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On the other hand, the poop vandals in my harbor are cormorants. Since an osprey moved in, the cormorants stay close to the water, out of the rigging. The osprey nests ashore.
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One of those fake owls on the masthead?
LOL... ospreys would eat owls for lunch!
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Thanks for all the good tips!

I may go with the "pig" as it should keep both Ospreys and alkida off the boat!
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i volunteer with my friend building and installing osprey towers here in NJ. never had a problem with them landing elsewhere as we try to provide ample towers for them to nest. we use the wood from salvaged projects when we can like the old wood from the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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im on the far left and it is in late april early may

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The newer Windex with 'bird spikes' (single ~12" long spike sticking vertically from the 'pivot') are effective .... but only prevents a large bird from landing on the plastic vane. Even with the 'spike', they still will occasionally try to land on the 'arms'.
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i volunteer with my friend building and installing osprey towers here in NJ. never had a problem with them landing elsewhere as we try to provide ample towers for them to nest. we use the wood from salvaged projects when we can like the old wood from the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
So YOU'RE the guy! Nice work!
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thanks Ottos!im not THE guy, just one of them but i am glad to see people around the area here appreciate the work! my friends brother in law is the head of the osprey as well as the terrapin project. i wish i could volunteer alot more but this fall i am attending an underwater welding and salvage academy that will take every minute of my time ( not that im complaining ). this was my first year helping out and it really is a cool site to see ospreys utilizing the platforms we put up. that is one of the reasons we put them up, to give them a good home in a natural environtment so they stay away from the human population. there was a guy down the street who bought an old house and tore it down. it sat vacant for about 6 months and then were going to start building in the spring.. until an osprey took up housing in a tree on the property and they couldnt build on it for over a year! he was a little mad to say the least. he was paying all the finances until the osprey decided to leave a 500,000 dollar lot, on the water, waiting to be built..

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that particular platform is north side of mantaloking bridge abeam F cove which will hopefully be shut down finally. people really ruin that "wildlife refuge" by throwing their trash, fighting, etc etc. it is even to the point where DJs will come out on pontoon boats and people vending food. yet it is in a wildlife sanctuary and the town doesnt want it closed.. hmm... i remember getting a ticket for not "treading lightly" one time in a wildlife refuge..
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