May 11 2012
Many of us are know that peregrines are great hunters but we don’t often get to see the amazing fishing skills of ospreys.
This video from Arkive.org is certain to impress you. Just look at the size of that last fish!
And, did you know…?
At the coast osprey nests are often within sight of each other. Like a loosely organized colony, they watch each other to see who returns with a fish and follow the successful hunters out to hunt the same area.
Osprey can even identify the fishes held by others and are more likely to follow a neighbor who returns with a fish that lives in schools. Schooling fish are never alone. There’s more where that came from!