I am never passe about the regal beauty of osprey. Their large eyes and sharp talons and elegant wing span capture my heart. These two were spending time catching dinner along the mouth of the river while we sat in the boat trying to catch some dinner of our own. Hubby was fishing (not catching) and I was reading my novel as I sat in the front of the canoe dipping an occasional paddle to reset the bow away from the shoreline. Clearly the successful fish hawk in the second photo did not want to share his bounty in any way.
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