Science: Bird Lovers' Victory

First they came in a trickle, then by the hundreds and thousands, to look up at the 50-ft. pine beside Loch Garten, 35 miles southeast of Inverness, Scotland. By last week, little more than a month since the announcement, more than 10,000 pilgrims had viewed the untidy nest of sticks among the branches. Its occupants: a family of ospreys (fish hawks) with three fledglings—the first to be hatched in Britain since 1916. When the young birds flap off on their own in a week or two, they will mark a signal victory of British bird lovers over their ancient enemies, British...

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