image im_007200_84
Image number: RS.18737
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Fish Hawks’

Date

1924

Creator

Unknown, Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 176mm
width (print): 128mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of two fish hawks (the western Osprey, Pandion haliaetus) occupying a nest built high on a bare tree, with landscape and clouds behind. The birds were native to Jasper, in Alberta province, Canada.

The image is from an album of original photographs, with postcards and other pictures collected during the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Toronto, Canada, 1924. The album shows participants in activities of Section K: Botany. This page is inscribed left ‘FISH HAWKS’; and right ‘AT JASPER’.

An account of the British Association gathering, by R D’O. Good and A. B. Rendle, appeared in the Journal of Botany v.63 (1925), pp.1-9.

Associated place

<The World>
   > North America
      > Canada