Osprey Fledglings at Jordan Lake

The ospreys are fledging at Jordan Lake – taking their first flights.

Male osprey fledgling. Note his orange eye. Adults have a golden eye.

This is a female osprey fledgling. Her dark feathered “brooch” marks her gender.

A little easier to see her dark neck patch.

By far the easiest way to tell that these ospreys are fledglings are by the white “rivets” on their feathers.

The “rivets” are white dots at the ends of their feathers and will wear off as they age.

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