Yellowstone River Research Center
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.
When D’Jeane Peters wants something, she goes after it.
An osprey parent arrives with a fish after researchers banded baby osprey from a nest near the Billings sewage treatment plant last year.
Renee Seacor holds a baby osprey as the birds from a nest at the Billings sewage treatment plant were measured and banded in July.
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.
Volunteers are need to help with the Rocky Mountain College seventh annual Yellowstone River Cleanup on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An injured osprey that spent the last few weeks in rehab flew out of captivity Sunday along the Yellowstone River at Coulson Park.
Two osprey chicks, panting heavily in the heat, nestled in a cardboard box waiting to contribute to science and the future of their species.
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.
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.
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.
Osprey nestlings rest back in their nest high on a pole after a blood test and measurements.
A freshly banded osprey nestling is prepared to be released into its nest. When a chick matures, its orange eyes change to yellow.
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.
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.
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.