The Sightings Continue

We spent the day in Central Florida beginning with a boat ride to photograph nesting Osprey. I was in Osprey heaven as we had over a hundred nests to work. Some had eggs, some had already hatched. We saw some chicks that couldn’t be more than a week old. the problem was selecting a nest that was low enough with good backgrounds and no distracting branches. This female kept calling to her mate. He eventually came in with a fish, landed in a nearby tree and ate half the fish before bringing the rest in for her to feed the chicks.

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It was simply amazing to sit and watch them fly around us.

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As we were leaving the area, we found a Barred Owl.

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Our next stop was at a nearby wetlands that was very active with many subjects to photograph.

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I was able to add a new bird to my files when we spotted a Least Bittern. The background is not the best but, it is their habitat and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph this little fella.

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Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 600mm VR, TC-14E on Lexar Digital Media