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Photos: Resilient raptor of the Columbia Basin

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Ron Wilson shares this closeup of an osprey landing in a nest along the river shore across from the Trail Legion.

This very distinctive fish-hawk, formerly classified with other hawks but now placed in a separate family of its own, was seriously endangered by effects of pesticides mid-20th century.

Since DDT and related pesticides were banned in 1972, ospreys have made a good comeback in many parts of North America, according to

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