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This is the Osprey, one of our largest birds of prey, it feeds almost exclusively fish. It is also one of the most widespread birds in the world, found on all continents except Antarctica.
It's population has been dramaticaly reduced by the use of DDT, but recovery after DDT-ban has been very strong.

This one hovers quite often close to the lodge, looking of course for fish.

Size is around 56cm, 2 Kg and with a wingspan up to 180cm ! Posted by Picasa