Behold the mighty Osprey - a bird of prey. Such a proud bird, this one created its nest using what humans have thrown away – bailing twine. At first I thought “how creative”. But Murray–who took the picture–reminded me that twine can be dangerous. It wouldn’t take much for a claw to get tangled, putting the osprey at risk. One good thing, it can pick away at most string and twine with its sharp beak,..but it’s best to never toss anything in Mother Nature or her creatures’ living areas. Most Ospreys that nest in Canada, winter as far south as Peru. They are great at fishing! They dive under the water in a great spray. From freshwater, they like sucker, pike, and pickerel. Hey–So do I!!
DID YOU KNOW? The osprey is the provincial bird of Nova Scotia.