Osprey Nests On Platforms At J.N. Ding Darling NWR

As we were driving on the Wildlife Drive at the J.N. Ding Darling NWR, we noticed the Osprey Platform was occupied. If you had a long lens and got fairly far down the road you could get some interesting images of them on the nest. The first few images were from closeby, looking more up at the nest. You can see they were looking at us. But I did not like how the nests looked messy and did not like the angle.

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Closeup, Different Day

Views of different nest from farther away, along the Wildlife Drive. The nest looks cleaner and has nicer sky and more of a side view.

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11 Comments on “Osprey Nests On Platforms At J.N. Ding Darling NWR

  1. Nice shots! You’re reminding me that I haven’t been to Ding Darling in about a year. Always love passing by when those ospreys are nesting!

    • Thanks! Ding Darling is one of my favorite places to photograph. But living in NJ, we do not get there very often. For Ospreys we like the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR In NJ. Lots of Osprey Platforms along the Wildlife Drive so you can get lots of flight images as they are flying around the Refuge.

      • We are lucky to have so many wildlife refuges in this country! My daughter lives in New York but I’ve never heard of the Forsyth refuge. Sounds like a wonderful place… We should check it out when we’re up north again sometime.

      • Hi again! If you like I can send you an ebook (pdf) I did on this refuge a few years ago. It shows the diversity of what is there.
        I can send it to the email listed in your data.

      • Hi!
        I sent it by WeTransfer for you to download. I used the email listed under your info.
        Hopefully it is the right email.
        Reed

      • It arrived right away!!! What a stunning publication! I didn’t realize that you were the creator of this beautiful and informative book! Looking forward to going through it in detail!

  2. Thanks so much! It is still a long term work in progress. Now that I am retired maybe I can finally finish the 4 NWR ebooks I was working on. Some are just needing final adjustments!

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