Sunday, September 16, 2018

Osprey juvenile

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I was done boating and had stowed my camera, unplugged the electric motor, and was paddling in to the dock when a juvenile osprey flew overhead toward the north. It landed on a tree and then flew back overhead to a tree on the south shore. I think the bird was taunting me. Well, not to be out done, I paddled toward his perching tree and proceeded to photograph him. What a gorgeous bird!
One distinguishing feature is that juvenile ospreys have pale tips on their feathers.

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