Saturday, January 23, 2016

Who needs a fishing pole?

We have been watching Ospreys flying around MY beach for the couple of months now and often sit watching them as they hover above the waves and then suddenly dive down like speeding super birds to grab a fish. They are VERY good fishermen and hardly ever miss but Mom has never been quick enough to get photos of them - until today. As we were walking back across the boardwalk this one appeared right next to us and then landed on a nearby pole to eat his fish (normally they land on the big radio tower at the coast guard station). Check out the size of that fish - it was so heavy he was having trouble flying with it!!!!  Here's an interesting fact you may not know - the undersides of their toes on each foot are covered with short spines, which help them grasp slippery fish!  Remember you can click on the pictures to see them bigger :)



16 comments:

  1. Crikey ... That sure is a big fish. Lucky he has those spine thingoes for that bloke, aye?

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  2. wow mother nature gave them the pawfect equipment to get efurry fish... I wish they would live here too and one of them would be my friend who sahres all that fishies with me :o)

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  3. It is really neat that your mom captured the Osprey with a fish!

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  4. Hari OM
    OOoohh I'sa jelly at you getting to see this beautiful birdie at work!!! Thank goodness mum had the flashy beast with her to capture the action... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. Wow! Thank you for the great photos! We loved to see the osprey!

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  6. Those are great Osprey shots! And with a FISHIE!!!! Great catch -- for both the osprey and your mom! We get Ospreys here sometimes, but Mom has never gotten that close!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  7. Wow!! Such a majestic guy!! Great captures!

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  8. What beautiful photos of the osprey!

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  9. that is just neat to see!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

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  10. Birds are pretty amazing creatures.

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  11. Wow, your mom was lucky to catch the action. BUTT she is our sister so we know she's good hee . . . hee . . .

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  12. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Wow, that's AMAZING! I wish I could catch fish like that! These pictures are pawesome!

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  13. It is so exciting that you were able to see that! Excellent shots. ☺

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