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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

Ospreys's are a medium sized hawk-like bird. Wingspreads are roughly 5-6 feet. Main body underside is white with feathers being black & white. Tails fans out in flight. Flight is level, not like that of vultures. Looks similar to most large gulls in flight.

Habitat:

Water adjacent. Feeds on fish, requires large solitary trees for nesting sites.

Notes:

This Osprey was feasting on a fresh caught fish in a tall dead pine tree beneath it's nest. It was tossing bits & pieces of fish all over as it chowed down on it's meal. These photos were taken with a Canon EF100-400 f/4-f/5.6 lens mounted on a Canon Rebel T2i.

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6 Comments

RobBielawski
RobBielawski a year ago

Thanks so much Isabella & thanks for the 'Like'!

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers a year ago

Beautiful serie !!

RobBielawski
RobBielawski a year ago

Thanks Liam, I got a bunch more Osprey pictures this weekend that should be up on my facebook site soon. You'll have to check 'em out.

Liam
Liam a year ago

Nice one, Rob!

RobBielawski
RobBielawski a year ago

Thank you Karen :)

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Great series!

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.91, Long: -76.03

Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on May 2, 2012

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