Talons

So, I was on the top deck, taking some early morning photos midweek.  This very large “seagull” comes flying my way…an “odd” looking seagull.  Looked like it had something hanging underneath it, but I couldn’t really see it clearly.  I started snapping away.  This is what I captured!

Cool, eh?

6 thoughts on “Talons

  1. ivoryhut August 4, 2008 / 9:14 am

    Hey! Uber cool! And, you already have a fish photo for the challenge!

  2. kanniduba August 4, 2008 / 10:48 am

    Ivory!! LOL You’re right! I was actually lamenting the fact that I had forgotten to seek out fish to photo for the challenge! Perfect! Thanks for being my brain. 😉

  3. karmardav August 4, 2008 / 12:28 pm

    I wonder if that bird could be an osprey. I took some pictures of parent osprey in their nest with their young recently. I’ll have to go look at mine again and compare.

  4. kanniduba August 4, 2008 / 2:59 pm

    karmardav, I’m no bird expert, but I’m pretty sure it was an osprey.

    http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Osprey.html

    We saw several of them throughout the week, and a couple more carrying fish. Very neat! 🙂 At one point, there were three flying in a row, about six inches above the water, and we watched as they followed each other, hunting up and down the beach. They were most easily spotted early in the morning.

  5. kanniduba August 4, 2008 / 2:59 pm

    Oh, and karmardav, I’d love to see those photos!

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