This photo won’t win any awards or be a good rendering to use as bird identification because it was overcast outside. Looking through some old photos, there were some shots of this large bird. This was a chance to look up bird information on the osprey. This bird looked me right in the eye. That was a moment! Perched on a boat roof I can see that this bird had this area staked out as his hunting territory.
“The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk, is a active during the day, a fish eating bird of prey, who has 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 upper parts and predominantly grayish on the head and underparts.” Retrieved 2-10-22 Wikipedia
Osprey are found in a wide variety of habitats near water and good food supply. The only habitat the osprey is not found in is Antarctica and in South America it is a only non-breeding visitor. Retrieved 2-10-22 Wikipedia
A St John’s River visit gave me a chance to take some bird photos.
My knowledge about bird breeds is slowly growing. More often my photos are about composition and not so much about bird identification. Although in recent years my friend, Linda, who is a great bird lover and learned about birds from her late mother-in-law, has inspired me to learn more about birds. It’s great fun!
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Let there be sunshine in your life this week.