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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

The Osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 24 in in length and 71 in across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings

Notes:

I staked this Osprey out for a while. The nest was on a tall light post over a softball field. It made rounds from the nest out to undisclosed locations to carry back twigs and other items for a large nest. In this series, the bird was hauling back a fish.


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5 Comments

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 5 years ago

wow. awesome! fantastic angles too.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 5 years ago

Great spotting!

mdwildlife
mdwildlife 5 years ago

thanks for the kind words, maybe I will rotate that one up front

schaeffer.smith
schaeffer.smith 5 years ago

These are fantastic. I would agree that the third shot is my favorite.

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

really like the third shot!

Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.47, Long: -76.13

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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