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Winter Park Osprey Nest

In Winter Park, there's an Osprey that regularly nests on the top of a street sign. From the top of a nearby parking garage, you can photograph the babies!


Introducing Osprey Baby 2015

Introducing Osprey Baby 2015 - May 2015

I met my friend Deb to photograph the Winter Park Osprey baby, who posed for our lenses as he ate his dinner. So cute!Read More


Sticks from the Sky – Winter Park Osprey Nest

Sticks from the Sky – Winter Park Osprey Nest - May 2014

I spent a few hours at the Winter Park Osprey nest, where I photographed this year's Osprey chick with his parents. Fish for dinner, yum!Read More


Dinnertime for Junior at the Winter Park Osprey Nest

Dinnertime for Junior at the Winter Park Osprey Nest - May 2012

Last week I made another visit to the Winter Park Osprey nest.  The baby has gotten so big since my last visit!  He is clearly visible over the side of the nest now.  Mama was feeding him as I arrived.  Mmm, fish was on the menu… Mama feeds the baby by tearing off little bits of fish and poking them into his open mouth.  Sometimes she would keep a bite …Read More


Junior is Getting Bigger

Junior is Getting Bigger - May 2012

I dragged Rich to Winter Park last Friday for dinner and an Osprey nest.  The baby Osprey is getting bigger.  Last time he was barely visible over the side of the nest.  He was pretty active when I first arrived, while his mom fed him.  Then he hunkered down underneath her for a nap, and he didn't come out again, despite all my begging and pleading.


Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo - May 2012

A friend let me know that the Winter Park Osprey chicks had hatched, so I went over there on Tuesday night to see the babies.  Almost as soon as I got there, Mama bent her head over into the nest, seemed to listen for a second, and then stepped aside…and then splat! went a waste dump over the side of the nest.  It's amazing how young they learn, hehe.  I …Read More


Watching and Waiting

Watching and Waiting - May 2012

On Saturday afternoon I dragged Rich over to Winter Park for a romantic dinner and a nest-watching expedition.  (It's the birdie version of dinner and a movie!)  The nest is on top of a platform close to Park Avenue, right across the street from a convenient parking garage.  You drive to the top of the garage and shoot away.  The distant green trees make for a wonderful background. My friends …Read More


Lessons from an Osprey

Lessons from an Osprey - May 2011

Rich and I went to Winter Park for dinner tonight, so I got some more time at the osprey nest.  It was more active tonight than the last time I went.  You know, you can learn a lot from a juvenile Osprey… First of all, when your mom arrives at the nest with a fish, grab it from her! Cover your food with your wings to make it harder for …Read More


I Finally Made it to the Winter Park Osprey Nest!

I Finally Made it to the Winter Park Osprey Nest! - May 2011

I've been drooling over pictures taken at this nest.  I finally asked Michael Libbe where it is and made the trip there myself.  The nest is on top of a platform on top of a telephone pole in downtown Winter Park, off Canton Ave.  The really great part is that there's a 4-story parking garage right across from the nest.  You drive to the top, park, and look out over …Read More