One Osprey Chick has Fledged!

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  1. EricD

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    Had some nasty bright light conditions but was able to catch one of the young ones Fledge. Missed Juvi's first flight by one day but this is day 2.

    63 days total from egg to flight!! The second Juvi is a tad smaller as you can see and will probably be a week behind even thou he was born 2 days after the other. noticed Mom is making sure little one gets more food so he can catch up with his sibling!

    Fun stuff to watch as mom shows them how to fly!!


    1 Mom showing the landing technique.......
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    2 Larger Juvi takes the leap as mom and sibling watch....
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    3 Taking a little loop around the area........
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    4 Remembering Mom's technique for landing......
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    5 All together again. Notice how the larger Juvi is trying to shade the younger one!!
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    Eric, all beautiful but I Loooooove that last one caring for the younger one.
     
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    As usual Eric, the photos are outstanding.

    Look at the size of the claws in Photo #4....
     
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    Great stuff as usual Eric!!!

    I was wondering when the eyeball color of the juveniles shifts to yellowish, like the adults. Any idea on that?
     
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    With in a year or so they will be bright yellow.
     
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    You should make a book Eric.
     
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    Yes...neat behavior, first time I have seen sibling chicks get along so well. The one chick is as big as mom in the background!
     
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    These are all spectacular. Especially #2 and #4.

    #5 - That is an amazing sight. Don't fledglings usually try to boot each other out of the nest? Or is that just Eagles?
     
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    Wow, great set! #4 is brilliant. :thumbup:
     

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