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On rare occasions, they will eat squirrel or muskrat.
Osprey will sometimes scout for fish from its nest.
Once a fish is spotted, the osprey will drop down in the water fully submerged.
Their dense and oily feathers allow them to come back out of the water and fly away.
They leave between September and October, after the chicks have fledged.
They are successful just over half the time on that first dive.
Some of the public places you can see them fishing are: Fairgrounds lake, Twin Peaks golf course, Lagerman Reservoir, Izaak Walton Pond, Golden Ponds, and Pella Crossing.
Offspring usually remain at their wintering grounds for their entire first year before beginning a migration and nesting pattern.
There are no markings to indicate which osprey is male and which is female, but the females are generally larger than the males.