Friday, April 16, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Bird of Prey



Nancy and I were driving down the road one day trying to sneak up on this bird that was sitting on top of a pole to take a photo. Just as we got closer another car came down the road in the opposite direction and scared him away.

We're not really sure what kind of bird this was. An osprey maybe?

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12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

brilliant shot...looks like he has his meal in his hand...circle of life...fascinating.

Small City Scenes said...

I does look like an Osprey. Two lunch shots in a row. Things we sometimes never see. Excellent shot. MB

Kathy said...

I don't even know what as osprey looks like. I'm a flower girl! I hope someday to have a camera good enough to take pictures of birds. This is one good shot!

Thérèse said...

And the lighting adds to the uniqueness of the shot, bravo!

@nemonen said...

Stunning photo. Love it.

Jarart said...

Great shot! I think it is an osprey.

Cousin Kathy said...

Absolutely awesome photo, Tracy! I vote for osprey. Are they usually in the desert, though?

Tracy said...

Happy weekend, everyone. This was one day when it was better to be lucky than to be good.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Tabib said...

Very nice action shot!.

michaelwatsonvt said...

Definitely an Osprey! A truly amazing shot!

Magpie said...

I'm not sure everyone...my brother had his resident biologist take a look at the photo and he was told it is a juvenile Red Tail Hawk and most likely a dove it's carrying. I guess for where we are in Arizona, that makes sense.

Rose said...

I think Osprey, also, and what a great capture.