Some days you see nothing, others you don’t know which way to turn your head. I was focused on an Osprey circling when EJ started pointing over my shoulder. I missed the ‘splash down’, but began shooting right after.
Unlike most raptors, Osprey dive directly in the water, and float around for longer than seems prudent. Their wings are so powerful they can push, and lift, right out of the water with their prey.
Luck was with us since the young Osprey here seemed to favor the trees along our side of the shore to perch and dine in. That made for additional opportunities. Finally an Adult came along, fairly low, to ‘ask’ us to move away from the kids eating. We did move on since it was their place not ours in the first place.