- Posted April 30, 2012 by
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Chesapeake Bay Osprey's Nesting Time
After a dreary week of gloom and rain, the sun finally came out on Sunday. A trip to the Chesapeake Bay seemed like a wonderful idea.
The Osprey are nesting right now and I had the pleasure of capturing a couple of love birds working on their nest. These migratory birds of prey are plentiful on the Bay. It has been called the Osprey Garden of the world. A large bird with a wing span over four to five feet, they are excellent fishermen. As they mate for life and often return to the same nest year after year, Daddy Osprey is the hunter and provider while Mom stays at home on the nest. This pair worked together side by side, often quibbling with one another, but very affectionate as well.
The Chesapeake Bay is truly a treasure, we need to keep her that way. Once these great birds were almost extinct due to the spraying of DDT.
photography Janie Lambert
April 29 2012