I’m sure this is Bella, the juvenile from last years breeding season. I watched her catch a fish and then, to my infinite joy, she brought it over to within a few feet of me and ate it.
Ospreys are unusual among raptors for being piscivores. Their diet consists almost exclusively of fish. They are generally opportunistic, and will eat whatever fish species are accessible to them – either in shallow waters, or near the surface of deeper waters. They hunt for fish on the wing (less often from a perch), flapping and gliding 10 to 40 meters above the water.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Marie Brown ©
    Marie Brown ©over 3 years ago


    17/6/2011

  • Many thanks Marie, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Very nice catch

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature of this great capture !

  • Many thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

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