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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Experience the wonder of nature from geese at May Watts Pond to an eagle in Dubai


Above / During the last days of April showers, a mother goose hatched goslings at May Watts Park under the watchful eye of her mate. (PN Photo May 8, 2017)

Above & Below / The one-week-old goslings are growing quickly and can be observed from the limestone trail, swimming in the pond and navigating the banks on both sides of the footbridge. (PN Photos May 8, 2017)

UPDATE May 16, 2017 / Below, six geese a-laying along the banks of May Watts Pond. The goslings are 16 days old. They feed naturally and are almost twice the size they were last week. Let wildlife by wild and maybe they will begin to migrate again.

Above / PN has been tracking the eight goslings in the family of geese since they were born in late April. What a difference every week makes! (PN Photo May 16, 2017)

Above / Goosey goosey gander, Whither shall I wander? (PN Photo May 17, 2017)

Experiencing ‘Eagle Eyes’

Meanwhile, as the goslings become strong enough to fly with the moon on their wings, take a gander at the eagle flight in Dubai.

It’s an amazing trip for 1:59 minutes.

According to the narrative that accompanied the email with the YouTube video…

An eagle’s flight from the top of the world’s tallest building to his handler below. An eagle was fitted with a camera and released from the top of the 2,715 ft. Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.

The eagle has no idea where the tiny speck of land was that his handler is standing on or what it looked like among all of the other islands and buildings and people. Somehow from that altitude, the eagle actually picks out and recognizes the trainer from all of the other objects, people, etc.

You can see him looking, looking, looking for the trainer, completely invisible to a human eye and the camera, then fold his/her wings and then drops like a bullet straight to that trainer… Very cool.

What surprised the experts is not only how efficiently the eagle spots his trainer from that altitude, but how smooth its flight is with no camera shake whatsoever, even when it goes into a power dive.


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