Ospreys In Action-Part One

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!

Hanging out in a neighbor's tree to the north of us

Hanging out in a neighbor’s tree to the north of us

Hm, I wonder what's going on over there in the other tree?

Hm, I wonder what’s going on over there in the other tree?

Maybe I will go take a look...

Maybe I will go take a look…

This other tree looks interesting

This other tree looks interesting

Here we go!  And look, a friend is already here (look carefully below the landing osprey)

Here we go! And look, a friend is already here (look carefully below the landing osprey)

Me, too! (third juvenile arrives from the first tree)

Me, too! (third juvenile arrives from the first tree)

Someone isn't happy about sharing

Someone isn’t happy about sharing

I mean it, go away!

I mean it, go away!

Pretty please, may I stay?

Pretty please, may I stay?

Don't make me get out of this tree

Don’t make me get out of this tree

I am not kidding, now go away!!

I am not kidding, now go away!!

Go home or I am telling Mom and Dad

Go home or I am telling Mom and Dad

The Agony of Defeat

The Agony of Defeat

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We have many, many photos still to share. Here is a great one to leave you with:

Family Portrait (adult is probably Tom)

Family Portrait (adult is probably Tom)

Osprey Girl has asked me to share another winning entry from her photo contest:

Janet from Highland Lakes, New Jersey watches Tom, Audrey and family during downtime at her barber shop.

Janet from Highland Lakes, New Jersey watches Tom, Audrey and family during downtime at her barber shop.

That’s all for now. Until next time, we remain

Crazy Osprey Man and Mrs. Crazy Osprey Man

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