Reinforcing the nest

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After a long and cold winter with record snowfalls in Manitoba the migratory birds have started to return and settle into their summer nests and habitat. This female Osprey has taken a break from guarding the nest and swooped down to pick up a twig to reinforce the nest for the 2022 breeding season. The male Osprey was down low in the nest hopefully keeping an egg or two warn. The Osprey at this nest were about 10 days later than previous years to return. The water in the gravel pit below was still frozen at the time.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
May 9, 2022
osprey birds of prey manitoba bird animal vulture buzzard hawk eagle
  • 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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