Osprey Nest has a Chick!!!

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  1. EricD

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    Osprey nest is back in action. She had 2 eggs but only one hatched. That's 2 years in a row that only one egg hatched. 3 years back she had 3 that hatched.

    Very protective of her chick (3 days old in these pic's) at the moment. When she isn't feeding him she is sitting on top of him!



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    Can you see the second egg? Or does she abandon it once only one chick hatches?

    Wonderful shots...from where are you shooting that you're able to look down on the nest like that?
     
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    Wow.. absolutely amazing shots! good job!!:thumbup:

    Where were you when you shot these? what did you use?
     
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    1 & 3 are my favs because of the action, pose and lighting respectively. Many of us are jealous but so grateful you post for us to share.
     
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    Used my favorite lens 200-400MM F4 Ed, IF, Vr Nikkor.


    As much as I would like to share this location you can see why I wont. Last thing I need is a 100 people and a bus tour showing up full of birders! :(

    p.s. went by today and lord and behold there are 2 chicks in the nest. Second one was just born on Saturday...photos will be a coming!
     
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    Awesome shots. Wildlife shots with the 200-400 are among my favorites to see. Amazing lens, I may save up for one eventually.
     
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    Wow! This is wonderful! Thanks for keeping it a secret. I'll just enjoy the updates from you.
    The secret got out for our eagles in Baytown, Texas. Now there's an average 50 people or more a day out there. One photographer actually cleared the privately owned land's fence to get better shots of the eagle's nest. So yeah, I understand completely.
     
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    I do not think it is our intention to know the location, just how do you get a shot to make it look as though you are higher than the nest itself???
     
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    Outstanding Eric!
     
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    The way I got those angle shots is because I am at Eye level to the nest.
     
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    Very cool!!!
     
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    Amazing shots!! Can't wait to see the shots of both babies :)
     

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