|July 9, 2019||Nest||Fledgling(s)|
|1||Silver Eel Cove||0|
|3||Hawks Nest Point||1|
|6||Wilderness Point/Chris Dewey||1|
|8||Four Corners/Bagley Reid||0|
|9||Driving Range/west side||2|
|11||Middle Farms Road/Bob Miller||2|
|12||Middle Farms South||2|
|13||Main Road/Chapman Drive||0|
|14||Main Road/Chocomount Beach Rd||0|
|15||Main Road/Steve Cook||0|
|16||Main Road/north of Club||0|
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.2018 Osprey Fledglings Report
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.