Somebody told me - have a lake - stock with fish - then wait.
That might be true, but here in North Carolina where I now live, I'd need to travel over to coast or at least that direction to find any.
Check out Cornell Ornithology to see if the have placed any web-cams in Michigan. The UP certainly has plenty of water.
Let me know what you find out.

Peggy
3 years ago.

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