Driving through the city to shop on Father’s Day, one does not expect to see sights like this ordinarily. But we live in an extraordinary place, where many wonderful sights present themselves every day.
The osprey is a master of fishing with the ability to dive into water for its prize and to catch and carry fish ranging from 5.3-10.6 oz and about 9.8-13.8 inches in length; and any fish within that range can be taken. Their vision is well adapted to detect underwater objects from the air. This raptor first sees its prey at about 33-131 ft above the water and hovers momentarily before plunging feet first into the water to snag its meal.
Osprey feed primarily on fish but may also consume rodents, rabbits, amphibians, other birds and small reptiles. There is so much more to share about this marvelous member of the raptor family but for now I think I will allow him to enjoy his lunch in peace. Besides, I do believe he has heard the clicking of my camera…….
Nothing goes to waste. Never think this great hunter is too preoccupied to be aware of what goes on around it. The golden eye is ever watching….
And don’t even think of going near its feast!!!
From my ‘gotta’ love Florida’ files….I see so many amazing miracles every day.
Marvelous Nature, magnificent Earth.