Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Up and Away

_DSC7390 nx 72dpi, originally uploaded by Donnie Fulks.
The adolescent Osprey begins with a short flight. Less than a hundred yards to the nearest light pole. A little rest and back to the nest. Within a week they are flying around with the adults. Now that the young birds are almost full size, it is easy to tell them apart as the young birds have white speckles on the brown wings (adults are solid brown) and the young birds have orange eyes (adults have yellow eyes).

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