Thursday, July 15, 2010

Skywatch Friday Osprey Looking Back at Me

I make no excuses for posting more osprey photos. I stopped to take these on my way into work on Tuesday, I even missed collecting my cup of Timmies - If you are in Canada then you will understand the significance of that! Edit: Timmies = Tim Horton's curiously addictive coffee for the Canadian masses.


I like the ominous way the family are outlined against the sky, waiting for Dad to come home with breakfast perhaps?


After a while the way they stare back becomes unnerving especially when combined with the warning cry that
 they make.

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11 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

Wonderful pics of your Ospreys. Such a blessing to be able to watch them so close to home.

Carol said...

Love these osprey shots.... they do have a challenging stare! Beautiful header photo! Timmies??

VioletSky said...

That is one threatening stare!
I love the silhouette shot, making you look closely to see what all is included in that nest.

fran said...

i love watching these birds - the youngsters look so sweet yet powerful especially when they 'head waggle'!

Lesley said...

A steady hand without your Tims!
I was enjoying these views of the birds, until I got to that beady stare!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shots! I need a bumper sticker that says "I stop for osprey nests." :) I think osprey are fascinating. (Oh, and I drink Tim Hortons coffee too, LOL)

Jenn Jilks said...

They are fierce!!!! My hawk is like that, too! (or whatever the heck it is!) http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com/2010/07/what-is-measure-of-life.html

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely shots of the osprey - I've never seen one that close!

Boom Nisanart said...

I Like the first one. It's interesting !

Powell River Books said...

Up here on my lake the osprey have to be happy with an old snag. There are several nearby. On a recent fishing trip we found a new nest with both parents attending eggs I assume since there was no chick sounds drifting down. - Margy

ms toast burner said...

Tres cool photos. Worth missing the Timmies for.

Have the babies flown yet? Or are they still 'babies'?