A flying osprey by Seokhee Kim

Where are they from?

Ospreys are migratory birds that live around shallow waters, which allow them to dive while hunting for fish. They tend to live anywhere near shallow waters which can include lakes, marshes, reservoirs, etc.

What do they eat?

Ospreys eat live fish that they catch and feed on by diving up to about three feet.

How do they act?

Ospreys are solitary birds of prey that usually roost alone. During mating season, osprey males will show off by doing a “sky dance” for females that is characterized by the male flying up to 600 feet in the air before loudly cawing and descending from the air elaborately back to his nest.

Are they endangered?

Ospreys are listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Bird Blurb

Ospreys have a toe that can reverse to allow them to have two talons in front and two in back when grasping fish with their barbed feet.


What if humans had talons? What could we grab?


Source: Citation: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/lifehistory#at_habitat