Osprey Young Are Almost Fledged

The two young osprey at the nest visible from Lake Mary Road appear to be nearly ready to fly (this is called fledging). The young are as large as their parents and look almost like adults except for some white showing on their wings and backs where adults are black. Last night near sunset the adults were perched in trees near the nest and thew young were in the nest.  We also saw an immature bald eagle near the dam at Lower Lake Mary and several hundred elk on the bed of Lower Lake Mary.