An Oyster Cove Osprey Update
I’m very happy to see so many osprey in the skies when I’m out and about! Of course, it’s not so easy to snap a shot while cruisin’ down the road; but I’ve had many opportunities to watch them from my balcony. Here’s some of my captures from the last couple weeks.
First, I’ll start with photos from yesterday and this morning of our nest platform. There’s nothing left of Oliver and Olivia’s beautiful nest from last year! 😦 (To update new readers, our osprey pair, Oliver and Olivia, did not come back this year, after several years of raising young on our platform.)
Although we’ve still not acquired a new pair of osprey for this season, the platform is still enticing to the area osprey to perch on it, and fight over it as if it were theirs. Here’s some of their photos. I’ve get them in order of date taken so you’ll see the nest as it disappears.
Now on to some action photos, showing how beautiful an osprey is in flight! 🙂
Although our community sadly misses our osprey pair, we are still very lucky to have many area osprey to keep us entertained!
Finally, this morning just minutes before sunrise, I took a few photos of the moon, when it appears extra bright before it fades quickly with the sun’s rising. I’ve photographed the moon when weather permitted over the last few weeks (although I missed out on the ‘super’ moon due to clouds); but this morning’s was superb, so I gotta share it!
Soon if not already, our area ospreys’ eggs that have been laid for this season should be hatching tiny little chicks, who are hungry and will grow at an unbelievable rate. I hope to get back on the water to get up close to some of the nests to capture some baby shots. So osprey lovers, stay tuned!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate it!