Archive for June 2014

How Donkeys Came to Dunrovin

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Ospreys: A Central Part of Dunrovin

Before living at Dunrovin, it never occurred to me that I would form such a strong association and love for a family of birds of prey. It’s not that I had never before seen these magnificent creatures in the wild. After all, I lived in Alaska for over twenty years, where much of my time was…

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Ospreys 101: Migration Basics

Often, those of us in North America think of the breeding season as the most important part of a bird’s life. When the young fledge and the parents move away from the nest, we consider that we’ve seen the end of a story, and can now decide if that ending was happy or (as it…

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Ospreys 101: The Basics

So, what’s so special about ospreys? A raptor is a raptor is a raptor, right? Not so fast! While ospreys share a lot of the same behaviors we expect from other birds of prey, there are plenty of traits that make ospreys unique and intriguing, both as individuals and as a species. We’ve seen some…

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