On The Hunt

Late this afternoon we had an osprey come flying in and circle the salt marsh a couple of times. The osprey clearly had his eye on something down there and I saw him hit the water twice but he never came up with a fish.

It was fun and interesting to see this large bird go into a hover mode, and then start the steep dive.

As it was leaving the area the osprey flew in close right over my head. So close I couldn’t fit all of him in my lens.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Osprey Flight Over the Salt Marsh

Osprey Flight Over the Salt Marsh

Osprey Flight Over the Salt Marsh

Osprey Flight Over the Salt Marsh

Osprey Flight Over the Salt Marsh

Osprey Flight Over the Salt Marsh

20 thoughts on “On The Hunt

  1. Osprey are such interesting hunters to watch. Wonderful images here, Phil! Looks like he was missing a feather off his left wing. I have seen eagles wait for an osprey to catch a fish and then try to take the fish from the osprey.

  2. Oh you lucky man! Years ago, while on a boat in Loch Tay in Scotland, one flew low over our heads while hunting for fish. An incredible experience I have never forgotten! An awesome bird, thank you Phil!

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