Stories tagged: Osprey
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
The view from on high: 45 years of studying ospreys in the Pacific Northwest
Wayne Melquist has banded Lake Coeur d’Alene’s ospreys for more than four decades. He started in 1972 and says there’s still much to learn about the majestic birds, which raise …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sign up for osprey leg-banding cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene
The popular annual Osprey Boat Cruise that follows biologists checking nests and banding young “fish hawks” is set for July 15 at 9 a.m.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Oregon lawmaker wants osprey to be new state bird
An Oregon lawmaker says the current state bird is unoriginal, and instead wants to replace it. The Statesman Journal reports that state Sen. Fred Girod sponsored a resolution to replace …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
U.S. military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities
A U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued.
Wed., May 20, 2015
Marine who died in crash was mother’s ‘superhero’
The mother of a Marine killed Sunday when a military aircraft crashed in Hawaii says her son joined the Marine Corps because he wanted to “do something bigger and better.” …
Sat., July 20, 2013
Man studies region’s ospreys for four decades
As an adult osprey circled overhead, Wayne Melquist perched an extension ladder against a piling in Cougar Bay and scrambled up to the nest. “There’s two here – one big …
Sun., May 22, 2011
Huckleberries: Osprey weren’t striving to be empty nesters
Times are hard for ospreys, too. Bad luck and bad housekeeping left a feathered couple homeless in Post Falls a few weeks ago. Originally, according to Terry Harris of the …
Wed., March 23, 2011
Studies show drop in local fish toxin
Levels of toxic flame retardants found in fish tissue collected from the Spokane River appear to be dropping, and the amount detected in osprey eggs doesn’t seem to jeopardize their …
Sat., July 17, 2010
Cruise boat strikes windsurfer on lake
A windsurfer sustained a severe leg injury after being hit by a Coeur d’Alene Resort cruise boat Friday.
Tue., June 22, 2010
Idaho asked to keep log booms
A group of Cougar Bay neighbors is asking the Idaho Department of Lands for permission to keep the old logging booms and pilings that make the bay a tranquil spot …
Fri., Oct. 31, 2008
Cougar Bay residents seek protection for ospreys
Osprey have been a stately presence in Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Cougar Bay for three decades, building as many as 20 nests annually on log pilings in the quiet inlet. If …