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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.
Captain Steve explains banding and Ospreys before we beginCaptain Steve explains banding and Ospreys before we beginOspreys readily build nests on man made materials.Traveling along the scenic Lewes-Rehoboth Canal toward our banding siteOsprey fledglings in their nestsOsprey fledglings in their nestsOsprey fledglings in their nestsIt has been very wet recently!!This osprey fledgling sees Captain Steve approaching - uh oh!!Osprey fledgling sees Captain Steve approach with his ladder!Osprey fledgling is not happy over Captain Steve's approach.Captain Steve reaches for the young Osprey who yells at him to stopCaptain Steve safely secures the young Osprey.This Osprey is coming down to be banded!This Osprey is coming down!This Osprey is coming down to be banded!This Osprey is coming down to be banded!One of the crew assists Captain Steve.Captain Steve bands the young Osprey!Captain Steve bands the young Osprey!

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