Releasing the Tree Branch
If you've viewed my last two postings, you know how hard this Osprey was working to get this large branch to the nest it is building. In this photo, the Osprey has gained some altitude but not high enough to drop the branch onto the nest. If you look closely, the Osprey's right claw is completely off the branch and its left claw is just releasing it. When I saw the branch drop, I thought the Osprey lost its grip but I think the branch was just too heavy and the Osprey saw that it wasn't going to get the branch up onto the nest.