Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

A new perch for the ospreys

A pair of ospreys have a new nesting platform in Dunedin, thanks to the Clearwater Audubon Society and a Progress Energy Foundation grant. The birds, dubbed "Victor" and "Victoria" by their human neighbors, aren't saying much but they appear pleased that their rickety old nesting platform has been replaced. Barbara Walker, who keeps an eye on birds of prey for the Audubon's Clearwater chapter, is overseeing the replacement of the platform as well as two others, one in Oldsmar and one near Bay Vista Elementary School in St. Petersburg that is monitored by the schools art students. They are the first three nesting platforms to be replaced in the Tampa Bay area. Walker asks residents who know of other osprey nesting platforms that are falling apart to call the Clearwater Audubon at (727) 442-9140.

A new perch for the ospreys 12/28/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 28, 2012 7:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 100 days of Adam Putnam's campaign, by the numbers

    Blogs
  2. Kitchen fire causes temporary evacuation of Carrollwood nursing home

    Fire

    A small kitchen fire forced the temporary evacuation of a Carrollwood nursing home early Monday morning.

  3. Disabled truck blocks westbound lanes on Courtney Campbell Causeway

    Accidents

    Westbound lanes are blocked on the Courtney Campbell Causeway after a truck became disabled on the roadway, according to broadcast reports,

  4. Man faces DUI manslaughter charge in fatal Largo scooter crash

    Crime

    A Clearwater man faces a charge DUI manslaughter after deputies say he fatally struck a scooter rider in Largo on Sunday night.

    James Mayer, 42, of Clearwater, faces a charge of DUI manslaughter in a fatal crash involving a scooter on Aug. 20, 2017, in Largo. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  5. Bucs roundtable: Time for another kicking panic?

    Bucs

    Five days after the beleaguered Roberto Aguayo got cut after missing a PAT and a field goal, new Bucs kicker Nick Folk had a PAT blocked and missed a field goal.