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Old 02-21-2009, 08:14 PM   #21
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So I was sitting here posting earlier and happened to look out back and noticed an osprey in one of the trees. Here are some of the shots I took.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:23 PM   #22
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Now I didn't see what he had gone after when he took off, but I think the osprey bit off more than he could chew because he came booking back by me with this on his tail...
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #23
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Wow! Great sighting and captures! Did the osprey escape?
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:49 PM   #24
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Wow! Great sighting and captures! Did the osprey escape?
I hope so, but I don't know. I lost sight of them as they went around the treeline to my right.

I do know eagles will eat other birds....seagulls at least. Here's a shot I got a couple of months ago. At first I didn't know the eagle had something until I panned down with the camera a little. One of the shots I got that day is my avatar....it's just high enough that you don't see the seagull below.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #25
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Those are some awesome shots there Maggy.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #26
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Those are some awesome shots there Maggy.
Thank you. I'm tickled to death about the eagle/osprey shots. We regularly see the eagle and hawks going at it out here, but these were the best shots of an altercation I've caught so far.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:38 AM   #27
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You should be tickled to death. I don't think I've ever seen photos like what you have. I did once see an Eagle steal a fish from an Osprey. Poor hungry Osprey. It was over powered.
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You should be tickled to death. I don't think I've ever seen photos like what you have. I did once see an Eagle steal a fish from an Osprey. Poor hungry Osprey. It was over powered.
Osprey are some of the best fisherman out there and eagles know this. Eagles are always on the lookout to see who they can steal from. Here it is not uncommon at all to see the eagle chasing an osprey or a hawk for an easy meal, although after you watch all the gyrating and chasing going on one would think it would be easier for the eagle to just catch the fish themselves.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:09 PM   #29
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Osprey are some of the best fisherman out there and eagles know this. Eagles are always on the lookout to see who they can steal from. Here it is not uncommon at all to see the eagle chasing an osprey or a hawk for an easy meal, although after you watch all the gyrating and chasing going on one would think it would be easier for the eagle to just catch the fish themselves.
Yeah, really!
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:17 AM   #30
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Yes MaggNoLia, they do use a lot of energy stealing meals. Neat point. I looked it up and there were some interesting comments about that.
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