THE MAJESTIC OSPREY
Learn about this bird
Where they live and what they do
The osprey is almost always found near water containing abundant fish popu- lations and can be seen along rivers, lakes and the coast. Ospreys are excellent hunters of fish. They usually hover over the water until a fish nears the surface and then dive feet first, grasping the fish with their talons.Although they are almost exclusively fish eaters, ospreys occasionally take other prey including birds, mammals, mollusks and snakes.
People interactions with Osprey
Human activities have greatly affected osprey populations in the past through the indiscriminate use of persistent pesticides They have adapted well to living with man, but continued pollution and destruction of habitat could have an adverse impact in the future.