I was taking pictures back in May of a female on a nesting stand when the male returned. Before landing, he thought he better check out that guy with the camera and in doing so gave me some fabulous flight shots.
Unfortunately this particular nest wasn’t successful this year. The year before it yielded one offspring.
Most Osprey have leftColorado for the season and are heading to the warmer environs of the coasts of Mexico and South America. These raptors are actually a type of a hawk. Making them a bit unique is that they almost exclusively live near water and dine on fish. Aiding them in their ability to catch fish is an unusual reversible outer toe that allows them to get a better grasp from behind in addition to the front.
When fishing, they will oftentimes hover above their prey then dive straight into the water. While I have witnessed it a few times, I have yet to capture a decent sequence of it as it happens so extraordinarily fast I can never seem to keep up.