The male Osprey hangs seemingly suspended in midair above their nest in the estuary before he wheels off in search of another fish to catch for his family.
Ospreys are large birds of prey (55 to 58 cm long), with a wingspan ranging from 145 to 170 cm. Their long wings have a characteristic bend at the carpal (“wrist”) joints. They are bright white underneath, with dark brown patches at the carpal joints and a mottled dark brown necklace. Other identifying markings include a dark stripe through each eye, and a dark brown back. The feet of this species are pale blue-gray, and the beak is black.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM