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The Osprey feeds mainly on medium-sized live fish, which it does not swallow whole, but rips apart to eat. The Osprey patrols the coast, searching for prey. It folds its wings, then drops headlong, with its feet forward to snatch a fish with its talons. It may go right under the water or snatch a fish from the surface, before lifting off again, with strong wing strokes.

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

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    sensational capture

  • Many thanks Kathy!

    – byronbackyard

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    This work was a Featured selection in the
    Birds Of Prey Group

  • Oh wow that’s sooo exciting … my first bird of prey feature!

    – byronbackyard

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