Sometimes when I refer to an Osprey as “he,” someone will ask me how I know it is a he. If I get the sense they aren’t asking sincerely, but instead are trying to shame me, and to get that dopamine hit that comes from self righteousness, I like to answer “because I’m super sexist.”
Otherwise, I tell them I know because he isn’t wearing a necklace, and girls wear necklaces.
While it is not 100% accurate as an indicator in all situations, female Osprey usually sport a ring of brown feathers around their otherwise white breast. They do this because… you know… they look more pretty.
Isn’t she a beauty? You better say “yes.” Not only is she wearing a necklace, but that’s Wendy.