Osprey and Chicks, Loch Doon, Scotland
This evening, I am reporting on Ospreys which are a specialised, fish-eating bird of prey, most similar to the buzzards or eagles in general appearance.
The images herein are via a web cam at Loch Doon, Scotland and courtesy of photographer, Roy Robertson.
Loch Doon, Scotland
Background (From Royal Society for Protection of Birds ("RSPB") Website)
- A long hook on their bill, used for tearing apart fish.
- Specially adapted legs and feet with an outer toe that can turn backwards.
- Spiny scales on the soles of the feet and remarkably long, arched, pointed claws.