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p.1 #1 · Osprey in Ontario


Ontario, Canada this year has an excellent population of Osprey. Many of the nest have produced 2-3 chicks which all are feeding and growing rapidly, all great signs of high fish populations and an ecosystem that is recovering after the high levels of DDT in the 80's.

This nest was photographed near Kingston, Ontario on a private island owned by friends of my wife. With coffee in hand their day begins watching the Osprey 80' off their deck, life is good!

All images Canon 1DMIII, Canon 500/4.5 (nest image with Canon 2x)





Female returning to the nest with half eaten fish












Larger chick and mom in nest







Male Osprey returning with fish, looks like a sun fish or perch




Jul 11, 2012 at 02:06 PM
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p.1 #2 · Osprey in Ontario


Very nice set ! 1 & 4 are my favorites.

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Jul 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · Osprey in Ontario


thank you birdie!
more coming from a different nest tomorrow



Jul 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM
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p.1 #4 · Osprey in Ontario


Excellent shots here. Great detail and sharpness. I visit the nesting areas a little farther west near Port Hope where Hydro places, in laymans terms a skid on the hydro poles as a nest base to keep the birds from shorting out the lines and electrocuting themselves. But be wary, because if you are walking down these roads they will attack.
Darren.



Jul 11, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #5 · Osprey in Ontario


Darren, thanks for the compliments
This nest is located on our friends private island, with this pair nesting now for 7 years. They sit about 80' from the deck where dogs play, parties happen and more. Occasionally the female will fly off and do circles above the nest but only when a dog gets close to the base of the tree, other then that, they have no concern for the people traffic. I guess they have gotten use to not being threatened by human presence.

Len



Jul 11, 2012 at 07:56 PM
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p.1 #6 · Osprey in Ontario


great shots in excellent light Len ~ Ron


Jul 12, 2012 at 02:28 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · Osprey in Ontario


thank you Ron


Jul 12, 2012 at 03:35 AM
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p.1 #8 · Osprey in Ontario


very nice shots Len


Jul 12, 2012 at 07:21 AM
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p.1 #9 · Osprey in Ontario


First two for me


Jul 13, 2012 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #10 · Osprey in Ontario


Sweet shots

Howard



Jul 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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p.1 #11 · Osprey in Ontario


Nice shots. #1, 3 and 4 for me.


Jul 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM





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