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Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:29 AM

Osprey's still HERE!!!

(Then flew off so I drove south on creek; saw him/her on other 'nest,' but in my impatience to get closer, s/he flew off. DARN!)

('Mine' will head to south/central America 'soon,' and as this is a juvenile, see scallops on wings, will take 'freshman' break there and return to this southern MD vicinity in later years; adults/parents do return to this nest every March.)



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elleng Aug 2021 OP
wyn borkins Aug 2021 #1
elleng Aug 2021 #2
wyn borkins Aug 2021 #3
Goonch Aug 2021 #4
elleng Aug 2021 #5

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:46 AM

1. Osprey's-B-There (!!!)

Thank you for all these fine postings - they are very much appreciated.
A Request: Sadly, I cannot locate your recently posted 'lighthouse'...
Might you please post a link (to it)?
Thanks again.

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Response to wyn borkins (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:53 AM

2. Here's lighthouse, Cove Point in Calvert County MD



AND, a bit of osprey trivia, w/out pic:

They have reversible outer toes
sharp spicules on the underside of the toes
closable nostrils to keep out water during dives
backwards-facing scales on the talons which act as barbs to help hold its catch.
dense plumage which is oily and prevents its feathers from getting waterlogged.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 11:57 AM

3. THANK YOU (nt)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:02 PM

4. ;-{)

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Response to Goonch (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 12:03 PM

5. Waiting for YOU to fly to south/central America, silly;

PRACTICE!



HECKUVA pic!

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