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Yellowstone River Research Center

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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Rocky grad: 'I just don't like to quit'

Rocky grad: 'I just don't like to quit'

When D’Jeane Peters wants something, she goes after it.

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Home delivery

Home delivery

An osprey parent arrives with a fish after researchers banded baby osprey from a nest near the Billings sewage treatment plant last year.

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Osprey help

Osprey help

Renee Seacor holds a baby osprey as the birds from a nest at the Billings sewage treatment plant were measured and banded in July.

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Audubon Society to meet on Oct. 21

Steve Forrest, a scientist whose studies have included the black-footed ferret, pine marten, as well as penguins in the Antarctic, will speak at the Yellowstone Valley Audubon's meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Mayflower Congregational Church.

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Volunteers needed for Saturday river cleanup

Volunteers are need to help with the Rocky Mountain College seventh annual Yellowstone River Cleanup on Saturday.

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Chick magnet

Chick magnet

Volunteers watch as a young osprey is measured and banded as the Yellowstone River Research Center banded baby osprey from a nest at the Billings sewage treatment plant last week.

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Getting a lift

Getting a lift

Tom Yelvington, of Yellowstone Valley Tree Surgeons, right, uses his bucket truck to lift Marco Restani to an osprey nest as researchers banded baby osprey in Billings last week.

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Osprey chicks banded to advance river study

Osprey chicks banded to advance river study

Volunteers will be on a first-name basis with young osprey born along the Yellowstone River as leg bands are attached as part of a larger monitoring project.

July 16, 2013 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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Injured osprey heals and flies free

Injured osprey heals and flies free

An injured osprey that spent the last few weeks in rehab flew out of captivity Sunday along the Yellowstone River at Coulson Park.

September 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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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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Two osprey nestlings return to their nest

Two osprey nestlings return to their nest

Two osprey nestlings return to their nest high on a pole after being banded as part of an osprey and water quality study Tuesday at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Sundance Lodge near Laurel.

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An osprey watches as Marco Restani and Cameron Sapp take her two

An osprey watches as Marco Restani and Cameron Sapp take her two

An osprey watches as Marco Restani and Cameron Sapp take its two osprey nestlings from their nest for a blood test and documentation. The chicks were returned to the nest high atop a pole at the Sundance Lodge near Laurel.

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An osprey watches as Marco Restani and Cameron Sapp take her two

An osprey watches as Marco Restani and Cameron Sapp take her two

An osprey with a partial eaten fish in her talons circles overhead as Marco Restani and Cameron Sapp take her two nestlings from a nest for a blood test and documentation at the Sundance Lodge near Laurel.  

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Osprey nestlings rest back in their nest

Osprey nestlings rest back in their nest

Osprey nestlings rest back in their nest high on a pole after a blood test and measurements.

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A freshly banded osprey nestling

A freshly banded osprey nestling

A freshly banded osprey nestling is prepared to be released into its nest. When a chick matures, its orange eyes change to yellow.

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Cameron Sapp and nestling

Cameron Sapp and nestling

Rocky Mountain College student Cameron Sapp holds an osprey nestling as Sheila Hancock McKay of the Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society talks to the bird. McKay paid weekly visits to the Sundance Lodge near Laurel to monitor the nest where two osprey chicks and their parents live.

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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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