Finally Got An Osprey!

Shey and I have seen plenty of Ospreys in the past, but until recently, we’ve never gotten a good pic of one. They usually soar past and behind the trees before we get a good focus.  While hiking the other day, I heard the call of one and my eyes tracked directly to it. Birds of prey have little appreciation for paparazzi and it’s very difficult to get close. Even if you do, they won’t sit still for it. To our amazement, this particular Osprey let us take as many pics as we wanted. We were thrilled!


It was generally a good day of birding. We saw many species.

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture (“Here come the Judge!”) We were surprised to note that Vultures, Cormorants, and Great Blue Herons were all hanging out in the same set of trees.
Eastern Bluebird (“Whatchoo lookin’ at?”)
White-Throated Sparrow. Another bird we’ve seen before, but only on this day we got the picture.

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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20 Responses to Finally Got An Osprey!

  1. Great photos!! Looked like you guys had lots of fun that day…

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  2. Very nice. I’d love to see those birds on a hike; I doubt I could ‘capture’ them on camera like you did, however. Congratulations!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you! It’s very tough to get them. They’re always on the move. That’s why getting these pics was a major deal for us. We’ve tried many times before without success. At last, we got it. Thanks so much!


  3. Mama Zen says:

    Marvelous shots!

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  4. greenmanwood says:

    Exquisite! A real treat and treasure.


  5. Shannon says:

    I get such a kick out of walking through nature with you 😉 you have an eye for catching pictures that don’t feel like they’re 2 dimensional, it’s pretty corkin cool

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    • EagleAye says:

      Love hearing that, because I just love the sights, the sounds, and the smells while in Nature. I’m glad to know that pleasure gets transmitted through with the pictures. I think I love the term, “corkin'” It sounds great to me. I might use that in a story some time if you don’t mind.


  6. pattisj says:

    Nice shots. Glad the Osprey was cooperative. 🙂


  7. Marie-AZ says:

    Gorgeous shots of all the birds! Glad you finally got your osprey!

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  8. tedstrutz says:

    That’s a nice pick of the Osprey. Take a look at Seattle’s mascot… Go Hawks!


  9. Shey says:

    Awesome osprey captures! A great find indeed and lucky it stayed still for a photo-op. The rest of the photos are fantastic too. 🙂


  10. Very cool pix! Good stuff!


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