Friday, September 18, 2009

Osprey - The Sea Hawk

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry Van Dyke

Keeping on my beach theme for a few days, I wanted to share with you a few photos I managed to capture while kayaking through the outer banks.   The osprey is unique in that it is the only hawk that hunts on water.  The scientific name: Pandion Haliatus, “Sea Hawk”. An osprey’s narrow, six-foot wing-span, awesome eye sight (they can spot a fish from hundreds of feet in the air) and razor sharp claws provide them with expert fishing equipment.

The osprey has a lifespan of 20-25 years and will reach 2.5 to 4 lbs as an adult.  They are also unique in that they allow smaller songbirds to nest under them to help alert of danger.  

Humor of the day - Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really upset.

She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE !!"

The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway.

Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought the box back in the house.  She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.  Bob has been missing since Friday.

1 comment:

DM said...

Amazing photos
I really love the second photo.
Great job