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Western osprey

Pandion haliaetus


Both parents and two juveniles where in the nest. The first pic shows the difference in eye color. The adult on the right has yellow eyes while the juvenile on the left has orange eyes. The plumage difference is partially visible. The juvenile has a scaly or pale-fringed brown upperparts, while the adults are more solid dark brown on the upperparts.


Spotted at Helen McCabe State Park, near Ellensburg, Washington.

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Brian38 8 months ago

Thanks much Jim! I wish I had more time to observe them.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 8 months ago

Well done on this spotting, Brian. Looks like the juveniles are nearly full grown.

Brian38 8 months ago

Thanks Ava - I added it to the mission.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 months ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

Brian38 8 months ago

Thank you very much Neil!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

Wow! Awesome spotting, Brian. Excellent photos of this beautiful family.

Washington, USA

Lat: 46.93, Long: -120.51

Spotted on Jul 28, 2018
Submitted on Aug 3, 2018

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