Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Osprey Update: almost ready to fly

The three Osprey youngsters at the Montlake Fill are getting big -- I'd say at least two-thirds the size of the parents, and they are busy flexing their wings.  They might test out their flight feathers any day now -- which is frustrating, since the construction of the new wetlands is keeping the trail officially closed every day except Sunday.

I managed to get down there this past weekend -- it was overcast, so couldn't get very bright photos, but did get some good ones.

Mother on left, youngster on right

 

Testing out the wings



Dad arrives with a fish




Dad takes off 


Mom tears up the fish



Feeding time!


Here is a video of the mother feeding the kids:

video

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