Today is gray and rainy. I am happy I was “on assignment” in the nature reserve yesterday when it was hot, windy and just very cloudy. I half expected to see the osprey nestling standing on the edge of the nest ready to spread his wings so that a wind gust would take him up in the air. But he was not quite “there” yet.
When I approached their nest, I saw the papa osprey flying out for a fishing trip again.
The mama osprey and the youngster soon discovered that I was approaching. Both were peering out in my direction.
That’s when I saw that the nestling had grown a lot from last week! He was almost two-thirds of the size of his mom. And he was no longer been fed by the mama osprey. He had graduated to solid food! His head was bobbing up and down as he was happily eating from the fish that papa osprey had brought in a little earlier.
I stayed with them for quite a while. It was funny to see how the mama osprey always moved to the side of the nest closest to me. She was protective, but not alarmed. I hope that means she knows by now that Tiny is a friend 🙂
I might miss the exciting flying lessons as I have a grand baby of my own to welcome to this world any day now…
Take care and have a wonderful weekend – Tiny
16 thoughts on “Solid Food!”
Tiny is is amazing that you get to capture these wonderful pictures and share with us. Oh, a new grand baby, how exciting. Hugs
Thanks Mag! My new granddaughter might arrive this weekend 🙂
I think Blue Heron are amazing. we have a few around where I live and they are just Beautiful 😉
They are! This is a small Blue Heron, we have a few Great Blue Herons as well in the nature reserve. I like shooting them…with the camera of course 🙂
Ohhh babies everywhere! You will have to let us know when the grandbaby arrives. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
Thanks Jackie! I will. May need to pack my bag shortly for another kind of “assignment”. have a wonderful weekend!
so fantastic to see this young one making great progress!
The youngster has clearly grown and was more confident…moved around in the nest and even paid attention to me.
A wonderful update! Here’s hoping you don’t miss the ‘flying’ training…
Congratulations on the new bub; enjoy!
I hope I can witness one of his first flights…but we’ll see how these babies time themselves 🙂
Lovely to have a progress report. Will look forward to one on the human baby. 🙂
Nothing yet 🙂
Blessings for all the “grand” babies!!
Thanks Cyndi! have a wonderful weekend.
How exciting on the soon-to-arrive newest family member! Can’t wait to hear all about the little one!
We are all in the waiting now 🙂