Practically every weekend, except in the winter, we visit Leesylvania State Park, which is conveniently only about 5 miles away. The park is on the Potomac River and is the home from spring through fall to several pairs of ospreys. Each year, they return to the same nests, do a little repair work, and raise another clutch of chicks.
The below photo was taken last weekend after the arrival of a pair that nests near a fishing pier at the park. We have watched them raise many young ospreys over the years. They look a bit weathered from their migration back to the park. I am not sure when they arrived, but they were not there the weekend before.
Below the current photo of the pair of ospreys are two photos from last year of one of the ospreys with one of their chicks. This year using a much more powerful lens I hope to get many more detailed photos.
What a handsome couple!
And, hopefully they will produce several beautiful little ospreys for me to capture digitally.