Webcam Nest in Essex Vacant....Osprey Thriving Countywide
We were all holding out hope that the unusual activity observed on the webcam in April was a product of the difficult winter or some other factor, and in the end, Allyn and Ethel would settle in for their 5th season together. But now, after 6 straight days without any Osprey activity on this nest, it seems pretty clear that we all need to resign ourselves to the fact that for some unknown reason, Allyn and Ether are elsewhere, hopefully together nesting, but who knows. We will keep the webcam on and hope a new pair arrives to occupy this high value nest site. But again, all we can do is watch and wait and hope.
On a brighter note, Osprey are active and thriving across the county, many pairs are incubating eggs and preliminary numbers of nesting pairs look like this:
East Boston -1 pair
Revere -1 pair
Saugus -1-2 pairs
Salem -2 pairs
Gloucester -2 pairs
Essex -4-5 pairs
Ipswich -7 pairs
Rowley -4 pairs
Newbury -3 pairs
Newburyport -2 pairs
Salisbury -4 pairs
Total =33-35 pairs
Greenbelt's volunteer nest monitors are doing an AWESOME job keep us informed about activity. Pass the word to anyone you know who has Osprey information to contact Greenbelt.
And Flow reamins well in Cuba. Follow him via Greenbelt's website.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.