Osprey

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 22 April 2013 in Plant & Nature.

This osprey was nesting above Long Lake Dam atop a utillity pole. "The Osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. 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, with a black eye patch and wings.The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. As its other common name suggests, the Osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish." Wikipedia

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