Inland Pit Osprey Nest

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Good timing on that one grat detaling i hop thay are safe

Debra Plett

Thank you Jeff, I checked on the, today and all was ok.

Jenny Stevens

Hello Debra: I am back posting after being busy with family... My first look and I see what you have written. Such a shame. As Heather said - enough of a challenge already. I am fortunate to have a pair of Osprey on my lake which is quiet for them. I love this shot with the angles of the poles which makes a great composition.

Debra Plett

Thanks Jenny, glad that you are back. Hope you had a great time with family. I love watching the juveniles become comfortable at flying. You can get some pretty cute shots.

Yves Langlois

Beautyful image of the moment of truth for the family. Day of the first flight. Out of the many shots you must have taken you choose to present one that is meaningful. The 90 degree angle they make with the two poles is magic. Appreciate the grey tones of the background, It gives a more private touch to the moment. From here I can heard the lady saying : We got one in the air, lets give the other a little prodding.

Debra Plett

It was the cutest moment Yves when the juvenile tried to land on top of her mom and realized there just wasn’t room for two. It won’t be long before the male Osprey has the young one out learning to catch fish. Your comments are always welcome Yves, thank you.

Heather Mellon

As if these birds don't already have enough of a challenge in raising their young, they were forced to cope with people who chose only to harass and terrorize them deliberately. This is such a delightful capture of the adults watching their baby learn to fly and it reveals a real sense of the pride they share in its accomplishments. A very inspiring capture of this beautiful Osprey family, Debra! Thank you for documenting and sharing their story!

Debra Plett

Thanks Heather for following along on the 2021 Osprey journey. I always look forward to your encouraging and positive feedback. Their next month here will be about flying and learning to fish prior to a long flight down south.

Harold Fleming

Very nice photo that tells a story, Debra. There's no excuse for people today to do these things. Social Media was supposed to be designed to inform us of all things bad and all things good but some people seem to crave attention from it instead of learning from it. I wouldn't be surprised if pictures of those who did this show up on facebook. Hopefully all of us on this media are reinforced by your story. Well done!

Debra Plett

Thanks for the encouragement and comments Harold. Hopefully all the antics have been shut down. I am hoping that the Osprey family remains safe until they migrate south in September.

I went back to the Inland pit nest on July 29th to check and see if I could see any more juvenile Osprey. I was a little upset when I arrived as someone had let the remnants of a lot of fireworks approximately 15 feet from the nest. I can't image that someone could be that inconsiderate and disrespectful to the environment and to the people and animals that live in this area. They not only left all their garbage behind they very easily could have started a grass fire with the extreme draught we are in. Not to mention the terror the Osprey must have felt as the juvenile is just now learning to fly. Maybe the fireworks pushed him out of the nest but he looked like he was ready to fly anyways. This particular day was very smoky from all the wildfires that are burning in Manitoba right now. In this picture the juvenile flew over top of the female Ospreys head in hopes of landing beside here. The male is in the bottom left corner watching junior fly around.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
August 1, 2021
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  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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