Osprey observed at Frautschi Point
Arlene Koziol spotted this Osprey flying at Frautschi Point, carrying a good-sized fish. Can anyone identify the fish? Please Comment!!!
John J. Magnuson
9/3/2014 06:28:14 am
Three of us weighed in on what species of fish the osprey was carrying. Pete MacIntyre, Red Bier, and John Magnuson. We think that the fish is probably a walleye. Ted's comments sum it up. "It is definitely NOT a primitive fish, but is likely in the family, Percidae. The pelvic fins are forward and the pectoral fins are on the side; pinned to the body. The white belly, robust body, flailed gills, and squared pelvic fins point me strait to walleye.
9/8/2014 08:23:58 am
Thank you for the identification! Below is some interesting information on Ospreys taken from The Birds of North America, Online, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
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