Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Osprey Offering

 Osprey returning to nest with a stick

I have read that male osprey convince females that they'll be good providers by bringing home sticks to the proposed nest.

 She's waiting

Will she be impressed?

 Looking at the offering

Adoring eyes

What do you think? Will they have a family together?

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

67 comments:

Andy said...

Nice photography and nice story telling Camera Girl.

Margaret Adamson said...

My guess is yes but time will tell and I am sure you will show us equally great photos then.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Well if I were a female osprey I'd be swooning...

Love the story you've told with these gorgeous photos!

A Quiet Corner said...

Eagles do the same thing and this pair seems enameled with each other!!...:)JP

Revrunner said...

If not, he's sure wasted a lot of effort. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Yes, I think they are well on their way to having babies.. Cool shots of the osprey! Enjoy your day!

Kate said...

Fantastic series of photos, telling an interesting story!

Buttons Thoughts said...

WOW WOW great shots and your commentary well what can I say I laughed out loud. HUG B

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's so lovely the way you told their story. I think they will live happily ever after, well I hope so.

Kathy said...

A very romantic story!

Karen S. said...

Oh I say yes! They will, as love is in the air and growing with their nesting!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

She didn't look that impressed to me. It was like "That is more of a twig than a stick dude"

jandi said...

awesome photos! not sure about adoring eyes though...

blogoratti said...

Amazing stuff.

Mersad said...

Wonderful wildlife shots!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Michelle said...

I hope you will photograph the continuing saga!

Sandra said...

yes, they WILL have a family together. these photos are absolutely stunning.. i can see each feather and detail... really beautiful

Anvilcloud said...

I think he's in luck.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful series of photos! I think it's a match. :)

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

A beautiful couple. Of course she want to have the stick.
You rihgt about the eyes :)

see you there! said...

Beautiful photos. I'd say that big stick might have won her heart.

Darla

Sylvia K said...

Nothing like starting the day with a romance!!! I love it!! Your shots are incredible as always and a handsome pair they are indeed!!

William Kendall said...

Beautifully graceful shots!

Judy said...

WOW! What can I say, amazing shots!

jo(e) said...

Love these close-up shots!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

"Could you move the stick over there? No wait, I think it will look better here. No, maybe next to that one."

Rose said...

What female can resist and offering like that...wonderful captures, EG! I have only seen one osprey in real life, that I have known for sure was one. I am forever watching for one now.

Karen said...

Love is in the air, or in this case, on the platform. Super shots!

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Photo Cache said...

Incredible shots. Perfect timing.

visualnorway said...

Very nice bird photography - that's difficult. I hope he managed to convince her about a common future :-)

RedPat said...

I think he impressed her. It would have miserable out on that platform in the weather we have had lately, EG!

carolann said...

Nature bird photography for sure.

What a camera you have.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Wether she accepted or not,you got some great photos of this interaction.

Jo said...

Beautiful captures and what a great love story! Thanks for sharing. Jo

Linda W. said...

Wonderful shots! I certainly hope Mr and Mrs Osprey will have a family.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think he has definitely won the fair lady! Lovely series, excellent photos....I've heard about this courtship ritual too ... And the nests they have around here are sometimes really huge.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm cracking up- she does not look that impressed with the offering! I'm jealous...my osprey has not returned, but I just know he is out there on the edge of the field somewhere.

Amy at love made my home said...

Incredible pictures! xx

Lowell said...

Beautiful photos, but I think she's gonna stick it to him!

Frank said...

Glorious images Tina.

He may woo her with a stick or two but I always think the nest building is a bit haphazard!

Adam Jones said...

Fantastic pictures. I'm still yet to see an Osprey. I hope when I do its happens something like your pictures portray.

VP said...

Wonderful images, as always, and a very interesting story...

Silver Parrot said...

What a wonderful photo-story! I love Ospreys - our local nesting pair just had their chick fledge and start flying around and it's been amazing to watch!

Gayle said...

Great lighting to bring out the detail.

Andy Wilson said...

Osprey are so awesome!
Great set of photos too!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I saw one bringing a stick today! So exciting to see this previously endangered species.

Stephanie said...

One never knows these things. Fantastic images!

Randy said...

Beautiful bird.

Alexander said...

Very interesting post here. She sure looks impressed towards the last photo.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

Chandra Eswaran said...

Very beautiful photos, Tina!
I have never seen Osprey close enough to photograph well.
Thanks for showing us how beautiful they really are.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

Jack said...

That never worked for me, EG.

Linley S said...

Great story and shots. Looks like he has already delivered quite a few sticks, so I think he is in with a good chance.

Stewart M said...

Cracking shots - we have ospreys here, but they are a slightly different species. Not got any pictures yet!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (for a few days!)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh I love this series of shots EG, I would say he is definitely in with a chance!

Small City Scenes said...

I am sure she said "Dude you are my hero'.
Very good shots. A very cool bird and the namesake of the Seattle Seahawks.
MB

Debbie said...

Oooooh she is smitten, I do see babies in the future!!

Halcyon said...

I think she accepted his "stick".

Marie C said...

Darling post! Great shots!

José Mendonça said...

WOW! What a fabulous sequence! Great job.

Kovács Miklós said...

So beautiful birds and moments!

Cloudia said...

Thrilling work. You read the pulses of nature and convey them!






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Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos of these gorgeous birds!

handmade by amalia said...

I see a lot of little ospreys in their future.
Amalia
xo

Chris Rohrer said...

Adoring eyes:) They look like they'll make it last:) I think little ones are on the way!

Mary Cromer said...

I think they will make it work, how delightful this was!

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