Osprey sightings at TTP
Ospreys are fierce hunters. They are fully equipped with sharp eyes (eight times sharper than that of humans), reversible outer toes, sharp spicules (needle like barbs) on the underside of the talons to get a good grip on slippery prey and nostrils that close to keep out water during dives. It's no wonder that fish swimming in Cell One scatter as the shadow of a soaring Osprey falls on the shallow waters of the wetland.
Sightings of a patrolling Osprey have been recorded by TRCA staff and visitors at Tommy Thompson Park for the past few weeks. Fortunate observers have spotted this highly specialized fish eater lunging feet first over the embayments and wetlands or even flying over with prey locked tightly in its talons.
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