Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Grand Old Osprey


I photographed this osprey at Sudgren Park in Florida last March.  But ospreys are pretty dime a dozen down there.  This particular fellow (or gal) was having a grand old time splashing and bathing in the water.  I guess the living is so easy in FLA that a bird has plenty of recreation time.  Just like the tourist folk I guess.

For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday  And to see my latest post on the Mayan Ruins of Caracol, Belize visit my Money Ball post.  You don't need to win the jackpot to get a sneak peak!



16 comments:

Frank said...

Just chilling out ... lovely image Sharon.

eileeninmd said...

Cool capture of the Osprey!

DJan said...

I know little about ospreys. If this one is a dime a dozen, I'm missing out! :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I can't imagine living in a place where these creatures are a dime a dozen. I've only seen photos of them. Yours is wonderful! He's so elegant.

bailey-road.com said...

Such a magnificent bird! I'd love to have a chance to photograph one.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a great shot!

Carole M. said...

neat shot of him Sharon standing at the waters edge

TexWisGirl said...

how very cool! have never gotten to see one in person.

Neil said...

Beautiful photo of the Osprey.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh- what a beautiful photo!
love
tweedles

Pat Tillett said...

Sharon, That is the most creative blog title I've seen in a long time!
An instant classic...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...Stunning. Sharon, your image of the osprey [my favorite raptor...I just finished a pencil sketch of one that I am going to post about on Friday]....is stunning!

Creations By Mit said...

Such a great shot! Love the glow of the sun on him & the sand!

NatureFootstep said...

strange, never seen them on the ground like this before. Nice to see.

Wally Jones said...

With the current economy, they're now 25 cents a dozen.

The Osprey population here in central Florida has been quite robust in the past few years. Along with the rest of us natives, we all love a cool dip and fish for dinner!

Great photo!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful birds - we have had some only a hour away from here (which is unusual) - but I cant get to see them! (sad face)

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne