Tuesday, April 11, 2006

An Osprey in Naramata

An Osprey in Naramata
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We drove out to Naramata and were surprised to see this amazing bird. The Osprey is a large, powerful raptor (bird of prey).

Here is some more information on the Osprey
It is one of the most widely distributed birds in the world. When an Osprey spots a fish from the air, it hovers at a height of 10 to 30 m until the fish is in a suitable position. Then, in a dramatic performance, the bird, huge yet wonderfully light, dives from the sky with its wings half closed and claws stretched forward, and disappears under the surface in a great spray of water, usually reappearing a few seconds later with a fish firmly clutched in its claws

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4 Comments:

At April 12, 2006, Blogger Mary Beth said...

That's an awesome bird! I've never seen it up close like that.

 
At April 12, 2006, Blogger Devlon said...

Hey Mary Beth.

It was quite the sight. Such a beautiful bird, so close.

Sorry to hear (er, read..) that you couldn't make it through videoblogging week 2006, damned software. We've been there before.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
At April 13, 2006, Anonymous David said...

oh man...there are days that I really miss BC.

We have Ospreys on our lake. I am going to have to try to catch them diving some time.

 
At April 13, 2006, Blogger Devlon said...

That would be pretty sweet.

I tried to get this one in the air more, but it's tough to track with the zoom way out.

 

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