Jordan Lake Ospreys: Shelter Osprey Nest 04-06-2019

Shelter Osprey Nest
 
In most raptors, the female bird is larger than the male.
This is easy to see in the ospreys and bald eagles at Jordan Lake.
You can certainly see the size difference in the parents of the Shelter Nest.
 Osprey Mom, heading to the left, is much bigger than Osprey Dad who is looking to the right.
Sometimes this size difference makes the female ospreys and bald eagles 25 – 30% bigger than the males.
This trait is known as gender dimorphism.
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  1. Wow, the size difference is amazing. Wag and I walked in the fog. I couldn’t even see that red blinking light. Fishermen there,and the two runners, and I saw a heron crossing and maybe an osprey,but few birds out over the dam. I wrote a poem, will give it to you when I see you. Here it is: The Late Years Twenty-Three April 7, 2019

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  2. On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 10:17 PM doc ellen’s journey wrote:

    > neighdoctor posted: ” Shelter Osprey Nest In most raptors, the female > bird is larger than the male. This is easy to see in the ospreys and bald > eagles at Jordan Lake. You can certainly see the size difference in the > parents of the Shelter Nest. Osprey Mom, heading to the ” >

  3. Interesting. Are there any particular theories about the size difference between males & females?

    On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 10:17 PM doc ellen’s journey wrote:

    > neighdoctor posted: ” Shelter Osprey Nest In most raptors, the female > bird is larger than the male. This is easy to see in the ospreys and bald > eagles at Jordan Lake. You can certainly see the size difference in the > parents of the Shelter Nest. Osprey Mom, heading to the ” >

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