Two For One

Yesterday morning this osprey got two fish on one dive into the water. One fish for each talon! 

Osprey Grabs Two Fish

Osprey Grabs Two Fish

59 thoughts on “Two For One

    • Well I greatly appreciate your very kind comments and I’m thrilled you enjoyed these osprey photos!
      Um, I guess my photos from this morning of a clapper rail bathing just might not cut it. 😉 😀

    • That osprey sure knew what he was doing out there. Often I see them strike the water multiple times and come up with nothing. This show off gets two, and not an eagle in sight to steal his catches. 🙂

    • We were talking this morning and speculating that maybe the osprey figures if he catches two fish and gets jumped by the eagle, he can distract the eagle by dropping one as a counter measure and still have one for himself.

  1. Wow, what a catch! You guys are so lucky to capture these moments – and even if they weren’t captured, to see them in person. I’ve often wondered where the osprey carries it’s meal to eat — a nest?

    • You are right about being privileged to occasionally be able to witness, if even not be able to photograph much of nature. Many times I have witnessed amazing aerial combat by a bald eagle (or two) jumping an osprey for it’s fish but they are maybe to high up or far off for photos. But that’s OK, I’m thrilled just to be there and see it.

      Sometimes the osprey might carry a fish back to a nest but this time of year they are likely to carry it over to a tree to eat and enjoy.

  2. Terrific shots! We’ll never know if the osprey planned to snag two at once, or if that was just exceptional luck…

    • Yeah I know I was thinking that exact same thing. I also wonder if he spotted two fish swimming side by side and went for the double grab or if it just happened that way. Fun for us to see either way. Thanks for looking Lee!

    • Thanks Jeff, and yeah I also wonder if he spotted two fish swimming side by side and went for the double grab or if it just happened that way. We will never know but something tell me it’s not this osprey’s first time at this.

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