Inland Pit Nest

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Jenny Stevens

Wonderful backstory for this great shot Debra.

Debra Plett

Thanks very much Jenny.

Yves Langlois

Perfect shot Debra. Sharp focus and nice details. I noticed you are now using a 200-600 lens. This will be more beautyful images for us. Special mention to you writing. It gives us a lot of interesting informations about these guys and your long experience with them. Love your style of writing too.

Debra Plett

Thanks very much for your feedback and compliments Yves, I always appreciate your comments. I did purchase the Sony 200-600 and have a lot to learn about using it. Some shots turn out and some are slightly out of focus. It works best with a tripod hoping to get a bit stronger and be able to hand hold for some shots. Looking forward to learning more.

Heather Mellon

An excellent shot of the mother and juvenile Osprey, Debra! The young one looks very healthy and I love the eye contact you caught in this photo. It's great to see that this chick appears to be doing very well, the adults work so hard to raise their young.

Debra Plett

You are right about that Heather. They are pretty steadfast at protecting and raising the chicks to the best of their ability. The Osprey are amazing birds to get to know. Thanks very much for your comments.

Harold Fleming

Again a fine shot, Debra! I appreciate your knowledge of the Osprey. It shows a real caring for the health of these birds.

Debra Plett

Thanks Harold, my summer would not be the same if the Osprey did not return to the nest. I thoroughly enjoy following their journey while they are here.

Upon checking the Inland pit nest on July 25th I saw two heads poking above the rim. I immediately thought this was the male and female Osprey due to the size of the birds. Up until this point I have not seen any chicks/juveniles at the nest due to the shear depth of the nest. When looking back at my images on the computer I could tell that the Osprey on the right is a juvenile. The Osprey on the left sitting up high on the rim was the female. The juveniles eyes are orange and the adults are yellow. As well the shoulder of the young Osprey could be seen through the twigs of the nest and I could see white tipped feathers which confirmed this was indeed a juvenile Osprey. The adult male Osprey must have been off looking for food and no other juveniles were seen. This was a little strange for this couple/nest as in the past the couple has raised three chicks successfully. I'd be surprised if she didn't have two to three chicks this year. Maybe mother nature just wasn't on their side this year.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
August 1, 2021
osprey birds of prey springfield manitoba bird animal
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0005 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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