The Skydance Duz You Wanna’ Dance Wif Me? The Skydance. You can blow this one up extra big. The Skydance is a male Osprey’s key maneuver for landing a nice Lady Osprey. It is an extremely dramatic and show-offy flight with the Osprey rising super high in the sky, hovering, then swooshing straight down at the nest, only pulling up at the last second. Skydancing always attracts the ladies. They sometimes do it solo to attract a girl, and they also do it for their lady in the early stages of courtship. They can do with a fish or without one. In this case, we have a Skydance with a sweet looking fluke. These photos are from a double feature early today: first, a solo Skydance which quickly attracted the gorgeous bird in the previous photo, then again to show her how cool it is, up close. They scream the entire time the are doing this. It is really spectacular. I probably should have pushed “record” instead of taking all these pictures, of the coolest Osprey thing ever, only to realize as photos they look pretty much like every other kind of Osprey photo… angry, screaming, clutching the fish. Huh? Bonus: Post-Skydance Osprey Is Over The Moon. Actually, Under The Moon. Rate this:Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 23 thoughts on “The Skydance” Add yours Moon + osprey = awesome! Reply Thought you’d like that one. I saw the setup and had to wait for ever for an Osprey to come into frame… wish he was heading the other direction, but I’ll take it! Reply Beautiful! You’re so lucky. Reply It was a great stroke of good fortune. Reply What kind of fish is that in his talons? Reply FLUKE! Reply Reblogged this on Human Relationships and commented: The Skydance Reply Awesome sauce!! Reply Smothered in it. Reply You got it Reply These were just the AM. Wait until you see what I got that afternoon! 🙂 Great day Reply Coffee is brewing, sun is shining on magnolia is bloom, and an osprey sky dance right here on our NJ shore, Who could ask for more. Many thanks for amazing shots. Thank you. Reply I absolutely love how much you mention coffee in comments because I live for it. I’ve missed many a great sunrise shot because the coffee was not done. I actually left this Osprey battle early because I needed… take a guess! Reply Stunning captures! Reply I should’ve hit record! Reply Love these! Reply Thanks! Reply breathless! Awesome! Reply My hands were shaking it was so cool Reply I am mesmerized by the moon/osprey shot. All the waiting for the bird to come into the frame certainly paid off…..and i like the way the lines of the bird’s wings parallel the line of the moon. Reply Thanks! Reply The first thing I thought of: Moon cold and lifeless; Osprey opposite. Really great shot! Reply Thanks. It was a strange moon… that was about 9:30 AM! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.