Osprey Picture Gallery
The Osprey is a two-foot
tall raptor that is sometimes confused with the much larger bald eagle.
Both have white heads but only the osprey has white underneath. The
osprey is also the only raptor that will dive into the water in order to
catch fish. Nests built by ospreys are large structures and used year
after year by the same pair which mate for life. These large birds seem
to prefer their nests in the highest, most open point in an area and
place them in dead trees, telephone poles and even man-made platforms
The Canon EOS Digital Rebel single lens reflex
(dSLR) camera was employed for most of the bird photos below. It was
equipped with a Sigma zoom lens 200-500 mm, sometimes with a 1.4 tele-extender.
All photos on the page are downsized and compressed for loading speed.
The high resolution 6.3 megapixel images are archived offline.
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