Ruidoso in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In the 1950s and 1960s the osprey population decreased dramatically from hunting, habitat loss and the use of insecticides such as DDT. These chemicals contaminated rivers, poisoning the fish that made up 99 percent of the osprey diet. Fortunately, DDT was banned, and the osprey population began to recover.
Today, as osprey return, they face another obstacle. Osprey often build nests in tall, isolated areas, close to shallow bodies of water. Many utility poles were built in their absence and osprey began to build nests on these power poles. Conservation efforts include building artificial nest platforms in an effort to increase the osprey population.
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Color: Bluish White
Colors: Brown and white
Wingspan: 50-71 inches
Flight Speed: 14-15 miles per hour
Color: Black with white spots
Osprey vs. Eagle
Osprey and eagles have many similarities, but there are a few differences that will help you tell them apart.
• White Underparts
• Black Eye Stripes
• Bright Yellow Eyes
• Brown Underparts
• No Eye Stripes
• Pale Yellow Eyes
Osprey Fast Facts
Body Size: 21-23 inches (54-58 cm)
Weight: 3.1-4.4 pounds (1.4-2 kg
Average life span in the wild: 30 years
When carrying their prey, osprey will orient the fish head forward to reduce wind resistance.
Although a female osprey will typically lays three eggs at a time, they all hatch at different times, making the first baby bird dominant. If there is only enough food for one, the dominant bird will eat the food and leave his siblings to starve.
The osprey is one of the most widespread birds of prey, and can be found near bodies of water on every continent except Antarctica.
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En 1950 y 60's la población del águila pescadora bajó dramáticamente. Insecticidas com DDT habían contaminado muchos ríos y los peces que comen. Porque
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Color: Blanco Azulado
Color: Café y Blanco
Envergadura: 50-70 pulgadas
Velocidad: 14-15 mph
Color: Negras y Blancas
Aguila Pescadora vs. Aguila
Algunas cosas son similares entre el águila pescadora y el águila, pero si hay unas diferencias entre los dos.
• Blancos partes debajo del animal
• Raya del ojo negro
• Brillante ojos amarillos
• Café partes debajo del animal
• No rayas del ojo
• Pálidos ojos amarillos
Tamaño: 21-23 in (54-58 cm)
Peso: 3.1-4.4 lbs (1.4-2 kg)
Promedio de vida: 30 años
Ellos orientan la cabeza del pescado primero para aliviar la resistencia del viento.
Aunque un águila pescadora normalmente pone 3 huevos a la vez, todos ellos nacen a veces en tiempos diferentes, es decir, la primera cría que nace es dominate. Si hay solo suficiente comida para uno, el ave dominante va a devorar la comida y dejará que sus hermanos se mueran de hambre.
El águila pescadora es una de las aves de presa más extendida y se puede encontrar cerca de cuerpos de agua en todos los continentes menos Antarctica.
Erected by Ruidoso Parks & Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 33° 19.362′ N, 105° 41.199′ W. Marker is in Ruidoso, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Resort Drive, ¼ mile west of Wiggins Way. The marker is located at the northern section of Grindstone Lake along the hiking trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Resort Drive, Ruidoso NM 88345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Dowlin Mill Lozen, Little Sister (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra Blanca (approx. 5.2 miles away); Birthplace of Elizabeth Gutierrez Garrett (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Dowlin Mill (approx. 6.2 miles away); Blazer’s Mill (approx. 14 miles away); L.G. Murphy Sutler Store (approx. 14.9 miles away); Nurse's Quarters (approx. 15 miles away).
Regarding Osprey. The marker qualifies as historical since it discusses the history of the decrease in the Osprey population.
Also see . . . Osprey. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.