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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:44 am 
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i saw my first Osprey at Umgeni River Mouth, down in Durban over the New Year Period. It was nice enough to go fishing, which it failed at a few times and then finally got right and flew off with its prize... right over my head and i got to see the poor fishy flying for the first and last time in its lil life.. :twisted: 8) :dance:


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Got excited reading this thread, as last week in Kruger, I saw a big bird try for a fish and miss. I thought it might have been an osprey, but the more I read, the more I am sure it was a juv fish eagle. :wall:

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BB, I have had the fortunate opportunity of seeing Osprey hunt on 2 occasions now.

Unlike Fish Eagle it flaps slowly over the water at about 10-15m high and then suddenly speeds up as it approaches the prey. I have read that it might hover even. Anyhoo, it then plunges quite unceremoniously into the water quite unlike a Fish Eagle would do.

As it drags the prey out and up it immediately maneuvers the fish in a linear position to eliminate any wind resistance.

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Thanks Oom, then I definitely saw a JFE.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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ould this eventually be an Osprey, would be my first one :hmz:
Seen in Isimangaliso Wetland Park in late Nov 2009.

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Hi FC,

Yes, you are right with Osprey.

Great birds and nice pic.

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Thanks Barcud :dance: :dance: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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For those interested there is still an Osprey around the Mankwe dam (Pilansberg). Took this photo today at 12h00.
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Juvenile Osprey seen between Lower Sabie and Skukuza last week - sorry about the poor quality photos

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Wow! great sighting El-Bok. :clap:

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Hi there

I am going to say that, that is a Juv African Fish Eagle. Those white markings on the shoulder leading to the back is indicative of a juvie.

Compare the photo with Lizet's photo a few posts up and you will see what I mean.

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Oh ok Dan thanks for that

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Well......as the Osprey is a migratory bird he spends half of the year in Europe where he also breeds. In Germany´s two north-eastern provinces Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg sightings of Ospreys are almost guaranteed. I saw a breeding couple with a juvenile last year and a hunting osprey last week.

Unfortunately the birds were too far away for a good photo.

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Very nice Osprey photos on the public sightings gallery. Taken at Skukuza Golf Club. Will be searching for this bird the next time I get to Skukuza


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The one and only I've seen in Kruger was flying over Pioneer Dam. This was around 1994 or so.

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