An Osprey Message

Decided to venture out myself, as it had been awhile since I trekked the wilderness alone. Nature was revealing herself and the domain was Osprey; giving sight through the illusions. What keen vision, hovering above the waters they can see and wait before pouncing in the waters for their next meal. Knowing once he hits that water it will take great effort to lift up again. They also have special valves that keep water out of their nostrils when they dive for fish. Their feet are specially adapted for holding on to slippery fish. They have spiny footpads called spicules, long, sharp claws, and a toe that can be turned backward to keep fish from escaping. Eagles have these too.  It was an honor to witness and capture on film.

Combined with the observation of this Osprey feasting left me holding my breath with each press of the shutter. It’s then I realize this bird was flying right over my head and very tolerant of my presence. Hot tears streamed my face yet again. _MG_0329Powerful wing spread and majestic in flight.  Osprey is different than other hawks in important respects.  No other member of the hawk family leaves its natural element of the air (Consciousness) to enter the element of water (the Unconscious). Even fish eagles like the Bald Eagle do not enter the water, but clasp their fishy prey with their claws as they skim along the surface of the water.

Yes it’s an honor to share with you all my latest encounter

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" Eric Curtis Cummings
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4 Responses to An Osprey Message

  1. Terri Warner says:

    How interesting and so informative. Again, gave me more than your lens captured, you gave me the Osprey’s unique toe that can turn itself backwards to keep his prey from escaping! This creature is strength with sheer beauty… Awesome!!!

  2. bstibal says:

    Another wonderful and informative writing. You amaze me Brenda.

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