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Return of the Osprey

An osprey with fish going to its nest at Kings Park on Long Island.Photo by George DeCamp

An osprey with fish going to its nest at Kings Park on Long Island. Photo by George DeCamp.

This Earth Day (April 22) get inspired by a majestic raptor that’s making a Long Island Sound comeback. This bird, which eats almost exclusively fish, fell sharply around Long Island Sound during the 1950s and 1960s due to the effects of pesticides, particularly DDT. Since the ban on DDT, which occurred during the 1970s, and the placement of nesting platforms in wetlands all along the Sound, the osprey population has been making a recovery. You can read about its recovery in Connecticut in an article in the Hartford Courant. Photo by George DeCamp

Live from Milford Point, its…

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The Connecticut Audubon Society has a live camera pointed to its osprey nesting plaform. You can check it out on the osprey camĀ  web page.

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