I had the pleasure of photographing a pair of osprey and their young this past season. They were nesting in Chaumont Bay in NY and I was able to get very close to them. It was an experience I will not soon forget. They are powerful birds of prey and watching them fish is something amazing to witness. I learned that in flight, osprey generally carry fish head first. I guess the aerodynamics are better. Of course, this one is missing his head unfortunately. I imagine that effects his aerodynamics.