Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fishy Story

Like the Alewife, I too have been drawn to the rivers of Maine.  They come to spawn and raise the next generation.  I come because they come, which attracts the Osprey, which attracts me and my camera.  Thursday started as a slow day, but finished with a special treat.


Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

Light Chronicle | Photography: 2015-0521 ME Osprey &emdash;

The photographers call this the "Doggie Shake". Shortly after they take off following a dive, they do a whole body shake to shed excess water & weight.

Light Chronicle | Photography: 2015-0521 ME Osprey &emdash;

Osprey will maneuver the fish so it will be flying head first in its most aerodynamic orientation

Light Chronicle | Photography: 2015-0521 ME Osprey &emdash;

Catching two fish simultaneously is only the start of the challenge

Light Chronicle | Photography: 2015-0521 ME Osprey &emdash;

With two feel you can firmly grasp one fish

Light Chronicle | Photography: 2015-0521 ME Osprey &emdash;

The eagles are sometime attracted to the Osprey. They will harass an Osprey that has caught a fish. They then chase the Osprey until it drops the fish. The eagle then snatches it....Wouldn't it be easier for the eagles to just fish themselves?

Light Chronicle | Photography: 2015-0521 ME Osprey &emdash;

The eagles will even harrass each other for fish

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