Ospreys at nest
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This bird often catches fish by diving with its wings half closed and claws stretched forward, disappearing under the water in a great spray. It carries its catch headfirst in flight, usually using both feet to hold the fish. They build a nest that is an immense mass of dried branches, interwoven with materials such as stakes, rope, strips of old cloth, plastic, and even caribou antlers. They can live for 15 to 20 years. I have watched Osprey rather closely and one time likely too close for comfort. Even though I was on the ground and their nest far above, a huge Osprey swooped for me, just inches above my head. This made me think I should be weariing at least a hat they could carry away, instead of me, when photographing them in the future.