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Old Mar 21, 2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default A young Osprey trying to fly

I've been watching an Osprey nest the last couple of weeks here in Tigertail wildlife Refuge, Marco Island, FL. The chick has been growing quickly and will fledge any day now. This morning, I saw for the first time, the chick trying to fly out of the nest with it's parents in nearby trees calling for the young to fly and meet them.







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Old Mar 21, 2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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What a great series with a great story.

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Lovely series and story - thanks for sharing. Did the bird leave the nest?
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Lovely series and story - thanks for sharing. Did the bird leave the nest?
Thank you all for your comments.

And, as of this morning, I didn't see the chick fly out of the nest. But, it should be any time now. I'm going back to Tigertail in the morning to see if any progress has been made.

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Looking forward to the next chapter zig.
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Thanks for sharing these great images of a great story in progress!
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Hi All,

Thanks to all for the kind comments. They are much appreciated............

I went to Tigertail today to see, what, if any progress was made. It appears that the chick has still not flown. I didn't spend as much time there as I would have like today, but in talking to the passers by the chick again flapped it's wings but never got air born. The chick is on the right
This is pretty much what I saw the entire time I was there today:

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This is a great series Zig, I'm happy to see them.
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Well, the chick is still not flying. But this is the first time that I've seen the entire family in the nest at the same time. The male adult is on the left with the chick in the middle and the female on the right. You can identify a female Osprey by the smattering of brown feathers on the chest. The male does not have any brown feathers.

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