This morning at 7:24am from our kitchen window I saw my first-of-year Osprey flying south over the Flood Control Channel past Inlet Island and the NYS-89 bridge, clearly hunting for fish despite the practicing rowing crews.
Despite being out at Allan Treman State Marine Park yesterday morning for nearly 3 hours, and finding 47 species, I managed to miss the Osprey which Suan observed from Stewart Park. People walking at Treman have been asking for weeks whether the Ospreys are back and when I expect them. They are our Charismatic Megafauna, although Bald Eagles are also popular. I think March 26 was my previous early record, but I have been expecting a sighting any day for the past several. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --