Osprey Bringing Nesting Material to Nest

Some of my favorite photo subjects are raptors (Eagles, Hawks, Ospreys, Falcons, etc.).  This is an Osprey bringing nesting materials to build the nest, from a trip years ago to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville NJ. Image shot with a Canon 400mm DO lens.

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Ospreys Bringing Sticks to Their Nest

Osprey often keep bringing sticks to their nests even after they are built and there are young chicks in the nest. I do not know if it is for repairs or just what they do. It is fun to see them swoop them up from the water by the shore.

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