Osprey Eggs

Ecological history

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The stunning beauty of osprey clutches was not lost on the old naturalists. There was gamesmanship of climbing to nests to collect the eggs.

The 19th Century hobby of egg-collecting was called “oology”. There was even a little journal devoted to it, “The Oologist”, although this appears preposterous from our modern conservation perspective. The 20th Century result was museum cases full of dusty old blown-out eggs. These eggs have given us solid evidence of DDT’s affect.

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About Harriett Raptor

Harriett O. Raptor 8-year-old mother of five, lifelong mate of Ozzie Raptor until he perished last year, fluent in telepathy with The Doctor and possessor of genetic memory. She is an intellectual, a scholar, philosopher and thinker; a wise, learned osprey especially distinguished for her expertise on the H. sapiens problem.
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