Ospreys at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Brigantine Div.

A little while ago we traveled to the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Brigantine Division in Oceanville NJ. There was a lot of activity along the Wildlife Drive. There are many Osprey platforms along the Drive, a few additional had been added over the last few years. This is the first time I saw all of them being used with Ospreys nesting on them. Along with the nests in the refuge not on the platforms. Because of this, the Ospreys were seen throughout the refuge with many flying quite close and overhead giving many good photo opportunities. Soon, if not now, their eggs will be hatching giving even more photo opportunities. They will be flying to and from the nests, bringing food for the young birds. Here is an adult male on the ground after catching a fish, taking off to bring the fish to the platform to eat.

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Osprey with Catch, Bringing to Osprey Platform, Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/500 sec, +0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 400

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Osprey with Catch, Bringing to Osprey Platform, Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/500 sec, +0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 400

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Osprey with nesting material, Bringing to Nest on Osprey Platform. Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, 640

 

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Osprey with Catch on Osprey Platform Post. Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec, +0.67 exposure compensation, ISO 640

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Osprey on Nest Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/11, 1/500 sec, +0.67 exposure compensation, ISO 640

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Another Osprey Platform w/ nest. Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/11, 1/640 sec, +0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 640

 

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Osprey on ground near Osprey Platform. Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f11, 1/500 sec, +0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 640

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Osprey Flying Overhead backlite with sun on wings Canon 1DMkIV, 400mm f/4 DO IS, Canon 2 Series II Teleconverter, f/10, 1/640 sec, +1 exposure compensation, ISO 640

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