If you watched the BBC production of Ford Madox Ford's trilogy Parade's End, one of the characters, Sylvia Tietjens, the manipulative, cruel, and stunningly unfaithful wife of the hero of the series, sees an osprey flying high over the seaside cliffs and is mesmerized. What is this bird, she asks, that flies so high and puts the other birds into a torment? She wishes to be such a bird.
Nonetheless, the osprey is a beautiful and interesting creature, even if it is beloved by an odious (fictional) woman. I really do love watching them fish.