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Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:13 PM

Female osprey @ my house, southern MD

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Reply Female osprey @ my house, southern MD (Original post)
elleng Mar 2021 OP
soothsayer Mar 2021 #1
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2021 #2
elleng Mar 2021 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2021 #4
elleng Mar 2021 #5
Cracklin Charlie Mar 2021 #6
ShazzieB Mar 2021 #7
Bayard Mar 2021 #8
MontanaMama Mar 2021 #9
elleng Mar 2021 #10
SheltieLover Mar 2021 #11
elleng Mar 2021 #12
SheltieLover Mar 2021 #13
taxi Mar 2021 #14
elleng Mar 2021 #15
taxi Mar 2021 #16
elleng Mar 2021 #17

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:14 PM

1. Another great pic!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:39 PM

2. The osprey,the eagles,hawks..

All of them are in abundance in Maryland. Glad I live here.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:44 PM

3. Ditto! Osprey nest adjacent to my house,

another 1/3 mile away, and nests on Patuxent and Chesapeake Bay, one near my daughter's house, one ON Cove Point LightHouse!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:51 PM

4. I used to have a huuuuggge pine tree

On the lawn of my old house. A hawk lived there in that tree. One of my friends got out of the car barefoot at night stepped in a dreadful squishy mess.. I thought she stepped on a slug. I got in,turned on the porch light..

Turns out she stepped into a dead mangled rabbit corpse on the sidewalk.. left there by the hawk. Every so often had to remove the hawks prey..from the lawn.

But it was funny after we got over the gross out.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:05 PM

5. EEEWWWWW!

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:22 PM

6. Happens in my Missouri back yard a lot.

Partial squirrels, and other assorted critter parts I get to find, hopefully before my dog.

I think itís owls, although I have seen a hawk nearby for a couple of years. He pesters the little birds a lot.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:16 PM

7. Gorgeous pic!

What a beautiful girl.

We see lots of hawks in our area (redtails and others), but no ospreys. They stick to the coastal areas, and we're pretty far inland. *sigh*

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:18 PM

8. Wonderful photo!

Thanks for posting.

When I lived in CA, I once saw a hawk dive down and grab a snake. It was still twisting around as they disappeared in the distance.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 12:22 AM

9. Beautiful bird.

Amazing nest!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 12:28 AM

10. Yes, nest has been here for many years, longer than I have been,7+ years.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 12:56 AM

11. Gorgeous creature!

And with your photographic skills, you have captured her essence beautifully!

Ty for sharing!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:03 AM

12. Thanks, so glad she's here!

Nikon does good work, neighbor cut foliage to provide a frame, and sun provided good light!

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:08 AM

13. Yw!

Nice your neighbor, Nikon, & Nature cooperated!

I am glad she is there with you, too!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 09:07 AM

14. Florida Fish & Wildlife says an Osprey may be watching you.

Is this your bird?

?s=20

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Response to taxi (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 10:46 AM

15. They HAVE done that, in fact, they DO it, and I wave at them!

I'm in MD, so FFWS not likely involved!

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Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 10:57 AM

16. You're going to need a longer lens!

In a few of your last shots it looked like you were practically there with them. Did you use a bridge camera, or how long was the lens for the shot you took?

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Response to taxi (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 11:09 AM

17. Nikon CoolPix P900.

and I AM 'there' with them, some # of yards between spot on my yard where I stand and nest, which is on top of a little boat'house' @ a creek.

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