Osprey - Automatic Knives
Photo and caption by ike austin
While visiting one of my favorite Michigan Metro Parks one early morning, several Osprey juveniles were sitting in the nest when all of a sudden, one of the parent Osprey's bolted in my direction emitting a series of excited high pitched warning chirps. The Osprey circled low enough sending me a stern warning. I managed to get a close look at her "automatic knives" (as my wife calls them) of those intimidating, almost hydraulic, mechanical looking talons.
Location: Michigan Metro Park, Oakland County