Jordan Lake Osprey
This male osprey weights about 4 pounds.
The shad weighs approximately 1.5 pounds.
When you stop and think about it:
by mass the bird is carrying close to half its weight … while in flight.
The water and wind was rough this morning.
In the early light I could see the bright flash of scales and fins where the water rushed up against the shore.
In the waves was a school of American shad fingerlings chasing food and being chased by the bigger fish who were also looking for food.