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Photos of Osprey

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My Favorite: Fall can be a great time to bird around Gavin's Point Dam, on the Nebraska / South Dakota border. There are often a lot of migrating gulls (including some rare migrants), a lot of waterfowl, and eagles start to show up in force.  Fall is also a great time to look for Ospreys fishing the waters below the dam's spillway.  On a fine, sunny, October 28th, 2007, I was scanning the water for ducks and gulls when I saw an Osprey headed up the river towards the dam.  As I stood there, the Osprey started to hover and stare at the water, right above where I was standing! An incredible photo opportunity that doesn't come along very often, and a unique photo that I really like.

Photo of Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Other Photos: Click on the image chips or photo ID name below to view the photograph

Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #1 Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #2
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.
Date: August 23rd, 2004 Date: August 25th, 2004
   
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #3 Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #4
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.
Date: August 25th, 2004 Date: August 25th, 2004
   
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #5 Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #6
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, CA Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: April 19th, 2007 Date: October 28th, 2007
   
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #7 Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #8
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
Date: September 29th, 2007 Date: January 17th, 2010
   
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #9 Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #10
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, CA Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: April 19th, 2007 Date: September 29th, 2007
   
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #11 Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #12
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: November 1st, 2007 Date: November 1st, 2007
   
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Photo ID: Osprey #13    
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE  
Date: November 1st, 2007  
   

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