Category Archives: Idaho

Male Osprey Delivering A Rainbow Trout Meal

Male Osprey Delivering A Rainbow Trout Meal, Eagle, Idaho, June 19, 2018. © 2018 Ben Gundy, all rights reserved

  I waited around twenty minutes for the male to come back to this nest hopefully with a fish of some kind. I wasn’t disappointed, a rainbow trout was on the menu for the three small Ospreys. This trout was handed off to the female and she fed the trout to her young. One trout wasn’t going to do it, so off he went, again, looking for the next fish.

This image is the last of my Osprey photos for the year. I have about a dozen Osprey and hawk nests picked out for next year, but that is so far away. I will be off in late September to photograph elk and moose in rut and, hopefully,  beautiful fall color landscapes.

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Female Osprey with Three Offspring

Female Osprey with Three Offspring, Eagle, Idaho, June 19, 2018 © 2018 Ben Gundy, all rights reserved

The Osprey, sometimes called the sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk nests on land near a body of water. This female Osprey is finishing up feeding the two young Osprey chicks, on the right, a trout.  The trout is a Department of Fish and Game planted Rainbow trout from one of the fishing ponds nearby. I would imagine it would take many fishing trips for the male Osprey to supply food for the three offspring and their mother. One small trout doesn’t come close to feeding their hungry mouths. The male Osprey is in the nest when this image was taken and soon flew out looking for the next fish for the family.

This Osprey nest also houses House Sparrow nests and maybe a Starling nest. All good neighbors I assume.

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