Ospreys have longer-than-usual wings, which give them more powerful lifting capability. This allows Ospreys to lift a heavy load of fish up from being partially submerged in the water. Its prey could be 50 percent of the bird’s own mass, and longer, more powerful wings are essential to lift that meal into the air and back to the nest.
About Harriett Raptor
Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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Incredible photo! I just love these amazing birds, especially since I work with them in my profession in Cape Cod (https://www.pilgrimpestpro.com/osprey-control/)