I don’t usually upload two of the same critter unless I am very excited about the experience, and in this case I am…lol
Imagine my surprise when I went for a little jaunt this morning and came across this guy! I have seen them form a distance when they are migrating and captured one on a very cloudy day. They are not native to the state and the last thing you think you are going to see in our desert…lol So when I saw this guy I about caused an accident…lol. I pulled over and crept the truck closer to be able to capture him. Not to bad from the truck window and using a Point & Shoot!
As this guy took off I followed him just to see him meet up with another. Too far for my little camera, but an awesome thing to watch as they circled!!!!!!!!!!!!
Taken in Marana, AZ using a Canon Powershot SX10IS
Once threatened with extirpation by DDT in North America, Osprey is now a familiar sight on
lakes, bays and rivers. Their huge stick nests are conspicuous on buoys, channel markers and
Osprey (called fish hawks) hunts by hovering over the water, then plunging down to grasp fish
with open talons lined with spicules (barbs). In fall migration hundreds can be seen passing
hawkwatch sites en route to wintering areas.
VOICE Piercing whistled notes, heard mostly