I saw an osprey flying by today carrying a fish in its talons, and I tried some quick photos before it was gone. The bird was at a distance but I managed a few shots where the osprey is recognizable and the fish can be seen. This one gave the best view of the fish but was unfortunately overexposed, but with some post-processing I got both bird and fish in view.


Another look at the osprey with its prey. Ospreys are large birds of prey with a wingspan of about 60 inches.


Here’s happy Sophie in the backyard with me today.


And one more, a grackle in the grass.