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Jul 27, 2015

Wildlife Officials Use High-Tech Methods To Track Ospreys

Scientists will use satellite and mobile communication record to snippet 4 osprey chicks hatched in nests on platforms during Kensington Metropark in Milford and Sterling State Park in Monroe. The osprey is a large, fish-eating raptor that once was listed as threatened in a state. It was among bird class spoiled by a bomb DDT. The Department of Natural Resources spent a decade relocating ospreys to southern Michigan, where they were quite scarce. At slightest 56 active nests were speckled in 2013, adult from only one in 2001. This year, 4 chicks were propitious with units that will capacitate scientists to follow their daily movements and anniversary emigration patterns. Anyone can follow a birds’ movements by visiting a Michigan osprey website by a couple below. (JK)