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Cape Water Taxi's Captain Steve takes us to osprey nesting platforms where he will place identification tags on the osprey fledglings before they begin to fly. This practice does not hurt the birds and is done specifically to gather information about the birds such as migration patterns, life span and behaviors. These opportunities are few as the optimal time to band these magnificent birds is when they are 7-8 weeks old.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Cape Water Taxi, Delaware, Eco Tour, osprey, osprey banding

Captain Steve explains banding and Ospreys before we begin

Captain Steve explains banding and Ospreys before we begin

Captain Steve explains banding and Ospreys before we begin

Captain Steve explains banding and Ospreys before we begin

Ospreys readily build nests on man made materials.

Ospreys readily build nests on man made materials.

Traveling along the scenic Lewes-Rehoboth Canal toward our banding site

Traveling along the scenic Lewes-Rehoboth Canal toward our banding site

Osprey fledglings in their nests

Osprey fledglings in their nests

Osprey fledglings in their nests

Osprey fledglings in their nests

Osprey fledglings in their nests

Osprey fledglings in their nests

It has been very wet recently!!

It has been very wet recently!!

This osprey fledgling sees Captain Steve approaching - uh oh!!

This osprey fledgling sees Captain Steve approaching - uh oh!!

Osprey fledgling sees Captain Steve approach with his ladder!

Osprey fledgling sees Captain Steve approach with his ladder!

Osprey fledgling is not happy over Captain Steve's approach.

Osprey fledgling is not happy over Captain Steve's approach.

Captain Steve reaches for the young Osprey who yells at him to stop

Captain Steve reaches for the young Osprey who yells at him to stop

Captain Steve safely secures the young Osprey.

Captain Steve safely secures the young Osprey.

This Osprey is coming down to be banded!

This Osprey is coming down to be banded!

This Osprey is coming down!

This Osprey is coming down!

This Osprey is coming down to be banded!

This Osprey is coming down to be banded!

This Osprey is coming down to be banded!

This Osprey is coming down to be banded!

One of the crew assists Captain Steve.

One of the crew assists Captain Steve.

Captain Steve bands the young Osprey!

Captain Steve bands the young Osprey!

Captain Steve bands the young Osprey!

Captain Steve bands the young Osprey!