Ospreys are large birds of prey (55 to 58 cm long), with a wingspan ranging from 145 to 170 cm. Their long wings have a characteristic bend at the carpal (“wrist”) joints. They are bright white underneath, with dark brown patches at the carpal joints and a mottled dark brown necklace. Other identifying markings include a dark stripe through each eye, and a dark brown back. The feet of this species are pale blue-gray, and the beak is black.

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

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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture, perfectly done!

  • Many thanks Denis!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture,

  • Thanks so much Ann … I love it when the detail is sharp and really shows her off!

    – byronbackyard

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

    beautiful move

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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