Osprey – Bearing Spoils

Bearing Spoils

     Kiting loftily over the water, an Osprey uses its superlative sense of sight to locate its prey.  In a blindingly breakneck maneuver the predator hurtles toward its quarry, hits the lake’s shimmering surface and definitively dissolves from view.  Instantaneously the creature materializes topside and with great effort looms, once again, airborne … this time bearing spoils.

~ Anecdote and Osprey capture, Bearing Spoils © Jerry L. Ferrara