an osprey in action....

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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    koiguy we have those guys running all over the fields here................................................too bad they aren't as quick and agile here for some strange reason...................................










    The name Seattle Seahawks ("Seahawk", another name for osprey) was selected on June 17, 1975 after a public naming contest which drew more than 20,000 entries and over 1,700 different names.


    LOL!!!
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    TO BAD? ..dont ya meen... "I'm GLAD!"
     
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    Wow, that is amazing! DDT pretty well killed off all the Osprey around here maybe 35 - 40 years ago. Used to see them fishing when I was in my teens. About 7 or 8 years back, we started to see the odd one, now they are back in fair numbers. Saw one a couple of years ago flying over with a bright red fish at least a foot long. Someone no doubt missed that koi (or goldfish). John
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    koiguy I don't think you read all of my post................scroll down below a bit further,lol!
     
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    j.w.; I was wondering why yours were RUNNING when ours are such great fliers. Just clued in!!! John
     
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    When we go kayaking in Florida they are all over and neat to see in action up close. The closest we have been able to get was about 30' and watching it eat a fish he had just caught.
     
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    An osprey or a Seahawk??? :dunno: John
     
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    talking birds what the heck do you do to get rid of turkeys .I get about 20 or 30 crossing my property every evening .I think they go down by the creek during the day and then come back up across my yard every evening to go into the woods .I have to stand out side or they go up to the pond .Glad I don't have osprey as it is hard enough with the owls here .They tore a huge barn down on the farm close by here and I guess the displaced some owls too .
     
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    Osprey
     
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    Here are a few of the pics we got this spring of them.
     
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    Here are a few of the pics we got this spring of them.
     

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    They are great fishers, we watch them in florida, they are here, but only on the coast. i.e the eastern shore.

    We had a visitor, I think one of the small herons, not the great blue heron. Now have fishing line, chicken wire protecting the areas it could grab a fish from. Our camera alerted this morning, got a good film of it landing, but it didn't get any fish. Watched it run into the chicken wire more than once trying to walk around the pond.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Keep a vigil he'll be back to try again! I think once he figures he can't get anything he will move on eventually.
     
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    koidaddy karps house of koi

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    I use to have flybys all the time untill they cut down about 30 acres of there home area along the bayou to put up a Kohls department store. Havent seen any near my house since.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We saw herons fly over all summer, yesterday was the first visit and I am sure not the last.
     
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