Welcome to North Idaho

To live in a place other people dream of visiting is incredible. Through the lens of my camera OnLocation North Idaho will bring you a slice of life as we know it in the Idaho panhandle. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

River sushi

A great wildlife viewing opportunity in all of North Idaho is with osprey. They're also known as seahawks or fish eagles. Ospreys are a large raptor with a diet that consists almost exclusively of fish. From over 100 feet in the air, the osprey sight their prey and then dive to depths of 3 feet to make the catch. We were on the Spokane River when we saw this osprey watching her mate intensely as he caught a fish to bring back to the nest. Alas, he struggled with the heavy fish, several times stopping to rest on the log booms. We can only hope he successfully "brought home the bacon" to the missus.

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