Osprey Flying Home With Dinner
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An Osprey flying home after a very successful day of fishing. Notice the fish is turned for the less wind resistances.
Ospreys are superb fishers and indeed eat little else but fish make up some 99 percent of their diet. Because of this appetite, these birds can be found near ponds, rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways around the world. Ospreys hunt by diving to the water's surface from some 30 to 100 feet (9 to 30 meters) up. They have gripping pads on their feet to help them pluck fish from the water with their curved claws and carry them for great distances. In flight, ospreys will orient the fish headfirst to ease wind resistance.
June 7th, 2014
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