Standing guard over his supper, this osprey stands proudly with a large fish. Also known as a fish hawk, the osprey is so revered that a military helicopter is named for this large and powerful bird of prey. This particular vintage bird image is done in color, is copyright free and is ready for downloading.
The title of this book Birds of Prey, Prang’s Natural History Series for Children bears the name of the publisher. The author was Norman Allison Calkins and the book was published without identifying an illustrator in 1878. How sad when it included so many wonderful bird drawings.