Don’t Give Me That Cute Innocent Look!
This afternoon several ospreys were out working the marsh pond heavy trying to catch fish. They kept returning to grab another fish because the eagle was also out waiting for any opportunity to snatch the fish away from the ospreys. The poor ospreys maybe got to keep one fish out of every three they caught.
I spotted this sneaky individual standing in a pine tree trying to look all innocent as if it was thinking…”who could possibly ever suspect cute little me would steal a fish away from some osprey?!” Well about a minute after I took the tree photos, Mr. Innocent took off across the marsh like his tail was on fire after an osprey that had just plucked out a fish.
Cute? Well maybe. Innocent? I don’t think so!
Wonderful detail on this guy. Precision I can only dream of. But I do not like a bird who steals. I’m going with Ben on this one, thinking of starting a movement to replace ole baldy with the turkey! 🙂
Those eagles are generally happy to let the other bird do all the work while they reap the benefits. Bit of a statement on today’s society as well.
Great shots. You have to admire the persistence of the osprey.
Thanks and I really felt bad for an osprey that had just had his fish taken going right back out there. But as you say, quite persistent.
You’re such a great mind reader Phil. 🙂 He certainly isn’t wearing his halo in those last shots. Fabulous!
I always wonder if they wonder what the heck it is that I’m doing there? If you think about it, they have to be out there, I don’t. Part of what makes it fun though. 😀
Great pictures! I saw two of these over in the pines at the golf course today. I think they had their eyes on my neighbor’s dachshund.
I think a large hawk would be a bigger threat to you neighbor’s small dog then an eagle. I someone that lost a cat to a hawk.
Glad you liked these photos!
Love your eagle shots, Phil. So detailed.
I really appreciate that thank you!
these are some great shots of the Eagle Phil
Thanks a million for checking these out Jim, and glad you like ’em!
Wonderful shots of Mr Eagle, very detailed.
I appreciate that Jan, thank you.
Sorry Phil. I don’t see cute either!
Well sure, not as cute as an alligator, that I can agree on. 😀
E’ bellisssimo. Splendidi scatti.
Wow! If I was an osprey and saw that coming towards me, I would certainly give up my fish!
That’s exactly what happens Maggie, sometimes the osprey gives it right up immediately, while other times it tries evasive flight maneuvers to hold on to the fish. The eagle usually wins though.
Beautiful Phil!! Your shots are just tack sharp! Awesome!!!
Hey thanks Erv! So nice of you to say that!
Great shots…. and there is a reason by the eagle is our national symbol….
Yes there sure is Sally you are quite correct about that.
Glad you like the shots!
Eagle the magnificent!!!
I never get tired of watching one soar or jet by! They are pretty cool to see!
I’ll never get tired of your photos of eagles.
That’s very kind of you Amy, thanks much!
If I saw that coming, I would run the other way!! Great shots.
I believe I would too Deb! Actually some eagles particularly in Alaska can be nasty and dive bomb people. 😯
Wouldn’t want one coming at me with those skyhooks at the ready!