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Fighting Osprey

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

I recently came across this old image of mine and had to share the story with everyone. RTPI President Twan Leenders and I captured this injured female Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) on June 28, 2010 after she was reported by concerned citizens as unable to fly on Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Pleasure Beach near her nest site. She had dislocated her left shoulder when being battered by a tornadic supercell thunderstorm a couple days earlier. The storm moved over the barrier beach after a tornado had touched down in the city minutes earlier. She was successfully rehabilitated and later released back to the wild. It’s hard to believe this was only five years ago and change…it feels like forever! I hope she is still out there, having made a successful trip back to South America for this winter.

Osprey Towel-

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator