Interesting Osprey Flight Characteristics

I was on my way from a property I manage in Portland to one in Falmouth at just after 5PM yesterday when I noticed a pair of Osprey on the Fore River.  I pulled over to watch one of them soaring over the trail along the Fore River Parkway.  Then I noticed (while I was taking some photos) that it was moving it’s legs and feet forward as if it was going to catch or grab something, but it remained in soaring flight.

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That was when I realized, if you are going to take a crap while flying, its good to move your legs and feet out of the way first.

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6 thoughts on “Interesting Osprey Flight Characteristics

  1. Generally, I always try to get my feet out of the way first. HA! I have a big series of images of birds crapping, Black Crowned Night Heron, Broad Winged hawk, Woodcocks and more! I decided since I have so many that it’s my photography market niche, “Feces SPecies.” If you want a shot of a bird crapping, I’m your girl! Just ask me. 🙂

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