Barry spotted this Osprey at the end of our dock and noticed, using binoculars, that it was guarding the nice-sized fish it had just caught.  The bird wasn't going to risk losing his lunch, so Barry was able to get quite close and zoom in for some nice shots.  
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This shot reminded me of Count Dracula and his cape
PaulaSegrest
12/7/2011 07:57:10 am

WOW!!!
AWESOME-photos!!

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Sabrina
12/7/2011 08:41:23 am

I don't know anything about this type of bird but it looks to be pretty big.

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Sabrina

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BeBelize Emily
12/7/2011 08:52:29 am

Thanks, Paula - Barry got some great photos! They are indeed big birds, Sabrina! From Wikipedia: "The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings."

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Gigi McQueen
12/9/2011 02:37:56 am

FANTASTIC SHOTS!!!!

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Gigi McQueen
12/9/2011 02:38:53 am

Bet you could get these published~ they really are outstanding~

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BeBelize Emily
12/9/2011 05:42:11 am

Thanks, Gigi! Barry's camera has a really good zoom, perfect for wildlife photos. It was very nice of the bird to hang out for so long with his lunch, too!

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Jessica Hippo
12/9/2011 06:51:06 am

LOVE all the pictures!!! Hope y'all are doing great! I was thinking of you the other day because I was making up our envelopes for our holiday cards and saw the one I had for y'all. However it has the wrong address...better get that fixed before I try sending it. Best to you both and happy holidays!!!

Your North Carolina-WELLS FARGO friend, Jessica

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BeBelize Emily
12/9/2011 07:44:45 am

Thanks, Jessica. A very Merry Christmas to you from both of us!

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