Osprey

Yesterday I went on a bird walk with the East Cascades Audubon Society. It was a stunningly beautiful day for a walk and I got to see a lot of my familiar birds and one or two that I didn’t know I had seen before.

One of the highlights was to have an osprey pass over us . . . twice. The only other time I had seen an osprey, I wasn’t quick enough to get a decent shot of it.

 

Osprey are migratory and will come to Oregon from April to September. There was a dramatic decline in Osprey in the 1970’s when the pesticide DDT was used. Since DDT was banned in 1972, the Osprey population has been steadily increasing.

Maralee

 

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