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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Osprey Migration

Ospreys are migrating north, up our pond (which is a dammed up part of a river). Ospreys follow rivers and water bodies on migration because they are fish eaters and can stop and hunt for a fish. Yesterday we had 11 Ospreys in one hour. Even from quite a distance you can ID Ospreys by the way they frequently hold their wings in an "M" shape. A lot of people mistake Ospreys for Bald Eagles, but eagles are bigger and have a black body. Love the big yellow eyes of the Osprey. Keep looking up if you're near water areas, you might see an Osprey.

Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2007

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