The female osprey was in her nest as usual this afternoon. Look at the size of this nest–and she felt it needed yet another stick the other day.

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So mama osprey was sitting in her nest when suddenly two smaller birds appeared and began dive-bombing the nest.

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It turns out they were Eastern Kingbirds, and this behavior is called mobbing. They were harassing the osprey but not hurting her.

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The kingbirds flew off after a few minutes and the osprey looked down at me. She looks as if she’s irritated that I didn’t do anything to help out.

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No babies in sight today, but I took several photos of the female osprey.

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Looking very regal here.

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She posed for a side view.

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One more of the osprey.

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