Osprey with fish. Can you name the fish?

Photo by Chris Bosak An Osprey carries a fish along the Norwalk River in Norwalk, CT, summer 2015.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An Osprey carries a fish along the Norwalk River in Norwalk, CT, summer 2015.

I’m pretty good with my birds, but only very average with my fish. I got this photo of an Osprey carrying a fish along the Norwalk River on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. I was photographing a young Osprey on a sailboat mast when this older Osprey flew by with its prey. The younger Osprey looked up and gave a look as if to say: “I wish I could do that.” The youngster will learn soon enough.

It looks like a fairly good-sized fish, but honestly my fish ID skills are not up to par. Who knows what it is? Thanks for your input.

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Mallards, mergansers on frozen Norwalk River

iPhone photo by Chris Bosak Mallards rest on the ice as a small group of Hooded Mergansers swims in the background along the Norwalk River.

iPhone photo by Chris Bosak
Mallards rest on the ice as a small group of Hooded Mergansers swims in the background along the Norwalk River.

 

Not having my “real” camera with me this morning as I walked into work, I used my iPhone to capture this moment of Mallards resting on the ice near a small pool of unfrozen water on the Norwalk River. A small group of Hooded Mergansers swims in the open water. The rest of the Norwalk River is frozen, a somewhat rare occurrence.

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Nothing like a Peregrine Falcon …

There’s nothing like a Peregrine Falcon flying past your window at work and landing on a sailboat mast to brighten a drizzly, gray day. I love these little surprises nature throws at us every once in a while. (Photo taken along Norwalk River, Dec. 6, 2013)

Photo by Chris Bosak A Peregrine Falcon rests on a sailboat mast in Norwalk, Conn., Dec. 2013.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Peregrine Falcon rests on a sailboat mast in Norwalk, Conn., Dec. 2013.