Osprey With Fish

Osprey Catch Of The Day, Part 1

I was idly watching some mallards swim across the big pond at Magnolia Cemetery when I heard the splash. By the time I had him sighted he was out of the water.

Osprey With Fish
Osprey With Fish

Osprey often go completely under when they dive. I’m not sure this pond is deep enough for that but he still had to work very hard to get airborne with his catch.

Osprey With Fish
Osprey With Fish

Finally up in the air, the Osprey hung on to the fish with both feet.

Osprey With Fish
Osprey Flying With Fish

A branch hanging over the water provided a perfect lunch spot with a view.

Osprey With Fish
Osprey with fish ready to eat

Click on any photo for a larger view.

 

6 thoughts on “Osprey Catch Of The Day, Part 1”

  1. Wow, wow, wow Ellen! These are amazing. Like he proudly posed for you in the first shot! What a great setting, the colours and reflection are awesome, and oh, the shape of those wings (1st shot). And the 3rd and 4th shots add so much to the story! Well done!

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