Flying over shorelines or perched on its large stick nest, the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), a raptor, is on the lookout for its favorite food: fish.
Around the 1950s, the Osprey suffered the ill effects of pesticide
poisoning contracted from contaminated fish but has since made a strong recovery,
becoming a regular nesting bird along the coast and around the inland lakes of
San Diego County.
PHOTO CREDIT: NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida