Saturday, April 07, 2012

Osprey in Freeport, Maine

The osprey have returned to Freeport this spring. Maybe without the fanfare of that well-publicized group, the swallows, but the osprey have their own quiet following. Here then, without further ado...Pandion haliatus...

As always, click the photos to enlarge.

Perfect landing

Fresh seafood dinner. Osprey dive at their prey and then quickly reverse to catch fish with their talons.

Caught these 2 alighting on the nest as I rounded the corner.
Taking off!

Scanning the horizon.

Guarding the nest.
For more information on the habits of osprey, check the Maine Rivers website.

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.