Osprey continue to thrive in Connecticut

Photo by Chris Bosak An Osprey sits in a nest at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., spring 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An Osprey sits in a nest at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., spring 2016.

You know a bird species is doing well in an area when you take a short break from work to get a nice photo of the bird and return to work a handful of minutes later with good results. The Osprey in coastal Connecticut is one such bird and area. Southern Connecticut, of course, is not the only place where “fish hawks” are thriving. They are doing well up and down the East Coast and many parts inland, too. They nest along salt, brackish and fresh water.

In New England, it’s fun to watch the Osprey soar, even though they are now a very common sighting. At one point they were nearly extirpated from New England. With so many bird species in decline (many in serious decline) it’s nice to know there are success stories out there, too.

Just how well are the Osprey doing in Connecticut? You can help answer that. Once again, the Connecticut Audubon Society is holding its Osprey Nation program whereby citizen volunteers monitor nests of these magnificent birds. For more information and how to contribute click here.

Here are some more photos of one of the several Osprey pair in Norwalk.

Photo by Chris Bosak An Osprey perches on top of a pole at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., spring 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An Osprey perches on top of a pole at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., spring 2016.

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Photo by Chris Bosak
An Osprey sits in a nest at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., spring 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak An Osprey perches on the top of a pole at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., spring 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An Osprey perches on the top of a pole at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., spring 2016.

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One thought on “Osprey continue to thrive in Connecticut

  1. They are everywhere in Florida. Wonderful to watch. Glad you saw the number of Buntings last week. Now, you also, have seen multiple Indigo Buntings at the same time. (last year or the year before, on River Road – Westmoreland, Walpole I shared a similar sighting?) Do wish you would devote a column or part of one on the photo equipment that you use…….jim

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