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This is truly an incredible video. Hard to believe this Osprey got 5-6 fish at a time and then got a flounder under 3 feet of water and made off with what looks to be a 5+ lbs. steelhead.
Have you ever seen a bird shake water off like a dog does?!!!
Wouldn't want to get in its way when its eyes are locked onto you and his talons in the "load" position!
Its talons are amazing!
There are 3 sequences in this one video:
1st sequence - catches half a dozen fish in one strike.
2nd sequence - plunges talons into deep water to grab the prey.
3rd sequence - captures a big old fish that looks as if it weighs more than he does! This is incredible to watch!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/nA3LtXnNIto?feature=player_embedded

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They are Don, not quite as big as a Golden Eagle, or Bald Eagle, but not much smaller.

Here are the descriptions of all 3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Eagle

The Ospreys here often use the electrical towers that cross the many waterways to build there nests in, that gives them a good view of the water below, you can see these nests crossing any of the bridges here, they use the same nest year after year unless a bad storm destroys the nest, which doesn't happen often, they build a very strong and big nest.

Most Ospreys migrate to South America in the winter time and return in the spring to hatch and rear there young.

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Up here along the sacramento river we have a huge population of osprey. Amazing birds. Was jailed twice during the cantara spill for feeding them (mother and fledglings) from a kiddie pool with live bait fish from the marina. River was dead from meth am sodium spill and the bald eagles were dying too from starvation/poisoning as everything within 200 yards was dead/ dying from the river fulla toxic fumation poison. San Jose Mercury news reporter hiked in with me around roadblocks to document. Got great pics of them and chopper trying to run me offa my 8" dredge also. Idjet pilot got within 20' with them blades. FANTASTIC video harkens me back to many summers with these critters and thanx much G-John

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Funny Stuff. One day I heard Ckack Ckack Cack from one of my chickens. Ran to door to see what was going on and all I saw was a Red Tailed Hawk up about 200ft with one of my 3lb chickens.

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