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Woolwich, Maine

August 10, 2013


I had to leave for a meeting early on August 11, and did want to check on the osprey before I left - so Charlie and I had dinner at the Taste of Maine Restaurant (I had the lobster alfredo - wonderful!). It was only a little after 7 pm when we arrived, but already beginning to get dark.

We again only saw one chick (I think the same one because of the brown "necklace" of feathers on the chest, which the other chick did not have), and our waitress said no one had seen Mom, Dad or the other chick for a week or so - which was not what I wanted to hear. The female osprey often leaves not long after the chicks fledge, and occasionally a chick leaves at the same time - but normally the male waits until all the chicks have left on migration before he heads south. I haven't actually made a chart, but my impression is that it's usually a month or sor after fledging before most of the chicks and Dad leave.

The chick that was there seemed to be doing well, and flew off gracefully shortly after we were seated, so I left hoping for the best - and with only the pictures I took as we walked in to the restaurant.

I didn't actually get this updated posted until August 17 - so stay tuned for a longer update with a lot more pictures, and some good news.


If you'd like to see additional pictures from this nest, and from the osprey nest "around the corner" on the Sasanoa River, you can use the link for my Local Wildlife Home Page at the top of the page to see an index to all the visits.