Magic Moments 5 by byronbackyard

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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  • Donna Ridgway
    Donna Ridgwayalmost 4 years ago

    That was an awesome experience! Cool!

  • Thanks Donna, so makes life worthwhile … just beautiful!

    – byronbackyard

  • bowenite
    bowenitealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot of a beautiful bird. Cheers Gordon.

  • Thanks Gordon, very special day!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Great capture !

  • Many thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simplealmost 4 years ago

    I love this series Deb. Well done in capturing it.

  • Many thanks Alwyn, it was very special, I couldn’t believe she let me get that close!

    – byronbackyard

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