The Osprey pair at the Southern Maine Community College has three beautiful, healthy looking chicks. Recently, the chicks have come up from the bottom of the nest and are now peering over the edge. Yesterday, the three chicks and one of the adults busied themselves with preening. I was pleased to see first one head, then two, and finally the third head look out over the edge of the nest in my direction.
The lighting was not quite right for good bird photography, but I captured some half decent images of the Osprey family. I’m going to return to the location Thursday morning and give it another try and hopefully capture some video too. In the mean time, here is the Osprey family at SMCC in South Portland, Maine.
The following photos were taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click a thumbnail below for a full-sized view. ©2011 John Briggs Photography | All Rights Reserved