Conservancy field personnel captured this close-up of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying overhead from a nearby perch. The photo was taken on Conservancy mitigation land associated with a managed marsh complex. In prior years, some called this species the “fish hawk.” Clearly, the claws would be useful in catching fish.
We include it here so that you can see the claws hanging from the toes of this species. And we are pretty sure that it was the Conservancy’s constructed managed marsh complexes, filled with fish, that keep this beautiful bird coming back.
Photo taken by Conservancy field personnel on Conservancy mitigation land, 2022.