Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Osprey, Scotland, August 2005 - click for larger image Scotland

The Osprey is distributed widely in both the Old and New Worlds but breeds almost exclusively in the northern hemisphere. Most populations are migratory and those seen in Scotland arrive to breed in early April and leave to spend the winter in Africa by about the end of August shortly after these photos were taken.

Osprey, Scotland, August 2005 - click for larger image They are very faithful to their nest site and reasonably faithful to their partners. The same individuals are normally identified as returning to the same territories every spring.

There are photos of Osprey in South America here.

There is also a page on the RSPB website.

Osprey, Scotland, August 2005 - click for larger image
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