Duck attacks osprey

April 23rd, 2015

A female mallard duck with two ducklings was struggling to protect her offspring from a kestrel. She had just got them in the water when an osprey perched in a tree dived into the water after a fish near the ducks. The duck then jumped on the osprey and attacked it noisily. As can be seen in the pictures the osprey struggled to get away from the duck despite its obvious size difference. The duck and ducklings survived and the osprey caught a large trout