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The Osprey have returned

Osprey
Osprey photo from 2008

Sometime this morning our first Osprey for 2009 (CHECK) finally arrived. I have been looking for these guys along the Allegheny River for days and so excited that they finally arrived.

Osprey
Osprey flying from 2007

Osprey feeding on White Bass
Osprey and Fish from 2008

Osprey
Osprey photo from 2008


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18 responses

  1. nancyann

    Whatever happened to the osprey nest that was out by I86 and Redhouse? It is missing.

    25 March 2009 at 8:59 pm

  2. What gorgeous birds!! It is one of the top birds I am looking foward to seeing this summer.

    25 March 2009 at 9:00 pm

  3. Lisa at Greenbow

    A good check. I can’t wait to see one too. They don’t nest around here.

    25 March 2009 at 9:32 pm

  4. I must say this is excellent photo of the osprey. We have on at our marsh land near by, but he is always on the other side and it is hard to get him, but I was once able to capture him in action when he was fishing, again still too far. Thanks for sharing, you have very nice blog here. Anna :)

    25 March 2009 at 10:13 pm

  5. Still waiting for mine…they aren’t that numerous around here, even with all the rivers and lakes. But there are a few places they can be counted on. I miss their fierce faces. :)

    25 March 2009 at 10:22 pm

  6. I’m still looking for them.

    26 March 2009 at 1:12 am

  7. Just gorgeous Tom!

    26 March 2009 at 6:55 am

  8. NatureShutterbug

    They sure are neat birds. Will have to keep an eye out here on the west coast, too.

    26 March 2009 at 9:32 am

  9. Great shots, Tom. Too bad we don’t live in the proper habitat for having osprey in the immediate area.

    26 March 2009 at 1:50 pm

  10. Nice to see them back around here. I haven’t seen one yet, but I have found some of their droppings under a tree. I will stake it out this weekend.

    26 March 2009 at 1:51 pm

  11. I’m still waiting for mine – they came back last spring on this very day!
    If I could get Osprey pictures like yours…I’d think I died and went to osprey heaven ;-) Gorgeous shots!

    26 March 2009 at 5:35 pm

  12. I saw my first Osprey a few years ago with a group of gulls at a large pond.

    26 March 2009 at 8:14 pm

  13. Michael Head

    Hi Tom,

    That is great to hear. They were not evident at the Montezuma Reserve as of Tuesday when I checked.

    26 March 2009 at 10:52 pm

  14. @ nancyann – I think the power people took it down because the adults were not successful with young in the past 4 years!
    @ Kallen – Thanks and they are fun for sure!
    @ Lisa – thanks and too bad they are not in your area!
    @ Anna – Thanks and glad you enjoyed! I enjoyed your site also!
    @ Susan – yours should be there soon! The Osprey here have arrived also in VA!
    @ Linda – I bet any day now they will return for you!
    @ Jayne –thanks
    @ Natureshutterbug – thanks and shouldn’t be too long for you!
    @ Marvin – I am so use to Osprey . . not sure if I could live without them!
    @ Scienceguy – Droppings . . could be many species! Yours should be there soon!
    @ Bird Girl – sounds like the most perfect time for them to return along the great lakes! You take great photos . . . !
    @ Sam – how amazing . . . glad you were able to find one!
    @ Mike – thanks andshould return there soon!

    27 March 2009 at 11:15 pm

  15. Grace

    I love the Osprey at the park. They weren’t there when I first came to ASP. Mary Forness was working on the hacking program the first couple of years I worked there

    27 March 2009 at 11:34 pm

  16. Such intense & regal looking birds. Great photos! So sharp!

    28 March 2009 at 1:29 am

  17. What fantastic photos! I love the one with it in flight! What a handsome bird!

    28 March 2009 at 8:53 pm

  18. Saw my first of the year at Forsythe NWR last Sunday. Already picked out his nest and everything.

    29 March 2009 at 7:10 pm

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