With so much water in and around Central Florida, Ospreys are a ubiquitous part of our environment. You can spot a large Osprey nest out in the wild as easily as spotting or on top of road sign while driving down Interstate 4.
They are unique among raptors in that they only eat live fish and have the ability to dive into lakes, ponds and the ocean to catch their meals, according to AllAboutBirds.org. If you drive on the Max Brewer Memorial Parkway to Playalinda Beach on Merritt Island in the morning, you’ll probably spot an Osprey on almost every utility pole feasting on its freshly-caught breakfast.
They’re fun to photograph, too. Here are some of my favorite photos I have taken of Osprey in Central Florida.