Osprey Sighting at Grasonville/Kent Narrows!

WOOHOO!  Let the trumpets sound!  It is official!!  🙂

For the last week, I have had my eye to the sky and at least a dozen Osprey nesting locations in my local area, searching for a first sighting on the return of our Osprey.  This overcast, rainy afternoon it became official.  I captured an Osprey on his highway sign on Rt. 50/301 through the Grasonville/Kent Narrows, Maryland.  This is one of three active nests along this corridor area.

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Male Osprey returning 3/10/15

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This next photo shows a full view of the highway with his nest, quite a bit still intact from the harsh winter.

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Finally home and now waiting for his mate to return to begin renovating their home for breeding.

Normally, we see our area Osprey returning March 12-15th.  This specific male Osprey has repeatedly returned a bit early year after year to secure and protect his nest until his mate returns.  I missed documenting last year’s arrival, but he returned in 2013 on March 5th.

Welcome back, Mr. Osprey!  🙂

14 thoughts on “Osprey Sighting at Grasonville/Kent Narrows!

  1. Congratulations on this great day!! I truly understand the joy you feel to see them again 🙂 I saw “our” couple today too, I just love them.

    • It’s like the kids are coming home from college for the summer. LOL 🙂 Watching a family for a season is truly an amazing thing, I learned so much about them. Fingers crossed we get a successful pair on our platform this season!

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