“Get Out and Stay Out!”
An osprey was chased away by a Red-winged Blackbird yesterday morning. The blackbird must have a nest in the area and doesn’t want the osprey getting too comfortable flying around the general area.
The blackbird might be somewhat confused because it’s unlikely that an osprey who prefers fresh caught fish will attack a nest. The hawk would be the more likely culprit in that scenario, but I suppose they all look around the same to a blackbird. In any case, it’s best to be safe when protecting a nest.
Absolutely beautiful picture!
I’m glad you liked seeing the brave RWBB!
What a brave little bird! Reminds me of the story of David and Goliath. 🙂
These little guys have no fear and are not intimidated by the formidable osprey!
Ya gotta love the attitude
Those little blackbirds have plenty of attitude and apparently courage to match!
Love the clarity of your photography, shows every detail, beautiful pics, care to share your secrets or what you use to gain so much clarity and fineness of your pictures, no photoshop here…..and thats what makes it even better.!!!
Thanks very much Linda I’m thrilled you like the photo and as you mentioned I don’t fake anything with Photoshop, what you see is actually what happened. I don’t have any special secrets, I use a Canon 7D and a 300mm lens often with a 1.4 extender. I just try to observe and learn the behavior of the wildlife and anticipate what they might do, that’s kind of the fun in it. 🙂
From your pristine shot, looks like a juvie osprey to me. It too is learning its boundaries. 😀
You might be right, it could be a juvie osprey just learning his way around. I guess he learned a lesson this day about how aggressive the blackbirds can be.
Thank you, I’m glad you liked seeing this slice of nature.
Those RWBB’s can be very bossy and aggressive – even to large birds – around their territory. Great image!
I have seen these blackbirds chasing away egrets and other wading birds from certain areas of the marsh, Guess it must be that time of year for them. 🙂
All credit to a brave bird! Such a terrific shot, Phil, with such detail!
Thanks so much Maggie glad you liked this and you sure have to give credit to the plucky blackbird.