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    Broome's island...Pairs were flustered by our kayaking but NO fledglings. Last week we did a paddle near the mouth of the pax R.--again Pairs, no young. SOMETHING is going on.
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    It will be interesting if the increase of bald eagles is the reason for the decline in osprey chicks. A chick sitting on a nest is an easy meal for an eagle. What's to be done then?
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    Haven't seen many Ospreys this year. One big guy flies around. Him/her and a Blue Heron.

    I've got like 6 turtle nests in my yard this year though. Never seen that before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Dog View Post
    I have three Osprey poles around my property. No young ones. All of them had pairs.....something is fishy.......
    Osprey.. fishy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    It will be interesting if the increase of bald eagles is the reason for the decline in osprey chicks. A chick sitting on a nest is an easy meal for an eagle. What's to be done then?
    Well at least they didn't go to waste. Makes for healthy eaglets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    It will be interesting if the increase of bald eagles is the reason for the decline in osprey chicks. A chick sitting on a nest is an easy meal for an eagle. What's to be done then?
    The Ospreys on the Bay must be tougher , they run the Eagles out of town...fun to watch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Dog View Post
    The Ospreys on the Bay must be tougher , they run the Eagles out of town...fun to watch
    It seems only when it is two on one. The osprey I saw trailing the eagle the other day wasn't attacking. Just following at a respectable distance. And with chicks in the nest, one parent is never too far away.
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    All three (two offshore, one on a pole) here in the Beach have chicks. We do have eagles around.

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    We're directly across the river from the VA shore where the eagles rule. The steady encroachment of the eagles on osprey habitat on our side has been something we've been noticing for a while now. Seems to have reached a tipping point in our immediate area..
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    http://forums.somd.com/threads/32225...figured-it-out

    I told you in above link why the baby O's are not around, There are some BAD MO FO Mallard hens that come in, eat the baby O's and then lay their own eggs.... ;-))))

    OBTW they hatched yesterday, so the baby's too will learn that these O nests are the best, It will keep you away from Racoons etc.... from eatting your eggs on the shore.

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