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Osprey, Imprint With People

Osprey have been brought back from close to disappearing thanks to people caring enough to ban deadly pesticides. That caring also can work against a bird.

Osprey - Click To Enlarge
Osprey – Click To Enlarge

This bird was found as a juvenile and taken in by someone. But rather helping it, caused this bird to completely rely on humans for food. This is called ‘imprinting’.

Osprey - Click To Enlarge
Osprey – Click To Enlarge
Osprey - Click To Enlarge
Osprey – Click To Enlarge

Photographed at The Avian Center For Conservation, South Carolina.

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