The Osprey can be observed in Prince Edward Island. It colloquially bears the names fishhawk, seahawk or Fish Eagle. I am missing the wing tip in this picture but you can usually identify the Osprey by the 4 “fingers” in the tips. It has reversible toes and scales on its talon that act as fishhooks to help hold its catch. Remember the Gannet that dives in like an arrow? The Osprey goes in feet first to catch its meal. I have yet to see one with a fish in its claws but this BBC video shows how much of a struggle it can be to extract it from the water.
The Osprey is often mistaken for the bald eagle. The Osprey is much smaller but like with the Llamas and Alpacas you would have to see them side by side. The Osprey also has a white belly whereas the bald eagle is all black (dark colour).
In PEI we are always looking for something to latch onto for symbolism. So you will find a B&B called Osprey.
Tomorrow, the plight of the piping plover.