Ospreys Recycle, Definitely the Mark of a “Cosmopolitan Species”

DSC01394Gotta love a bird that recycles plastic. Look carefully and you’ll see yellow and blue plastic netting that this well-traveled pair of Ospreys has incorporated into their nest.

This nesting pair of Ospreys has called Zeek’s Creek in Jamestown their home for a few years now, and conservationists have equipped their nest with a webcam which can be seen here. It’s pretty cool to imagine that these two fly here from Mexico each Spring to raise a new clutch of Ospreys. These birds were at the point of extinction in the 1960s, thanks to the insecticide DDT, but are now making a comeback.

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