I took these images on the first day of our trip to Magnetic Island. It was only when I took a look at the images later on that I realised that the Osprey had a fish in its talons – from the fishes long nose I think it’s a garfish. The ospreys were our nearly constant companions on this trip – and if you could not see one you did not have to wait too long.
You can find more birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.
You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention picture on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the birds.
The Osprey's Wing span is awesome, and in the 2nd photo the detail of Osprey's Wing design exquisite... well done Stewart M.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful 2011 Christmas, good wishes from Magda and Crew in Qld Australia
Beautiful birds to see Stewart and your flight images are so lovely to see.ReplyDelete
I don't know how long it is since you left the UK but the raptors are really making a comeback.
Buzzards are really common and I also see Red Kites in Cheshire.
I wish you and yours all the best for Christmas and I hope you have a great 2012.
Great photos of the Ospreys - they are fun to watch.ReplyDelete
Cool flight shots of the osprey.ReplyDelete
Love your osprey shots, Stewart! I'm a big fan of any of the raptors.ReplyDelete
what an awesome shot, actually capturing the Osprey carrying a fish!ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots of these amazing birds!ReplyDelete
I just posted some of my memories of the Ospreys in South Sinai this week.
I never tire to see these fellows!
Oh I see what you mean. Had you not mentioned it nor I enlarging the photo, I would not of seen the fish. Lucky catch for both of you.ReplyDelete
A most productive holiday.ReplyDelete
Have a great Christmas!
A great sight to see Stewart.ReplyDelete
I love osprey! We have quite a few here from April through mid September, then they head south.ReplyDelete
Freedom ... great photos!ReplyDelete
Stewart, have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2012!
Lovely birds to watch, Steward:)ReplyDelete
My best wishes happy and wonderful Christmas for you and yours!
These are amazing birds..one stopped by to grab a fish from the pond in migration..I was outside on the deck and was amazed....ReplyDelete
Very nice photos Stewart. We had a pair of Ospreys breed relatively local to me for the first time in 100 years this season.ReplyDelete
Great to see an Osprey carrying a fish. You have good eyes.ReplyDelete
What a great figure this bird cuts in the air. Makes you wish you had a 1000mm lens. A Great sighting to share.ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays Stewart!
Nice captures of this beautiful bird!ReplyDelete
I love these birds. And I'll have one to share next week, but not as dramatic shots as yours.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to everybody at your house! I am sure it will be an exciting Holiday.