My first photos of an osprey bird

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San Diego County and its various habitats hosts thousands of bird species, including a large number of birds who migrate here for the winter. I’ve heard we have ospreys here, also known as sea hawks or fish hawks. I’ve even seen some a few times, but never close enough to photograph.

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to spot one on top of a dead tree trunk. It was standing over a pond, turning its head left and right, possibly looking for fish to go catch. It was on a small island in the middle of the pond, so I couldn’t get very close. My camera has a 20x optical zoom, and it was challenging to get sharp pictures without a tripod, but I managed to get a few good ones. I have a Canon Powershot SX280 HS and I have to say Canon makes the best point and shoot cameras, with the option to access manual mode.

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Osprey - fish hawk - sea hawk
Osprey – fish hawk – sea hawk
Osprey sitting in a tree
Osprey sitting in a tree
Close-up on an osprey hawk
Close-up on an osprey hawk
Close-up on an osprey hawk
Close-up on an osprey hawk

6 thoughts on “My first photos of an osprey bird

    • Thank you! I asked the osprey to sit right there for the whole shoot and he did, haha! I’m going to try to take more pictures of local birds so I have enough for a calendar next year. We’ll see…

    • Blue sky is something we’re having a lot of, especially this week when it’s supposed to be sunny and 85 every day. Some crazy weather, which won’t help our 4-year long drought.

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