There was actually some research that went into this strip, more than I anticipated, in fact. Since the birds in my strip tend to live where I live, and I currently live in Georgia, I had to find out what birds of prey live around here as well as what they eat. I mean, you can't ask an osprey to catch squirrels for you, because, as I learned, they only eat fish. It was originally going to be a harrier, but harriers only breed in Georgia in the wintertime, and it's September. Fortunately, we do have golden eagles, so that's what it ended up being.