Feeling an egg beginning to shift, she stood up to find the first of her young starting the process of hatching. After a long arduous process, the baby Osprey exits the protective shell. Defenseless at first, this young Osprey, one of three eggs laid by its mother several days apart, will grow into a slim and long-winged raptor that will feed nearly exclusively on fish.
I think back to the day when I saw my first Osprey. I was in my front yard photographing some of the yard birds when I looked skyward to see this large bird soaring above me during a warm summer day. Having no idea of what it was, I took a series of images, had them printed, and took the best shots to school where I asked my professor, Dr. Noble Proctor, noted expert in the field of ornithology, what the bird was. Confirming it as being an Osprey, from that moment on, I was hooked after learning about this magnificent raptor's history.
Connecticut Audubon Society "Osprey Nation" 2014 report http://www.ctaudubon.org/2015/02/osprey-nation-2014-final-report/#sthash.lX6BvWSe.dpbs
All About Birds - Osprey http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/id