Jordan Lake: I watched this female Osprey Fledgling catch a fish this morning. Then she promptly did what she needed to do next: the youngster shook off all the excess water from her dive and lightened the weight she had to carry in her flight to a nearby tree. The shake is done exactly the way a dog does one … starts at the beak and twists through to the tail.

Jordan Lake. Ospreys often dance … the whole arc of sky their stage. This performance occurred this morning. I am glad I can share the moment with all of you.

Jordan Lake: life at the lake is always surprising me … as with the female fledgling osprey in the first two photos … who is much, much darker in plumage coloration than most ospreys.  Her markings are a rich chocolate brown.  I have included a photo of a female fledgling osprey in the normal plumage colors I see at the lake.  Note the beautiful amber eyes of both birds as well as the white markings at the tips of their feathers.  

“Hello!”, says the fledgling osprey. “Have you signed up yet for Doc Ellen’s Osprey Webinar this coming Tuesday? Please join me and my kin and Doc as we explore my family and our neighbors at Jordan Lake!”

Please register for Ospreys: Agile Fishers and Devoted Parents on Jul 27, 2021 7:00 PM EDT at:

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Join Doc Ellen as she explores the Ospreys and their neighbors at Jordan Lake. Learn interesting facts about the osprey, a unique bird species in many ways, and how to observe them.

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Jordan Lake: Captain Doug and I aren’t sure that the youngster’s flight this morning was his very first, but it is a fair guess that he couldn’t have been flying for more than a day or so because he wasn’t seen flying yesterday. Enjoy the young male as he leaves his startled sisters behind and goes to explore the world!