Osprey KL9 was observed fishing at the Dos Pinos reservoir this morning, Oct 28.
The bird circled high over the water for about 7 minutes, carefully searching for suitable fish, before it eventually dived in to make a successful catch at the first attempt. Practice makes perfect.
It then flew off to a nearby telephone post to devour its prey.
Anyone interested in the plight of the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) on the Canary Islands, and the conservation challenges posed here, might like to check the Youtube link below. The talk is a summary of a Canary Island Government project co-financed by the European Union. It is in Spanish, but contains plenty of graphic material and photographs.