Monday, April 13, 2009

Osprey landing in tree

This Osprey was at Lake Seminole Park, February 2009. The man made stand for a nest was close by.
This tree also had 3 Great Blue Heron nest.
In February it seemed odd to me that the birds were nesting,
but spring comes earlier in Florida than it does in Tennessee.
And he settles down with his eye on his mate in the nest.
We hope to see the young Osprey in June when we go back to St Pete.
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16 comments:

Tina said...

Leedra,
I enjoyed looking at these photos and you sure seemed to be in the right place and the right time!! I love the osprey and so enjoy watching them take off and land!! ..but to find a nest wow!!

troutbirder said...

Fantastic. They are rare here as I see far more eagles now thatn osprey. They are such hard working fishermen. I could take a lesson!

Darla said...

All of the last posts that I am just getting around to seeing are fantastic! Question: Does your neck ever get tired of looking up?

Kallen305 said...

Awesome shots of an absolutely fantastic bird! I would love to see one like that.

Mildred said...

Such beautiful pictures. Amazing bird.

Shellmo said...

Their wings look so beautiful outstretched! Great captures!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the Ospreys, Leedra... Hope you do get to see the young Ospreys when you go back!!!

Hope your Easter was good.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

Wow, he looks huge!

Denise said...

Fantastic photos of your Osprey Leedra. What a magnificent bird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great captures.These birds are beautiful.
Blessings,Ruth

Susie said...

These beautiful birds are quite large aren't they? How neat to see something like that.

Dorothy said...

How exciting to get to see and photograph these big birds! I get excited over seeing just the small ones that come to our feeders.

dAwN said...

Leedra,
Great action shots! I hope to see the shots of the young when you take them in June.

Connie said...

Love the photo story, the bird and tree - especially those long needles.

Mary said...

Wow...I've never seen an osprey. These are great photos!

Pam said...

Gorgeous!

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