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Is That an Osprey in Your Bag or Are You Just Happy to See Me?!

It’s Banding Day on the Osprey Nest! Earlier today,¬†Dr. Rob Bierregaard gently took Pan, Poole and Pia down to the ground team for banding. The plain, silver bands will allow researchers¬†“to gather a variety of information about each bird over time such as; Where do these chicks go after they fledge? Will they establish a breeding territory of their own once they are adults? And how long do they live?”

Check out this video from 2012 when an elementary group attended the banding for with Audubon folks in Minnesota.

See the newly banded family of Ospreys on the Live Cam here!

(Thanks to CamOp Joellen for the shots!)