Day 13 Osprey Nest Lamar Valley by Willis Chung
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  2. 2016Aug Yellowstone Natl Park
  3. Day 13 Osprey Nest Lamar ValleyDay 13 Osprey Nest Lamar Valley
A friendly face watches as I take my equipment down after walking with the pronghorn antelope
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey calling out for food. Orange eyes in younger birds.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Stretching wings while waiting for breakfast
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey doing some leg and wing stretches
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey calling with hunger
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey still making noise
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey getting really excited for an impending fish delivery.
It was 45 minutes from arriving to this moment. Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Incoming! This is a juvenile female, with a prominent breast patch
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Fish! Osprey carry the fish in an aerodynamically advantageous orientation, head first.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Digging right into a fish breakfast
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Dad watches daughter lifting fish
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Fish delivery completed, dad leaves. Adults have yellow eyes, and this bird had no breast patch.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey tearing at fresh fish
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Wait, why is breakfast interrupted?
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Something is amiss! Competition for breakfast!
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
A brother arrives, hoping to share. Orange eyes, no breast patch.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Facing off, a whole fish is at stake
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Older, bigger sister takes action!
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
She takes the fish away with her talons
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Using her wings for balance and lift, she pulls the fish towards the other side of the nest.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Flapping to generate lift, fish still gripped in left talon
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey lifting fish onto rim of nest away from her brother.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Juvenile female osprey getting down to breakfast while her brother watches.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Brother complains about not getting any fish!
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Father watches over the nest. Yellow eyes = adult. No breast patch = male.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Beginning the preflight checklist. Tail and shoulder stretches, check.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Left leg stretch, check.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Right leg stretch, check.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Brother getting angry about missing out on breakfast.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Head scratch, check!
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Ready for takeoff!
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Adult male osprey taking off for the nest
I waited 45 minutes for this photo! Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Adult male osprey launches for the nest
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Father lands at the nest. The youngsters have taken off, an empty nest situation.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Adult male osprey landing on his nest.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
A friendly face watches me while her master gets some photos. Her name is Lucy, clearly a sweet dog.
Taken in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
A friendly face watches as I take my equipment down after walking with the pronghorn antelope Juvenile female osprey calling out for food. Orange eyes in younger birds. Stretching wings while waiting for breakfast Juvenile female osprey doing some leg and wing stretches Juvenile female osprey calling with hunger Juvenile female osprey still making noise Juvenile female osprey getting really excited for an impending fish delivery. Incoming!  This is a juvenile female, with a prominent breast patch Fish!  Osprey carry the fish in an aerodynamically advantageous orientation, head first. Digging right into a fish breakfast Dad watches daughter lifting fish Fish delivery completed, dad leaves. Adults have yellow eyes, and this bird had no breast patch. Juvenile female osprey tearing at fresh fish Wait, why is breakfast interrupted? Something is amiss!  Competition for breakfast! A brother arrives, hoping to share.  Orange eyes, no breast patch. Facing off, a whole fish is at stake Older, bigger sister takes action! She takes the fish away with her talons Using her wings for balance and lift, she pulls the fish towards the other side of the nest. Flapping to generate lift, fish still gripped in left talon Juvenile female osprey lifting fish onto rim of nest away from her brother. Juvenile female osprey getting down to breakfast while her brother watches. Brother complains about not getting any fish! Father watches over the nest. Yellow eyes = adult. No breast patch = male. Beginning the preflight checklist.  Tail and shoulder stretches, check. Left leg stretch, check. Right leg stretch, check. Brother getting angry about missing out on breakfast. Head scratch, check! Ready for takeoff! Adult male osprey taking off for the nest Adult male osprey launches for the nest Father lands at the nest.  The youngsters have taken off, an empty nest situation. Adult male osprey landing on his nest. A friendly face watches me while her master gets some photos. Her name is Lucy, clearly a sweet dog.
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