N is for Nest

Bald Eagle at the Osprey Nest

I think this is my first time contribution to Lori’s 26 Weeks Letter Challenge. Cee gave me the nudge with Nest. I had two good shots of nests this past spring, both at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, near Cambridge, Md.


Camera model : NIKON D7000
Date/Time : 2016:01:16 17:24:30
Resolution : 4028 x 2668
Flash used : No
Focal length : 400.0mm (35mm equivalent: 600mm)
Exposure time: 0.0003 s (1/4000)
Aperture : f/6.3
ISO equiv. : 640

This was the in Mid-January. The Osprey haven’t returned yet, but Bald Eagles are nesting in the refuge. This Bald Eagle is sitting on a structure build for nesting Osprey. The strange piece that sticks up from the right side holds the “Osprey Cam“. Note: as I write this post in Mid June the cam is inoperative, two chicks are in the nest and they will have to fledge before anyone can get to the nest to make repairs. But if you visit the Cam’s website you will see a shot of the chicks taken from about the same spot I took this photo of the Eagle. On the Osprey Cam site is a link to the Eagle Cam.

Osprey at one of the many Osprey Nests


Camera model : NIKON D7000
Date/Time : 2016:04:15 15:18:48
Resolution : 2705 x 1791
Flash used : No
Focal length : 340.0mm (35mm equivalent: 510mm)
Exposure time: 0.0002 s (1/6400)
Aperture : f/11.0
ISO equiv. : 2800

I was back at Blackwater in Mid April when I spotted this Osprey nest with two birds in it. As I watch one of them flew off taking a fish with it. I don’t know where or why it left, or where it went.

for 26 Weeks Letter Challenge: “N”


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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2 Responses to N is for Nest

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Gorgeous photo. 😀

  2. lumar1298 says:

    This is fantastic…

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