The Osprey is a large Hawk. They dive for fish only about three feet under the surface so they usually frequent more shallow waters. They are successful when diving for fish about 1/4th of the time. This one dove, missed and was coming out of the water when I captured this image.
I watched this magnificent bird hunting for dinner and he was finally successful! That fish looks mighty tasty.
I watched this Eagle fly around The Bear Swamp Pool at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge recently. The adult was flying with two juveniles and seemed to be “showing off” his hunting skills. I know I know, I’m probably anthropomorphizing but it made a good story as I watched their behavior. It was quite a sight when the adult missed his target! It really wasn’t the day for that lucky fish to become food.
I know, Great Blue Heron images are very common but did you look at the size of that fish? I was treated to quite a show as I watched the Great Blue Heron spear this fish repeatedly and lose it and spear it again and again. The fish was still alive and struggling and almost got away. Then the Heron attempted to fly. It was unable to get airborne with this big fish so he stumbled over into the weeds and laboriously maneuvered it until he finally swallowed this big fish!
I want that Fish!If you don”t give it to me I might just take it from you.