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obx ospreys find new home with local help

A new home and happy ending for an osprey family!

Beautiful, graceful symbols of the natural world that surrounds the Outer Banks, dozens of osprey nests line Outer Banks shorelines. Grace and Henry had been coming back to the same Colington nest for 20 years, but had worn out their welcome. Good will and creative thinking solved the problem as Jeff Hampton, writing for The Virginian-Pilot tells the tale.

Henry the Osprey looks over the situation while a young osprey looks on. Photo Eve Turek.

Henry the Osprey looks over the situation while a young osprey looks on. Photo by Eve Turek.

“Grace and Henry, the devoted osprey pair of the Colington Harbour boat slips, were beloved but wearing out their welcome after 20 years atop the same light pole.

The Colington Harbour Homeowners Association this year removed a platform that had been the birds’ home on the pole along the boat slips. The pair was messy and left remains of all sorts on the boats below.

Boaters were not anxious to rent the three or four nearest slips, said Frank Hendricks, chairman of the board of the association.”

 

Get the rest of the scoop on Grace and Henry at The Virginian Pilot.

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