Photo of the Day: Osprey catches alewife

by John Briggs on May 18, 2010

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Photo of the Day, Wildlife

Osprey with a fresh caught alewife

Osprey with a fresh caught alewife | Click thumbnail for larger view

The annual alewife run at Damariscotta Mills, Maine is picking up in intensity. This morning, I made the 20 minute drive and arrived on location just before sunrise. Double-crested Cormorants by the hundreds were in the air and in the Great Salt Bay. Great Blue Herons were everywhere. Several Bald Eagles soared overhead looking for a fish to steal. The Osprey did not disappoint! They were hungry and my shutter finger kept up with the action for three hours.

Happy birding!



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