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20-APR-2016 Vern Rogers (fotabug fotos)

A Superb Fisher!

Ospreys have been nesting recently in Delta Ponds, and I 'caught' this one with a nice catch. They are excellent fishers! The Osprey is a beautiful bird, sometimes mistaken for eagles. They perhaps look similar but the osprey is smaller, and eagles sometimes rob them of their fish.

Here is some information about the Osprey from the National Geographic website:

"Ospreys are superb fishers and indeed eat little else fish make up some 99 percent of their diet. Because of this appetite, these birds can be found near ponds, rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways around the world. Ospreys hunt by diving to the water's surface from some 30 to 100 feet (9 to 30 meters) up. They have gripping pads on their feet to help them pluck fish from the water with their curved claws and carry them for great distances. In flight, ospreys will orient the fish headfirst to ease wind resistance."

Nikon COOLPIX P900

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Julie Oldfield23-Apr-2016 18:05
That is amazing. Fantastic photography. V
Alexander Kazakov23-Apr-2016 12:43
Wow! Great catch! V
Steve Thuman23-Apr-2016 01:26
coaster22-Apr-2016 22:29
A superb fisher and photo!
Paul Milholland22-Apr-2016 02:24
Looks pretty proud of itself.
Carl Carbone22-Apr-2016 00:48
I love the feel of this, like a painted photo.
waterfalls man21-Apr-2016 23:53
Great Capture V!!
Hank Vander Velde21-Apr-2016 22:45
Excellent sharp shot of it with lunch Vern.
Buz Kiefer21-Apr-2016 19:28
I'd love to photograph one of these. Beautiful capture. The detail is lovely and that's a fine pose. Vote.
Walter Otto Koenig21-Apr-2016 15:46
Wow, what a great catch! "V"
Ed R. 21-Apr-2016 14:05
We have some awesome nests for these birds along the river here in Salem. But, I've not seen one with its catch!
Ruth Voorhis21-Apr-2016 13:37
Wonderful shot with amazing clarity and color! V
globalgadabout21-Apr-2016 13:03
excellent clarity, and a lively pose..
Jim Coffman21-Apr-2016 12:33
Splendid image of this beauty!
Guest 21-Apr-2016 12:20
Good shot. What a eye!
Yvonne21-Apr-2016 10:55
Awesome shot Vern! v
Roger Bailey21-Apr-2016 09:57
Nicely caught with its meal. A great image.
Helen Betts21-Apr-2016 06:46
Magnificent bird with its catch, and very well captured, with excellent detail.
John Shen Photography21-Apr-2016 06:31
Ahhh.. super "catch", both for you and the Osprey! ;)
Bea.21-Apr-2016 05:10
Super catch Vern, and a successful catch by the feathered fisher bird.
joseantonio21-Apr-2016 04:27
What a great capture.Love the sharp details.V
Carter Creek21-Apr-2016 04:27
An amazing capture of this lovely bird. Paul
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