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Observations & Images
13 March 2007
day 25 of incubation (approximate)

The female Osprey turns the eggs during a quiet afternoon.
The male watches a plane passing overhead.
Eventually he returns to the nest.
The female departs the nest and spends time preening.
The female returns to the nest.
No sooner is she there then the male slips over the side and flies off.

THE NEIGHBORS

The long sharp bill of an Anhinga is used to spear fish.
This Anhinga dries its wings in the warm afternoon sun.
A Turkey Vulture takes a rest from soaring.
The featherless head is thought to be more sanitary in keeping clean when feeding on carrion.
A Tricolored Heron hunts near the old Osprey nest.
The bright, sunny afternoon was notable for its lack of activity.
 
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OspreyWatch by Bob Montanaro
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