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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Duck Attacks Osprey For Catching Trout

One of the most unusual animal interactions  I have ever observed happened last summer in Wyoming.  I was photographing an osprey as it repeatedly caught trout from a pond and carried them to it's nest where at least one hungry chick waited...


The osprey made a diving catch, as it had many times before, when a mallard duck flew over and attacked it fiercely...



The osprey seemed surprised by the attack and tried to leave with it's catch...





Finally the duck relented and the osprey was able to leave with the trout...


I can only imagine that the mallard hen thought the osprey was after one of her ducklings when she attacked. 

Due to the storm, our presentation scheduled for today will be on February 7.  Same location and hours...


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