Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Male Osprey at Sunrise

Male Osprey at Sunrise

On June 30, 2014, I went back to the Osprey nest at the Port of Ridgefield in hopes of observing a high-activity nest with  2 or 3 young birds hopping around in it waiting for a parent to bring them their next meal. Unfortunately, all I saw was a nest with zero activity.  The birds must have abandoned the nest for some reason.  The nest had at least one chick the last time I saw it.

On top of this, the city has posted a sign saying the area will be closed as of July 21 until spring 2015 for environmental work, which will likely mean the piling that the nest is built on will be removed.  I am happy for the few shots I did get of the birds at this nest earlier on.

There are other Osprey nests around this area that are still active.  The bird pictured here is probably from one of these active nests.  I arrived at the site just as the sun was rising and got the shot as it was circling over the river.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 1250, 500mm.

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