Friday, February 12, 2016

This osprey nests in a crowd‏

On the SW end of Gasparilla Island there are a series of concrete pilings that are the remnants of a former pier.  These are quite popular among the local sea birds and strangely enough an osprey has chosen to nest in the middle of a large group of terns, gulls, cormorants and pelicans.  Clearly they get along well together and possibly the osprey pair have found this to be a more stable and safer area to nest than in nearby trees.   Perhaps birds were the first to discover the joys of condo life? 

Bill Dunson

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