why the stare

Most of the photographers and bird watchers at Jordan Lake
have noted the intense direct stare at them of an osprey as he passes by with his catch.
Is he proud or is it he wants to be certain what the predator – the human – is doing?
I think it is some of both reactions – and thought provoking for me.

WALK5813 08-05-16 @ 08-59-28 Ebenezer osprey eyes me