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The baby Osprey at Almshouse Creek is getting bigger, but Mama Osprey continues to be a fierce protector. I watched them for quite awhile this morning, and most of the time, Mama was most busy protecting her chick from the mid-day summer sun.

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Mama would stand with her wings just slightly flexed to create her own umbrella under which the chick would rest away from the sun’s glare. Occasionally, the chick would peek out.

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But when a rival Osprey flew overhead, Mama became fierce.

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