Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Tuesday 19th February 2013, 04:38   #1
Mark B Bartosik
Registered User
Mark B Bartosik's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 257
When seagars (2) bite Ospreys’ butt and leg

Hi all,

I know that here there are a few people who like Ospreys a lot. Perhaps these photos you find interesting when Ospreys were taking needlefish (seagar) - most likely Atlantic needlefish (also known as needlegar or saltwater gar); fishermen might correct me if I am wrong.

First Osprey ended up with butt bite
Then leg bite
But somehow got the needlefish under partial control and flown away with it when fish toothed jaws still kept grip on his leg

When after 8 minutes another Osprey came and caught needlefish first I thought that the first one came back after loosing its meal but this Osprey was a different one.

After getting bite on leg (digit)
Osprey quickly let the fish go (BTW another example showing that the myth about Ospreys locking talons on prey and can’t loose the grip is coming from fairy tale’s land)
And fish loosened its grip felt down

Some more photos from these struggles:

Best regards,

Mark B Bartosik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 19th February 2013, 12:44   #2
Registered User
Tiger_mz's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: London, England
Posts: 1,910
Blog Entries: 20
Ah Mark those are fantastic. I think we call the needle fish a garfish.
Tiger_mz is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LBJ's are kicking my butt... (Kenya) caesar74 Bird Identification Q&A 1 Saturday 11th December 2010 12:58
Butter Butt... variety Arizona. USA Photgog Bird Identification Q&A 3 Friday 9th October 2009 06:56
Watch your Butt! DaveN Birds & Birding 5 Thursday 11th June 2009 10:47
Butter Butt KCFoggin Birds & Birding 10 Tuesday 4th February 2003 13:03

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Page generated in 0.12498307 seconds with 13 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 20:09.