Bird Catches A Ride On A Stick Being Carried By Another Bird

You never quite know what you are going to see when you are out observing wildlife. For some, taking a camera along is the only option and that is why we have the picture that we are sharing below.

It came from a photographer in Michigan that captured something you have to see to believe.

Jocelyn Anderson is the photographer who took this amazing picture. It is of an osprey that was carrying a stick, but that wasn’t all it was carrying.

Anderson spoke with PetaPixel, saying: “I’m a wildlife photographer in southeastern Michigan that is a big fan of birds. I recently watched an osprey flying along the far edge of a pond and noticed that the osprey had picked up a follower, the red-winged blackbird.”

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She continued to take pictures as the smaller bird defended itself on the fly. It was trying to scare the osprey away from the pond, and the osprey was adamant about taking a stick.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

She spoke about how red-winged blackbirds are defensive of their nest and it is not out of the question for them to attack larger birds to keep their young ones safe.

The osprey was carrying a large stick, obviously to renovate its nest, and the blackbird was getting closer and closer.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

She continued: “At one point the Blackbird looked like it landed on the large stick, taking a rest from all its maneuvers. I was surprised at how far the blackbird followed the osprey from its original nesting location — maybe it was enjoying the free ride!”

You never quite know what you are going to see in the wild, but one thing is certain, you don’t see something like this every day.

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