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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016

An osprey flies with a partially eaten fish. (The Spokesman-Review)

Falling fish fries powerlines in Seattle

FISH STORIES – Utility officials say a falling fish knocked out power to nearly 200 customers this week in Seattle. While the city is famous for throwing and catching fish in Pike Place Market, this fish apparently was fumbled by a wild bird of prey....

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Osprey expert Wayne Melquist bands young osprey in nests along Lake Coeur d'Alene as the feature attraction for people aboard the annual osprey cruise boat trip. At least 100 osprey pairs nest each year in the Coeur d’Alene Lake region including the lower reaches of the St. Joe and Coeur d’Alene Rivers.
Adult osprey along with their young of the year begin their annual migration in mid-September. The bands Melquist attaches have helped researchers document their travel all the way to Baja California, Central America and many all the way to South America. The adults return in late winter/early spring to the area where they originally hatched. (Carlene Hardt)

CdA osprey-watching boat cruise July 12  

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual osprey viewing and banding boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene is set for July 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Department just announced. If you want to go on this popular wildlife educational activity, sign up quick. Last year it...

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MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

An osprey feeds on a large sucker near the Pend Oreille River. (Mark Powers)

Osprey lands prize catch

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Ospreys will be leaving this fall on their lengthy migrations to other parts of the world for winter. But their athleticism shouldn't escape us while they're here in their nesting territory. Look at the size of the lunker -- apparently a sucker...

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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

Two young, recently fledged ospreys hone their flying skills along the Spokane River in early August.

 (Dan Pelle)

Osprey-viewing boat cruise set for Saturday

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A boat-load of people will get a close-up view of wildlife biologists capturing and banding young osprey during a wildlife-watching boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday (July 13). Space is limited, so sign up now for this event, which includes...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Osprey. (Jesse Tinsley)

Ospreys migrating back to Spokane area

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Tundra swans are flocking to the region, enjoying the fields and sloughs flooded with our record March wetness. But while the swans will continue north in their spring migration, other birds are moving in to say all summer and raise broods in...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

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