Sunday, April 12, 2009

Return of the Osprey


I sighted my first Osprey for the spring last weekend but it wasn’t until this weekend that I was able to capture an image of one.

This Osprey flew over me while I was fishing yesterday, flying to the far end of the lake before perching in on a dead branch. Imagine my surprise at finding the Osprey still perched where I had seen it land earlier as I approached the end of the lake some two hours later.

As I photographed the Osprey from the bouncing boat I could hear it calling intermittently. Later I observed two Ospreys soaring above the lake so I presume that this bird was calling for its mate.

12 comments:

imac said...

Nice capture there Salty, did you catch fish too?.

Mel said...

Hola Salty,
How lucky to get that shot!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful shot, Salty. I love the osprey's pale eye. It makes the bird's gaze seem all the more intense.

DeeMom said...

WOW how neat

Bird Girl said...

Nice shot - I like his mouth open calling! I just got my first Osprey pictures too, but they came back on March 28th...about the same time every year. One of my favorite birds for sure!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A wonderful cpture Coy. These birds are beautiful.

Kallen305 said...

Great shot. I so want to see one myself this year.

Montanagirl said...

Nice shot of the Osprey! And you caught him with his beak open and calling out. Good work.

Ranger said...

Great shot bud. Keep up the good work

Juan C. Aguero said...

Congratulations!!

Leedra said...

Nice that you have Osprey in your area. We only see them when we go to Florida.

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fishing guy said...

Salty: Wonderful capture of the hawk. Did you capture any fish?