Just after becoming away for just around 48 hours Dad brings a Menhaden to the nest in which 04/M and 05/M HUNGRILY await his return. Each of the two fledglings has sole possession of the fish throughout this two moment epic Fight of Barnegat Bay.
The two sisters grab this menhaden (AKA bunker) from Father and the battle begins. After a bit of tussling 04/M requires 1st possession and attempts to fly off with her prize but 05/M was obtaining none of that. Her lightning reflexes set a stop to her sister’s dastardly approach. They alter positions as the Battle of Barnegat Bay proceeds. 05/M eventually wrestles this headless bunker from 04/M. Just when she thinks she can make her getaway 04/M places a brutal beak keep on this bunker. A tug-o-fish ensues for all the marbles (menhaden?).
Back and forth they pull right up until ultimately 05/M emerges victorious! 04/M graciously accepts her defeat at the wings of her hungrier sister. She methods to the side and bows her head.
Footage courtesy of Barnegat Gentle Osprey Cam. Hosted by Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.
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September 11, 2020
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