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August: A Challenging Month for Osprey Chicks
Episode 2111th August 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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At eight weeks old, osprey chicks are nearly as large as their parents. But learning the skills they need to fly--indeed, just taking that first step--is a daunting challenge. In this episode, John Page shares the skills these youngsters need to learn before they start their migration to South America late next month. And make sure to listen for his tips on how to spot ospreys in flight.

Find out more on our ospreys webpage, check our osprey cam, or see our historical osprey tracking data from three osprey migrations.


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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at

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