Osprey Chick @ 6 weeks

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  1. EricD

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    Few shots from the top two levels of the parking garage. Little Osprey is getting rather large...now at 6.5 weeks old!



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    Hmmm, with it flexing its wings like that, I wonder how much longer it will be staying in the nest? Do you have any idea at what age they fledge?

    Wonderful shots, as always.
     
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    Fledge...53-65 days from birth
     
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    Wonderfull job you are doing here Erik. I very much admire your work.

    He/She seems to be getting strong fast. A few more feathers and it will be time to start pre flight work outs. The fledgling will flap its wings and hop from one side of the nest to the other for several days.
    When MOM leaves the nest during these work outs and starts into a strange pleading call ( to coax the fledgling into the air ) first flight is at hand ~so spend time waiting (finger on shutter) if the fledgling is doing the hop flap and momma is singing nearby.

    Keep em coming Cheers DeadEye.
     
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    We really have to thank you for giving us this peak in to the world of this growing ospry. We really do mean it when we say "thanks for sharing". It's been a real treat.
     

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