Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sea Hawk

We often watch the Osprey hover over the bay, plunge in a full speed dive, splash, and regain the air with a catch in it's long, strong talons. Osprey are sometimes called Sea Hawks because they feed predominately on fish. In Seattle we especially like this common name. Tuesday we had the privilege of watching a sea hawk perch on that nearby piling in the lagoon where last time I showed you a heron preening. This amazing fisher took his time ripping into his fish dinner.
We're back home from our island retreat. We had more rain than sun, but some good walks, a trip to Langley, a bit of gardening and lots of reading.
More later.

6 comments:

  1. sounds lovely and cool with rain. fun to see the sea hawk with his take out meal. fresh from the sea...

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  2. Great shots, Linda! Love watching birds and particularly the big ones. Glad you had a good trip!

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  3. I can just imagine your excitement when you saw this AND you had your camera. Fabulous!

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  4. Fascinating pictures. I don't think I'd ever seen an Osprey/Sea Hawk until your pictures. There's an Osprey nest on exhibit at the wetlands where I volunteer but I didn't know what the bird looked like that lived in it.

    Glad you had a good time and very glad you are back.

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  5. Great series with the osprey and lucky that you get to see them often...

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