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July 20, 2013 in Idaho
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A juvenile osprey nests above Lake Coeur d’Alene on July 13. North Idaho has the largest nesting population of ospreys in the West.

A juvenile osprey is banded by Wayne Melquist at Lake Coeur d’Alene on July 13.

A fish in its talons, an osprey flies over Hauser Lake on Monday.

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Wayne Melquist removes a juvenile osprey from a nest on Lake Coeur d’Alene on July 13. He was banding nestlings as part of long-running research on the osprey population.