Saturday, April 26, 2008

Go Navy!

Given where BirdCouple lives, and the fact that Warren's father, Carl, is a retired U.S. naval officer, we are just a wee bit partial to the U.S. Navy to begin with.

So we know, Army, Marine Corps or Air Force wouldn't have done this for a bird:

U.S. Navy photo

Here's the photo caption the Navy released with this picture:

080318-N-1688B-002 PERSIAN GULF (March 18, 2008) Airman Jacob Larsen holds "Fod," a screech owl that was found on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The owl was discovered in the left-main wheel well of an F/A 18 Hornet during a pre-flight inspection of the aircraft. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are deployed supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Matthew Bookwalter (Released)

Good thing for the pilot, the F-18 and the owl that the bird was discovered before take-off.

We don't expect the Navy to be bird identification specialists - so we'll point out that folks who have seen this picture say it is probably some species of Scops Owl, not a screech owl.



Patrick B. said...

It's one cute little bird!

Larry said...

That is one heckuva cute owl.I doubt he knew that he was going to be enlisted in the Navy.