Saturday, 18 April 2015

Spring unfolds as it should: Ospreys on the nest

What a delight. Near us, on the highway, we have a pair of Ospreys nesting. They had two babes last year. We'll see what this year brings.
 

They were endangered, in the 50s and 60s. Human ignorance of DDT and the poisons we put into the environment. Thankfully, these beautiful birds are soaring again.

On an aimless drive, which ended up on backroads, as well as a late lunch at The Cove, I spotted an Osprey with a fish. With water still frozen on most of our lakes, I wondered where on earth it found this large fish. Ask a question on the Lanark Birds Facebook group, get an answer: flowing rivers that are spawning grounds!

More meme critters #70

11 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We don't have Ospreys in Oklahoma but I have seen them on the coasts when we travel and I find them fascinating. Great shot of he bird with the fish.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures, particularly in flight!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome seeing the osprey and nest.. They are cool birds to watch! Great photos, Jen! Thanks for linking up and sharing your post, have a happy weekend!

Marie C said...

So exciting! beautiful photos! Love the one with the fish. Hope you have two fledglings this year as well!

Joyful said...

Simply beautiful!

Adam Jones said...

What a joy to see. Great birds and great images.

Gayle said...

Great shots. Love to see them soar. They were re-introduced here a few years ago and are going fine.

Red said...

Well, that tells us that they can travel a long way to find their prey.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
FABulous!!! YAM xx

Gunilla Bäck said...

How wonderful! I wish them good luck!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How great Jenn.