I heard this Osprey chirping before I could see it. I grabbed my camera and went out searching for the sound. The Osprey was perched under the canopy of a ficus tree. The sun was at my back and the light was perfect. I took 198 photos. The fish in the photo is a sheepshead. The Osprey are excellent fishing birds. The talons of this bird are impressive, they have a 500 pound per square inch grip. .
Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat
“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.
You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”
Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story