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Reserve staff bands Osprey near Jug Bay

Written on: July 6th, 2011 in Education & OutreachNERRResearchStewardship

Last week the Delaware NERR staff had the great opportunity to band osprey with staff from our sister reserve, Chesapeake Bay Maryland NERR.  We began the day learning about their stewardship, education, and research projects followed by an awesome tour of their Jug Bay site.   In the afternoon we assisted Greg Kearns with the Patuxent River Park and the Maryland Reserve staff in banding osprey.  Osprey are large raptors that typically live around bodies of water which makes it easy to catch their favorite food…fish.  They often make their large nests of twigs, bark, and grass on the top of man-made structures such as poles and platforms.  Enjoy the photos of the osprey banding!  For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Maryland NERR or about the Patuxent River Park (including the Live Osprey Cam) visit them on the web.

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