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Fish thief

Duration: 01:44

At last the weather's cleared. When it is bad, ospreys struggle to hunt, but now they'll seize the chance to grab a meal. However, for many, catching a fish doesn't always mean eating it. Hungry eyes are always watching. And if the watcher is a heavy-weight like a bald eagle the ospreys are in trouble. An eagle chases an osprey and intimidates it into dropping its fish. Young ospreys will face these dangers - and every meal lost means less energy to complete the journey.

Available since: Thu 10 Mar 2011


Steve Leonard
Tania Dorrity

This clip is from

Incredible Animal Journeys Osprey Odyssey

3/6 Steve Leonard follows three young ospreys on their migration from North to South America.

First broadcast: 22 Oct 2006

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