Monday, December 4, 2006

Incredible Osprey journey

Every so often, one feels very humble as a human being. Watching the first 6,000 mile journey of a fledgling Osprey on BBC2, was one of those moments.

In this evening's programme, it was just extraordinary to follow the flight of the Osprey from Martha's Vineyard down to Columbia. In particular, at Florida Keys, the Osprey had to make a leap into the unknown. What on earth guides such a bird, on its first flight, to fly off and just happen to alight on Cuba?

I know I am stating the thunderously obvious. It makes one feel that there is something deep within the Osprey DNA which keeps the bird flying on and eventually finding Cuba. This must be the result of millions of years of breeding. How daft we are to think that we know everything!

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