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August means Ospreys

In August, young Ospreys leave their nests and learn to hunt with their parents – grabbing fish out of rivers and lakes all over the state. They are amazing anglers with specially adapted feet to catch and hold slippery fish. Head over to the water to see them in action. In September they will start their migration to South America for winter.

Occasionally an Osprey will pass through downtown (see below) where I live. Notice the cool Bald Eagle carvings on the building – that is where the Peregrine Falcon nest box is located. Raptors are everywhere.

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Adult Ospreys have yellow eyes – juveniles start off with red eyes that transition to orange and finally yellow.

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Table for Four – B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Fish)

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Ospreys have an impressive wingspan of 5 to 6 feet!

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Want more? Click Here for Ospreys Nesting in Providence in 2011

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