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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sky Watch - Osprey Update

About a month ago I posted some pictures of an Osprey nest for Sky Watch Friday. The Osprey's head peeking over the edge was the only indication that there was an actual bird in the nest. Last Sunday we drove by again, and I'm happy and excited to announce that the Ospreys have become devoted parents to, not one, but two chicks (we saw only two). I wanted very much to share this special event with all of you, and I hope you will enjoy the photos of this amazing raptor.

The Osprey is found worldwide, on every continent except Antarctica.
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Adult bird and one chick
This photo shows another little head
(The structure on which the nest is built
is an unfinished hay barn.)

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"
~William Shakespeare

Sky Watch Friday. Please follow the link to join in the fun or view some fabulous pictures of the sky.