Friday, April 8, 2011

Birds of Prey - Week 5

Location:  Mecosta, MI
Subject:  Osprey

I apologize for picture quality.  It is a grey sort of day around here and these birds were very, very high up.  But these birds are very, very large.  Its body can reach up to 24 inches and its wingspan 7 feet.  They mainly feed on fish and so nest high up near bodies of water.

We have so many birds now that spring is here.  Or is supposed to be anyway.  But we see new birds everyday.  We spotted these two on the way to meeting the other day building their nest right around the corner from our house.  I stopped today on the way home from service in hopes of catching them so we could figure out just what kind of birds they were.  Happily we found them both in their nest working away.

Enjoy these large birds of prey.  Hopefully next week the sun will peek out from behind these clouds and I can get you some cheerier pictures.

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