I heard this Osprey chirping before I could see it. I grabbed my camera and went out searching for the sound. The Osprey was perched under the canopy of a ficus tree. The sun was at my back and the light was perfect. I took 198 photos. The fish in the photo is a sheepshead. The Osprey are excellent fishing birds. The talons of this bird are impressive, they have a 500 pound per square inch grip.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

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