Ospreys Around the Wetlands


Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan

June 11, 2017

Went out early this morning to Fukushimagata and had a nice encounter with this Osprey. I was using my little D7100 which worked ok but left me wishing for more frames per second. I took too many as it began diving then I had to wait for the buffer to empty as it hit the water. (I also lost focus when it was taking off again) I'll have to bite the bullet and get a D500. I tried out my D300 when I got home and although it is lower resolution, it felt a bit beefier so might go back with it next weekend.

The adult Osprey seemed busy feeding a single, newly fledged bird waiting in a small tree out in the middle of the wetlands. Maybe mum is still in a nest somewhere with other mouths to feed too. I hope.

Looks like a young one on the lower left branch.