Here are a few from the 1st and 3rd of the July. Same spot, a bit of different behavior. Gulls only catch and eat small fish, right? Osprey Fishing Behavior. I think it is interesting to watch them as they lift off the water with their catch. Occasionaly they catch a fish that is too big to lift, and if they are unable to disengage, that is the end of the Osprey. After they get in the air, they will often shake like a dog. I have never been able to catch this as well as I'd like, but this one is getting close. Bald Eagles sit in the trees here just watching for something to catch a fish, at which time they will swoop in for "the steal". Well, this Osprey decided to take things into its own talons, so to speak, before the Eagle had a chance. Louie already posted some shots of the start of the chase, here is my Talon to Jaw shot for the day.