A Hungry Osprey Goes Fishing

I’ll never forget the first time I caught a halibut.  It was one of my proudest moments. My father woke me up at 4:30 am to go to the fish market.  We stocked up on some blood worms, sardines, and other fishy bait.  An hour later, we were knee deep in the waters of Newport Beach, California enjoying the first of many father-daughter fishing trips.

That day, at age five, I caught my first 34-inch, 19 pound Halibut (Paralichthys californicus).  A love affair with fishing (and worms apparently) had begun…

Earlier today, a friend posted this video to my Facebook page (Thanks, Lauren!!).  Upon watching this AMAZING video of an Osprey skillfully plucking fish from the water, I was pleasantly reminded of that special childhood moment I spent surf fishing with my dad. Though I have witnessed osprey feeding on a number of occasions, I have never before seen such great footage of an osprey (or any other raptor for that matter) dramatically plunging down to snatch fish. I just had to share…

Check out this video from Arkive!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Osprey, click here.


Happy Birding!


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