Saturday, September 24, 2011

Osprey

I am linking up my Osprey post to Friday Ark  and Camera Critters. Both are great memes to visit if you are an animal lover like me.

These Osprey's are from my archives, it has been a cloudy and rainy week and there has not been very many opportunities for taking new photos. I hope this rain stops so I can go out and play. Rain, Rain go away, come back some other day.







The Osprey is an awesome looking raptor and is also known as the Fish hawk. The Osprey is dark above and white below. They have a short crest and a dark eye stripe. They are 24 inches in length.


The Osprey like the Bald Eagles were once threatened by DDT. Now, they are a familiar sight on lakes, Bays and rivers. Their huge stick nests are very visable on poles, buoys and large trees.


Their diet consists of fish. They are pretty cool to watch hunting and catching their prey.



I hope you enjoyed seeing my Osprey's and to see more cool and cute critters
please visit Friday Ark  and Camera Critters.  Thanks to the host of the Friday Ark and to Misty Dawn for hosting Camera Critters. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

32 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, so glad Ospreys were brought back from the brink! Yes, travelling is exhausting, I agree. The waiting for connecting flights seems to be the most tiring! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Jo

Kerri said...

Great captures Eileen!I don't see these guys very often - but when I do - it's quite thrilling :)

JM said...

Fantastic bird! Great spotting.

VioletSky said...

You have some great shots of these amazing birds. I seem to miss seeing them, though I have been looking out for their nests.

Debbie said...

these are wonderful eileen!! we get them here in various environmental centers, but i have never seen one so close up!! i would have wet my pants!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

Misty Dawn said...

Fantastic photos! I don't have any photos of Osprey. So, I really admire these!

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Magnificient creature. I have never seen an ospry in the wild.

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TexWisGirl said...

they are beautiful birds. i've never seen one in person. :)

ladyfi said...

Marvellous shots - I've never seen one up this close before.

Dawn said...

Really cool birds, aren't they! My brother lives on a lake in Alabama and has an osprey that sits in his tree eating fish quite often. Never saw one this close before though! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I like this Osprey.

Kay L. Davies said...

Great shots, Eileen. I used to live near a river and there were several of those huge osprey nests across the river from me. Fascinating.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Carol said...

Great captures, Eileen, I enjoyed these shots!

Riet said...

That is a beautiful bird and I love your photo's

Bob Bushell said...

The Osprey is one my favourite, thanks for the showing it.

Jidhu Jose said...

great shots

Eden said...

Beautiful bird. Great shots.

Al said...

Nice shots - that definitely looks like a predator to me.

edenhills said...

I love the osprey! I really enjoyed reading the information you posted also.

Teresa

rainfield61 said...

That bird must have struggled long enough in order to come out from your archive.

chubskulit said...

It seems like he is posing for you, lovely shots Eileen.

Gypsy Lala said...

Enjoy looking at your Osprey photo, I have not seen this type of bird before, I wish I could.

eden said...

My first time to see this beautiful creatures. Great captures.

kanak7 said...

You got some great shots! It's a beautiful bird...looks ferocious too!!

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Kathiesbirds said...

Great shots of a beautiful and majestic bird!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice captures of this magnificent bird.

Regards and best wishes

NatureFootstep said...

great shots Eileen. This bird is one of my favorites but I have only seen it flying.

Icy BC said...

These are wonderful photos of this osprey, Eileen! Looks a bit like the eagle..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love your photos! We see this bird here in Florida! A magnificent bird! ♥

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These are great osprey pictures -- his raptor's eye really shows! We used to have them here on the Lake, but haven't seen any this year -- the nesting posts are empty -- nobody seems to know what happened. (We see them in FL too, a lot).

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, ospreys are magnificent birds

Gallery of the Mountains said...

Great shots - loved to see these birds in FL on the coast!