It’s always a pleasure to have a group of Audubon Society folks help the Conservancy with bird counts. This year, the group was smaller than normal, but the weather conditions were not conducive to a pleasant outing for birders. The issue was the wind. It was VERY windy that day. Still, a small group of die-hards came out and under the direction of Frank Gray, did some excellent work. Their report is attached here. Thanks once again to the Audubon Society’s local chapter and their diligent work.
Conservancy field personnel captured this close-up of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying overhead from a nearby perch. The photo was taken on Conservancy mitigation land associated with a managed marsh complex. In prior years, some called this species the “fish hawk.” Clearly, the claws would be useful in catching fish.… Continue Reading Nail trim needed?