Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Osprey and the fish - Florida 2014

Osprey with one large fish sitting on shore.  You could see the osprey struggle with the fish.  Huge fish.
He stayed on shore for a good 5 min.
Then started the motion to fly away
You can see the fish dragging through the water

He then went into the water and was struggling to stay afloat

Started to actual swim.  He did not get far from shore maybe 5 feet
At this point you could tell he was done.  Donna and I were looking at each other.  Thought we were going in the water.

When suddenly he took off and the fish was left behind. 
This was exciting but also sad.  After the hunt he left with no food.

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