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Thu Mar 29, 2018, 03:48 PM

Watch as osprey nest along the glistening shoreline of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.

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Watch as osprey nest along the glistening shoreline of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. This area has one of the most significant clusters of osprey nests in the Pennsylvania.

The osprey, also commonly known as a “fish hawk”, stalks its prey by hovering above the water then diving feet first to snag its prey. Ospreys fit in well on impoundments with good fish populations and artificial structures where they can build their bulky stick nests.

In an effort to help this recovered species, The Moraine Preservation Fund established an Osprey Reintroduction Program in June of 1993. It was a huge success and resulted in six fledglings raised from several nesting platforms throughout the park. This park was an important site in the state's osprey reintroduction program and they continue to prosper here.

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Thu Mar 29, 2018, 03:57 PM

1. Wonderful video, thank you!

I've been a visitor to Moraine State Park many a time. Used to take our kids biking on the bike trail there when they were younger, and have been out on the lake there numerous times. First time rowing a row boat there -- I rowed around in circles.
Fun times! Great place.

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Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:24 PM

2. Osprey are also known as the "Sea Hawk"

as those of us in the Seattle area know.

I have one of those nests on my property and I have come to know and love the sounds of those amazing birds. They are so much fun to watch.

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