These images are from a previous trip years ago to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville Division, in New Jersey. Along the Wildlife Drive there are quite a few Osprey platforms providing good opportunities to photograph Ospreys on nests. Quite often you can also see them with the Osprey nestlings. If you wait long enough you can see them bringing fish to the nests and feeding the chicks.
Very nice series – especially that first shot
Thanks so much! They are fun to photograph!
Fabulous captures, Reed! I loved every one of them, one of yours and my favorite raptors! 😃
Thanks Donna! Probably put too many images up, but could not decide which ones to edit out!
Never too many!!
Wonderful series, Reed. Tack sharp photos, too!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun to photograph!
Super shots, Reed. I have gotten lots of shots of adult ospreys, but have yet to get anything but really long distance shots of the young ones. The shot in which the baby has a wide open mouth is awesome.
Thanks Mike! The Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR has a Wildlife Drive with quite a few Osprey platforms with nests fairly close to the Drive. So you can get some interesting shots there. A lot of coming & going plus feeding the chicks if you are lucky! But you need a fairly long lens on some nests!
Nice set, Reed. Junior looks ravenous! 😉
Thanks Eliza! And yes, the feeding of the chicks sometimes looks quite paInfiltrated for the adults!!
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Very impressive series of photos!
Thanks! They are one of my favorite birds to photograph!
Nice shots, especially the first with the youngster peering over the edge of the nest.
Thanks Steve! They are fun to photograph! But there again, most subjects I photograph are “fun” to photograph!! After doing Commercial Photography for 50 years, I enjoy shooting what I want & like for a change!! But Commercial work was challenging, interesting and mostly fun also!
The closest I’ve gotten to commercial work, aside from some magazine sales, was shooting an old farmhouse for a family as a birthday present. I’ve never done people photography at all excepting my brother’s wedding about 45 years ago. I shoot what I like also as you can probably tell. 🙂
One of my favorite places to visit when I can. Love the pictures!
Thanks so much! It is one of our favorites also! But it is just far enough away to not go too often now!