Monday, August 7, 2017

Osprey


Hello, happy Monday everyone!


I am sharing the Osprey, it is also known as the Fish Eagle. It can be found along lakes, bays and rivers. They hover over the water and plunge down to grasp their fish. They are seen in Maryland during the summer season. I saw many Osprey while in Florida where they are considered residents.

Osprey with fish. The Osprey are dark brown above and white below.





Osprey perched near nest.


Osprey hovering.


A wet looking Osprey.


A talking Osprey. On the photo below you can see their dark eye stripe.


Osprey posing.





I hope you enjoyed my photos and post.
As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes


Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

67 comments:

  1. Such a magnificent bird. Great captures Eileen!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Cracking shots Eileen, sure looks like He/she is enjoying tha t fish.
    Wish I'd been there, Gordon.

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    What a great bird. Amazing!!
    Nice to see how to photograph him so well.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  4. It must be amazing to watch them. You got some great photos! May you have a pleasant week.

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  5. He'll Eileen, & thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of the osprey! They are powerful, strong hunters!
    Hope you have a great week!

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  6. Hari OM
    Ospreys are magnificent...YAM xx

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  7. Sensacionais tuas fotos!Parabéns! Beleza!" bjs, linda semana,chica

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  8. Look at that Wing Spread!
    Better duck your head . . .

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  9. Good morning Eileen and a Happy Monday to you too!
    Fabulous shots here but my favourite is the second one ... amazing!

    Hope the week goes well for you.

    All the best Jan

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  10. Stunning photos of a wonderful creature! Have a beautiful week!

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  11. I'll bet you enjoyed taking those. These guys are cool to watch.

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  12. amazing shots of these beautiful birds, we live in Osprey country here, the park where bob is flying right now has 4 big nests. each nest has a couple that lives there..

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  13. Hello,

    Wonderful photos! The Osprey are so beautiful. It must be fantstic to photograph them.
    Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week ahead.

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  14. Yes ............here in Florida we are over run with osprey! LOL

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  15. What beautiful photos of this magnificent, majestic bird, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great week!

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  16. Hi Eileen. The Osprey is really a pretty attractive and large looking bird. You got a great shot of him eating the fish! Thank you for visiting my blogs, I enjoy seeing you here. Have a fun week!

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  17. I have always loved ospreys! You got some amazing photos! Wish I could get some better shots of those at the nest by the highway...

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  18. Hello Eileen!:) Cracking shots, of the magnificent Ospreys.

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  19. Always enjoy your photos Eileen, would never see the birds in nature if you were not posting and sharing. Thank you.
    Joy

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  20. Nicely done! We have quite a few nests around here.
    I am still recuperating from the grandies. They come back Saturday, too!

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  21. Oh, so handsome! I saw osprey in person many years ago when we took a boat ride in a reservoir about an hour south of here. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Amazing photos of an amazing bird. Thank you, Eileen.

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  23. Wonderful photos, Eileen. What equipment do you use?

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  24. Magnificent and I love him posing for you! :) Wonderful shots, Eileen :)

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  25. Oh, I so love these! Great photos...I think they are so handsome!

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  26. You took great photos! This great bird was enjoying its catch!

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  27. Oh Eileen, you've managed to get some excellent photos of the Ospreys!
    Have a brilliant Tuesday :)

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  28. Estupendas imágenes...un saludo desde Murcia....

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  29. We have them EVERYWHERE! In fact, last week I spotted one on a nest on a light pole in the Burlington store parking lot! Right in the middle of a strip mall! Yet, out in a preserved area called Pleasure House Point, they put up a pole and a few sticks to entice some to nest and NOTHING! It was ignored. They do NEST there, just didn't like that spot! Hugs!

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  30. My compliments for the magnificent Osprey!
    I have posted a small thing of mine, as well, according to your kind invitation to join.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Luisella

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  31. Great photos! We have ospreys in some parts of Scotland too, magnificent birds

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  32. A fantastic piece of the Osprey, Eileen, you are a winner.

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  33. Top class photos Eileen. Wish we had Ospreys in profusion too.

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  34. WoW eileen, these are awesome captures!!! the flight shot is beautiful as are those eyes as he/she chows down on lunch!!!

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  35. I always like how they are on the top of poles. That one guy was looking right at you!

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  36. These are wonderful photos of the Osprey. I like the different ways you've captured the birds.

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  37. Hi Eileen,
    fantastic photos of this great raptor.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  38. Absolutely stunning birds,. You have captured them brilliantly.

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  39. Oh my goodness Eileen, those are fabulously clear and sharp photos of your Osprey, and so close-up! Fantastic!

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  40. I love getting to see ospreys! We usually see them when we are out fishing at the lake. Great pictures!

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  41. Belle série ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  42. Wonderful photos of the osprey, Eileen! I know they build big twiggy nests and are hard to see when nesting.

    Have a good week!

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  43. Great series of pics of a wonderful bird of prey!
    I don't get to see them very often.
    Warm hugs Eileen and enjoy what's left of the week :)

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  44. Lovely photos of the Osprey!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  45. Wonderful photos Eileen...I have been following some baby ones in rehab and they are so cute looking...Michelle

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  46. Good morning Eileen! This is one proud and mighty bird of prey! Look out little critters, he may be quite hungry! I hope you have sunshine, while I have a day off today, it's of course raining. Oh well.

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  47. Beautiful creature and great photos, Eileen!

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  48. Wonderful photos, Eileen! Such a striking bird with his golden eyes and hooked bill. Love the shot in mid-air. x Karen

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  49. Dearest Eileen; Wow, what a GORGEOUS pictures of brave and proud looking Osprey☆☆☆ Sure handsome looking posing(♡^.^♡)
    Have a WONDERFUL rest of the week, Dear friend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  50. Magnificent photos Eileen - I'm in awe!

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  51. Such good pictures and the post reminds me that I've meant to find out what happened to the ones we used to see often here in Oregon, but have not for the past few years. Of course we see them a lot in Florida as you know.

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