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Osprey

 

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Occasionally I will spot an Osprey or two around the small neighborhood park lake here.  The lake recently had a tremendous number of ducks, egrets, ibises, herons, cormorants, anhingas, coots and geese around.  These certainly will attract the attention of birds of prey such as the Osprey!

Osprey are usually brown and white but can also be white, grey and black.  They are medium to large hawks that live around areas where there is a bit of water such as lakes, rivers, and oceans.

Osprey hunt by swooping onto their prey (often fish), and clutching it with their long, sharp, and curved, talons.  Osprey can carry fish and other prey quite a distance.  They are often seen in high places such as trees or the top of poles or on cliff edges, eating.  They build stick nests also up high, where they raise their young.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Osprey" (8)

  1. Great post on the Osprey, they are cool to watch fish! Wonderful photos. Enjoy your day!

    • Hi Eileen, The Osprey here are wonderful. I also have spotted a couple of Bald Eagles. The Coots are here which seem to attract those eagles and osprey like magnets. Have a tremendous day!

  2. so cool! i’ve never seen one in person.

    • Hi Tex, Yes, the “Sea Eagles” as they are sometimes called (also Sea Hawk) are really nifty birds of prey. I hope you get to spot one some day! Have a really fantastic day today!

  3. The Ospreys that spend their summers here have already gone south, but these go to Arizona. At least I get to see them fish the river all summer.

  4. The Ospreys have left the UK now and hopefully are well in subsaharan Africa.

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