Osprey with a sucker fish on the bank of the Bitterroot River

While floating, we came around a corner and this is what we saw on the bank. Photos are in the order which they were taken. It did NOT fly away although it tried!
Reference: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/detail_ABNKC01010.aspx for Osprey | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catostomidae for Sucker fish.
Osprey with sucker fish on the Bitterroot River
Osprey with sucker fish on the Bitterroot River
Osprey with sucker fish on the Bitterroot River
Osprey with sucker fish on the Bitterroot River

American Mink – Mustela vison on the banks of the Bitterroot River

Mink on the Bitterroot River – this was the den area. Very cool spot on a nicely vegetated bank of the middle river.
Reference: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/detail_AMAJF02050.aspx
This medium-sized, semi-aquatic carnivore has a long, thin body; short, sturdy legs; short, pointed nose; short, rounded ears, and a dorsoventrally flattened head. The tail is thickly furred and overall color is usually rich dark brown. Look also for a white chin patch and sometimes white spots on the belly. It is similar to the River Otter but is much smaller.