Gull flipping fish and swallowing it, osprey fish grab

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One morning last week Louie, Bill and I were down at the lake to watch the osprey fish. I came too late to get the close up grab Bill and Louie got. I did get to watch this Gull land and grab a big fish and then go up on the finge pier. It played with that fish for a long time. Then another gull came in along with a crow. The gull chased them off, grabbed a smaller fish which I assume was for the others to fight over. The gull finally picked the fish up and swallowed it whole. The crow came in, grabbed the other fish and flew off. Here are a few from that series. The light was not great but the action was sure fun to watch.

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And then the crow flying off with fish
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Now here are some better quality images of the osprey flying at me full frame with fish.

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Your catching some great action lately

not to mention the talent to bring home the "Bacon" and
share with us, Cool !! :cool:
 
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Super set Jim. Looks like I missed out again. Very nice close-ups, the last one is tops.

Louie
Thanks Louie. You left just a few minutes too soon. The action was sure fun to watch. I know Bill and I both got a real laugh out of it.
Your catching some great action lately

not to mention the talent to bring home the "Bacon" and
share with us, Cool !! :cool:
Thanks Ben. I guess that is what getting up at 4:00 am does.
Excellent set Jim.
Thanks Phil
you post the most entertaining shots for sure
these are all great
Thanks much Randy
Oh yeah!!!! What a series!
Thanks Andreas.
Nicely done. An excellent example of how an osprey will face a fish forward to reduce wind resistance as they fly with large prey.
They sure do. It is fun to see up close
Nice series, Jim. The crow shot is very good.
Thanks David. It was my first time every shooting a crow I do believe.
 
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