Ospreys and Bailing Twine

Jon L.

Last Update vor 3 Monaten

Osprey line their nests with soft materials , such as moss, grass, and lichen. They also love to pick up bailing twine lift in the fields! This is a problem because:

  • Bailing twine easily tangles in the Osprey's sharp talons.
  • Bailing twine can entangle and kill about 10% of chicks and many adults.

What can you do?

The good news is that Osprey's are very resilient, and this problem is easy to fix:

  • Pick up all the use baling twine in fields and on fence posts.
  • Store used twin out of sight - in barns or in 45 gallon drums.
  • Dispose of old baling twine safely out of reach of Osprey.
  • Spread the word - tell your friends and neighbors.
  • The Osprey will thank you.

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