Dad and his Fish

Dad and his Fish.
I posted an image yesterday of the female eating the fish she had caught when the male wouldn’t share. The male had been eating it in the tree that she later chose. A car had driven fairly close and stopped by the tree he was perched. The driver got out and opened the back of his vehicle at which time the Osprey flew up to the nesting platform. In reality she may have not been fussing at him for not sharing but instead for bringing the fish up to the nest. There aren’t eggs, but they probably don’t want to attract other birds of prey to the nest. At one point the Kestrel appeared to try and fly by hoping to get him to drop the fish. After the second flyby and the female fussing, he flew off with his meal. It was only a short time after we saw him flying with a Pelican chasing and eventually an Eagle as well. He had consumed a large portion of the fish so hopefully, if he did have to surrender the catch, he had gotten a good meal.
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui W2204X Waterproof tripod and PH20 Gimball head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiPro, #SiruiUSA, #MindShiftGear

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