Osprey Double Dipper
This morning I spotted an osprey flying right towards me from out over the salt marsh. It looked like he might have a fish in his talons so I got ready to bang off a few shots as he approached.
Well he sure did have a fish, but it wasn’t until I looked at the photos late that I realized he had two fish! One in each claw.
That osprey must have gotten very lucky either over the nearby ocean or out in the salt marsh, and was last seen flying toward the trees with his exceptional catch.
Those are great shots of some good snacks. Heading right for you is special.
Those do look like tasty snacks. Huge surprise was that I knew a bald eagle was sitting in a tree on the far side of the marsh so how this osprey managed to sneak by the eagle carrying this tempting cargo remains a mystery.
One of your best series to date!!!!
Oh wow, thanks a lot I appreciate that!
It’s a magnificent Osprey and to get such clarity on bird and catch is wonderful!
I’m glad I noticed the osprey flying toward me, I was watching an egret catching shrimp and almost missed the osprey. 🙂
That’s the sort of thing that happens to me a lot! Very glad that you did spot the osprey 🙂 I need to come and take lessons with you Phil!
Well I can tell what’s even worse then not noticing the wildlife action…there have been times when I have seen for instance a bird flying in or other action and I just stop, watch and marvel at the sight and then think, Oh, I should have been taking pictures of that. Sometimes I can get caught up in looking I forget about the photos. But’s that OK too I suppose. 🙂
Oh yes I’ve done that too! Then kicked myself of course 😉 It’s not just wildlife either, the number of rainbows and lightening storms that I’ve marvelled at before remembering that I’m supposed to be a photographer!
Super pictures, thanks for sharing
Hey I’m glad you like them, thanks for looking!
I appreciate it Pat, thanks a bunch!
A very good fishing expedition indeed! Great shots, Phil. 🙂
Ah he just got lucky. (Don’t tell him I said that) 🙂
Thanks for looking Sylvia.
Wouldn’t dream of spoiling his illusion, Phil.
I always prefer not to have big birds with sharp claws, or alligators mad at me. 🙂
Wow, what great shots, unbelievable, one of the best yet…..thanks Phil… :-)….very smart bird, two fish…guess he was hungry or brought one for one of his friends…
Maybe he was bringing one for the lovely Mrs. Osprey! Glad you liked the photos Linda!
What a great shot to get! Do you think it got the 2 in one swoop; or caught one, ‘banked’ it, got the other and then took them both home?
My money would be on the osprey dove down after spotting one fish and came up with an unexpected bonus.
But, I’ll let him tell the story about he skilled he is. Why spoil it? 🙂
GREAT close ups. That is amazing, two fish. Really good meal for him – hope none of it got stolen.
That’s more of the amazing part, although there was a bald eagle in a tree on the other side of the marsh, it let the osprey fly right on by unmolested. Lucky osprey. Maybe the eagle was tired.
Amazing action shots, some of the most enjoyable photos on the web to peruse.
Thank you Charlie, I truly appreciate you saying that!
Such fantastic pictures of a favourite! Clever, as well as beautiful!
Thanks very much Maggie, so glad I was able to show you some osprey photos!