Aug 07 2011

What’s For Lunch?

Published by at 7:30 am under Birds of Prey

Here’s a family of ospreys waiting at their nestΒ at Blackwater Nature Preserve in Maryland.

They seem to be thinking, “What’s for lunch?”



(Thanks to Steve Gosser for sharing this photo from his vacation.)

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3 Responses to “What’s For Lunch?”

  1. Tracion 07 Aug 2011 at 7:50 pm

    This morning my son and I were outside, me leisurely drinking coffee, him counting the minutes until we would be leaving for his first overnight at Camp.
    All was well – I got up to go inside for food and all of a sudden my son starts yelling hysterically, “MUM! A bird fell!! A bird fell!!”

    I rush back outside and there, right on our back stoop, is a Starling missing it’s head and a wing. πŸ™ Ouch!! Breakfast was caught and then somehow – dropped.

    Oh, the lessons in Life our resident Cooper’s Hawk is teaching my son. πŸ™‚

  2. Joshon 08 Aug 2011 at 9:41 am

    I was privileged to see an osprey nest on my families trip to Yellowstone. I was glad that I was lucky enough to spot it, since it’s the first osprey nest that I can recall seeing that wasn’t built on a man-made nesting platform. Somehow it seems more beautiful sitting on a natural rock.

  3. Joshon 09 Aug 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I’m glad to hear that cooper’s hawks are doing their part to minimize the impacts of invasive species πŸ™‚ I hope that our cooper’s hawk will return, because I haven’t seen him in these parts for a long time. πŸ™

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