Juvenile Osprey antics

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Clifford Dupuis

what a great storyline to compliment this amazing picture. You have had a wonderful experience documenting the life of this family. well done

Debra Plett

Thanks very much Clifford. Yes I have thoroughly enjoyed watching and learning about the Osprey.

Harold Fleming

Great action photo, Debra. Nice to see your catching the young ones before winter comes. Nice exposure and along with your story it certainly shows the need for survival among wildlife , even siblings.

Debra Plett

Thx Harold, it can be a little hard to watch but she has made it this far so I am pretty sure she will be okay. Hopefully while they are migrating south they can avoid any hurricanes that are in the same area.

Yves Langlois

Super shot at the action Debra. You got a very bright ighting here. Like it very much. Your explanation of the show reminds me that nature has its way that I don't always agree on. The pose of the female is very nice. Well done.

Debra Plett

Thank you Yves for commenting. You are right about nature. My time with the Osprey is almost over.I am looking forward to fall now and photographing all the deer in the park with the fall colours.

Heather Mellon

An awesome capture of the young Ospreys, Debra, it really shows how competitive life must be for these young birds. Perfect timing on this one and it's nice to get such an interesting view of life in a young Osprey's world. Great shot!


i like that one wall dune i do not have them hear grat timeing To love your work so good

Debra Plett

Thank you Jeff, yes I do get quite involved with the Osprey.


I realy like you Ospreys All i got is sea gulls O wall I all was thank you for you comints

I visited the Borland Pit Osprey nest today knowing that my time to see the Osprey family is coming to an end for 2021. Only two of the juveniles were around the nest. I was not able to locate the parents or the other sibling. One male juvenile was protecting food in the nest and would not allow the female juvenile to land in the nest. In this picture the male juvenile is vocally warning the female juvenile not to land, however his warnings were ignored. For a split second all you could see were wings and legs as the male juvenile stood firm. The female continued on down to a rock pile at the bottom of the pit. She perched there for quite a while and then took another unsuccessful attempt at getting back into the nest.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
August 22, 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/ 10

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