Yesterday at the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge I stopped to check on an Osprey couple. At the same time, the male Osprey flew back to the nest with a sizable fish in his claws. He glided by the female who was sitting in the nest incubating.
Then he went to a perch and proceeded to eat the head of the fish.
After about 15 minutes, the male Osprey probably had its fill, stopped eating and defecated!
Then he took the fish to his patient mate. She saw him flying to her and rose up in their nest.
He gave her the fish.
She grabbed what remained of the fish and flew away to the same perch he had used.
At the perch, before she ate, she looked back one more time to make sure that he was going to sit on their eggs.
He of course sat down and took his turn incubating.
Only then did she start eating.