Osprey day 3. The catch.

Sitting ready to go home, as the light had gone, I was lucky to have this lovely bird fly-by (a long way away), with his catch. This was earlier this week. As he was higher in the sky, he was in the last rays of the dull sun around 5.30pm.....


Ospreys have a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind - you can see that clearly on the picture of it fishing yesterday. Barbed pads on the soles of the birds' feet help them grip slippery fish.


But ooooops, nearly dropped it....


ok, got it back....off for dinner....both him and me.