Monday Magicks ~ Osprey as a Totem Animal Spirit

An Osprey hanging out the fence in our backyard!

An Osprey hanging out the fence in our backyard!

Last week we got an awesome visitor in our backyard! This is an osprey: they are kind of a cross between a falcon and a golden eagle.

These wonderful birds of prey are all over Spokane — especially along the river.

When we lived a few hundred yards from the Spokane River, we saw them all the time. The house we live in now is almost 2 miles away so it was definitely a wonderful surprise to see him on our back fence!

Osprey are also part of the totem animal spirits. Being that I am Pagan, this has an even more special meaning to me.

Of course, after reading one of the many meanings, I get the picture and know WHY he showed up.

Below is an excerpt relating to the Osprey Totem from an excellent site that talks about Animal Totems.

Osprey Totem

Osprey teaches many lessons; how to streamline your life, how carry a heavy burden, and how to dive in with pinpoint accuracy. Osprey will demonstrate the power of keen eyesight and specializing in the ability to tightly grasp your object firmly with finesse and tenacity. He shows that patience and expert timing is needed. It is time to be aware of your inner guidance which is the “sun’s direction” – the sun will show the direction in which to strike so pay attention. Osprey shows that after the initial “splash” of your endeavor, situations and issues will naturally fall into place. Osprey teaches strength and finesse. It is time to trust what Osprey is telling you. Perhaps you feel out of your comfort zone? Afraid to change or of opportunities? Worried of what others think? Osprey demonstrates that you CAN put your head under the emotional water and still survive! It is ok to feel. He will also show how to build a foundation in the spiritual and physical and to ride the current of life in both worlds enabling a balance of peace and harmony. Osprey also teaches of streamlining our thoughts and emotions that also facilitate balance this within that propagates outward. These are valuable lessons to be learned. ~ StarStuffs© 

Talk about enlightening! This is so right on with what I have been going through these past couple weeks.

I just wanted to share the awesomeness of the Osprey that decided to preen himself in our backyard on our back fence! Amazing!!!

Here’s a picture that will give you an idea of how our backyard looks like. The purple circle is where the osprey is sitting.

View of our backyard from the upper deck.

OMG we already have to mow our lawn with all the rain we have been getting.

Have you had any cool animals show up out of no where? Please share in the comments below.

And if you ever want to know what it could mean, please check out the link above. There are links with each entry that share images and sounds of each animal — super cool!

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  1. An Osprey was in the pinetree on the patio..was talking loud before a storm..well it looked like a storm but he wasnt worried and it just rained a little..Thanks for the description of the medicine..

    • Birdy, thank you so much for the tip! I fell in love with the osprey when we first moved up here to Spokane WA. they are all over the river! Such graceful birds. We live far enough away from the river that this was such a wonderful gift and surprise to have one sitting on our back fence!

      We are looking at getting so property farther out of the city of Spokane and I am looking forward to all the animal life that we just do not get where we live right now. Although we are bustling with all kinds of sparrows, finches, greckles, quail, morning doves and even chickadees … waiting for the robins. They will be back soon! :)
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  2. I haven’t been paying too much attention to the animals lately….

    But it’s cool for you, to see a bird you normally wouldn’t where you currently are.

  3. We had Kestrels visit us last year. They took over the Magpie nest in one of our trees. They had 5 chicks and seemed to like it here. I hope they return, even though this year isn’t as much of a rodent year.

    • We have a bird that looks like a magpie, and many people tell me it is, but they are so much bigger than what pictures I find; plus the tail is almost twice it’s height with beautiful sapphire blue colored feathers. They are noisy but I love them whatever they are! LOL

      I looked up krestels — what beautiful birds of prey!!! I hope it comes back for you this year!
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      • It looks similar to the European Magpie … I did an image search (d’oh — homer simpson style) for spokane wa magpie — we have black billed magpies :) here’s the link: But the blue on their tail feathers is so beautiful and blue … sometimes it’s brighter or darker. They are scavengers really but I like them. We just don’t see them where we live now :( at the first house we lived in here in Spokane, I saw them every day because we lived so close to the river. I miss them … but I do have morning doves, lots of robins, a few different kinds of finches and we also have a growing family of quail! OMG I love those little fat things! I have seen a pheasant in our yard last year (weird but there it was sitting on our back fence) — much like the osprey just sitting thing preening himself in the sun ;) We have mice that live in our elm tree and come visit the hubby in the man cave (garage) but they do not come in the house. And if htey did I don’t think my cats would even know what to do with them! UGH LOL
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      • I love Magpies, and I think they’re beautiful. Probably the prettiest scavanger there is :) And someone has to clean up…

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