To: Tom and Mandy Wilson <>,
Subject: Osprey
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 20:00:23 +1000
I enjoyed the helicopter effect when in slow motion we saw what an effort it is to rise from water carrying a large fish - wings seemed to rotate.
Wet dog effect great too.
My first Osprey sighting, circa 1958, was when one landed one a tiny rocky islet in the Whitsunday group as our boat came alongside. It stood with wings half-furled and crest raised. The boatman said "Geez, the things you see when you haven't got a gun!" When we girls asked why, he gave us to understand that as they eat fish, they would soon exterminate all fish worth catching, and the Queensland Government should give a large bounty for every 'Fish-hawk' slain.

Anthea Fleming

On 27/05/2012 11:42 AM, Tom and Mandy Wilson wrote:
Great images - and just the images - no naff commentary
I love the bit where it shakes itself like a wet dog whilst in mid-air!
Thanks for posting
Tom Wilson

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