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Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Unamused, the osprey mama circled and squawked and even dove at researchers Monday morning as they carefully lifted her two chicks from their nest south of Laurel.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High winds topple 20-year-old osprey nest south of Laurel

High winds topple 20-year-old osprey nest south of Laurel

After withstanding the elements for as long as 20 years, high winds blew an osprey nest off a power pole on Highway 310 about eight miles south Laurel on Monday.

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Bird biology is topic of classes set for June

Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society will sponsor ornithology from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 6, 11 and 13 at ZooMontana.

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Osprey chicks studied for mercury

Osprey chicks studied for mercury

Two osprey chicks, panting heavily in the heat, nestled in a cardboard box waiting to contribute to science and the future of their species.

July 25, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Marco Restani gives an osprey nestling water

Marco Restani gives an osprey nestling water

Marco Restani gives an osprey nestling water after taking a blood sample from the bird. Holding the osprey is Rocky Mountain College student Cameron Sapp.

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Osprey head for tests

Osprey head for tests

Marco Restani carries two osprey nestlings from their nest to a vehicle where he will take blood from one of them to see if it has high concentrations of mercury. Each bird also was weighed, measured and banded.   

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Marco Restani and Cory Kantra

Marco Restani and Cory Kantra

Marco Restani places a freshly banded osprey nestling into its nest with the help of NorthWestern Energy journeyman lineman Cory Kantra.

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