A Nesting Platform Off Hooper's Island Maryland

March 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Ospreys Of The Chesapeake Bay

An Osprey In Its Nest On Hooper's Island MarylandAn Osprey In Its Nest On Hooper's Island MarylandAn Osprey In Its Nest On Hooper's Island Maryland

I was most fortunate being able to spend a truly delightful afternoon in southeast Dorchester County experiencing both the scenic vistas as well as abundance of Chesapeake Bay wildlife at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Hooper's Islands.

Halfway through the afternoon I happened to come across this lone osprey, one of over two dozen encountered over the course of the day, perched atop its nesting platform on Back Creek. It seems the nest has required only a bit of upkeep this season that is evident in the smattering of new twigs and branches.

Halving taken a hundred or so photographs "on island" and at Blackwater Refuge yesterday perhaps an additional journal post or two is in order. I am thinking about including a musical soundtrack with one of them featuring Leon Russell's song Back to the Island.

G J Gibson
 

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