How much weight for your mass can you carry? And fly, at the same time?
This male osprey weighs about 3 to 3.5 pounds.
The largemouth bass weighs about 2 pounds.
It is utterly mind-bending every time I see an osprey fly past with a large fish.
Think on it: I couldn’t walk up a hill carrying more than half my own weight. Hmm…
Jordan Lake Fishing Free-For-All
I was busy this morning and hardly knew which bird to follow!
There were fish schooling and the ospreys and cormorants had found them.
Cormorants would pop up, swallow their fish and dive, again and again.
Ospreys lined up like planes on a runway and zipped down to fish almost on top of the cormorants!
Don’t miss the fish that got away, to the right of the osprey, in the 2nd photo!!
Shelter Osprey Nest
Ever have one of those days when you need to get the house straightened up?
You get started on rearranging things and then something is just not right?
That flight feather that has been annoying you decides it is going to be extra pesky.
Drat! Stop the work on the house. Pull the offending feather out!
Woooooffff!! Spit it out and watch it float away. So, there!!!
Jordan Lake: Wait! Hold on! Hey, I think you have my fish!
I caught up with the osprey as he was coming up from a fishing dive.
I thought it was probably a decent set of shots.
Got home and started looking through the set and lo and behold, there was more action than I thought.
A cormorant popped up behind the osprey and was looking for his fish.
I don’t think the osprey deliberately stole the cormorant’s fish. Ospreys don’t do that kind of fishing.
I think both birds went for the same fish under water and the osprey got to the fish first.
But I gotta say the cormorant sure looks woeful as the osprey flies off with the fish!
The fledgling bald eagle chases father osprey and tries to get the osprey to drop its fish.
Then dad Hershey changes the game.