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    SirKristoff is a poopiehead Ozzy's Avatar
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    What kind of bird is this?

    I went on a kayak trip yesterday, I saw a lot of birds, bald eagles, pelicans, herons, etc.

    I got some pics of this bird that I'm not sure what it is. I think it's a falcon, maybe a peregrine.

    Anybody know for sure?

    These are not great pics, but they were taken at 12x zoom from a moving kayak.



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    Looks like an osprey to me
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    It's a type of Osprey - Pandion haliaetus.
    I got a pic of 1 in the Pine Barrens last year.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...highlight=pine
    Post #3 - 4th picture down.


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    Looks like it has a fish so maybe an osprey aka "fish hawk"

    http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/osprey.php

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    Yup, agree on Osprey I.D.

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    Osprey. Awesome photo! How lucky you are. You get to see all kinds of cool stuff.
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    There are plenty of rivers around richmond, buy a kayak. Then you can see the things I see.


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    ........now WHO can identify the fish species??
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