An Osprey in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. It has got small portions of fish offal on its beak. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is truly incredible video. I can’t believe this Osprey got 5-6 fish at a time, then got a flounder under 3′ of water, and then made off with what looks to be a 5+ lb. steelhead.
I’ve never seen a bird shake water off like a dog does – wouldn’t want to get in the way of him when he’s got his eyes locked and his talons in the “load” position!
There are 3 sequences in this one video:
1st sequence he catches half a dozen fish in one strike.
2nd sequence he plunges talons into deep water right to the bottom to grab his prey.
3rd sequence he captures a big old fat fish that looks as if it weighs more than he does!
This is incredible to watch (best viewed in full screen mode)…enjoy
What a beautiful and gentle little soul, just look at those incredible eyes.
~~~ UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL,
A PART OF ONE’S SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED
Her name is Margaret: Her eyes are beautiful. Most babies measuring 5 ft would be considered big, but newborn giraffe, Margaret, at Chester Zoo UK is seen as unusually small for her species.
She is one of the smallest giraffes ever born at Chester Zoo, but pint-sized Margaret will soon be an animal to look up to. Little Margaret, who is the first female Rothschild giraffe born at the zoo, is being hand-reared by her dedicated keepers.
The first calf for six-year-old mum Fay, Margaret, who was born two weeks early, tipped the scales at just 34 kilos (75 lbs) and is a mere 5 ft tall. Tim Rowland, team leader of the Giraffes section, said: ‘Margaret is one of the smallest giraffe calves we have ever seen.
Fay isn’t the largest of giraffes and Margaret was also early which might go some way to explaining her size. ‘Margaret was having difficulty suckling so our keeping team are now hand-rearing her.
Thank you for my bottle