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Fri Aug 20, 2021, 08:27 PM

Coming soon to NATURE Season of the Osprey

Premieres Wednesday, October 27 at 8 pm (check local listings)

Birds of prey exist in myriad shapes and sizes. Scores of eagles, hundreds of hawks and countless kites and falcons have all adapted form and behavior to fit diverse habitats. But in all the world, there is only one osprey. Following a single evolutionary path, it has conquered every continent save Antarctica. One bird, one design, unchanged. It is the only truly aquatic raptor, the sole member of its own taxonomic family. This one-hour, blue-chip special brings viewers into the life to this incredible raptor with a depth and intimacy never before attempted. Shot in and around Great Island Marsh, where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound, cameraman Jacob Steinberg has achieved unlimited access to an osprey nest and captured the struggles, failures and triumphs of a single osprey family.

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Reply Coming soon to NATURE Season of the Osprey (Original post)
elleng Aug 2021 OP
multigraincracker Aug 2021 #1
elleng Aug 2021 #2
multigraincracker Aug 2021 #3
elleng Aug 2021 #4
ShazzieB Aug 2021 #5
elleng Aug 2021 #6

Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 08:35 PM

1. My favorite raptor is the Kestrel.

Little tiny bad ass falcon. See them often here in Michigan.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 08:36 PM

2. There are some here in southern MD too, I've heard;

don't think I've seen any.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 08:39 PM

3. One comes around our feeding station once in a while.

They pick off a morning dove and leave a pile of feathers on the ground.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 08:44 PM

4. ;-(

'My' osprey don't do such, just fish. (Nest is adjacent to my house and a river and creek.)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 10:09 PM

5. Ooh, I can't wait to watch this!

I had no idea how unique ospreys are ("the only truly aquatic raptor, the sole member of its own taxonomic family". But I know I've fallen in love with these beautiful birds after following this osprey family for...how long has it been now, months? I can't wait to learn more about them.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 10:14 PM

6. The adults returned here around St. Pat's Day, March 17,

and things went on from then.

They'll be leaving for South/Central America soon, so will be good to watch the Special in October.

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