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Black flies and Osprey chicks

Posted by: Jim Williams under Bird biology Updated: July 23, 2014 - 4:07 PM

According to the blog of the Twin Cities Osprey Watch, Osprey chicks are believed to be dying of bites from Black Flies, the insects raising havoc throughout the state. Deaths and abandoned nests are reported for species ranging from Common Loons to barnyard chickens. To follow this blog go to http://ospreywatch.blogspot.com

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