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osprey

a large brown bird of prey with white underparts and head. Called also Pandion haliaetus.
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Oct 14/15/16: Ospreys v Connacht; Llanelli Scarlets v Glasgow; The Borders v Ulster; Edinburgh v Newport Gwent Dragons; Leinster v Cardiff Blues.
Many bird watchers admire the osprey as it stretches its 6-foot wingspan, swoops over water, then dives to grasp a fish in its talons.
Passengers who chose to sit in the covered middle of the boat stayed dry, but sometimes missed the unexpected flight of an osprey or the scampering of waterfowl that seemed to walk on water.
Biggar then missed his first kick at goal after 35 successful attempts for the Ospreys and Wales going back to the end of September.
And five minutes later Ospreys were over for their second try.
The Ospreys had been indebted to an early try from wing Jeff Hassler and Sam Davies, who kicked 11 points on his Pro12 start.
Still one of the deadliest finishers in the game, Shane has pulled on the Ospreys shirt on 127 occasions to date, scoring 276 points.
Visitors can see and hear live, high-definition nest camera footage at the visitor centre on large plasma screens and view the ospreys from a specially built tower-hide with telescopes and binoculars.
The Ospreys haven't been much better in the league, with just two wins, but have started Europe's premier Champions Cup with a bang, beating Aviva Premiership high-flyers Exeter Chiefs and returning from French Championship leaders Clermont Auvergne last weekend with two precious and unexpected bonus points.
But the loyal fans who did turn up saw an Ospreys side stop a run of three home defeats in four matches.
And it will be interesting to see the effects of a tough recent schedule of four straight away games (with just one try) following home clashes against Ospreys and Clermont.
Treviso, for whom Kris Burton kicked a first-half penalty, replied with a Ludovico Nitoglia try but the Ospreys completed the scoring with Joe Bearman and replacement Tom Isaacs adding further tries as fly-half Dan Biggar finished with 16 points.