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While canoeing down the Russian River, I observed one Osprey sitting in a nest in the dead branches of an oak tree and another sitting a little above the nest with a fish in its talons. I'm pretty certain both were adults as neither showed any white speckling on the wings. I could see no signs of any young in the nest. It seems rather late in the season to have a nest with no young. I wonder what the story is. There was quite a bit of calling coming from the tree - the bird on the nest was definitely doing some calling, and I think the other was calling a little as well. The nest tree was in a narrow strip of riparian woodland along the Russian River, not far downstream of the Alexander Valley Road bridge. The nest is circled in red in the second photo.

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Osprey - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
emilyheaton's ID: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
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Osprey - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
zabbey's ID: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
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Osprey - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
th0th's ID: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
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Osprey - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
swampy's ID: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Posted by swampy about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Osprey - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
richardwasson's ID: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Posted by richardwasson 6 months ago (Flag)
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Osprey - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
emilyheaton's ID: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
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Osprey - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
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