Osprey bathing

Subject: Osprey bathing
From: IAN MAC RAE <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 09:45:08 +1000
Greetings to all:
Since someone posted an item on an osprey hovering, I have witnessed
something which to me is unusual. It was an osprey taking a fairly lengthy
and splashy bath in the shallows of a fresh water lagoon on Bribie Island. I
wondered whether this was done to get rid of the salt that must build up on
their plumage after splashing in to catch their food or perhaps it was just
because it was Saturday and bath day?
Anyone care to comment?
Ian MacRae

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