On Sunday afternoon I was biking south along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail south of the Farmers’ Market. The weather was chilly and cloudy, and the racing crews were gone, so no people on boats or paddleboards were on the Inlet. An Osprey was overhead. It did some confusing maneuvers before plunging feet first and going completely underwater. A couple seconds later it emerged back into view, and in one motion took flight carrying a very substantial fish, which probably weighed a substantial portion of or perhaps equaled its own weight. The Osprey flew with its prey to one of the poles supporting the lights for Union Fields, but not the nest. It took awhile for it to gain the elevation.
- - Dave Nutter > On May 1, 2018, at 8:33 AM, Nancy Cusumano <nancycusuman...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I have to say, I LOVE seeing ospreys every morning on my drive to work. I see > them along the inlet and the hogs hole/Cass park area and it brightens my > morning so much! > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --