Marine Park Osprey

I’m not sure what sort of fish the Osprey is eating. It looks like it might be a Menhaden.

Menhaden, also known as mossbunker and bunker and “the most important fish in the sea”, are forage fish of the genera Brevoortia and Ethmidium, two genera of marine fish in the family Clupeidae. Menhaden is a blend of poghaden (pogy for short) and an Algonquian word akin to Narragansett munnawhatteaûg, derived from munnohquohteau (“he fertilizes”), referring to their use of the fish as fertilizer. It is thought that Pilgrims were advised by Tisquantum (also known as Squanto) to plant menhaden with their crops. (Menhaden – Wikipedia)

The Osprey was busy eating and chasing off rivals. I’m guessing that the one sitting on the nest is the female.

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7 thoughts on “Marine Park Osprey

  1. Dan Antion 2023-04-01 / 12:00 pm

    Beautiful photos. He looks like he thinks you want that fish, in that last photo.


  2. I. J. Khanewala 2023-03-31 / 1:21 pm

    Fantastic. It would be wonderful if you add this post to the bird of the week


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