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Monday, February 27, 2006

Gone Fishin'

We watched this Osprey circle overhead, looking down. Then he dove fast and came up with this fish, grabbing the prize with his talons. During breeding, male Opreys do most of the fishing and bring the food to the female who remains on the nest, incubating the eggs and caring for the young. The males are smaller and lighter than the females, makes them top fishermen. The female usually has dark streaking ( a "necklace") on her upper breast.

Photo of Osprey © Lillian Stokes 2006

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