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The osprey’s return, a herald of spring, is a reminder ‘we canget it right’

by Apr 21, 2023
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.

Osprey watches as workers erect new pole to accommodate its nest in Riverside

by Apr 11, 2018
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

PSEG will erect new pole for evicted osprey pair in Riverside, utility says

by Apr 10, 2018
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...

The North Fork welcomes the osprey back

by Apr 3, 2017
After a long and often perilous journey from their winter residences in South America, the osprey have returned to the North Fork. Osprey, also known...

Photos: Ospreys building nest atop Suffolk County National Bank in downtown Riverhead

by Apr 15, 2016
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.

Baby osprey hatches on live video in East Marion nest, siblings to follow

by Jun 12, 2015
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.