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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:19 PM

'Yesterday, we got a call that an osprey was stuck in a tree and tangled

in a balloon string. Weíre happy that we could help. We do more than keep the lights on!' #DelmarvaOspreyRescue https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/delmarvaospreyrescue?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG

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Reply 'Yesterday, we got a call that an osprey was stuck in a tree and tangled (Original post)
elleng Mar 2019 OP
MLAA Mar 2019 #1
elleng Mar 2019 #2
Karadeniz Mar 2019 #3
MontanaMama Mar 2019 #4
elleng Mar 2019 #5
MontanaMama Mar 2019 #6
elleng Mar 2019 #7
MontanaMama Mar 2019 #10
elleng Mar 2019 #11
2naSalit Mar 2019 #8
elleng Mar 2019 #9
2naSalit Mar 2019 #12
elleng Mar 2019 #13
2naSalit Mar 2019 #14

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:22 PM

1. So glad you saved him/her 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:25 PM

2. Not ME, MLAA,

Delmarva OspreyRescue did it!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:58 PM

3. Yaaay!!!! We once rescued a hawk...not easy!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:04 PM

4. Osprey like string much to their detriment.

Bailing twine often leads to their death because theyíre so attracted to it. So glad this bird survived.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:08 PM

5. They try to use it for their nests, I think.

Fortunately it appears osprey near my house have only used wood.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:12 PM

6. You're exactly right.

They like to use it in their nests. Our local baseball team (AZ Diamondbacks minor league team) is the Missoula Osprey! Thereís an osprey nest in center field and the birds like to circle the field during games. Itís so cool.

Iím glad your osprey are using wood only for their nest! Safety first.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:14 PM

7. WOW! The Missoula Osprey are the first that got my attention,

and AMAZING they circle the field during games!

IN Center Field? On a surface of some kind?

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:25 PM

10. They have a nest on a power pole

out on the edge of center field that they built themselves! Sometimes Canada geese will use the nest early in the season and when the geese get done using it, the osprey move back in just in time for baseball. I donít know why they circle the field during games but they do. They are quite the celebrities! The Clark Fork river runs right by the stadium so the osprey have dinner out their back door. Missoula is the city where A River Runs Through It. Itís really fun. The bummer is that corporate management of the team wants to change the name from the Osprey to something else. Such a disappointment. Weíve been the Osprey for 20 years.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:28 PM

11. WOW, ANOTHER team for me, The Missoula Osprey!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:15 PM

8. Out here in ranch country

the closer they are to a ranching operation, the more likely they are to use baling twine in their nests. Several years ago there was one such nest on a bridge down in Idaho and the birds built it up so tall that the state had to knock it down after nesting season, it was some six or eight feet tall, I had seen it many times over the years.

I got to help rescue a bald eagle once, that was interesting.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:18 PM

9. WOW!

Nest on boathouse adjacent to my house has been here AT least for the 5 years I've been here, and it's not TALL, but wide and deep! Last season, it provided bedding and dining room for triplet hatchlings.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:44 PM

12. Around here they will

also fight with bald eagles over an established nest. Eagles will also stick around all winter to defend their nests too. They don't all migrate out. We're starting to see an increase in Golden eagles too, the habitat is doing well for this season at least.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:48 PM

13. Haven't seen Golden eagles here, do have Bald Eagles, often using favorite osprey perches

on trees in my yard. HAPPILY I haven't seen them fighting.

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Response to elleng (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:54 PM

14. I haven't seen that in a while myself

but yesterday I saw a murder of crows harassing an owl out in mid day. It looked like a great Horned Owl but it was a light, tawny color, most I've ever seen were more grey. They were active in the trees near where I was sitting so I got a good look at it.

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