Osprey

The osprey is a very interesting hunter to watch and photograph. They build their nests on treetops, snags, as well as human built places such as nest boxes and on the tops of power lines. They arrive in the northeast around the end of March and stay until the summer months have ended. Their fishing skill is incredible, hence the spanish translation of their name is “sea eagle” and they succeed in one out of four attempts on the average. Diving three feet underwater to snatch fish with razor sharp talons they return to the surface to shake off excess water and turn the fish headfirst to make less wind resistance. Mating for life, once the chicks are born and leave the nest the couple will often separate until the next breeding season.