Now this definitely not the best Osprey with fish photo you will ever see but I'll post it anyway.
It's a fairly large crop so its a bit indistinct but we think this is the male feeding the, now almost fully-grown, chicks. The female will probably have left for Africa by this stage and dad will go very soon. When the kids realise they are not being fed they will also leave and then spend 2 to 3 years in Africa before flying back to find partners and breed.
This is a real success story as the Osprey was extinct in Britain by 1840 but after a few pairs came from Scandinavia in the 1950's and a re-introduction and protection excercise in the 1970's the number of pairs has steadily increased until there are now estimated to be between 250-300 pairs every year.
|Camera:||Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||Nikon 300mm f4 afs & 1.4 converter |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|