Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Sure Sign of Spring - Ospreys Return

In addition to blooming crocus and daffodil bulbs pushing through, a sure sign of spring in Falmouth is the return of the ospreys.  There have been a couple of sightings near the nests along and around the Shining Sea Bikepath.  The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has a cam on a nest at its Quisset campus and its fascinating to watch these magnificent birds as they return to the area and set up housekeeping in a nest.  Hopefully, it will be a successful nest and we'll be able to observe eggs hatching, nestlings growing and their first flights. I was fortunate a few years ago to be watching the cam when an egg hatched.  Follow the progress of the Woods Hole osprey nest, but beware, it's addicting!  In the meantime, keep an eye to the sky.

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