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Female osprey mantling. They do this when there is another bird of prey in the area, was another osprey on this occasion. They will sometimes make this very high pitched alarm call also which I think must be really unpleasant for the intruder bird to hear so it will hopefully put it off getting any closer to nest. This time the other osprey stayed very high and made no attemt to approach nest, I have seen them landing on nests though. If they get too close either the male or the female will chase them off, rarely ever any physical contact. It is a fairly common occurence now in Scotland as quite a lot of ospreys about. Can see the behaviour on this video, that alarm call is about 30 seconds in www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSz1l9…
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Where you been mum?
This nest was on private farm grounds, my friend got permission from land owner to pay the ospreys a visit. Amazing place as can get close without disturbing the birds.
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Thanks for the Fave!
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave.:D (Big Grin) 
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Thanks for the fave :)
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Thank You by PapaGolf54  For the fave Craig very much appreciated :aww: 
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Missy-MooMoo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you always for the faves Craig!!! Hug 
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I appreciate the support Craig

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Missy-MooMoo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the faves craig,
truly appreciated!! Hug 
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Thanks for faves! :)
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Thank you Fav by Missy-MooMoo  Hug 
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