Thursday, May 21, 2015
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.
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.
Osprey will maneuver the fish so it will be flying head first in its most aerodynamic orientation
Catching two fish simultaneously is only the start of the challenge
With two feel you can firmly grasp one fish
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?
The eagles will even harrass each other for fish