An osprey soars over Lake Coeur d'Alene on May 25, 2012, while gathering materials for its nest. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust)
Now that the osprey have landed in North Idaho, let the banding of their babies begin. A common summertime sight on area lakes and streams, roughly 200 pairs of the birds raise their young here before heading to west-central Mexico or Central America in late August and September for the winter. The public can see osprey up close either swooping for fish dinner or tending to their babies on nest sites on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday, July 12, during the Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce's annual osprey cruise/Brian Walker, Press. More here.
Question: Which bird of prey is your favorite -- ospreys or eagles?