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2013-11-10 12:54:48 PM
This is really bad-ass footage.
 
2013-11-10 01:01:16 PM
I love the bird shaking all the water off like a dog ... while flying.
 
2013-11-10 01:39:21 PM
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2013-11-10 02:08:35 PM
Amazing footage.
 
2013-11-10 02:48:56 PM
Beautiful plumage.
 
2013-11-10 03:14:31 PM
You're a flounder, sitting on the lake bottom, minding your own business, and suddenly -- DEATH FROM ABOVE!
 
2013-11-10 03:19:51 PM

verbal_jizm: I love the bird shaking all the water off like a dog ... while flying.


That was pretty damned awesome, but the osprey practically surfing on the back of the second fish was even more impressive.
 
2013-11-10 03:24:17 PM
Aside from the piercing talons, that has to be one of the coolest ways to die as a fish.
 
2013-11-10 03:49:41 PM
Ospreys have to be the most bad-ass birds in north America.

I've seen them run bald eagles right off of lakes. 

No you can't have a fishing spot.  Not yours.
 
2013-11-10 03:55:15 PM
maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com

PULL UP!  PULL UP!
 
2013-11-10 03:57:42 PM
What's with all that crazy gear, osprey?
 
2013-11-10 04:09:46 PM
A)  I was expecting the other Osprey to see how one of those could go fishing.

B) At 2:00...  "Wonk-Wonk! Pull up!    Wonk-Wonk! Pull up!"
 
2013-11-10 04:14:23 PM
I like how it locks its talons into attack position before striking.
 
2013-11-10 04:15:30 PM
It couldn't really lift that one huge salmon.  Just flew it in ground-effect off into the weeds.
 
2013-11-10 04:17:51 PM
That was colossally awesome.
 
2013-11-10 04:31:52 PM
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2013-11-10 05:01:34 PM
I enjoyed that.  It is amazing to see them do this in the wild, but you don't appreciate how much is going on until you see the video.
 
2013-11-10 05:24:57 PM
They take absolutely massive dumps.  There was a stream running by my old workplace and an Osprey that had roosted on top of one of the utility poles nearby.  Woe be unto you if it was over your car in the parking lot when it decided to let rip.
 
2013-11-10 06:16:19 PM
Always so pretty to watch.  I was at a state park once and my dad was testing out his new camera on an osprey that decided to go fishing.  He got shots of it circling, pausing, diving into the water and surfacing with the catch.  It was majestic.
 
2013-11-10 06:35:54 PM
Was hoping for the aqueous version of this:
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2013-11-10 06:51:31 PM

studebaker hoch: Ospreys have to be the most bad-ass birds in north America.

I've seen them run bald eagles right off of lakes.

No you can't have a fishing spot.  Not yours.


Maybe if there is a pair of them and/or desperate to protect young in a nest.

Eagles usually win. They are notorious for being lazy bastards that steal fish that ospreys catch even up to harassing an osprey until it vomits up a just eaten fish.

One example of an in-air fish snatch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvWUv1N45XE

Some think such bald eagle behavior makes it appropriate/inappropriate as a symbol of the USA.
 
2013-11-10 07:03:51 PM
This is the best shot I've personally taken of one...  (asking Santa for a longer lens, this year)
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I've been a big fan for a while now, and that clip was awesome.

verbal_jizm: I love the bird shaking all the water off like a dog ... while flying.


ditto.
 
2013-11-10 07:20:03 PM

sno man: This is the best shot I've personally taken of one...  (asking Santa for a longer lens, this year)

I've been a big fan for a while now, and that clip was awesome.

verbal_jizm: I love the bird shaking all the water off like a dog ... while flying.

ditto.


Seconded.


/And I'm pretty darn sure Santa is giving you a lump of coal.
 
2013-11-10 07:22:29 PM

sno man: This is the best shot I've personally taken of one...  (asking Santa for a longer lens, this year)
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I've been a big fan for a while now, and that clip was awesome.

verbal_jizm: I love the bird shaking all the water off like a dog ... while flying.

ditto.


Best ones I've got. 2 miles from my house
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2013-11-10 07:26:35 PM
Nature is awesome.  Well, for the osprey anyway.
 
2013-11-10 07:42:29 PM

Salem Witch: sno man: This is the best shot I've personally taken of one...  (asking Santa for a longer lens, this year)

I've been a big fan for a while now, and that clip was awesome.

verbal_jizm: I love the bird shaking all the water off like a dog ... while flying.

ditto.

Seconded.


/And I'm pretty darn sure Santa is giving you a lump of coal.


[!]
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2013-11-10 08:03:55 PM
Surfin' bird!!!
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2013-11-10 09:37:12 PM

John Buck 41: 2 miles from my house


I'm jealous of your zoom.
 
2013-11-10 09:59:28 PM

HotWingAgenda: John Buck 41: 2 miles from my house

I'm jealous of your zoom.


Heh. Late night, alcohol...took me a sec.
 
2013-11-10 10:56:46 PM
Thanks Subby, but let's keep it 1080p.  Thanks.
 
