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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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7 Comments

GarySmith2
GarySmith2 8 years ago

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

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 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
GarySmith2 8 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
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Very neat find, Gary!! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

GarySmith2
GarySmith2 8 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.
Thanks!

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

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

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

lovely!!

GarySmith2
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GarySmith2

Florida, USA

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

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