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    Posted July 22, 2014 by
    Hughesville, Maryland
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    Travel snapshots: Best bird-watching

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    Osprey of the Chesapeake Bay


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Ryn enjoys watching the osprey migrate and nest each year. The birds are plentiful along the Chesapeake Bay.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    One late April evening my husband and I were enjoying a walk on the beach and noticed Ospreys working in a nest.
    There were little ones in the nest as well. We watched for awhile and came to realize Daddy Osprey was bringing food in for Mom and the little ones. He flew back and forth fishing and bringing the tasty morsels to his family.
    The Chesapeake nesting population is the largest known concentration in the world. They migrate to the area usually in March or April of each year. Ospreys mate for life and return to the same next year after year.
    Daddy and Mom Osprey share in the care of the young.
    It is very sweet to watch. Daddy even straighten's up the nest while Mom feeds the little ones.
    If you enjoy bird watching a trip to the Chesapeake Bay to watch the migration of the Osprey is something to see.

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