Ospreys West Bound


In the 1960s and early 1970s, before DDT nearly erased ospreys from the eastern seaboard, the only Osprey nest we kids could spy was at the corner of Airport Road nearest the Bike Shop.

Today, I marvel at the Island’s Osprey population “comeback”…strong. Here West, there are for the first time three nests atop telephone poles: Transfer Station (recyclables) AND Transfer Station (mulch & stuff), as well as Silver Eel Cove (bluff).

This unique “triangle” presents us with wonderful sightings and a real glimpse into the Osprey’s daily life.

*On standby, Ferry Dock, Fishers Island

From the Field, Field Note, Justine Kibbe, May 1, 2019