Osprey nesting in St Thomas

Osprey with nesting material over ball diamond

Osprey with nesting material over ball diamond

The decline of osprey due to the use of pesticides in the 1960’s is slowly correcting itself. The birds have developed a liking for light towers over ball diamonds. This picture was taken by Geoffrey Pereira, a casual with the city Parks Department and a hobbyist photograper on May 10th using a 200mm lens at the Doug Tarry ball complex. You can see the nesting material in the talons. Note the two toes pointing forward and two toes backward and the pale yellow eye. Very nice picture and thank you to Geoffrey for sharing it with us.

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