Incoming Mother Osprey

Sunday, I went to check up on the Osprey nests that I follow at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ.  The most active of the nests and the most photographically viable is the one at the beginning of the backstretch of the wildlife drive.  They have three chicks this season.  It looks like they are about a week and a half to two weeks until the chicks fledge and attempt to take their first flights from the nest.   The weather included a little of everything on Sunday from sunshine, haze, rain and back to more sunshine.   

Nikon D7000 with Sigma 50-500mm lens @ 500mm.  Manual Exposure mode F7.1, 1/1250th shutter speed, ISO 500, spot metering.  Camera and lens resting on my open car window while parked on the wildlife drive.