Osprey Fledglings Count 2019

by Jane Ahrens
Photo Credit: A Edwards 2018
July 9, 2019NestFledgling(s)
1Silver Eel Cove0
2Transfer Station2
3Hawks Nest Point1
4John Ski0
5Navy Station2
6Wilderness Point/Chris Dewey1
7Pirates Cove2
8Four Corners/Bagley Reid0
9Driving Range/west side2
10Osprey Cam0
11Middle Farms Road/Bob Miller2
12Middle Farms South2
13Main Road/Chapman Drive0
14Main Road/Chocomount Beach Rd0
15Main Road/Steve Cook0
16Main Road/north of Club0
17Money Pond1

The same 17 sites had 34 fledglings last year.

7 others sites were checked, all had birds seen at sites and some nest building but not fledglings.

The site at Four Corners (Bagley Reid’s) was moved from the power line pole to the deMenil property, 100 feet to the south of the original pole, by the Fishers Island Electric Co. with most of the original nest, birds came back but did not raise any young.

Why so few young this year is a good question. The answer is not clear. Was it the cold wet spring? Not enough food?

Osprey expert Alan Poole will be speaking at the Ferguson Museum on September 7. Join us and perhaps he will have some answers.

Thanks to Andrew Edwards and his drone for helping with the count.

Respectfully submitted for the HLF Museum,

Ken Edwards, Sr.

September 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Adult Lecture: “Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor” with author and osprey expert Alan Poole.  Long associated with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, he will discuss his new book: “Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor.”

Reception and book signing to follow.

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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