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An osprey with a view

The loss of habitat and pesticide aftereffects aside, the sight of osprey in Macomb County is a sign that native birds are making a comeback in Michigan.

Two osprey chicks raised at Stony Creek Metropark in Washington Township are part of an ongoing program to reintroduce the birds in southern Michigan. Osprey coordinator Kristin Martin said the program is in its third year as part of a 5-year reintroduction plan.

"Ospreys are native to the area; they nest here. But they also migrate to Central and South America in September," Martin said. "After two or three years they return to their nesting grounds, sometimes with a mate."   more...


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