Saturday, September 15, 2012

Osprey in Flight
The osprey is a very interesting raptor. They are sometimes called the fishing hawk, because they are almost 100% fish eaters. However the osprey is not a hawk at all, they are in their own family. They are the only diurnal raptor, one that is active during the day, that has the ability to shift a toe so that they can have 3 toes forward and one back or two facing forward and two facing behind. The only other raptors that have this ability are owls and the Osprey definitely is not an owl.


9 comments:

joanca bs said...

Wooow i love this bird
i saw in Delta the las week
greetinsg joanca

Nikki-ann said...

Stunning! A wonderful capture in flight.

Findlay Wilde said...

I got to see an Osprey a few weeks ago at my Grandmas in North Wales. I didn't manage to get a great photo like yours though. From Findlay

Nancy Claeys said...

A gorgeous bird of prey -- I've never seen one "in person" before. Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shot!

Lighthousegal said...

Wonderful photo. I so love seeing the birds in flight.
Great job, as usual!!

Jenny said...

Wow. Great shot!

Kenneth said...

Great shot! The osprey is common at the lakes here in Sweden but so far I haven't had the opportunity to shoot any good picture

Pat said...

Lovely shot!