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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ospreys in Safety Harbor Get a New Home

A big, big, thanks to CSX for paying for the ospreys new platform and pole.

EagleWatch, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey Volunteer Barb Walker, worked with CXS who footed the bill to move an osprey nest in Safety Harbor January 28, 2011 from their rail road lights over the road to a newly installed platform.  Barb said "They have been WONDERFUL every step of the way! They showed up today to help with this conservation project and let us know that they will PAY for the pole and platform allowing us to install another pole and platform elsewhere!"
I was there to witness the relocatation the birds home.  The ospreys watched us the entire time.
The whole CSX and Powertown Line Construction crews clearly cared what happened to the osprey.

Casey Jones, as the osprey has become known as, is a railroad entheusiast.  We know that he was thrilled that his home has a perfect view of the tracks.  He is the envy of all of the birds in the neighborhood!  His new wife was flying around checking out their new digs before we ever left. 

We wish them a long and happy life together. 

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