Thursday, March 24, 2011

Osprey Vs Red Tail Hawk at Save The Bay

One sure sign of spring here at the Save The Bay Center at Field's Point in Providence is the return of the osprey to the nesting platform near our parking lot.

Over the winter, while the osprey were down south, the nesting platform would be used as a roost by red tailed hawks, kestrels, and other big birds of prey. I don't think anything nested there in winter.

However, driving out of the driveway Tuesday evening, I saw a red tail sitting there as the osprey returned. The osprey swooped and dive-bombed the hawk until it moved on. Check out the video:

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