Thursday, August 27, 2009

A rare occurance

A cool thing happened to me today. Being that I live on the east coast, I see osprey all of the time. As a matter of fact I've posted on them before. I see them flying to a fro all summer long hunting in that particular way that they do. coasting over the ocean, hovering like a giant kestrel, then plummeting into the ocean. It reemerges, stopping as soon as it's airborn, shakes its wings briefly, then rows through the sky with its catch.

They are cool.

well I got a call the other night from a friend. They were trying to get a juvenile osprey from near my house to the Carolina Raptor Center. It was a young juvenile that was having a hard time feeding itself and had been losing weight. It needed better accommodations, and it needed to start eating - voluntarily - .

I received the bird last night at the house.

I had never been that close to one of these cool birds. His feet were blue! And he smelled -of fish.

I was to meet Andrew at my school and he was going to take the bird to Raleigh.
This one was a small male, about the size of a red tail, but his keel was sharp, and his wings were much longer than a red tail.

I'm glad that this one is going to get better.

1 comment:

Albert A Rasch said...


Great opportunity to show kids some of nature's finest creations! From all of us...

Thank You!