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The Final Countdown (Sunday PM)

This Osprey chick was captured on the nest on Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, Florida on 25 March 2012.

 

I managed to get to Tigertail at about 5:00pm and immediately found Steve (on the concessions stand) and asked if the Chick had flown. "Not yet" was the answer. I watched the nest for a while. The chick was on its own. Then the female arrived and dropped a fish in the nest (first time I've seen her catch a fish since she laid eggs). The male arrived some minutes later and ate a fish on his favorite post. After the chick ate the fish (on his own) he showed that he can get even further off the ground. I'm hoping for tomorrow afternoon.

 

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Taken on March 25, 2012