Watch Me Soar
The Osprey is a conservation success symbol. In the early 1950s-1970s, the osprey population crashed when pesticide poisoning thinned their eggshells, resulting in breakage prior to hatching. After the 1972 ban on DDT and the construction of artificial nest sites to counteract tree removal, osprey numbers rebounded. They now frequently make their nests on tall man-made structures. Here on Whidbey, there are multiple osprey nests on utility poles visible along highway 525. Though no longer endangered, their population is closely monitored.
Original watercolor of Osprey in flight, staring at the viewer. Image size 10×20 in., matted & wood framed to 15×25 in., under glass. Cards are available.
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