[Tweeters] Local Ospreys' last day in Seattle?

J. Acker owler at sounddsl.com
Sun Sep 25 10:05:16 PDT 2005


I spotted one Osprey yesterday afternoon flying towards the marina from the
Bainbridge/Seattle Ferry.

J. Acker
Bainbridge Island, Washington
owler at sounddsl.com
 
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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Stewart
Wechsler
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 4:33 PM
To: tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] Local Ospreys' last day in Seattle?

About 11 days or so ago I last noted an Osprey on its nest just south of the
West Seattle Bridge and east of hwy 99.  Each day I saw one there I said to
myself "Ospreys still here".  I hoped I'd remember each date they were still
here until I stopped seeing Osprey in the Seattle area.  I almost
remembered, but it is always hard to tell what is the last day a bird or
other organism is being seen in a season, and much easier to note the first
day of a season.

Anyone have a better documented date for the last sighting of our summer
Ospreys?  I imagine there may still be Ospreys that will be migrating
through from further north, but much less likely to perch on that nest.

Stewart Wechsler
Ecological Consulting
West Seattle
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