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. 🙂
Lo avevi proprio sopra alla testa, vicinissimo. Però le foto sono ugualmente belle!!
Grazie Pat! 🙂
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.
Thanks for checking these out Bill and you are right, that osprey is definitely missing a primary feather on the left wing. That’s a pretty good size space there.
I have seen the eagle go after the ospreys fish too.
Had a couple posts about it.
The osprey is a nice looking bird for sure. Thanks for looking.
The osprey really is a nice looking bird!
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!
I was lucky to have this one fly in so close. I know it saw a fish, but tried twice and then left. Oh well the bald eagle was lurking nearby anyway.
Beautiful bird in flight…..georgous photo
Thanks Linda it was great to see this cool bird.
They are wonderful looking birds. I got one complete with sushi on Sanibel, a couple of days ago. 🙂
Great you saw one with dinner! This guy tried twice but missed both times. I was surprised he was fishing right nearby me but that was the fun in it!
Great captures. 😀
Well I’m very happy you enjoyed these, thanks!
Amazing eyes you captured. They are ever alert!
If only there was some way to see the world the way they see it. I need glasses just to prevent me from walking into a wall.
He definitely looks like he is focused on scouting. Maybe not on you though fortunately! GREAT closeup of this guy!
He was definitely focused on getting dinner, but unfortunately he missed this time. Hope he found something later.