An Osprey sits on eggs in a nest in Coffee Slough. After a few unsuccessful years on this nest, this pair seems to have abandoned it. Owls, eagles and other predators are a constant threat to osprey chicks.
Photographing these birds during the nesting season requires a good amount of restraint. We enjoy watching and photographing Ospreys especially while nesting, however, it’s critically important not to disturb them. If we get too close and she leaves the nest even for a few minutes, the eggs or chicks may be lost to predators or the elements.
We believe that nature photographers and observers should strive to leave no footprint. We consider the potential harm done
to any animal we set out to capture. If there is a chance that the animals may suffer as a result of our presence, we withdraw and seek a different opportunity elsewhere.