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Osprey ???
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Posted By: Fl_Gulfer, 06-12-2013, 08:37 PM

I had trouble getting this shot as you can see. Into the sun on a Airforce Base.. and I was too close,, it was on a highway and I shot through the sunroof of our car.
Is It a Osprey?

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06-12-2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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Yes, definitely an osprey

This is 100% an osprey. The dark eye stripe and bright yellow eye are give-aways. This is most likely the female on the nest as she is responsible for the majority of the incubation and brooding duties. They are such awesome birds!
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We have one that's nesting on a railroad bridge locally that I'm trying to figure a way of getting a decent shot of. Amazing birds and fun as hell to shoot when they're fishing because you can maybe get lucky and get them going under trying to nab a fish. Here, I managed to catch a bird without the bird being visible in the shot... LOL


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Indeed it is and for some reason they seem to love nesting on poles.

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Osprey for sure!

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The nest is HUGE like 5 feet across, it must of took a month to build.
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Not sure what this guy is but he built a Condo.. this shot was a 1/4 mile away at least. Hand Held..... Next time I go to the big city I'm taking my tripod to get a better shot.

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Osprey

fl_gulfer,

The other day I stepped outside and there must have been 25 ospreys circling above my house. I've never seen that many at one time. I think you and I live in the same neck of the woods, btw.

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