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I thought that this bird was an Osprey but it was very clearly hunting something on the land. I’ve seen Osprey’s take materials do nests from beaches but this was hunting. It took at least 2 attempts before I filmed one. I don’t think an osprey would need multiple attempts to pick up nesting material. Do Ospreys Hunt land animals? Could this be a different bird?

 

This was on Commercial Street in Portland, Maine. June 19th around 3PM. A dense patch of woods is on one side of the street and the ocean on the other. The video shows the bird very clearly after something on the ground. Sadly. that something is directly behind the man hill on the construction site. There is no mistaking what is going on here.

 

(sorry the stupid max video size won’t allow more for better ID)

 

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There was an error uploading the video and it wouldn’t allow me to edit my original post to include the video. I keep getting error -200. One file that is 24.7mb

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Thank god. It says the video uploaded. Yes, it is water on one side of the street and woods on the side of the street i’m filming from. I can tell you what I saw afterwords but It would make things more confusing and people may doubt me.

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33 minutes ago, Shellwake said:

Could this be a different bird?

This is definitely a Osprey but more than that I do not know.🙂

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That’s really smart thinking Charlie and would be a good explanation for why he was interested in something on the ground. I just don’t know why the Osprey would be circling and diving several times to pick up a dead fish. The answers were probably behind that hill but I didn’t want to interfere via nosiness. 

Adding on to your thoughts. Do they ever steal food from other animals? Thank you for confirming Osprey Kevin.

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