Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sea Hawks the Birds You Gotta Love Them
At an undisclosed location in Okinawa, Japan these birds put on a show today.
Sea Hawks are also known as Fish Hawks, Fish Eagles
and Ospreys but, I don't call them that, anymore because that is like a cuss word in Okinawa.
The scientific name for these birds is Pandion haliaetus.
Just watching them fly is a blast.
They like to eat fish. And, it doesn't matter if they are fresh or, saltwater fish.
So, you might see them performing their aerial acrobatics over the ocean, a lake, river, or pond.
Any place they can find fish to eat, you will spot them.
Seeing one of these raptors when they spot a fish and dive is a big thrill.
That didn't happen today, while I was there.
But, one of the reasons you gotta love these Sea Hawks is what this guy did.
He nabbed a dirty rat and put it out of circulation !
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