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Osprey nest on top of light pole by Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 5:50 am in Ospreys.

Three ospreys in nest on light pole by Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo, CA. Photo by Marina Chainey, Richmond, CA
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Gary:
I saw this osprey nest empty last year when I walked across the Zampa (Carquinez) bridge in Vallejo.  When I walked the bridge again a few days ago, 3 ospreys were waiting for food as mom flew around.  Looks like they are getting ready to leave the nest.

I hope you continue to inspire others about wildlife and pets during your retirement. I’ve enjoyed reading your column and will miss it.
Marina Chainey, Richmond, California

Osprey nest on top of light pole (see red arrow) by Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo, CA. Photo by Marina Chainey, Richmond, CA
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Marina:
Ospreys are beautiful, fish-hunting birds of prey. As you can see, they like to build their nests on high spots, even if they are in the middle of humans … as long as there is a nearby place to fish. These are beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them! /Gary

Ospreys in nest on top of light pole by Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo, CA. Photo by Marina Chainey, Richmond, CA
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2 Responses to “Osprey nest on top of light pole by Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo”

  1. Andy Says:

    Retired? You can’t be! Whenever I have come across your column, I have loved it. You have such a love for living things. Say it ain’t true, Gary.

  2. Christina Says:

    Who gave you permission to retire? We’ll have none of this!

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