San Francisco Bay has seen a dramatic growth in Osprey nests in recent years.
There are no records of Osprey nesting along the Bay shore before 1990, although some nested at nearby lakes.
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You might spot an Osprey carrying a fish across the water to its chicks, to a mate sitting on the nest, or over to a perch to eat it solo.
We owe an environmental debt to Ospreys: They were one of the bird species that showed us the dangers of DDT, a toxic pesticide common in the 1950s and 60s.
Other raptors like eagles seek out trees with certain characteristics but Ospreys (read more…)Ospreys rely on fish to survive, and fish need clean water.
Please, never dump motor oil or other household products in gutters or storm drains, which lead into the Bay. Don’t put old (read more…)Ospreys – sometimes known as “sea hawks” – are magnificent large hawks that evolved to hunt and eat fish.
DDT washed into our waters and accumulated in fish and then in the Ospreys that ate them. Environmental Protection Agency helped Ospreys survive by banning DDT in 1972.
That exposure to DDT caused Ospreys’ egg shells to become thin and break before hatching. Since then, their numbers have grown from just 1,500 nesting pairs nationally in the 1970s to over 10,000 pairs today.Their vision is over three times better than human vision so they can spot fish swimming below.The dark band around their eyes reduces glare from water.Omegle is a random stranger through random chat comes across.If you would like to talk to someone else, the New Press, you can switch to the new.The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.