_RK_1266 Cadet and vulture 2014

Cadet, who is the immature osprey on the upper right, has taken to harassing the immature turkey vultures, the bird on the lower left. Both these birds were fledged this year and their flying skills are still sloppy. But that didn’t stop Cadet from diving down on the vulture who had to twist awkwardly to get away.
I caught the moment as Cadet bounced off of the vulture.

_RK_8410 Cadet and vulture sm sky 2014 (1)

That is Cadet upstairs and a young turkey vulture downstairs; they were both born this year.  As often happens, I was putting up my camera when I heard Cadet call and turned to see him buzz the vulture!  I missed the buzz-by dive with my camera, but did get this fly-by.

_RK_7781 Cadet twisting stall 2 2014

Cadet was learning how to control his body for a hover – and he almost stalled out while trying to see where the fish had gone.  That is one heck of a twist between wings and body!