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Yes, ditto Jane's observations.  As far as I am aware, they are just not 
adapted for capturing prey on the ground.

Carol Wagner
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jane" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Osprey in Monkton


> Far as I know, Osprey exclusively eat fish, not like Bald Eagles, who only 
> prefer them but can and will catch other stuff when necessary. They do 
> sometimes carry a fish quite some distance before coming down for their 
> meal, though.
>
> Jane
>
>
> Merrie Perron wrote:
>
>> On my walk this evening I saw an Osprey perched at the top of a dead tree
>> feasting on something. It could be seen from the intersection of Rotax 
>> Road,
>> Covered Bridge Road and Charlotte Road near the Champlain Valley Telecom
>> Building looking east. There aren't any bodies of water near by, unless
>> someone has a pond in their backyard. I was able to get a far off photo. 
>> If
>> I zoom in I can see something hanging down, but you can't tell if it is 
>> fish
>> tail or squirrel tail!
>>
>> Merrie Perron, North Ferrisburgh
>>
>>
>>
>