Photographed at our local Osprey nest on Barnegat Bay last week, Dad (left) and Mom (middle) are seen raising three offspring, shown here at a young age of about eight or nine weeks. It’s late afternoon …dinner time, and a fresh fish is the meal at their feet on the right. What intrigued me was the color or their eyes.
Thanks for viewing, zoom in for a closer look, and comments are always welcome M 🙂
5 thoughts on “Osprey Eyes”
Orange and yellow? was it the lighting or is it consistent in other photos?
The osprey I photographed last month had yellow eyes. I only saw one, so that’s the only reference I have.
Lucky to have such an active nest near you. Nice shots, too.
Disperser: (Reference your coment above…) Without further research right now, (it’s late for me here, like after midnight…) I don’t much know beyond what I see on my monitor, but the late day, nearly sunset lighting certainly is evident on the otherwise mostly white breasts of these beautiful birds. Good thoughts, however. M:-) (Thanks for the comment, as usual.)
I love to watch them go after fish. Saw one in the Ramapo reservation take a large fish in the river. It had to drag it out of the river with it’s talons. It was a big fish. This was about 25 years ago. I will never forget it.
Artie: That must have been a sight to see. At the shore, fishing in the bay or just offshore is a daily activity, like going to the Stop and Shop. They do it well. In the nest, the meal is used as a reward for learning, as the chick at left is being coaxed to exercise his wings, and fly. It’s all pretty impressive. M 🙂
I agree the eyes are very interesting. The time of days is perfect for this shot. Nice!