The osprey, a magnificent, once-endangered raptor, has made a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and the banning of the toxic chemical pesticide DDT. There are now about 550 nesting pairs of osprey on the East End of Long Island, where the birds return each spring to nest and breed.
One of the ospreys displaced when PSEG contractors removed a nest from a pole Monday watches as workers prepare to install a new, taller pole in the same location this morning. Photo: Peter Blasl
After community outcry over the removal of an osprey nest from a utility pole in Riverside yesterday, PSEG-Long Island says it will erect a...
A pair of ospreys was spotted building a nest on top of the 45-foot-tall tower at Suffolk County National Bank headquarters in downtown Riverhead today.
A baby osprey hatched on live video in its nest in East Marion this morning, and its two siblings will be following suit over the next week. And thanks to the efforts of some local nature enthusiasts, you can watch the antics of these once endangered birds right from your computer.