14 Hours at the Point (Part 5)
There were plenty of Osprey at Cape May too. This one gave all the hawk watchers a great look as it circled back to hunt the pond in front of the platform.
Wigeons look on while the Osprey lines up to strike.
Osprey almost always disappear into the water before emerging with or without a fish. The impact is impressive.
With a heavy fish in tow, the wing loading is evident on this distant bird as its primaries cope with the weight.
Turned into the wind, the fish becomes more aerodynamic and the Osprey’s flight becomes much easier.