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Walk The Trail: Quincy Salt Marsh TrailStop 23

Osprey Nest - Pandion haliaetus

This pole was erected many years ago, along with several others in the area, as part of a program to try to attract the Osprey to nest in the area again. Some platform-topped poles have been successful, and you can regularly see Osprey fishing at Wollaston Beach and along the Neponset River during the summer months.

The Osprey ranges in length from 21 to 24 inches, and can be recognized by the predominant brown color on its back, its white underside, and a dark colored line running along the side of its head.


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