On a visit years ago in the Spring to Blackwater NWR there was a lot of activity around the Osprey Nests along the Wildlife Drive. It was in mating season and the Ospreys were busy on the nests. This image was when an other osprey kept trying to get to the nest. On this pass the defending Osprey almost went upside down with claws out defending the nest. Plus there was a lot of screeching of the birds going on. This was the best image of the series because the more it was going up to defend the nest I cut off some of the Osprey in the image. Not sure if there were eggs in the nest or just wanted the nest. Image taken with a 400mm f/4 DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIII.
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!
Terrific action shot, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! One of my favorite birds to photograph!
Thanks Eliza! They are fun to photograph! Especially in the nesting season!
Thanks Greta! It was a fun day to photograph Ospreys!
Great action shot with those talons ready to grip and bill open for a good warning screech. Nice, Reed!
Thanks so much Steve! It was a good day photographing Ospreys & Eagles!
Awesome defense shot, Reed!
Thanks Donna! Blackwater NWR is one of our favorite spots to photograph! Too bad it is 3.5 hours away! But then it makes it more special when we go there!