Osprey Flying In to Osprey Platform

A series of images of an Osprey flying onto one of the Osprey Platforms along the Wildlife Drive at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. This series was from a few years ago. If you wait for a while along the Drive you can get some interesting images of Ospreys coming & going to the nest on the platforms. There were no chicks yet in this series of images. But you can see some nesting materials are starting to fill the platform for making the nest. All images here were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter.

Osprey Flying Onto Osprey Platform

4 Comments on “Osprey Flying In to Osprey Platform

    • Yes they are! Ospreys are unusual among hawks in possessing a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind. Barbed pads on the soles of the birds’ feet help them grip slippery fish.

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