Thread subject: Who's left behind?
||10/01/04 09:04 pm
||Today I was down at my boat in a creek off Bellport Bay, not far from the nest. There was a bird fishing the creek. At first I assumed it was an osprey and wondered what it was doing still here. Then I thought it didn't look right. So I looked carefully at it and came home and looked at books. It must have been an osprey - no other alternative. So are there any ospreys still around? Was this a juvenile?
||10/01/04 10:04 pm
||anything is possible Graham. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if it was CZ wondering where the heck everybody up and went to, leaving her here alone and starrrrving!! :-)
||10/02/04 05:24 am
||Dave has mentioned that last year an osprey was seen as late as December. I read "somewhere on the internet" recently, that osprey that are late in migrating, are not "up to par" for a successful migration. (it didn't define what "late" was though). Here's hoping that October is not considered "late", and that osprey you saw will be on its way soon!
||10/02/04 11:01 am
I believe that the Silver Sands motel in Greenport, which also has an Osprey cam, has reported seeing juveniles into October.
||10/02/04 07:21 pm
I was sailing with friends on Bellport Bay the same day you saw the Osprey. I also saw an Osprey flying up the Carmen's River, so there are still some around. I can't say that I got a good enough look to tell that it was one of the DPOF birds, but I suspect it was a more northerly bird that has stopped by to fuel up. I have seen several Ospreys in the area over the past week, so stragglers are still passing through.
||10/02/04 07:44 pm
||I think it can be either of the suggestions mentions.
A Northerly bird making a pit stop
a bird left behind to get stronger to migrate.