Osprey Bella & Beau 2019

Nest Location:  Cambridge, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Region, USA

These are the posts of the 2019 season of Osprey pair, Bella and Beau.  Click on the title of the post you wish to read.  It is my hope that you will enjoy their adventures and learn about the daily life of this amazing raptor, the Osprey.

(The majority of my photos for this series are shot from my balcony about 200+ feet away where I’ve got just enough advantage height to reach into the top of the platform.  My equipment:  Nikon D200 and D750, with a Nikon AF-S VR-Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 lens combined with a Nikon Teleconverter (1.7x magnification), zooming all the way in.  At photo processing, it is then necessary to crop at least 50% to share close-ups with you.  The Bella & Beau series is not so much about high-quality photos (although I seriously strive to get the best, detailed shots for the storyline), as it is about the antics and adventures of an Osprey pair’s daily life.  It is also my hope you will learn a little bit about the amazing Osprey and enjoy following along!)


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March 15, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019:  An Osprey on the Platform



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March 23, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019:  A Side Discussion on Individual IDing



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March 23, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019:  Welcome Home, Bonding, and an Eagle



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March 31, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019:  Nest Building and Safeguarding



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April 9, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019:  Nest-Guard Duty and Attacking Intruders



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April 20, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019: Signs Show A Possible Egg



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May 6, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019: Egg-citing Time Now Becomes A Wait



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May 23, 2019 – Bella & Beau 2019: The Wait Is Almost Over



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June 3, 2019: Welcome Little One



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June 9, 2019: One, Two, Three – Cute As Can Be



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June 15, 2019: Three Healthy Chicks and A Toy Story Delight



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June 27, 2019:  The Good, The Bad, and The Sad



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July 3, 2019:  Splish Splash, Bella Takes a Bath



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July 13, 2019:  Two Hungry Teenagers



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July 24, 2019:  It’s School Time




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July 24, 2019 #2:  Well, That Was Quick! (A Quick Update)



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