An Osprey catches breakfast at Sparks Lake

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Comments (8)

Erwin Woenckhaus on August 19, 2007

Wooow... this one is also very nice shot Michael!

Manfred1220 on September 23, 2007

Congratulate on this photo! Fantastic scene in a beautiful landscape!

Greetings of Vienna, Manfred

© Michael Hatten htt… on September 23, 2007

Hello Manfred1220

Yes it was quite a sight to watch this Falcon fish for breakfast. He was so fast. I have a series of shots of him diving into the water splashing about then taking off and flying away.

Really neat!

Thanks for Looking!


alamos_26 on September 27, 2007

spectacular photography Michael

© Michael Hatten htt… on September 28, 2007

Hello alala

Thank you very much for your kind words!

I've been to Sparks Lake many times and I've seen many deer

but I was suprised to see falcons fishing. I guess I should'nt be suprised. Not too far away is Cultus Lake where a small colony Ospery live and feed.


DougEye on October 6, 2008

This bird, commonly called a fish eagle, is not a falcon, but obviously an osprey. The largest falcon, the gyrfalcon with average wingspan of 47 inches is no match for the larger osprey wing averaging well over 60 inches. The osprey in turn would be no match in speed compared to falcons.

Bill Gass on December 12, 2008

Dam nice shot, reflection and all.


© Michael Hatten htt… on December 17, 2008

Bill Gass,

Thanks for the compliment!


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