Osprey dive

August 18th, 2018

Ospreys feed on fresh fish they catch by diving into water where fish are present. The question several people have asked me is “How deep do they dive into the water”. This series of images shows that some of the birds go right under to get their prey. If the fish is too big the osprey will come out of the water and fall back in as it battles with the fish. I have seen 20 years old osprey Mr Rutland having 4 goes at getting a big trout out of the water before flying off.