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Osprey

It is always fascinating to watch the osprey search the waters, hover over its prey and then fold its wings and dive - crashing into the water after an unsuspecting fish. When successful, an osprey rises from the surface, streaming water and holding its prize headfirst in its talons as it heads skyward. Ospreys are a common sight in the summer, hunting over any large body of water. In flight, their wings form a prominent 'M' shape with a wingspan of up to 6 feet.

Season for Viewing
active daytime, summer resident

Best Areas to View
Along all Flaming Gorge waters, but the Flaming Gorge Dam is a great place to spot them fishing and nesting

Fast Facts
Pandion haliaetus, large bird, with brown back and white head & breast. Up to 25" tall.

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