I was walking along a pond in Florida when I watched an Osprey catch a fish. Just after the Osprey shook the water off with his meal safely in tow, a Bald Eagle rapidly zoomed in and harassed the Osprey for several minutes. They flew around for several minutes but the Eagle seemed to be the better, faster flier. The Eagle circled around and came up behind the Osprey with talons forward and snatched the fish from the Osprey. The Osprey is the more skilled fisherman but apparently the Eagle is larger and stronger. It was quite an interaction! Size matters!!!
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I photographed two Belted Kingfishers fishing at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. They are very entertaining to watch and listen to their rattling calls. As this female landed on a dead branch, I thought I heard her say “I Caught a fish this long”
Fishing on a cloudy day
I was recently visiting the Viera Wetlands on a rainy overcast day. I was ready with my camera but not expecting much action. I stopped because a Bald Eagle flew overhead, which I totally missed. I decided to sit for a while, thinking the day for capturing images was going to be unproductive, when this little rocket popped out of the water with a fish!