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Pandion haliaetus


Sometimes named sea hawk or fish eagle this large raptor can have a wing span of 71 inches. Found on al continents except Antarica. The Osprey can adapt well to its environment and as a result enjoys a wide range of habitats.


You name it!! Salt water, fresh water, costal, marsh, mountian...they just need water in order to provide a well stocked kitchen of fish.


Saw this guy on Perdido Key, florida while exploring with our grandsons. This program is a wonderful way to introduce people to the wonders of nature!!!

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GarySmith2 10 years ago

Thanks Christy. I will keep looking from afar. I share your love for raptors as well.

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

I am a bit obsessed with them...a good half my spottings are raptors!! They're always hard to capture though, and when you find a nest, it's always worth checking back for babies (as Ashley mentioned!). You should be able to see their heads poking up as they grow up!

GarySmith2 10 years ago

Thanks Christy!! I joined the mission and added it to my spotting. I was not aware it existed...thank you so much. I love raptors.

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Very neat find, Gary!! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America:

GarySmith2 10 years ago

The nest is way too high and I am reluctant to molest the nest by getting that close. I wish I could get above it but can't.

AshleyT 10 years ago

Love the flight shot! You should keep checking that nest, there should be babies soon!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago


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Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 9, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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