Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fishing For A Fish Hawk In The Rain

The weather forecast calls for rain and snow for most of the weekend so I decided to take a car ride to find  birds that are scheduled for arrival this time of the year. 

I added a few new species for the year including Rough-winged Swallow, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, and who can forget the beloved Osprey. I remember seeing them for the first as a kid when I went fishing for flounder. Some Osprey, or "fish-hawks" as the old timers called them, would land right on the boats waiting for  fishermen to throw them leftovers. This particular bird wasn't looking for any handouts. It was sitting in a tree with a freshly caught meal as the rain was coming down.

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