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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Description:

The osprey or more specifically the western osprey — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm in length and 180 cm across the wings

Habitat:

Look for Ospreys around nearly any body of water: saltmarshes, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, estuaries, and even coral reefs. Their conspicuous stick nests are placed in the open on poles, channel markers, and dead trees, often over water.


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2 Comments

Single D
Single D a week ago

Talk about aerobics - this is fantastic.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 months ago

That is an amazing spotting, James. Perhaps you should duck? It is definitely lining you up!

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.38, Long: -80.68

Spotted on Feb 23, 2019
Submitted on Feb 24, 2019

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