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I posted a photo of an osprey a few days ago, and someone mentioned that they were quite rare in Britain. So I thought I would post another for you.
09/06/2016 - 05:25AggieDad
CategoryWildlife / Nature
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Daronl

Link Posted 09/06/2016 - 06:18
Super capture, Iconic image

Best regards

Daronl
Daronl

Grodgeman

Link Posted 09/06/2016 - 09:31
Very good.

Jumbo48

Link Posted 09/06/2016 - 11:29
A super well captured shot and lovely to see.
Regards John/Jumbo

RobL

Link Posted 09/06/2016 - 16:51
That's great, thanks for sharing. Ospreys migrate to Africa from here, do they migrate in the US? A year or so ago a tracker was attached to an osprey and it's journey was astonishing; it left Scotland, flew down England to spend a few days in mid France waiting for the right conditions. On a clear moonlight night it took off over the Pyrenees, flew non-stop down Spain, across the Med to Africa and first landed on the west African coast for a feed before heading to an inland lake for the winter.
Last Edited by RobL on 09/06/2016 - 16:51

davidwozhere

Link Posted 10/06/2016 - 00:26
Very few of us will ever see this - so thank you for sharing it
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AggieDad

Link Posted 10/06/2016 - 00:29
RobL wrote:
That's great, thanks for sharing. Ospreys migrate to Africa from here, do they migrate in the US? A year or so ago a tracker was attached to an osprey and it's journey was astonishing; it left Scotland, flew down England to spend a few days in mid France waiting for the right conditions. On a clear moonlight night it took off over the Pyrenees, flew non-stop down Spain, across the Med to Africa and first landed on the west African coast for a feed before heading to an inland lake for the winter.

Howdy RobL,

Most of the US is the osprey's migration route as they breed in the Great Lakes area, the Northwest, and in Canada after wintering in South America. In Florida and along the Gulf of Mexico coast (I live less than 50 miles inland) the osprey tends to be a year-round resident.

They are fun to watch them fish. They have long legs and long, sharp talons, and dive into the water feet-first to snag a fish. It will then turn the fish so that it is facing front-to-rear rather than sideways. This makes it efficient to carry in the air and allows the bird to fly with a larger fish. They tend to have territories, and I often can grab shots by going to their known haunts.
Don
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pauljay

Link Posted 21/06/2016 - 11:42
A splendid shot Don! Must say I've only ever seen them in Florida.
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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