Conserve Wildlife Blog

Battle of the Bags!!

April 17th, 2014

by Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager

The osprey pair at our Osprey Cam nest has been “decorating” their nest with plastic marine debris. They’re turning out to be hoarders of plastic mesh bags. So far they’ve collected three to use as nesting material. How will this play out? We can’t say for sure but are closely monitoring with the Osprey Cam.

Plastic mesh clam bag in the nest.

The ospreys returned and so did the marine debris.

Yay! Some natural nesting material!!

Yay! Some natural nesting material!!

Too many plastic mesh bags!!

Too many plastic mesh bags!!

They're slowly migrating out of the nest...

They’re slowly migrating out of the nest…

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