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Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
E 78th Avenue and Steele Street
mature wetland/lake - approx 4 acres
300mm zoom lense on Pentax K10d camera
slightly subdued, full daylight
Description of the Bird
long narrow wings
white breast and belly, top of head and neck
dark eye stripe
tops of tail feathers show white/dark bands when flared
finger-like flared wingtips
large hooked beak
Behaviors: full-body contact with water/near submersion when diving for bass
harassed by magpies into leaving perch
Plumage: white and dark grey-to-black
Similar Species Discussion
none locally unless you consider large hawks and eagles
previous research and experience
This is the 4th year osprey have passed through in Spring
Date Documentation Submitted
4/30/2009 5:36:00 PM
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