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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 4, 2007
10:47 AM

Post #3051832

This was a rather large bird, caught a quick pic as he flew over. Coloring looked like a Swallow-tailed Kite, but no split tail.

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claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2007
11:48 AM

Post #3051918

That's an Osprey
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 4, 2007
12:01 PM

Post #3051944

Great, not sure if I ever saw one of those fly over before...thanks for the help.
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2007
12:19 PM

Post #3051981

The big crook in the wings is easy to recognize, and in your picture you can see the black stripe on the cheek. They live near water, and once you hear them a few times, their call is easy to remember. A lot of times you'll hear them before you see them
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2007
12:22 PM

Post #3051989

Thanks claypa for the tip on the crook for identification

Dea
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 4, 2007
8:42 PM

Post #3053284

Gardenpom,

Here's a photo of an Osprey that DH and I took in FL at the St. DeSoto Park last January.

Marilyn

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Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 4, 2007
8:43 PM

Post #3053288

Here's a side view.

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linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2007
9:41 PM

Post #3053519

Osprey preparing to land on nest that was built within the light structure at a baseball field ...

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linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 4, 2007
9:42 PM

Post #3053521

And another ...

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 4, 2007
9:47 PM

Post #3053540

They are gorgeous birds!!
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 4, 2007
9:51 PM

Post #3053557

Linthicum,

Wonderful photos!!! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2007
9:53 PM

Post #3053561

I have one from last summer. It's awfully high but you can see its shape clearly. I heard its call so I knew what it was.

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Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 4, 2007
9:56 PM

Post #3053570

I haven't heard the call of the Osprey yet. :-((
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 4, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #3053853

Wonderful shots! I especially like the one landing. Whenever I sit outside taking pictures it amazes me all the birds I see, especially flying over in groups. Robins the other day, and several time I have seen Swallows, but they are traveling too fast for a shot.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

January 8, 2007
3:48 PM

Post #3065010

fabulous shots everyone. I love watching the Ospreys
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 8, 2007
6:58 PM

Post #3065420

This photo was taken in April, 2006 at Centennial Lake, Columbia, MD. The distance that the Osprey travel each year is amazing as well as their respective routes. And, then to find their way back. The following link illlustrates this phenomenon.

http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration_'06.htm

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 8, 2007
7:29 PM

Post #3065520

Beautiful shot!!

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