No, I’m not talking about the Harley Quinn movie… If you’re still reading this blog post, then here’s some information about birds of prey — from a dedicated World Bird Sanctuary volunteer!

Birds of prey (also known as raptors), are bird species that hunt in order to feed themselves and their offspring. These natural-born hunters are marked by keen eyesight, strong feet and curved beaks. There are many species of birds that are identified as birds of prey, or raptors. Here are a few of the different types of birds of prey:

Aaron Umen Northern Goshawk
Aaron Umen Northern Goshawk

Northern Goshawk

These birds are found dwelling in Canada, mountainous areas of the western United States of America (i.e. Alaska) and the northwestern portion of Mexico.

Unfortunately, World Bird Sanctuary’s much anticipated Eagle Days has been postponed to March 2021. In the meantime, here are five fast fun facts about the fierce and majestic birds of prey:

  1. The bald eagle is the national emblem of the United States of America.
Bald Eagle & American Flag
Bald Eagle & American Flag

Okay, okay… so maybe just about everyone knows this one already! But, it’s still worth mentioning. A symbol of strength and ferocity, the bald eagle has been associated with Americana, officially, since 1782. The bird of prey was chosen for its majestic appearance and it’s symbolic representation of freedom.

2. Eagles have two centers of focus.

A true bird of prey, the bald eagle is fierce, fantastic — and ferociously focused! They are able to see both forward and to the side, simultaneously. …

Fans of Roger Federer have been sent into frenzy after the Swiss tennis pro announced that his beloved ‘RF’ caps are back!

To say Roger Federer is a tennis legend would be a pretty harsh understatement. At this point, he has just about solidified his mark as one of the greatest tennis players of his generation. The Swiss pro has certainly made a name for himself! His career is one to admire, with highlights including 103 titles and 20 grand slam wins. Today, Roger Federer is ranked as the 5th greatest singles player in the sport of tennis. But in 2004, Federer was number 1! For many fans, he’ll always be number one in that department — that’s for sure.

Aaron Umen Roger Federer
Aaron Umen Roger Federer

Roger Federer’s personally branded RF logo hats have made him stand out on the court. (As if his performance wasn’t a shining beacon already!) But for the past two years, Federer was unable to wear his iconic hats, due to his sponsorship switch from Nike to Uniqlo. Nike maintains the trademark for the RF logo, which prevented him from adorning the hats. …


Aaron Umen

Aaron Umen is a Tennis Coach, Player and Enthusiast. He is an aspiring entrepreneur with additional interests in volunteering & nonprofits.

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