February 19, 2015

I See You

Island Lunch 
To say that a lot of ospreys inhabit Sanibel would be an understatement.  I'm seeing and hearing them all over!  This was one of the closest encounters yet -- maybe 15-20 feet directly above a residential street where I was bicycling.  The fish was so fresh it was still flopping around.  After taking a few photos, the osprey gave me a yellow beady-eyed stare and bobbed its head up and down.  I interpreted that to be a defensive posture and figured it found me to be a potential threat, so I bicycled away.  Gosh…I don't get tired of incredible wildlife scenes like this.

8 comments:

Nancy J said...

Wow, this is the best of the best, hope you managed to escape any dangerous talons from up there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow what a fantastic shot SRQ.. Yes, that is definitely a scary look you're getting there :)

Andy said...

This is something I am not used to seeing. It is one fantastic photo!

We are: Clamco said...

Incredible shot! What a stare you captured. Poor fishy though.

bettyl-NZ said...

I wouldn't tire if it, either! What a wonderful shot he allowed you to take!

Brian King said...

Fantastic shot! Congratulations!

Jack said...

Color me green with envy, Jan. Wonderful action shot. I have seen oodles of ospreys this year, too, including some with fish in their talons, but so far they are always too far away to get a clear photo. You are the winner!

Kathy said...

Fabulous wildlife shot. Hats off to you!