Ospreys are birds of prey that eat fish. Todd Melby tells us about a pair of osprey that tried to nest near a fish hatchery:
Ospreys are birds of prey that eat fish. Todd Melby tells us
about a pair of osprey that tried to nest near a fish hatchery:
The osprey is a raptor that scoops fish out of rivers and lakes.
So when a pair of osprey decided to mate near a DNR fish hatchery south of
Minneapolis, biologists were delighted and worried.
Ospreys rarely nest so far south. So that was good news. What worried biologists was
whether the birds would eat the fish. Biologists decided these fish were too small.
Another worry was the ospreys’ choice of a nesting site. In this case, the birds picked an
electrical power pole.
Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer is with the Minnesota DNR.
“They like high areas. Places that have room for them to put their nest. Transmission
poles often provide that.”
Biologists decided that was a bad idea, so they’ve built a tall nesting platform near the
“We’re hopeful with the new nesting platform, that they’ll come back and attempt to nest
For The Environment Report, I’m Todd Melby.