Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) at the Tonda-gawa River（Tonda-gawa-no Misago）
Looking for prey from the sky
The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a raptor threatened with extinction in Japan. Presently, several ospreys inhabit the lower reaches of the Tonda-gawa River. The bird has a wingspan of about 1.6 m. Its wings are long and narrow and look whitish when viewed from below. At the area of Tonda-gawa River near Ichinose-oji Shrine, you can see these ospreys plunge into the water to catch fish.
15 minutes’ walk from “Kii-Ichinose” [紀伊市ノ瀬]stop, where the Ryujin Bus and the Meiko Bus stop
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）