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Osprey, My Can Of Bird   1 comment

Osprey — Image by kenne

“One day I’m going to write a book about osprey .
It has really gotten deep into my bloodstream.
So when you ask what else I do,
I feel like this is part of what I do …
is to watch these birds.”

Alan Lightman

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314)   Leave a comment

Osprey — Mixed Art by kenne

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314)
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.
— Emily Dickinson

A Sea of Cortez Osprey   Leave a comment

A Sea of Cortez Osprey — Image by kenne

Goal: Clean air, clean clear-running rivers, the presence
of Pelican and Osprey and Gray Whale in our lives;
salmon and trout in our streams; unmuddied language and good dreams. 

 — Gary Snyder

An Active Osprey Nest   3 comments

Near where we were staying in Puerto Peñasco, I spotted what looked like an active Osprey nest.

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After a closer investigation, I was able to see an osprey sitting this carefully created work of art. There are no trees on the desert coast of the Sea of Cortez, so the Osprey makes good use of any structure high off the ground.

Once confirming that the nest was active, I started looking around for the mate. That’s when a spotted the other osprey on a nearby power pole, already expressing some displeasure with my being too close to the nest.

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The two Ospreys began calling to one another. As I moved closer to the sentry Osprey, he turned and flow to a distant pole.

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The feathers of this hawk always seem ruffled due to when diving after fish, Ospreys completely submerge themselves underwater and still are able to fly away with their prey. Most other fish-eating birds of prey can only pluck fish from the surface of the water as they fly by. Like all birds of prey, Ospreys are amazing animals. 

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Osprey (Fish Eagle)   4 comments

Rocky Point

Rocky PointOsprey (Fish Eagle) — Images by kenne

When in the Puerto Peñasco, Sonora area last week we visited a small bay/marshland about twenty-five miles east and only a couple of miles from where we were staying. This area has been set aside as a nature preserve and is a nesting area for the Osprey (Fish Eagle). On our visit we were able to see one, not just printed on a sign, as you can see, this guy was perched on the sign — “Showtime!”


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