My first Osprey - C&C welcome

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  1. DarkShadow

    DarkShadow Birdographer Supporting Member

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    Osprey in CT has bloomed big time they are everywhere.Nest on platforms,utilily poles and cell towers.


     
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    birdbonkers84 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This are Awesome Brent! I would say it's up to you? I think they look good as they are, but pulling the blue back and seeing what you think.


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    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Big huge congrats on your first! Wait till you get to see them hitting the water and you see that spiraling dive. Great job!
     
  4. BrentC

    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks!
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thank you. I was hoping to catch them diving and hitting the water but no luck. I think I just missed their hunting since I caught one of them with a fish in their talon. May go back this Sunday.
     
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    Brent, there are two young ones in the nest.

    Serena and I dropped by the marsh today (you inspired me to revisit the place) and spent the afternoon observing the Osprey.
    We watched a couple of people walk close to the nest and the adult bird was not happy.
    Both adults were not seen fishing in the marsh, I think they travel to another deeper lake to catch fish.

    ... and I have to say that your lens/camera have really good IQ/AF, our images don't look as good as yours ... and my shots of a Black Tern looks like a slightly blurry dot.
     
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    I like the blue background better, but the whole set is great! It is always fun when you have a first like that! :)
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I just came back from there, went again this morning. I saw the young ones from far off but as I got closer they hunkered down in the nest so didn't get a shot. Took a few of the female from a distance because I could tell she was agitated and then left her alone. The male was nowhere in sight. Other than a few tern and piebald grebe shots not much was happening. Decided to break out the macro lens and focus on the little critters.
     
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    BrentC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks. Since I am still pretty new to this almost everything is a first. :) But the Osprey was on the top of the list for a few months so really happy.
     
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    BlackSheep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, when we were there watching yesterday the male would be gone fishing for about an hour at a time. The female stuck around closer. Dennis and I ended up just sitting on the dyke about 100m back from the nest... one of the chicks was already flying a bit, which was neat to see. Other than that, we didn't see much, just some Canada geese, a couple of black terns and a few turtles.
     
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    That's the way my first owl shot was, something about getting an animal like that is just so cool!!! :)
     
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    They are pie billed grebes not piebald grebes
     
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