A nest of ospreys in Eugene have become the event’s unofficial mascots, secondo Reuters.
There is no starting gun nor roar of the crowd that rouses the raptors from their home on a platform above the University of Oregon School of Law — which is visible to the crowd at the 10-day international meet in Eugene.
Tuttavia, fans — as they take in the field events and sprint heats — have been delighting in watching the youngest in the nest flap its wings, thanks to footage displayed on the Hayward Field big screen, secondo Reuters.
Ospreys are very grande, distinctively shaped hawks, according to The Cornell Lab and its website, All About Birds.
Despite their large size, the birds’ bodies are slender, with long, narrow wings and long legs.