Boca Grande – Osprey

An Osprey with takeout. According to the National Audubon Society’s “Field Guide to Birds,” the bird adjusts the fish in its claws so that the head is pointed forward reducing the drag from air when flying

Osprey build large nests high up in trees and in elevated boxes built for them, many in harbor areas. Behind the unlucky fish at right in the show below is another chick.

An Osprey chick awaits feeding.

I was informed that the shot below depicts a romantic interlude of an Osprey couple.

Moments later, the interlude over.

Below is an Osprey bathed in early evening “golden hour” light produced by the setting sun. Interestingly, this is the image just as it came from the camera. The color was not manipulated.