tift preserve ii

July 28, 2020

The Osprey fledglings took flight sometime over the past week. They spent the morning flying around and seeming to enjoy their freedom after spending the last 2 months nest bound. They’ll spend the remainder of the summer here with their parents and then head south for the winter where they’ll remain for 2 years before returning to their nesting grounds to mate. Hopefully they’ll survive the journeys. Below are a few shots from this morning. In my previous post I included a couple of shots from Florida where the bird is seen eating the head of the fish before returning to the nest. I have never been able to document this locally. This morning I got lucky and came upon this Osprey in a tree right beside the trail.

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