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Offline irenekl

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Re: Videos: Ospreys
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 08:38 »
That was amazing footage.  Just makes me want to get out of town.  Thankyou!

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012, 21:24 »
Unbelievable! :o I felt as if I was literally flying with the Osprey. The fish he/she was carrying at the end was enormous! It almost looked as if the Osprey was riding on a fish surf board! 8)

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Re: Videos: Ospreys
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 18:26 »
Have another cool osprey video ... this one has a player embedded on it, so don't be alarmed when it fills up your screen.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/nA3LtXnNIto?feature=player_embedded

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 16:48 »
Hey, I can't believe how tense I got watching that annoying gull harass the osprey! 
The scenery in these videos is quite fabulous.

The earlier video was spectacular.  The suspense definitely builds as the talons unfold, the splash down occurs and, in slow motion, is seen the slow steady rise back into the air with fish in tow.  I loved the scene showing the droplets flying as the osprey shook like a wet dog, while its wings kept powerfully flapping.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 08:01 »
What an amazing video!

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 13:21 »
This is an AMAZING video to watch! 8) I could not believe the size of some of the osprey's prey, especially the size of the last one and that he/she kept flying for some disatnce, while holding the fish in one foot! :o Thanks for posting, TPC! :-* I think that my Kinderchicklets will really enjoy watching this one. A few weeks ago, I showed them a video of a peregrine falcon hunting for prey and they were really impressed by the speed at which it was flying. Now a few of the 'chicklets ask me to show it again, every few days. I can just imagine how often they will ask me to show this video to them! ::)

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 11:30 »
BBC video with some great hunts by ospreys from above the water, below the water and at water's level.  Way cool  ;)

www.arkive.org/osprey/pandion-haliaetus/video-00.html


(Pandion haliaetus is the Latin name for the osprey)

For more species info, Wikipedia has a good write-up - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey