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May 21, 2018 12:48:46   #
fotofinish
 
I have been watching a large Osprey nest atop a telephone pole near my home and stop frequently to see what activity I might catch with my camera. The birds can be seen with just their heads popping out or perching on nearby branches. However, yesterday, as I stealthily approached, the male flew out and and started screaming at me. He made several passes over my head and then flew straight at me. I did not get a shot of his third warning as by then I was in a full run for the car. 😅
I will give you a fly-by warning...
I will give you a fly-by warning......
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Then an eye-to-eye...
Then an eye-to-eye......
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May 21, 2018 13:12:35   #
Katydid
 
Nice photos! Glad you left. I hate to agitate birds. This one looks like it means business, too!

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May 21, 2018 13:51:15   #
photophile (a regular here)
 
fotofinish wrote:
I have been watching a large Osprey nest atop a telephone pole near my home and stop frequently to see what activity I might catch with my camera. The birds can be seen with just their heads popping out or perching on nearby branches. However, yesterday, as I stealthily approached, the male flew out and and started screaming at me. He made several passes over my head and then flew straight at me. I did not get a shot of his third warning as by then I was in a full run for the car. 😅


You got some fine photos and exercise sprinting to the car.

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May 22, 2018 12:51:07   #
bigwolf40
 
fotofinish wrote:
I have been watching a large Osprey nest atop a telephone pole near my home and stop frequently to see what activity I might catch with my camera. The birds can be seen with just their heads popping out or perching on nearby branches. However, yesterday, as I stealthily approached, the male flew out and and started screaming at me. He made several passes over my head and then flew straight at me. I did not get a shot of his third warning as by then I was in a full run for the car. 😅


Rich

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May 22, 2018 13:50:21   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Very nice captures and prudent moves!

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May 22, 2018 15:14:02   #
JoAnneK01 (a regular here)
 
Great photos. Looks like they mean business. Mahalo for sharing.

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May 22, 2018 17:23:33   #
rdrechsler
 
You definitely nailed those shots, especially the second one.

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May 22, 2018 21:25:00   #
Swamp-Cork
 
Beautiful work!

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