Osprey Sighting in Grasonville, Maryland
Although we haven’t had a sighting yet of our osprey pair, Oliver or Olivia, it’ll be any day now. With all the sightings reported in the lower Chesapeake Bay, this week I kept checking some of the regular osprey perches in our immediate area. Late yesterday afternoon, I saw my first osprey of the season! If you travel the Rt. 50 corridor stretch through Grasonville, you’ve probably noticed the two well-established osprey nests sprawled up over the two three-lane highways on the Exit 44A signs. There patiently sitting on one of the nests was a lone osprey, resting and waiting for his/her mate to return. Spring is Here! 🙂
The next photo shows the above nest’s three fledgings from last year. Unfortunately, one did not survive colliding with a vehicle while in the early stages of learning to fly to and from the nest. 😦 The perils of nature and the human race….
This past winter, our osprey nest took another beating from mother nature. I thought it’d be interesting to compare photos of our nest from the end of last season and it’s condition today.
As always each spring, our returning osprey pair will have a lot of work ahead of them to rebuild their home. I can just hear Olivia exclaiming when she arrives in the next few days, “Just look at this place!”
With little else to report on our nest, I thought I’d share some shots of Canadian snow geese I took this week on my way to work. They are quite pretty in flight.
I expect to be posting again any day once I or a community neighbor has spotted the return of Oliver or Olivia. Send your sighting date/time to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post immediately. If you should capture a photo, send and I will post it too. Once our pair is back, I hope to enlighten you a couple times a week with photos and happenings as the season progresses with Oliver and Olivia and their offspring. Happy Osprey Sighting!