It May Not Look Like Much…
But the osprey from this past weekend was happy to have caught even a fairly small fish. These birds are very hard workers and we can often see some ospreys circling and swooping down time after time with no success. So when one finally snags a fish, even what may amount to only a snack is welcome.
After finishing his treat up in a nearby tree, this osprey will be right back at it again. Like I said, they are hard workers.
Beautifully done. I love the photos and learning about these birds’ struggles.
Thanks very much. It really is amazing how hard some of these birds work for their meals.
I think there’s fewer fish?
Well seems like there are a lot of fish out in the marsh, we see them jumping. But I’m sure catching them is the real trick.
Oh, that’s good!! I’m glad they’re still out there. 🙂
We saw ospreys again today, all over the place. Once again though, lots of dives down but few fish captures.
Fascinating. Love the observations. Love animal behavior and the ecosystem. Thanks for reporting!
That’s why we love these birds so much! …Looks like a juvie to me. Good for you young one! Here’s to a very long and happy life.
It has to be a nice thing when they get to keep their fish. So often the eagle will swoop in to attempt a steal. Lucky osprey this time.
Makes it even more pitiful when old Baldy steals from the osprey!
I feel so bad for the osprey when one loses a fish to the pirate but the osprey just goes right back to fishing. Not much choice. You want to eat you have to catch and keep fish.
Life can be very hard on wildlife!
An ospreys life seems particularly hard especially when other birds catch fish with much less work.
I certainly don’t begrudge him his catch, especially as I can’t see the fishes eyes. 🙂
Ha! That’s right, no sad little fishy face. Well… I’ve got something upcoming that should remedy that nicely. 😀
A snack is still food.
Such beautiful action shots, nice to see they are being successful.