2013-11-10 11:18:05 PM

wxboy: [cdn.ksk.uproxx.com image 560x384]


Thank you for that.  I was just sitting here trying to remember what the game was called.


/off to find a emulator...
 
2013-11-10 11:29:56 PM

dholway: Surfin' bird!!!
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I thought it was really neeto how the osprey managed to maneuver the fish into a more aeroefficient orientation like that.
 
2013-11-10 11:53:46 PM
Osprey are beautiful and very entertaining to watch.  If you get a chance, check out some of the live cams that are propped up in Montana around nesting season.  There's one near Missoula, Montana and another trained on the Dunrovin ranch.

They're what I lovingly call "eccentric" birds.  The male half of the nesting pair on a cam this year decided to decorate the nest with a tube of Sensodyne toothpaste one day.  No joke, there are pics.  There have been reports of osprey feathering their nests with even stranger decorations.  And boy, are their calls to each other loud.  I'm surprised nobody called the cops on me for disturbance of the peace while I was watching the cams, because you could hear it across the house.

Fun to watch.  Birds of prey rock.
 
2013-11-10 11:54:12 PM
"I'd like to see a nature film where an eagle swoops down and pulls a fish out of a lake, and then maybe he's flying along, low to the ground, and the fish pulls a worm out of the ground. Now that's a documentary!"

-Jack Handey
 
2013-11-11 01:04:31 AM
My son and I were fishing a few weeks ago when two ospreys decided they were hungry and started fishing themselves.They were diving and pulling out fish about twenty yards beyond where my bobber was.

We didn't catch anything that day, but watching them lessened the sting of having to eat hamburgers that night.

/This was pretty awesome footage. Good find subby!
 
2013-11-11 07:48:45 AM
Phenomenal footage.
 
2013-11-11 07:53:18 AM
That was really awesome! Thanks Submitter.

It would be slightly cooler in HD, but still awesome, nonetheless.
 
2013-11-11 09:22:07 AM

TuteTibiImperes: They take absolutely massive dumps.  There was a stream running by my old workplace and an Osprey that had roosted on top of one of the utility poles nearby.  Woe be unto you if it was over your car in the parking lot when it decided to let rip.


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2013-11-11 09:29:38 AM
That underwater footage must be a one in a million shot.  What are the odds that the osprey picks out the one fish you have the camera focused on?
 
2013-11-11 11:42:19 AM
I was inside an Osprey today ... the Marine version.
 
2013-11-11 11:57:01 AM

BalugaJoe: I was inside an Osprey today ... the Marine version.



Happy Veteran's Day, future veteran!
 
2013-11-11 02:01:53 PM
The osprey must compensate for the refraction of light through water.

www.internal.schools.net.au

The bird has to spot the fish, calculate the depth using the false image, and then use that depth to calculate the correct location.  The offset changes with the angle of the line of sight to the surface of the water.

This must all be computed while in a terminal dive.
 
2013-11-11 02:20:42 PM
I found it interesting that they position the larger fish in the most aerodynamic manner, even though it requires releasing one foot's grip and repositioning it aft of the first.  That has to be deliberate.
 
2013-11-11 03:05:35 PM
tillerman35

That has to be deliberate.

Ospreys are well known for pointing the fish into the wind for optimum aerodynamics.

However...I wonder if it is also to keep air moving over the gills of the fish, keeping it alive longer?
 
2013-11-11 04:41:17 PM
That was pretty cool. No idea they would actually dive under water like that.
 
2013-11-11 05:56:04 PM
The fish is all chilling out when suddenly WHOOOOSH!

And they're going "WHAT JUST HAPPENED? WHAT'S GOING ON? WHERE AM I? Oh, the view is lovely up here!"
 
2013-11-11 07:04:24 PM

HairBolus: studebaker hoch: Ospreys have to be the most bad-ass birds in north America.

I've seen them run bald eagles right off of lakes.

No you can't have a fishing spot.  Not yours.

Maybe if there is a pair of them and/or desperate to protect young in a nest.

Eagles usually win. They are notorious for being lazy bastards that steal fish that ospreys catch even up to harassing an osprey until it vomits up a just eaten fish.

One example of an in-air fish snatch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvWUv1N45XE

Some think such bald eagle behavior makes it appropriate/inappropriate as a symbol of the USA.


hahaha, I was watching a pair of eagles stealing food from all the other birds and thinking the same thing : they are living the american dream, something for nothing.
 
2013-11-11 09:10:01 PM
I watched an osprey doing his thing while I was fly-fishing in one of the Jewel Lakes in northwestern Montana a few years ago. They're pretty badass predators, but still no match for golden eagles, who'll cart off housecats and small dogs and such, given the opportunity.

More recently I was staying at a Forest Service cabin and we could hear 3 or 4 great horned owls hooting at each other in the trees right at twilight. Then one took off and flew right overhead. Dead silent. They're seriously badass in their own way. I'd have hated to be a mouse anywhere near there.
 
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