Title

"North by East" piece Ospreys, which are commonly known as fish hawkes, two deca

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Source

Down East

Date

8-1-1994

Pages

43

Abstract

"North by East" piece Ospreys, which are commonly known as fish hawkes, two decades ago almost disappeared because of DDT. Today, the resurgent bird has become somewhat of a pest because of its habit of building nests on power-line tall towers, sometimes causing outages. To counter the problem, Central Maine Power Company (CMP) and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries has started a osprey housing project, by moving the nests to more suitable locations after the birds leave on their annual migrations. CMP also looks out for other birds as well. The company operates twenty nest rafts for loons on lakes where the company's hydroelectric dams cause water levels to fluctuate dramatically.

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