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Dinner For Mom & the Chicks

Dinner For Mom & the Chicks
Photo Information
Copyright: Debbie Stahre (DebbieStahre) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 13] (128)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-21 20:12
Viewed: 1920
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Osprey Dad bringing in a fish (flounder?) to the nest.
This nest sits right over a busy road and beside a river, but the birds are very aware of anyone watching them. (Shooting from inside my car, I left after shooting this because he left with the fish after arriving and looking down on me. I could hear the hatchlings in the nest and Mom left right after him. Days are still pretty cool here in Maine and it was late in the day so I didn't want the chicks to get chilled and die with both parents nervously off the nest.
Looking back from a distant place, they returned after I left. I believe this is their first clutch as the nest was new in the fall of 2011 and no chicks hatched in 2012.
As and ex-exotic bird breeder (10 years) and 15 years photographing the behavioral habits of wild species, I highly urge all photographers and birders to not disturb nervous pairs at nest as it may cost the lives of their young (all species).

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Hi Debbie, A nice family photo. Crisp clear image. JC


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-23 3:52]

Hello Debbie,
Interesting and natural bird-picture. The fish seems to be a great meal! Well done despite difficult light-conditions.

Excellent capture with good sharpness


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