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!