Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sushi, Anyone?/Wild Bird

 Osprey  (Pandion haliaetus) carrying partially-eaten fish back to nest

It's not surprising that osprey are also called "fish hawks" as that is what they eat after diving into the water to catch their prey. Apparently they average at least one fish for every four dives.

Soaring over a body of water looking for lunch

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

63 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Spectacular 'action' shots!

Andy said...

Camera Girl you got your camera right into the action. Way to go!

Indrani said...

Stunning captures.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very dramatic photographs. Nice.

Terri said...

Fantastic shots!

see you there! said...

Great pics, the second one is so clear you can count the feathers. You are talented with that camera.

Darla

Sandra said...

I had the pleasure of watching Osprey hunting at the beach early one morning. my label will show you the Florida version
http://snapperone.blogspot.com/search/label/osprey

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! would love to see these guys - too far inland, i think. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent capture, EG. Beautiful shots of a beautiful Raptor. MB.

Along These Lines ... said...

One fish for every four dives? That's beats me with a rod and reel!

ladyfi said...

Magnificent shots!

Judy said...

Amazing captures!

Karen said...

Great shots EG!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Great shots!
I think Osprey are awesome birds.

Reena Walkling said...

Love your images. We have a nest in our harbor from which I can watch them all summer long up in Maine as they mate and raise their young.

Pride In Photos said...

My husband is a fishermen down here in Florida and he isn't very fond of these birds...they are always trying to capture his bait. LOL! I sit back and watch the whole scene and just laugh...beautiful detail in your image.

Crafty Green Poet said...

magnificent birds!

Giga said...

Świetny z niego "wędkarz". Pozdrawiam.
Best of the 'fisherman'. Yours.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures. This is a magnificent bird.

NatureFootstep said...

oen of my favourites. Nice capture for the osprey and you. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's probably a better average than most fishermen EG :)Looks like he got a little peckish before the journey home..brilliant shot.

LONDONLULU said...

Beautiful bird of prey captures! Love the soaring feel:)

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the osprey in flight.

i stora drag said...

How lucky you where getting those fantastic photos! I also love to look at the osprey when hunting for fish!
/Pia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Incredibly beautiful flight shots. They're very good fishers aren't they!

Gary said...

Handsome fellow!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

Beautiful! Although shots such as these give me the quivers thinking of our chicken being grabbed by hawks. Beautiful nonetheless.

Kay said...

Breathtaking shots! Amazing to see. My husband says the fish in the first one is probably a sculpin.

Snowcatcher said...

COOL!!! You're making me jealous because it will be a while before I can do any serious bird watching, and this is such a good time of year to try!

Jill said...

Splendid shots!

Maggid said...

I'm having a silly day, i think . .
too many silly things to count - perhaps i need a nap -
I enjoy seeing this amazing creature - but, I'm glad it isn't coming for lunch -
love & love,
-g-

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Thats a fantastic photo.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos, great work!

RedPat said...

Love that 2nd shot - it could be in a bird book!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Wonderful captures of a magnificent bird.

thewovenspoke said...

Beautiful shots, the Osprey re so awesome!

Karen said...

Wonderful shots, that's a lot of work for one fish.

mick said...

Great in-flight photos.

eileeninmd said...

Great flight shots! It is fun watching the Osprey catch their fish!

OurJaipur.Com said...

Nice Capture.

Lowell said...

These are super shots. We have a lot of osprey here, also, and they are fun to watch but I've never gotten a decent picture of one. Kudos to you.

I'm on "break," but am posting a bit on L & L Photography (http://landlfotos.com/blog.)

Pam ;) said...

Awesome action captures Camera Girl.
Ospreys are great birds to watch as they dive into the water and come up with a fish in their beak.

Linda said...

Awesome photos!!!

George said...

Both of these photos are magnificent.

Jack said...

Beautiful images, EG. In Florida, I see raptors everywhere, but I can't tell one from another.

Randy said...

I'll bet some guys wish they could fish like this.

Michelle said...

That first shot is awesome!!

Stephanie said...

You were at the right place at the right time, the first one is fabulous. The wingspan on the second one is awesome.

Susan said...

I mean really, how in the world do you get such great photos? Awesome!

Carletta said...

Wonderful shots of the fisher!

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

wow what a great shot!!

Kusum Sanu said...

Great shots of a flying bird!

pattisjarrett said...

Osprey are amazing birds, great shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

You are such a talented photographer!Amazing captures!
Léia

kelley jensen said...

I would be so happy to follow you around for a day or two--oh wait, I do that by visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Viola said...

WOOOW! VERY well done camera girl!! =)
Stunning!!

oh.. now I just was reminded of sushi, I love sushi! =)

Dave said...

great capture - both of you!

edenhills said...

That's some pretty impressive fishing! Great captures!

Craver Vii said...

Incredible!! Nice shootin'!

Cloudia said...

What marvelous shots!


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Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots of this handsome bird.

Ken Schneider said...

Nice action and lighting!

Rose said...

Oh, EG, I would be as excited seeing these as I would an eagle...or very close to it. Wonderful, wonderful captures.

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