Sunday, July 25, 2021

Ospreys Saga - VI. Preparing for the Flight

The young Ospreys are still in the nest but spend more time exercising their wing muscles.

On the photo above two juvenile Ospreys keep their mouths open to low their body temperature. The birds don't sweat to cool off like we do, so from time to time they keep their mouths open.

 Taking its time for preening.

The nest is now like the small and crowed gym where the juvenile Ospreys are building their flight muscles mass.  They often use different techniques that sometimes look very acrobatic like on the photo above.

One day, not long from now, suddenly one of young Ospreys will lift up into the air and will make his first flight for a very short distance.  Hopefully, I will not miss this moment.

Generally, life is good!


  1. Muy buenas capturas has hecho. Me ha parecido muy simpática la primera fotografía, cada ave gira la cabeza en distinta direccción.


  2. Читала как - то о подготовке птенцов к полету. Впечатлилась. Спасибо, Кая за интересные снимки и рассказ.

  3. Nice to see how they learn to fly. Your pictures of these moments are very special and of high quality.
    Fantastic. I love it.

    Greetings, Marco

  4. The first flight is always incredible for the eagle chick.
    The first photo is reminiscent of medieval bicephalous coats of arms

  5. Parecen que ya están muy maduras, cualquier día emprenderán su primer vuelo. Has de estar muy atenta. A ver si tienes suerte y lo captas.
    Un abrazo y cuídate.