Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Osprey!



I was excited when I learned a subdivision on the west end of the island had erected two Osprey nesting platforms within their neighborhood park.  One platform was quickly claimed by a pair of these magnificent birds whose wing span can range from 4 - 6 feet!

The photo above was taken from my vehicle using my small Panasonic Lumix, but you can be sure I'll be back throughout the season with my Canon 40D, a telephoto lens, and a tripod!

5 comments:

Angela said...

how exciting!

Novice Naturalist said...

Great photo--makes this birdwatcher happy, and homesick!

Barrier Island Girl said...

Jay, won't you be heading to the lower 48 soon?

BaysideLife said...

We have a new tree nest in our neighborhood too. But this platform will certainly give you a "bird's eye view." (Sorry, couldn't resist.) I'll look forward to more.

Paula said...

Nice zooooom there, DJ. I love ospreys and each new nest is nothing but good news to me.