So I never had a chance in this staring contest. Watching this osprey was really interesting, but the question here is, was it as interesting for the osprey to watch me ? I guess we will never know. I came across this amazing fishing bird while visiting beaches in beautiful Long Island, NY.
Interesting Fact: Ospreys hunt by diving to the water’s surface from some 30 to 100 feet (9 to 30 meters) up. They have gripping pads on their feet to help them pluck fish from the water with their curved claws and carry them for great distances. In flight, ospreys will orient the fish headfirst to ease wind resistance. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/osprey/ )
This Great Egret showed off his crazy moves, and hit the road or I should say the sky. I wanted to learn more by observing this amazing bird, but unfortunately my presence spooked him away and the lesson was over. The way they walk and hunt, it is actually quite interesting. I would highly recommend next time you see one, to stick around for few minutes, and you maybe see something that you haven’t seen before.
It is quite entertaining to watch Greater Yellowlegs run after their prey. Those amazing birds made it look so easy, but I recommend no to try this at home, running and eating did not work out well for me. ( Ha Ha )
This American Black Duck was looking to start a fight with me. ( Ha Ha) The truth is I took this photo as the duck was flopping its wings, it created a cool effect of one tough duck. Photos like these always makes me smile.