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8:56 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Essay: Who Is Thy Neighbor?

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The Golden Rule is to love thy neighbor as thy self.  But, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill raises the question, "Who is our neighbor?"  

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Local News
8:24 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Moving The Ospreys From Their Traffic Camera Perch

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SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) - Maryland transportation officials say they're considering building a nesting platform for ospreys who insist on building and rebuilding nests in front of a traffic camera pointed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Maryland Transportation Authority tweeted Wednesday that it is consulting with engineers about a platform after removing nests over Route 50 three times. Authority spokesman John Sales says officials got permission to move the nest from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The nest did not contain eggs or young birds.

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Local News
8:01 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Osprey's Fight Eviction on Bay Bridge

Chesapeake Bay Bridge
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A pair of ospreys whose nest had been removed by state transportation workers because it was blocking a traffic camera rebuilt the nest, only to have it removed again.

The back-and-forth between the migratory birds and the Maryland Transportation Authority began Friday when the state agency tried to move the nest on a pole that holds a traffic camera on the Bay Bridge.

Agency spokesman John Sales said officials got permission to move the nest from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The nest did not contain eggs or young birds.

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News
9:31 am
Tue June 11, 2013

The Osprey TV Show

Tom and Audrey Osprey captured by Chesapeake Conservancy Cam
Credit Maryland News Connection


Osprey have their own Reality TV show. The Chesapeake Conservancy's Osprey Cam is making the nest of Tom and Audrey Osprey available for viewers in 60 countries. However, as Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns tells us, there does appear to be some sibling rivalry.

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