Perched at the pinnacle of North Mole lighthouse the Osprey surveys his space. His penetrating eyes register every movement. When he is ready he will swoop off the narrow ledge to patrol on the air currents. He will dive-bomb the blue swells for fish, splashing down on impact.
Pandion haliaetus is an alpha bird. Standing beneath this large fish hawk and peering upwards, I respectfully acknowledge my place in the pecking order.