It’s that time of year, when all the animals either have babies or are soon to have babies. The Ospreys are back at it, too, building nests near the shore.
Ospreys are a bird of prey, a fish-hawk with its own family of Ospreys, because of how distinctive they are.
They live near bodies of water and eat a diet of only live fish, unless fish are scarce, then they will eat small mammals, birds and reptiles.
The Osprey became endangered until DDT was banned in 1972. They have made a good comeback in these parts and are often seen hovering over the water, then diving in feet first to catch fish.
Ospreys migrate to warmer weather in the winter and can travel
To learn more about Ospreys, including their chirping sounds, visit https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/osprey
The Osprey on West Island came back to build its nest last week and local photographer Margie Green Joseph captured the spectacular pictures on this page.
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