Sunday, April 12, 2015

Osprey Showing Off

We have a very healthy population of osprey on Pine Island and seeing them dive on fish, usually mullet or small speckled trout, is an everyday event.  But whenever one of these birds nails a particularly nice gamefish they seem to make a point of flying right past my bow with it on full display.  This osprey actually struggled for nearly a minute before he could lift this over-slot trout out of the water, and he still managed to give us a fly-by anyway.  This fish was way bigger than any we brought home that day.  Osprey's can be real a-holes sometimes.