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osprey

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on September 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm

original watercolor aceo c9/16/2011

A few mornings ago when I was walking at the lake I watched an osprey for a long time while he caught his breakfast. He swooped several times into the lake and finally retrieved a fish. Then he graced my presence by flying directly overhead and into the branches of a tall cedar. There he rested with his catch of the day. He would intermittently fly away and then return to the limb far above my head.

The osprey is a bird of prey whose diet consists of 99% fish. He is also called the ‘fish hawk.’ Magnificent hunter. Much smaller than an eagle, but none the less fierce.