Saturday, May 14, 2011

To Catch a Fish

If a fish is small, an osprey may not even get wet, snatching it directly out of the water with it's specialized talons without having to land.  If a fish is large, most of the bird's body may end up below water as it struggles to subdue the fish and position it (head forward) so that it can get back into the air.  This osprey was in the water for almost fifteen seconds, an unusually long time from similar events that I have observed.  It finally was able to drag it out though, and tomorrow I'll post that photo.

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