Pandion haliaetus

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Photograph by Paul Burnett.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

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Pandion haliaetus – osprey.

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Alcoa has been monitoring a pair of ospreys for a couple of years now. This is the second brood of three since last year.

These are getting close to fledging.

Things people have commented on about this picture:

Can you say “binocular vision?”

Note the fish it’s eating, and the 180-degree hooked claws.

But it’s still a bird!!!11111!!!eleven!!!!!!

If the beak of a thousand fish nightmares belongs to the great blue heron, the talons must belong to the osprey

Hmmm. The tree is apparently a California sycamore, which puts the picture somewhere from San Francisco on south. What’s the fish?

John Harshman said:

What’s the fish?

The fish is dinner.

John Harshman said:

Hmmm. The tree is apparently a California sycamore, which puts the picture somewhere from San Francisco on south. What’s the fish?

The picture was taken in south San Jose, California, off Almaden Expressway south of Blossom Hill Road…outside my office building. We have koi, Sacramento Suckers and other carp-like fish in the adjacent percolation pond, and it’s occasionally stocked with bass.

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