Osprey in for the kill...me!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Anthony747, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Hi All! Today my usually friendly and accommodating ospreys were not happy to see me! As soon as she saw me she was in attack mode, she got so close to me that I actually felt a breeze as she flew by (that shot came out blurry). I did not stay long because I almost wet my pants! By the way these birds make a snorting type sound when upset.

    Do ospreys attack humans? This one wanted me.

    This is when I was first spotted.
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    Getting closer!
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    Didn't like the look of those hooks coming for me!
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    The Fly By.
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    Thanks for looking! D70 and the Nikon 70-200mm VR.
    Anthony :shock:
     
  2. LOL they are vocal birds. Seems you did piss it off. How close were you, somehow you threatened it, cause most times they just fly away.

    Better get a blind to shoot from.
     
  3. Interesting story and even better shots. You were in trouble when he started to lower his feet as in the next to last image. Well done Anthony.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I think that I'd get a helmet with a large face mask. :lol: :lol:

    Cool series Anthony.
     
  5. very cool!
     
  6. Welcome to the club - I just had a similar experience with a Goshawk. I think it is a proximity and fledgling thing.
     
  7. Brew

    Brew Guest

    Yep I wouldn't trust her, she has a crazy look in her eyes!!!!

    Nice job to hang in there but remember protect your gear :wink:
     
  8. Backdoctor, I was about 100 feet from the nest and I would estimate the nest is about 40 feet high. I've been shooting this nest for about month now and you are correct they usually just fly away, but not today :shock:

    Anthony
     
  9. Awesoem shots youa re a brave man. I am from Cherry Hill NJ where is this place located loosk wonderful
     
  10. Excellent series, enjoyed the story as well.. Great job!
     
  11. Mike, I wish I could tell you but this is my close and personal spot. I'll post more.

    Anthony
     
  12. Mike, I wish I could tell you but this secluded nest is all mine :wink:

    Anthony
     
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