Osprey Baby Picture!

I’ve been watching, taking pictures and watching some more to get a shot of the osprey chicks.  Mostly, what I got was this.

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The Look!  Are you lookin’ at me!

Sitting on the poles eating fish. It’s all good fun but where are the chicks?

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What’s for lunch? Fish of course.

Then yesterday a chick got high enough on the nest to get a shot.  I have seen them through the nest since last week, but I couldn’t get a clear picture.

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Finally, a baby picture!

Not the sharpest picture, but a start.  It looked like she was feeding two, but I never got a look at another.

Blue skies from now on.

Blue skies from now on.

I was planning a sketch of the view through the nest from last week, since I couldn’t get a shot.  This was the rendition I was planning.  A quick and dirty sketch of the scene with a few less sticks.

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Feeding Time

This is also my Thursday drawing for Z’s  challenge for art at Zeebra Design.





56 thoughts on “Osprey Baby Picture!

  1. OH Baby Osprey ! that’s so good to see Tim after what feels along time somehow ..
    I love your drawing … such a nice moment you’ve chosen to portray .


  2. Great shots! When I lived in Florida, I would see an osprey pair that nested in a street sign. They finally did have chicks, but they were hard to see until they finally started flying.


    • A street sign. I love that. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of many of the nests around here and they are quite creative where they will put them, but I have never seen one in a street sign.


    • Thanks Z. Last night it was after 9pm (bedtime) when I sat down draw. I had just fed the dogs and let them out for them out for their post dinner airing out. I got everything ready when Teka barked that she was ready to come back in. When I opened the door I was greeted by the staggering aroma of “Ode de Skunk.” Finally, after bathing two dogs with Mary’s help I finished my sketch in bed. I almost didn’t make the Thursday deadline. :/


  3. I just discovered this post of yours. Wow! That close-up is amazing. I went kayaking on a lake a few days ago and there were Ospreys flying all over the place. I probably saw a dozen. I was snapping photographs like crazy, but never got anything even a tenth as awesome as your photograph. Good job!


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