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Photo: Breakfast at Sharon Park pond

 

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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. Photo by Derek Marsano.

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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!!!


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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!


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

Great photo


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

Beautifull bird. Great photo.


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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?


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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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