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Photo: Breakfast at Sharon Park pond

Original post made on Oct 5, 2011

Derek Marsano wishes to share this picture he took at about 10 a.m. today (Oct. 4) at Sharon Park pond in Menlo Park. He says a female osprey visited the pond and took a carp for breakfast. ==I Photo by Derek Marsano.==

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Comments (6)

Posted by Loba, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Oct 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Oh wow! That is SO cool. Thank you to Derek for sharing!!!

Posted by EmilyV, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Oct 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I saw her fishing Monday morning too. Looks like she's found a good food source!

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Oct 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Great photo

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Beautifull bird. Great photo.

Posted by territorial shift, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I've noticed the night Herons are not roosting near the pond anymore--did they loose their turf?

Posted by iyenori, a resident of another community
on Oct 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I've seen a black-crowned night heron and a cormorant at that pond, and a night heron at the Japanese garden in San Mateo, but never an osprey nearer than Skyline. Derek must have a lot of luck, a quick eye, and an excellent telephoto. But how do we get "she"?--I mean, other than the fact that the female is deadlier than the male?

Let's hear it for Darwinian pressure on those fat slow koi!

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