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Mon Aug 23, 2021, 07:27 PM

HOW far to South America???

Believe it???

OSPREY TRACKING MAP

'The osprey, often referred to as "fish hawk," is an iconic bird that requires a clean environment and abundant food source—primarily menhaden and other fish. CBF's Osprey Tracking Project ran from 2001 to 2017 and allowed students and teachers to track birds—ones they had seen during field experiences at CBF education centers—from their home and classroom computers.

About the Project
CBF's Osprey Tracking project started in 2011 when conservation-minded Microwave Telemetry, Inc. (MTI) offered their services to support our education programs. The company manufactures devices researchers use to track avian and marine species. We first field tested one of the portable tracking units when two CBF staffers circumnavigated the Chesapeake Bay watershed by bike. After a few more technological advances, it was possible to create this site, where students and teachers could follow the daily feeding patterns and seasonal migrations of osprey.

After migrating to Central and South America for the winter months, ospreys return to the same nest sites on creeks, rivers, and shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay every year. Once they arrive they may travel many miles a day in search of supplies for their nest and fish for their young.'>>>

https://www.cbf.org/about-the-bay/more-than-just-the-bay/chesapeake-wildlife/ospreys/osprey-tracking-map/

Will be thinking about them, from my last viewing until their (usual) return around St. Pat's Day, March 17 this year.

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elleng Aug 2021 OP
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #1
El Supremo Aug 2021 #2
elleng Aug 2021 #3
ShazzieB Aug 2021 #4

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 07:44 PM

1. 😱

Oh I'm going to miss your "kids!"

Looking forward to next year's nest already!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 07:52 PM

2. They don't beat the Swainson's Hawk.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 08:00 PM

3. Winters in eastern South America and can be seen in Argentina, Paraguay, and southern Brazil.

Although the majority of Swainson's hawks do migrate like clockwork between the northern and southern hemispheres, some have been found wintering in California, Texas, Mexico, and Central America.

https://peregrinefund.org/explore-raptors-species/hawks/swainsons-hawk

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 08:03 PM

4. Whoa, those guys really travel!

Still, the osprey don't do too badly for themselves.

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