Sunday, January 03, 2016
We were relaxing at a lake's edge when an Osprey landed in a tree about 75 yards from us. He stayed there for about 30 minutes for our enjoyment.
I thank the Lord for the birds He sends my way to observe.
ID Osprey by the white neck and full white breast. Broad black cheek patch with a white patch above. It is found along rivers, lakes and coasts. It gains a lot of its food from diving and catching fish. It hovers from 30' to 100' before diving to catch fish. It is mostly a migrant in the Missouri area, though there seems to be some locals that I see occasionally.