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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why Do Ospreys Carry the Fish Head First??

Ospreys are great at fishing and that is their prime diet. Look at how they carry a fish after they catch it. They carry the fish head first, which is more aerodynamic. Pretty cool!!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 1st yr. in flight

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 1st yr., J.N. Ding Darling NWR, Sanibel, FL recently. They acquire adult plumage by their third year. Taking photos of birds in flight is my fav.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Short-tailed Hawk, J.N. Ding Darling NWR today!

Short-tailed Hawk, light morph

Short-tailed Hawk seen today at J.N. Ding Darling NWR, Sanibel, FL.  It is unusual to see this hawk perched. Mostly seen soaring above as it hunts. This is a hawk seen mainly in FL and a little in southern TX and southern AZ. It also comes as a dark morph with very dark body and underwings. Always special, and somewhat rare to see here on Sanibel. Lucky day!