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Sailing on the Chesapeake #2

By handlerstudio  
When Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, raptors here such as bald eagles and ospreys were seriously endangered due to the use of DDT....which weakened their eggs....since then, on the Chesapeake both have made a concerted come-back. Sailing on the Eastern Shore, we often see bald eagles....and on navigational markers all over the Bay we see osprey nests-everywhere. And many have become accustomed to sailboats passing them pretty close. Sailing in late spring...we saw many nesting pairs....Mr and Mrs Osprey.


Tags: Chesapeake bay Ospreys Wildlife and nature Silent Spring

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6 Aug 2022 5:33AM
Always find it amazing where they will nest Peter ….one year they nested high atop a floodlight stand at our baseball stadium …loved seeing these!
Best regards
6 Aug 2022 5:51AM
Lovely set and great news, Peter.

6 Aug 2022 7:27AM
Lovely set Peter,
6 Aug 2022 8:05AM
Great image of them watching you pass by
6 Aug 2022 9:15AM
Terrific set, Peter, and very good write-up. Lovely to see them.

Good to hear that they are doing well, lovely to see Peter and excellent images. We have many nesting Osprey here in Cumbria, we have watched them make a comeback over the last 20 years.
Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2022 4:45PM
Amazing choice of location for the nest. Glad to see it's still standing. Beautiful images,
Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2022 7:02PM
A really lovely set

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