An osprey zips across the salt marsh after plucking out a nice fresh fish. This osprey was clearly in a huge hurry and I suspect his concern was that a lurking bald eagle might swoop in and try to grab his lunch!
The last I saw of him, he was heading out over and past the tree line with no eagle in sight so…it looks like a speedy exit worked this time for the skillful osprey.
Fantastico, scatti meravigliosi Phil. Complimenti!!!!
Grazie mille Pat!
I wish you were my neighbor so I could bring you bourbon in exchange for photo tips (that and boubon and Skinny Pirate sipping). Fantastic shots as always!
What could possibly be more fun then drinking straight whiskey and Skinny Pirates with a group of alligators?!
We all know how much fun they are at parties!
Hey thanks Adrian!
Great Shots! One of my favorite raptors to photograph.
Thanks much, I always enjoy watching one of these guys at work.
The osprey wasn’t the only speedy one here. Good shots.
That’s why I try to keep my eyes open, you never know what might come suddenly flying out of the marsh.
Glad you enjoyed these shots.
The powerful wings he has… a speedy exile is not a problem for him 🙂 But, your camera captured it, Amazing!!!
If I pay attention I occasionally get lucky and grab the action. It’s when they sneak up behind me that I have issues. 🙂
It takes attention to see these lights. Glad you stopped by 🙂
It makes me happy to see the Osprey got away with his catch!
I know, me too. I always feel bad for one that I see work really hard, finally catch something, and then have the eagle jump him.
Nice one! (Both the glorious osprey and you, Phil!)
I appreciate the kind words Maggie!
What a great dynamic photo!
Thanks much for looking and commenting!
Fabulous shots, Phil. That Osprey is certainly making haste while the sun shines, but it’s far too late for poor Mr Fishie. 😦
Yes indeed Sylvia, once again we all know the fate of our poor little friend in the sea. 😦
Score is Osprey 1 – Fish 0
I could go for a fillet of fish right now. Nice he has no flying competition for his dinner.
Sounds good doesn’t it?! 🙂 He was lucky nobody chased after him.
Great shots , as usual , Phil.
Your ability to get sharp focus on all these birds in flight is awesome !
I appreciate you looking and commenting utham and glad you enjoyed these osprey photos!
Two for the price of one 😉 Wonderful!
Thanks for checking it out Paula!