He didn’t move much between my taking this image and the one in my April 6th Barred Owl post, with just his facial disc angled slightly more. They were both so nice I developed a B&W version of this one.
Portrait of a Barred Owl holding his frog catch.
Still wet after his dive to catch this fish the Osprey shook off then proceeded to consume his meal at a steady pace.
He started at the head and worked meticulously down the fish. I didn’t see a single piece fall although my attention did waver as this process took about 15 minutes.
The Osprey’s attention was diverted a couple of times when a Red Shouldered Hawk was calling on the other side of the pond. The Hawk never came close and the Osprey went back to eating.
A foot bridge crosses the pond and I was able to get a different angle out on the bridge.
I didn’t see him leave and a few minutes later I heard his distinctive call out over a nearby marsh.
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