Ospreys have amazingly come back from the brink of extinction thanks to incredible conservation efforts. An avid hunter, this hawk looks majestic in flight, swiftly nabbing its target in one fell swoop. From afar, it can sometimes be mistaken for a bald eagle, albeit smaller in size. Typically found near lakes, salt water marshes, rivers, the Osprey primarily feeds on fish and is an expert angler!
At the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in NY, they have affixed a GPS transmitter to an Osprey named Coley, and are studying his migration patterns. You can read about it here and follow Coley’s journey who is currently wintering in Colombia
The pictures in this post were taken during several trips to Florida, where the bird can be spotted year round.