The noisy Ospreys are back and hunting in Great Cove and the Union River. Also known as Fish Hawks, these raptors have a unique outside claw that the bird reverses to balance big fish, using two claws in front and two in back.

Ospreys also have barbed soles to grip their slippery prey and maneuver it in flight so that the fish’s head is pointed forward for better control and aerodynamics. (Brooklin, Maine)