I don't know why but some weeks there are so many interesting things to photograph and then one tends to get behind in posting!
Last week I kayaked with friends over to have a look at an Osprey nest that I have watched for several years. It is a little out of the way so there would seldom be anything to disturb the birds at their nest. This morning there was quite a lot of noise coming from two birds both sitting on top of the nest. I thought at first that it might be young birds making their usual noisy demands of their parents. However, when we got closer we saw that both birds were adult. They flew off the nest and then put on a wonderful display overhead which appeared to be part of a pair bonding exercise. They swooped and soared and went past in a normal flight position and also with their legs and feet extended below them. I am told that sometimes when displaying like this they will even pass sticks between each other while on the wing. There is quite a difference in the patterns and colors underneath the birds which I am also told shows male and female. The female (Hope I have remembered this correctly!) has the darker band around the neck.
This post is for Bird Photography Weekly.