Crows mobbing an Osprey

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Osprey on a kelong pole.

At Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s Eagle Point, an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) was perching at the top of a kelong pole in the sea with a fish it just caught. Suddenly a crow appeared and starting mobbing the osprey. Then it was followed by two other crows.

The Osprey stayed its ground, flapping its pair of wings to intimidate the crows.

Was the crows after the fish?

Osprey mobbed by a crow… another crow nearby.

Crows often mob raptors as seen HERE where they mob a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)… and a White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) HERE… and even a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) HERE.

MeiLin Khoo
Singapore
20th November 2018

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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