Osprey

Wildlife at Great Meadows in Concord

May 20, 2013

Canada geese at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Canada geese at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A marsh wren nest at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Northern water snakes at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An osprey at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A sora at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A warbling vireo in its nest at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Wood ducks at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A yellow warbler nest at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A yellow warbler nest at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed the following at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in in Concord: Canada geese, eastern tiger swallowtail, great blue heron, a marsh wren nest, northern water snakes, osprey, sora, a warbling vireo in its nest, wood ducks, and a yellow warbler in its nest.

Ospreys in Hudson

April 12, 2013

An osprey in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
A pair ospreys in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Russ Place photographed ospreys at a nest in Hudson.

Nesting Birds of Prey in Hudson

April 6, 2013

An osprey in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
A red-tailed hawk in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Russ Place photographed a pair of nest building ospreys in Hudson. Russ describes the challenges the brids have faced in the last few years, with multiple damaged or lost nests in heavy winds, and most recently the loss of the entire tree they had previously nested in. These photos show the pair rebuilding in a new tree, though Russ explains that each time they took off for more materials, some of the sticks would fall into the pond.
Russ also photographed a red-tailed hawk in a nest, also in Hudson, which he hopes to follow as the season progresses.

Birds at Farm Pond in Framingham

November 10, 2012

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
An osprey in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
An osprey in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
Raj Das photographed a black-capped chickadee, an osprey, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a white-breasted nuthatch at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Ospreys and a Cedar Waxwing in Hudson and Clinton

July 14, 2012

An osprey photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys photographed by Russ Place.
A cedar waxwing in Clinton, photographed by Russ Place.
A cedar waxwing in Clinton, photographed by Russ Place.
Russ Place photographed ospreys at their nests in Clinton and Hudson and a cedar waxwing.
 

Ospreys in Hudson and Clinton

June 29, 2012

Ospreys at a nest, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys at a nest, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys at a nest, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys at a nest, photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey, photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey, photographed by Russ Place.
An osprey, photographed by Russ Place.
Russ Place photographed ospreys at two nests, one in Hudson and one in Clinton.
 

Osprey nest in Hudson

May 6, 2012

An osprey on a nest in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
A pair of ospreys on a nest in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Russ Place photographed this osprey nest in Hudson.
 

In Our Backyard: Osprey Activities

April 22, 2012

Garry Kessler writes about ospreys, and other plants and animals in and around our local swamps, in his latest Westborough Patch blog entry, In Our Backyard: Osprey Activities.
 

Osprey and Great Blue Heron in Hudson

April 14, 2012

An osprey dives at a great blue heron in its nest in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Russ Place photographed this osprey and great blue heron at a nest in Hudson.  Russ took a series of photos of an osprey nest at this location last year, and noted that it had blown down since the fledging of last year's chicks.  The osprey had since rebuilt the nest, and as Russ relates, was clearly not very happy with a great blue heron that decided to land in it during the process.
 

Ospreys in Hudson

July 17, 2011

Ospreys at their nest in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys at their nest in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys at their nest in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Ospreys at their nest in Hudson, photographed by Russ Place.
Russ Place photographed these ospreys at their nest in Hudson.  Russ said it is the first time he's been able to see the young osprey in the nest.  See several other sets of Russ' photos from the nest, dating back to April 30, on our Osprey page.

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