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"Osprey"
Osprey:    The Osprey (Pandion haliaeetus) is often called the "Fish Hawk", "Fish Eagle", or "Eagle Hawk". "Pandion" was the name of a mythical king of Athens. "Haliaeetus" is from the Greek "hals" or "halos", meaning "sea", and "aetos" or "aetus", meaning "eagle". The name "Osprey" came from two possibilities. Some researchers think the name is derived from "ospreit", an Old French word dervived from the Latin "avis praedae" meaning "bird of prey". Other researchers think the name is from Latin "ossifragus" meaning "bone breaker". The Osprey is the only member of the genus Pandion, and split from the rest of the Accipitridae raptors around 24-30 million years ago.

 
Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ... with fish ...

Image, 2010, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken May 16, 2010. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.


... nest building ...

Image, 2011, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Nest building, Osprey, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken April 12, 2011. Canon Rebel 60d, 200z.
Image, 2011, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Nest building, Osprey, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken April 12, 2011. Canon Rebel 60d, 200z.


Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken June 14, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken June 14, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


... 5 weeks later ...

Image, 2009, Columbia River downstream Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey family, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 22, 2009. Fujifilm s100fs.
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Osprey family, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 22, 2009. Fujifilm s100fs.


Columbia River downstream Vancouver, Washington ...
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Image, 2009, Columbia River downstream Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey "mom" and chick, Columbia River downstream Vancouver, Washington. Image taken June 14, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Twelve days later, Osprey family, Columbia River downstream Vancouver, Washington. Image taken June 26, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2007, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Osprey. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 14, 2007.

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Lacamas Lake, Washington ...

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Osprey, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2008, Sony H50 "SuperZoom".
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Osprey, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken June 15, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Osprey, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken June 15, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm


... with fish ...

Image, 2009, Lacamas Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey with fish, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken April 22, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.
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Osprey with fish, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.


Bonneville Dam, Oregon side ...

Image, 2013, Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Bonneville Dam, Oregon side. Overcast, gray, and light drizzle to heavy downpour. Image taken April 13, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Bonneville Dam, Oregon side. Overcast, gray, and light drizzle to heavy downpour. Image taken April 13, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Bonneville Dam, Oregon side. Overcast, gray, and light drizzle to heavy downpour. Image taken April 13, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Osprey, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancovuer, Washington ...

Image, 2014, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, LaFramboise Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny day with slight haze. Image taken April 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2014, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, LaFramboise Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny day with slight haze. Image taken April 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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