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Ospreys are unusual among raptors for being piscivores. Their diet consists almost exclusively of fish. They are generally opportunistic, and will eat whatever fish species are accessible to them – either in shallow waters, or near the surface of deeper waters. They hunt for fish on the wing (less often from a perch), flapping and gliding 10 to 40 meters above the water.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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australian, bird of prey, byron bay, estuary, fishing hawk, osprey, pandion haliaetus, predator, raptor

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 4 years ago

    cool capture :)

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Julia Harwood
    Julia Harwoodabout 4 years ago

    truely awesome, well done.

  • Thanks Julia!

    – byronbackyard

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersabout 4 years ago

    Nice one Byron… a different aspect makes for an interesting angle.

  • Thanks Phillip .. this is true … I was surprised it worked when I uploaded the photo!

    – byronbackyard

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 4 years ago

    You have some fantastic captures here Byron!

  • Thanks you so much for your kind comment Barbara!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindalmost 4 years ago

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4ualmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot, congrats on your feature

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic! The power of those talons!!!!

  • Thanks Trish, he’s gorgeous isn’t he!

    – byronbackyard

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 4 years ago

  • Oh wow, thanks so much, that’s cheered me up on a dismal morning, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDanceralmost 4 years ago

    WOW! Awesome capture!

  • Many thanks, such a lucky shot!

    – byronbackyard

  • Micci Shannon
    Micci Shannonalmost 4 years ago

    FAB CAPTURE! Congrats on your features!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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