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This Osprey in flight image was captured with a Nikon D850 camera along with a Nikon 200-500MM Lens on October 31, 2018 while I, Bill, was visiting the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
I came upon this beautiful Osprey as it was perched on a dead tree limb, which is shown a little in the lower bottom of the image. I decided to title this "Time To Fly" since this Osprey had no option but to take to the sky very quickly as an American Bald Eagle decided it wanted the limb for itself and was rapidly descending toward it. The eagle will be posted next.
Now for a few interesting facts about this species compliments of Wikipedia.
The osprey or more specifically the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts.
The osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica, although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.
As its other common names suggest, the osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey. As a result of these unique characteristics, it has been given its own taxonomic genus, Pandion and family, Pandionidae. Three subspecies are usually recognized; one of the former subspecies, cristatus, has recently been given full species status and is referred to as the eastern osprey. Despite its propensity to nest near water, the osprey is not classed as a sea eagle.
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Bill and Deb Hayes
November 7th, 2018
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