Last week a phriend and I made plans to meet up at “my” Osprey nest. Sunrise came early on this hot summer morning. Barely taking the time to brush my teeth, I grabbed my camera and ran out the door.
Upon arrival Papa could be seen flying over head with a fish in his talons. He flew to the nest and would land for only a moment before taking off again. This was the first time I had seen this behavior. We realized he was taunting his offspring to come chase him for their meal. They met his challenge and with all the awkwardness of a toddler learning to walk, they took off for the skies.