Deer and Osprey

White-tailed Deer – Odocoileus virginianus feeding around the condos

This morning, while waiting for the kids to come home from work, I looked out my front door and saw four deer across the road in the yard of one of our condominiums. I went and got my camera open the door and was able to photograph the deer running through the grass and also feeding on the neighbor’s bushes. When they finished, they left and went across the driveway where another deer was waiting and then walked along the edge of the road.

White-tailed Deer – Odocoileus virginianus feeding around the condos

After the kids had arrived home, I went down to Nelson Beach to photograph the Osprey which had returned. My friend Linda was there and told me that the male Osprey was in a dead tree across from the marsh feeding on a fish. The interesting information that I learned that this is not the same male that has been here in the past this was a new banded Osprey. Something must have happened to the female osprey’s mate.

Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus

Usually, the male will eat only the head of the fish and then bring the rest of the fish to the nests so that the female can feed after about 30-40 minutes the female started calling, letting her mate know that she was hungry. Finally, the mate flew from the tree to the nest and gave his partner the fish. She then took the fish and flew over to the tree in the distance so she could eat in peace the male state on the nest and before I left stuck a set up took a good look at me.

Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus

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