Osprey and chicks

I took a break from watching the osprey chicks emerging on the webcams from Scotland, to spend some time at our own birding hotspot: the Morava river. Imagine my surprise when I saw this fellow flapping upstream towards me:

osprey

It’s a bit late for migration, so my wild speculation would be that this is a young one, gradually establishing a migration route to somewhere more suitable than Slovakia.

“Our” family’s storklets hatched last week, and have already grown noticeably. They’re peering out:

chickdinoflapping:

chickflapand are already nest-trained, aiming their cute little bums over the edge:

chickbum

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1 Response to Osprey and chicks

  1. Flora Alexander says:

    Nice little storklets!
    F.

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