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:

Mersad said...

Such a magnificent bird. Great captures Eileen!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Gordon said...

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

Marco Luijken said...

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

Kind regards,
Marco

Karen said...

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

Christine said...

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

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Ospreys are magnificent...YAM xx

✿ chica said...

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

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um belo conjunto de fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Lynne said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

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

jandi said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Sandra said...

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..

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

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

Linda W. said...

Great pics of the osprey!

Dee said...

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

Linda said...

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

Suzanne Prickett said...

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!

A Colorful World said...

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...

Breathtaking said...

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

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

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

RedPat said...

Super pics, Eileen!

Jenn Jilks said...

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

Tom said...

...birds eye view.

Leora said...

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.

happyone said...

Excellent shots.

Martin Kloess said...

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

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen. What equipment do you use?

Michelle said...

They are majestic fish!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

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

Rose said...

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

Cloudia said...

you stayed with it cowgirl!

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous pictures!

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous shots.

Nancy Chan said...

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

Prunella Pepperpot said...

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

alp said...

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

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous images Eileen

Maggee said...

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!

italiafinlandia said...

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

Crafty Green Poet said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

krishna said...

wow!!! beautiful captures..

Phil Slade said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Missy George said...

Great shots Eileen !! Beautiful

Lynn said...

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

George said...

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

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

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

Findlay Wilde said...

Absolutely stunning birds,. You have captured them brilliantly.

Denise inVA said...

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

Our photos said...

Wow, i like that !

Jeanne said...

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

Les Fous du Cap said...

Belle série ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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

Have a good week!

Noushka said...

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 :)

Lea said...

Lovely photos of the Osprey!
Have a wonderful day!

Rambling Woods said...

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

Karen S. said...

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.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful creature and great photos, Eileen!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

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

orchid Miyako said...

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*

roth phallyka said...

Great pics of the osprey!




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Sue (this n that) said...

Magnificent photos Eileen - I'm in awe!

William Kendall said...

Wonderful captures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful shots of the Osprey.