Monday, 31 March 2014

Osprey & Waders

In the right place at the right time to see this Osprey catch a fish and then take off with it, while we were with a group of birdwatchers showing them the waders before they head off to the Northern Hemisphere to breed.
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Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus)


Some of the waders we saw were Great Knot & Bar-tailed Godwit, all showing beautiful colour.

 Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)
Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)
Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)

Also showing lots of colour were the Lesser Sand Plover & the Red-necked Stint.

Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
 For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday.

23 comments:

mick said...

Great photos - especially of the Osprey. Wonderful color on some of those waders. I must make the effort and get out there again.

HansHB said...

Nice post for WBW!
Well done!

TexWisGirl said...

lucky you to see the osprey!

Brian King said...

Nice job with the osprey shots!

Karen said...

Love the Osprey shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Fantastic selection of birds and great shots also.

eileeninmd said...

Love the breeding colors, gorgeous birds and photos.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome series. I love the osprey.

Dave said...

One of those moments that just cant be planned and often not prepared for, you did well.

Ida said...

Some great shots of the different birds. I've got to say that capturing the Osprey catching the fish is just awesome.

Patti said...

Nice selection of birds. The Osprey has an impressive wing span.

Carole M. said...

great to see the waders before most of them take off ---- and fantastic to catch the Osprey with the fish; that would be a very special moment for me!!

Phil Slade said...

A great variety of birds Neil.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely shots of the Osprey. And fantastic look at the other birds, thanks Neil.

Ela said...

Such a beautiful place and so great photos !
Greetings

Roan said...

Very nice osprey shots!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...impressive osprey action!!! One of my FAVORITE birds.

Linda said...

Fun to watch the water birds! Nice set of pictures.

Carletta said...

Why can't I get that lucky? :)
Not just one shot either but three - nice catch for you and the osprey!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loving the shorebirds and wonderful that you caught the osprey at that exact right moment. What a wonderful time of year.

Stewart M said...

Great range of birds - most of the waders have left my neck of the woods.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sharon Wagner said...

I got to see osprey chicks in Florida this year. Nice post.

NatureFootstep said...

nice set of birds. The osprey images was cool in a way. Hard to see the bird. You really had to look closely.