Posts Tagged ‘Ospreys 101’

Ospreys 101: Nesting and Chicks

Welcome to the nest Ospreys build their nests within several miles of the nest that they fledged from. You will find osprey nests on dead trees, buildings, rock outcrops, power poles, buoys, dock pilings, and other manmade platforms – any elevated spot near water with an abundant food supply nearby. Ozzie and Harriet’s nest resides…

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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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Ospreys 101: Characteristics and Behavior

Don’t call ’em eagles! People sometimes confuse ospreys with eagles, but their white underbellies are a giveaway. It’s also helpful to look at their wings, which are long and narrow, and have four finger-like flight feathers with a shorter fifth. Also, with as hard as Ozzie and Harriet fight to keep eagles away from their…

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