Osprey, gull...

joanmnApril 8, 2007

and space center. Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge is something to see, for sure!


Canon XTi.

JoanMN/FL

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rcnaylor

Neat stuff Joan. Definitely a hang out for a big bird in the background.

The link below shows the kind we grow around here. (Hope the link works.)

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 10:49AM
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eric_wa

Joan,

Looks like a great place for birding. (bird watching). Are you sure thats a osprey? Looks like a Bald Eagle to me.


Eric

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 11:31AM
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joanmn

Eric, we thought it looked like an eagle at first, but then decided it was an osprey. I wouldn't place any bets on being right, though.
Is that the osprey helicopter?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 2:36PM
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rcnaylor

Yeah, that's our home grown Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. They get a little touchy about refering to it a merely a helicopter. ;)

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 2:47PM
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eric_wa

How about a whirle bird?

Eric

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 3:39PM
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solstice98

Joan,
I'm pretty certain you captured an eagle in your picture, not an osprey. Merritt Island has lots of eagles. I drove through there just a couple weeks ago - something I try to do 3 or 4 times a year - and saw several eagles. Also captured this guy:

Kate

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 8:45AM
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rcnaylor

Aren't there 2 birds in the pic? One looks more like an eagle. The other could be an osprey?

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 10:58AM
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joanmn

On the left of the eagle/osprey (He sure looks like an eagle in the photo) is a gull. Everytime the other bird dropped something, the gull was right on it.
Kate, we went to Merritt Island WR 3 times this winter, we just LOVE it!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 11:46AM
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padiman

Joan,
That is definately a Bald Eagle. An Osprey doesn't look anything like that.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 2:16PM
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