As went on with business on 26th January, 2016. Our rescue team received an emergency call from the airport authorities at Entebbe International Airport.
We wasted no time and rushed to the scene, where we found a bird that had been hit by the plane. The wings were completely shuttered and had to be amputated. He is steadily improving .
The Osprey (formerly classified with the hawk) had a ring from Finnish Museum of Natural History. And judging from the number of number bird species at our beach since December, 2015. Are are sure is one of the migratory birds that fly from Europe. The raptor therefore must have flown all the way from Helsinki Finland to Uganda!
He is 1.8 ft (length). Ospreys are unusual among hawks in possessing a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind. Barbed pads on the soles of the birds’ feet help them grip slippery fish. When flying with prey, an Osprey lines up its catch head first for less wind resistance.
In their 15 to 20 years lifetime, Ospreys can migrate 160,000 miles. During 13 days in 2008, one Osprey is recorded to have flown 2,700 miles—from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to French Guiana, South America.
They are generally classified as birds of least concern, with their population steadily increasing world wide.
Visit us, learn and watch many other migratory birds at our beach today.