Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Brothers and Sisters, Let Os Prey !
Animals and plants that adapt to us tend to be winners, while those who are unable to adapt fall into those dreaded categories of "threatened" or "endangered".
Obviously many species move beyond those two classifications and into the realm of extinction.
So, while it may jab at me a little to see a woodstork or a sandhill crane feeding in a suburban neighborhood drainage ditch, it also gives me hope for their continued existence.
They are the adapters.
This osprey pair is demonstrating extreme adaptability to human activity. The photo was taken down around the Crystal River/ Homosassa area from a bank parking lot next to US-19. The video tells the whole story.