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Life on the Osprey time

OSPREY - READ THE STORY
:: OSPREY - READ THE STORY ::
OSPREY (PANDION HALIAETUS): NOTES ON UNKNOWN AND POORLY STUDIED BEHAVIORS - 2009 paper; additional photo documentation
:: OSPREY (PANDION HALIAETUS): NOTES ON UNKNOWN AND POORLY STUDIED BEHAVIORS - 2009 paper; additional photo documentation ::
First record of Osprey taking blue crab
:: First record of Osprey taking blue crab ::
Osprey strikes large blue crab - crab fights back and gets free
:: Osprey strikes large blue crab - crab fights back and gets free ::
Osprey catching two fish in one dive — one in each talon
:: Osprey catching two fish in one dive — one in each talon ::
Osprey - Portraits
:: Osprey - Portraits ::
Osprey - Sideways Vision
:: Osprey - Sideways Vision ::
Osprey - Unique adaptation - Feet
:: Osprey - Unique adaptation - Feet ::
Osprey - Unique adaptation - Closable nostrils
:: Osprey - Unique adaptation - Closable nostrils ::
Osprey - Eye colors: adult & young
:: Osprey - Eye colors: adult & young ::
Osprey - Courtship Display - Sky Dance a.k.a. Fish-Flight
:: Osprey - Courtship Display - Sky Dance a.k.a. Fish-Flight ::
Osprey - Copulation attempts
:: Osprey - Copulation attempts ::
Osprey: Pair copulation attempt shortly after courtship feeding
:: Osprey: Pair copulation attempt shortly after courtship feeding ::
Osprey: EPC - Trying to attempt copulation by a stranger male - female refusal
:: Osprey: EPC - Trying to attempt copulation by a stranger male - female refusal ::
Osprey - copulation (cloacal kiss) - on perch
:: Osprey - copulation (cloacal kiss) - on perch ::
Osprey - Collecting nest materials: breaking off sticks
:: Osprey - Collecting nest materials: breaking off sticks ::
Osprey - Transporting nest material: sticks
:: Osprey - Transporting nest material: sticks ::
Osprey - Adding material to the nest: sticks
:: Osprey - Adding material to the nest: sticks ::
Osprey - Transporting nest material: seagrass
:: Osprey - Transporting nest material: seagrass ::
Osprey - Adding material to the nest: seagrass
:: Osprey - Adding material to the nest: seagrass ::
Osprey - Transporting nest material: grass stems
:: Osprey - Transporting nest material: grass stems ::
Osprey - Female begging call for food
:: Osprey - Female begging call for food ::
Osprey - Courtship feeding
:: Osprey - Courtship feeding ::
Osprey - Nest: 3 Eggs
:: Osprey - Nest: 3 Eggs ::
Osprey  - Nest: 1 Egg and 2 Chicks
:: Osprey - Nest: 1 Egg and 2 Chicks ::
Osprey - Hatchlings
:: Osprey - Hatchlings ::
Osprey - feeding chicks (1-7 day old)
:: Osprey - feeding chicks (1-7 day old) ::
Osprey - feeding chicks (2.5 weeks old)
:: Osprey - feeding chicks (2.5 weeks old) ::
Osprey - Bringing fish to the nest: female
:: Osprey - Bringing fish to the nest: female ::
Osprey - Feeding chicks - about 6 weeks old
:: Osprey - Feeding chicks - about 6 weeks old ::
Osprey - Chick: defecation  over the edge of the nest
:: Osprey - Chick: defecation over the edge of the nest ::
Osprey - juveniles on nest in rain
:: Osprey - juveniles on nest in rain ::
Osprey juvenile one day before fledging - wing flapping
:: Osprey juvenile one day before fledging - wing flapping ::
Osprey juvenile one day before fledging - jumping
:: Osprey juvenile one day before fledging - jumping ::
Osprey juvenile one day before fledging - hovering above nest
:: Osprey juvenile one day before fledging - hovering above nest ::
Osprey - fledging day - 1st flight: last moment before taking off - Flight #1 of 11
:: Osprey - fledging day - 1st flight: last moment before taking off - Flight #1 of 11 ::
Osprey fledgling - first take off
:: Osprey fledgling - first take off ::
Osprey fledgling - first flight
:: Osprey fledgling - first flight ::
Osprey fledgling - first landing
:: Osprey fledgling - first landing ::
Osprey fledgling - other first day flights
:: Osprey fledgling - other first day flights ::
Osprey fledgling - first night after fledging
:: Osprey fledgling - first night after fledging ::
Osprey - Perching
:: Osprey - Perching ::
Osprey - On the wing
:: Osprey - On the wing ::
Osprey - on the wing - in rain
:: Osprey - on the wing - in rain ::
Osprey - Hunting in the rain
:: Osprey - Hunting in the rain ::
Osprey - Hovering
:: Osprey - Hovering ::
Osprey - Mid-air Maneuvers
:: Osprey - Mid-air Maneuvers ::
Osprey -Watching prey
:: Osprey -Watching prey ::
Osprey - Exercising feet before attack
