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Ospreys have a wide distribution because they are able to live almost anywhere where there are safe nest sites and shallow water with abundant fish. Nests are generally found within 3 to 5 km of a water body such as a salt marsh, mangrove (Rhizophora) swamp, cypress (Taxodium) swamp, lake, bog, reservoir or river. The frequency with which each of these habitat types is used varies by geographic region. (Poole, 1989; Poole, 1994)
Ospreys choose structures that can support a bulky nest, and that are safe from ground-based predators. Nest sites can be safe from predators either by being difficult for a predator to climb (e.g. on a cliff) or by being over water or on a small island. Over-water nest sites that are often used by ospreys include buoys and channel markers, dead trees and artificial nest platforms. Ospreys have also been known to nest on various man-made structures, such as power poles, duck blinds, communication towers, buildings and even billboards. In many cases, nests that are built on artificial structures such as nest platforms and power poles are more stable and fledge more chicks per breeding season than nests on naturally-occuring structures. (Ewins, 1996; Henny and Kaiser, 1996; Poole, 1989; Poole, 1994.
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- [2006-04-25 10:04]
An excellent photografy. I can understand the stateliness of this bird. Exceptional the angle of wings and all the bird body. Congratulation! Dan
- [2006-04-25 10:44]
Hola Juan, excelente momento en la foto, tomar aves en vuelo es muy dificil, la composicion es muy buena, saludos, Juan
Beautiful capture!! Excellent timing. Focus is a little soft. DOF puts the focus on the bird and blurs the BG suitably.
- [2006-04-25 12:07]
Sweet action shot, Juan. You caught the Osprey nice and sharp eventhough the wings are blured from motion. Useful note as well.