An osprey update today: the juvenile osprey in the first nest appears to be thriving. When I first spotted it in the nest, I didn’t see either parent and the young bird was moving around and calling noisily.

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Lots of noise from the young osprey.

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Until suddenly mother’s head popped up. She gave the juvenile bird a look, and the young bird had the same expression as a reprimanded child. You can see the color difference in their eyes here–the mother osprey has light yellow eyes, while the juvenile has orange eyes.

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The two ospreys looking around. Mother osprey seems to be watching the camera.

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One more of the ospreys. Mother’s “necklace” of brownish streaks and splotches is visible here, an indication that she’s a female. The young bird has some brownish smudges on its chest but nothing distinct. It could be either a male or a female.

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