New Osprey Platform at Haile Farm Preserve

The habitat along the Palmer River is almost ideal for the fish eating raptor, the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and there are numerous nests and platforms in the area. But the revival of the species has been so successful that every year there is a demand for additional platforms. The Warren Land Conservation Trust is pleased to announce that, with support from a legislative grant sponsored by Representatives Speakman and Knight, a new platform has been installed off the Saltmarsh Trail at the Haile Farm Preserve. The high tech platform was constructed off site by the firm Pearson Pilings of Swansea and installed by their crew. Branches were attached to the platform since this is known to attract birds and assist with their nest building in the Spring. The platform will welcome the birds back from their 3000 mile fight from South America when they arrive in May.

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