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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Tuesday, July 05 2011 @ 10:47 AM EDT  
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7-3-11


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Ma, feeding the kids.
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Tuesday, July 05 2011 @ 10:50 AM EDT  
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7-3-11

Ma flies off the nest and quickly returns with a stick.
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Pa takes off from his perch, flies around for a while and then disappears.
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Tuesday, July 05 2011 @ 10:51 AM EDT  
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Monday, August 22 2011 @ 02:46 PM EDT  
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I have been far too busy to watch this nest as much as I would like.
Others have said that there are two babies. I have only seen one.
This nest is hard to see into, even with a scope.
A couple weeks ago, I watched { with scope } as a parent delivered a fish to the nest.
The young Osprey dined on the fish for a while, preened and then startled me by flying off.
I had not seen it fly before. The one young bird that I have seen has fledged.

On 8-2-11 I was lucky to find the fledgling perched below the nest in the rare sunshine.
I watched and photographed the bird for over 90 minutes.
Mostly it spent the time preening, looking around, and stretching.
At one point, one of the parents flew into the nest, with a fish {I think}.
The fledgling watched, but did not fly to the nest. It was showing a bulging crop so was not hungry enough to bother just then.
It remained perched and ignored the parents calls.
Here are a few photos of the young fledgling Osprey.

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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Monday, August 22 2011 @ 02:48 PM EDT  
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Stretching out its brand new wings.
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Monday, August 22 2011 @ 02:50 PM EDT  
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Looking up at the nest.
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Monday, August 22 2011 @ 02:52 PM EDT  
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Stretching ....
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By: PacNorWest (offline) on Monday, August 22 2011 @ 02:57 PM EDT  
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8-20-11

On Saturday morning, I was watching the nest.
No birds around. No action at all.
I then heard an approaching Osprey.
It was Pa Osprey with what looked like a small fish in his left talons.
This series of three photos is him landing in the nest.
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