Good evening from the hot and humid Eastern Shore! Although there is not as much activity at our osprey residence as in weeks past, our little bird family is still very active in the surrounding environs of the nest. And I stand corrected about Audrey being gone. As soon as I posted the last blog, and opined that Audrey had left for points south, sure enough one of the astute Facebook followers/ospreycam watchers posted a photo of two adults in the nest that very next day. I guess I have let the rest of my life get in the way of ospreycam watching. How did that happen? When I returned home from work today, Crazy Osprey Man recounted that he had seen all five of our osprey family in the area of the nest during the day. I will take him at his word, although I personally have only seen one adult at a time.
Just before the sun went down tonight, all three young ospreys were up close and personal. One was on a COM perch, one was in the nest and one was on top of the camera. It is almost impossible to tell the youngsters apart from a distance. The ospreys have become very camera shy of late, and it is harder to sneak up on them and snap a few photos, even from afar with our great camera. I was able to take a few early this evening before all three flew off to a very large tree on the water behind a neighbor’s house to the north of us. The photos posted below of all three in the tree were taken just before we went on vacation a couple of weeks ago.
As you can probably tell from the title of this blog (being part one), we have many photos of our ospreys in action, all from the area surrounding their digs. In some of the photos, you will be able to tell if the bird in question is an adult or juvenile. We will share them over the next few blogs, as there are too many to post at once. We hope you will be looking forward to the rest of them with breathless anticipation. Here goes!>
We have many, many photos still to share. Here is a great one to leave you with:
Osprey Girl has asked me to share another winning entry from her photo contest:
That’s all for now. Until next time, we remain
Crazy Osprey Man and Mrs. Crazy Osprey Man
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