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This is the third year this couple has nested at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside, NY. The first year the young male never quire figured out mating. Last year they had 3 eggs in the nest when it was attacked by another mail who destroyed the eggs trying to scare off the young male to have his mate. This year they had 3 eggs and two are now healthy osprey chicks.

-1 The two chicks in the nest with mom

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661851786-6.jpg

-2 Dad with fish

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661851208-6.jpg

-3 The chicks watch as dad arrives with there meal

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661850925-6.jpg

-4 Dad dropping the fish in the nest

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661850425-6.jpg

-5 Dad looks me as if asking for applause. He used to be a klutz and I've shown photos of him crash landing

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661849966-6.jpg

-6 Dad departs

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661849316-6.jpg

-7 He did not go far landing on a purch just above the nest

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661848438-6.jpg

-8 Mom feeding one of the chicks

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661847770-6.jpg

-9 View of the nest, dad on high pearch, mom feeding chick and many people watching on the Internet via the camera shown.

https://www.morrisaltman.com/img/s/v-10/p2661847395-6.jpg

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris



Jun 19, 2021 at 08:43 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Osprey Success Story


Great shots and great story, Morris.

Gordon



Jun 19, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Osprey Success Story


cool. i'd be there early for that great light since you know these guys will be there.


Jun 19, 2021 at 02:20 PM
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Hi Morris,

Great shots and an interesting story. It's amazing that you have observed them for 3 years. No. 5 "asking for applause" makes me laugh

Maggie



Jun 19, 2021 at 02:45 PM
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Great shots and great story !

Ronny



Jun 19, 2021 at 02:53 PM
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Great story and documentation, Morris!


Jun 20, 2021 at 08:50 AM
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Excellent captures of the osprey family and it is great to hear a success story of ospreys in the wild, Morris!


Jun 20, 2021 at 11:44 AM
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Well done and thanks for the history! It's amazing you had direct line of sight to the nest!
Bob



Jun 20, 2021 at 12:07 PM
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What a wonderful set Morris. Great story

Birdie



Jun 20, 2021 at 01:23 PM
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Great series Morris. He looks like he is upset with you in #5. Maybe word got out about you posting pics of him being a klutz!
Phil



Jun 20, 2021 at 02:02 PM
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Lovey images! I'm always amazed at how derpy opreys manage to look.


Jun 20, 2021 at 04:54 PM
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Nice set, Morris, and the feeding photo is awesome!


Jun 21, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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Morris, great set, you seem to be having to good of time on the east coast, I hope all is well.

Chris S.



Jun 22, 2021 at 12:47 AM
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Great set and great photos! I hope that when the male looked to you for approval, you gave him enthusiastic applause! He's come a long way from when he was a klutz!


Jun 22, 2021 at 12:59 AM
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Great set Morris tells a nice story.

Dave



Jun 22, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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Just outstanding work!


Jun 22, 2021 at 02:49 PM
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It must be nice to be their documentarian, you do a great job of it! Really good series Morris.

Tim



Jun 22, 2021 at 07:55 PM
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gcooke0522 wrote:
Great shots and great story, Morris.

Gordon


Thank you Gordon

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n.v.m. wrote:
cool. i'd be there early for that great light since you know these guys will be there.


Thank you Mike,
Wish the park opened earlier. Officially opens at 9am. I can sometimes manage 8am.

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MaggieFotor wrote:
Hi Morris,

Great shots and an interesting story. It's amazing that you have observed them for 3 years. No. 5 "asking for applause" makes me laugh

Maggie


Thank you Maggie,

I watched the previous pair for about 10 years


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Ronny Olsson wrote:
Great shots and great story !

Ronny


Thank you Ronny

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bobbytan wrote:
Great story and documentation, Morris!


Thank you Bobby

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AGeoJO wrote:
Excellent captures of the osprey family and it is great to hear a success story of ospreys in the wild, Morris!


Thank you Joshua,
Wildlife is thriving on Long Island

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Bobg657 wrote:
Well done and thanks for the history! It's amazing you had direct line of sight to the nest!
Bob


Thank you Bob,
I was about 100 feet back 600mm x 1.4 so 840mm on APS-C

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birdied wrote:
What a wonderful set Morris. Great story

Birdie


Thank you Roberta,
A joy to watch

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Photog Guy wrote:
Great series Morris. He looks like he is upset with you in #5. Maybe word got out about you posting pics of him being a klutz!
Phil


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Thank you Phil. Possibly this post will make him happy

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DJSquizzy wrote:
Lovey images! I'm always amazed at how derpy opreys manage to look.


Thank you DJS,
I think there handsome birds

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OSP2017 wrote:
Nice set, Morris, and the feeding photo is awesome!


Thank you OSP,
I got a number of food exchanges and this was a favorite

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csinseattle wrote:
Morris, great set, you seem to be having to good of time on the east coast, I hope all is well.

Chris S.


Thank you Chris,
Yes I'm having a blast!

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dallvr wrote:
Great set and great photos! I hope that when the male looked to you for approval, you gave him enthusiastic applause! He's come a long way from when he was a klutz!


Thank you Shirley,
I'm shore he heard the applause of two cameras bursting, particularly the D500 next to me

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Dave_E wrote:
Great set Morris tells a nice story.

Dave


Thank you Dave

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Mado wrote:
Just outstanding work!


Thank you Madlen,
Thrilled to be able to shoot all over again

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Tim Kuhn wrote:
It must be nice to be their documentarian, you do a great job of it! Really good series Morris.

Tim


Thank you Tim,

Them and the local eagle's nest. Will start alternating sites

Morris



Jun 24, 2021 at 08:45 PM
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I am happy for both, you as the photographer who had the privilege to photograph this osprey family and them as they are doing well and are successful!


Jun 25, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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Beautiful set, nice work, Morris, never get that near to ospreys down here in Florida.
Brian



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