Saturday, July 27, 2013
Two fish in four minutes!
Watching a nest today with a female and two chicks...she was food begging vociferously. The male flew over the nest, out over the lake, hovered for a second and plunged into the water right in front of me, big splash, came up with a lovely sunny or crappie, delivered it to the female. He then turned around, went right back out over the water, plunged again, came up with another fish in less than four minutes! He delivered that one also...but the female was feeding the two chicks with the first fish. They ignored him...so he flew off with the fish to a tree. When the female finished feeding the chicks, she went to the tree and took the second fish from him and ate it herself. What a generous guy.