Pair of Osprey building a nest

A seven-image time-series of photos showing a male Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) bringing nesting material to a new nest located on a platform atop a piling in the Potomac River; the female Osprey was sitting on the nest.

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The photos were taken at Belle Haven Marina, located along the tidal Potomac River in suburban Washington, D.C., south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia USA. Historic Jones Point Lighthouse is shown on the left side of Photo 1 of 7; the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge appears in Photos 1-5. I used Photoshop to add a vignette to the fourth image in the time-series in order to highlight the Osprey against a busy background: Photo 4 is the vignetted version; Photo 5 is the original version.

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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