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Osprey goes fishing


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Guest foundaplanet

Well worth a watch..

 

This is truly an incredible video. Hard to believe this Osprey got 5-6 fish at a

time and then got a flounder under 3 feet of water and made off with

what looks to be a 5+ lbs. steelhead.

Have you ever seen a bird shake water off like a dog does?!!!

Wouldn't want to get in its way when its eyes are locked onto you and his

talons in the "load" position! Its talons are amazing!

There are 3 sequences in this one video:

1st sequence - catches half a dozen fish in one strike.

2nd sequence - plunges talons into deep water to grab the prey.

3rd sequence - captures a big old fish that looks as if it weighs more than he does!

This is incredible to watch!

CLICK: OSPREY 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nA3LtXnNIto

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Wow!! That's awesome Col. I love the way it shakes down, totally destroying it's aerodynamics as it rapidly looses height, then trims off and regains it's flying characteristics. Fantastic footage - the cameraman must've spent hours and days waiting to catch those moments - especially the underwater catch. :)


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So skillful how it holds the fish especially the large trout or salmon by the gill and then udjusts it's grip with both legs to a streamlined position for sustained flight. So powerful .....

Ade.

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What a cracking male osprey and lets just say if I was a chick I wouldn't mind him as my dad  :lol:

 

Yes, he would make ya kinda proud wouldn't he..

 

Amazing bird and an amazing piece of work to record the footage..

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