We happened upon an osprey fishing hole - a BIG fishing hole - the Columbia River at Chinook Landing.
From the banks we got a bird's eye view of the mighty hunters. This female seems to be looking right at me!
She looks determined to make a catch, probably because she has a nest full of screaming offspring at home.
When she pulled her wings back, I thought I was finally going to see her dive --
But no - no such luck. Off she went, to be replaced by this stalwart male.
Who was equally disappointing.
In the end, although we had found a fishing hole, we had to admit that it was no dive ... a dry hole!