:: Osprey - Exercising feet before attack ::
Osprey - Dive - Controlling speed
:: Osprey - Dive - Controlling speed ::
Osprey - Ready to strike
:: Osprey - Ready to strike ::
Osprey - Dive - Touch-time
:: Osprey - Dive - Touch-time ::
Osprey dives - estimated average speed
:: Osprey dives - estimated average speed ::
Osprey - Dive - Going under the water
:: Osprey - Dive - Going under the water ::
Osprey - Dive - Coming out of the water
:: Osprey - Dive - Coming out of the water ::
Osprey - In water shake
:: Osprey - In water shake ::
Osprey - Getting airborne
:: Osprey - Getting airborne ::
Osprey - Aerial Shake
:: Osprey - Aerial Shake ::
Osprey - Flights with fish
:: Osprey - Flights with fish ::
Osprey - Eating fish
:: Osprey - Eating fish ::
Osprey tearing off a fish flesh  by biting and twisting
:: Osprey tearing off a fish flesh by biting and twisting ::
Osprey removing fish leftovers from its beak using a head shake
:: Osprey removing fish leftovers from its beak using a head shake ::
Osprey - Defecation - on the perch
:: Osprey - Defecation - on the perch ::
Osprey - Defecation - on the wing
:: Osprey - Defecation - on the wing ::
Osprey - Casting a pellet
:: Osprey - Casting a pellet ::
Osprey juvenile - casting pellet
:: Osprey juvenile - casting pellet ::
Osprey - Checking and cleaning feet
:: Osprey - Checking and cleaning feet ::
Osprey - Hunting from the perch
:: Osprey - Hunting from the perch ::
Osprey - Hunting together
:: Osprey - Hunting together ::
Osprey - Drying out on the ground
:: Osprey - Drying out on the ground ::
Osprey - On ground shake
:: Osprey - On ground shake ::
Osprey - Wing flapping
:: Osprey - Wing flapping ::
Osprey - ‘bathing’ dive
:: Osprey - ‘bathing’ dive ::
Osprey - Dragging feet in the water
:: Osprey - Dragging feet in the water ::
Osprey bathing
:: Osprey bathing ::
Osprey - Drying out on the perch
:: Osprey - Drying out on the perch ::
Osprey - Preening
:: Osprey - Preening ::
Osprey - On perch shake
:: Osprey - On perch shake ::
Osprey - Landing on the perch
:: Osprey - Landing on the perch ::
Osprey - Head scratching
:: Osprey - Head scratching ::
Osprey: Comfort movements - adult - full body stretch
:: Osprey: Comfort movements - adult - full body stretch ::
Osprey - Leg and Wing Stretch
:: Osprey - Leg and Wing Stretch ::
Osprey - Sleeping
:: Osprey - Sleeping ::
Osprey - Landing with fish
:: Osprey - Landing with fish ::
Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Locking Talons and falling into Death Spiral #1
:: Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Locking Talons and falling into Death Spiral #1 ::
Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Locking Talons and falling into Death Spiral #2
:: Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Locking Talons and falling into Death Spiral #2 ::
Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions:  defensive mid-air flick with outstretched talons
:: Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: defensive mid-air flick with outstretched talons ::
Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Aerial Attacks
:: Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Aerial Attacks ::
Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Deadly Fights
:: Osprey – Intraspecific Interactions: Deadly Fights ::
Osprey - Natural Enemies - Raccoon
:: Osprey - Natural Enemies - Raccoon ::
Osprey - Natural Enemies - Crows
:: Osprey - Natural Enemies - Crows ::
Osprey - Crow - Interspecific Interactions: American Crow harassing Osprey
:: Osprey - Crow - Interspecific Interactions: American Crow harassing Osprey ::
Osprey - Natural Enemies - Bald Eagle
:: Osprey - Natural Enemies - Bald Eagle ::
Osprey - Bald Eagle - Interspecific Interactions:  defending nest territory - Male Osprey attacking and chasing Bald Eagle pair
:: Osprey - Bald Eagle - Interspecific Interactions: defending nest territory - Male Osprey attacking and chasing Bald Eagle pair ::
Osprey - Natural Enemies - Great Horned Owl
:: Osprey - Natural Enemies - Great Horned Owl ::
Osprey - Nests -  Natural settings
:: Osprey - Nests - Natural settings ::
Osprey - Nests in natural landscape
:: Osprey - Nests in natural landscape ::
Osprey - Nests -  Artificial settings
:: Osprey - Nests - Artificial settings ::
Quiz 1
:: Quiz 1 ::
Osprey - Behavior - Animations
:: Osprey - Behavior - Animations ::
Eastern Osprey Pandion cristatus
:: Eastern Osprey Pandion cristatus ::