About Our Birds: Osprey

Order:      Accipitriformes
Family:   Pandionidae               
Genus:     Pandion
Species:   Pandion haliaetus
Class:       Aves
Description:  Large brown and white bird of prey equipped with hooked bills and strong talons.  Alias: sea hawk; fish eagle; white eagle    
Diet:  Mostly fish, but also rabbits, hares, rodents, small birds, amphibians and small reptiles

Osprey in Flight

All photographs were taken by Patricia S. Clyne, owner of Patsy Clyne Photography.