Slide Show: Ospreys return to the North Fork

04/01/2011 6:21 AM |

The temperatures aren’t quite yet seasonal, but the return of the osprey to the North Fork is a certain sign of spring’s ultimate arrival. Here, a couple back from the tropics gets the house in order on a nesting platform at Cedar Beach in Southold.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An osprey rebuilds its nest after its return to the North Fork.


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  • an absolutely magnificent picture – beautiful job!!

  • Beautiful capture Katharine!

  • Ospreys are wild, but they are also dependant on human care. Humans poisoned

    ospreys with DDT and destroyed their nesting habitat. Now we are making

    ammends by stopping use of DDT and building nesting platforms. Ospreys are

    symbolic of the fact that all nature is impacted by human actions.

    Return of the Osprey by David Gessner was chosen as a top ten nonfiction book

    and Book-of-the-Month club book of the year. The Globe called it a “classic of

    American Nature Writing.”

    I was inspired by Return of the Osprey, Check out the reviews on
    http://www.amazon.com/Return-Osprey-Season-Flight-Wonder/dp/0345450167
    And check out Return of the Osprey from your library, you will enjoy it!
    http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3065409~S17

  • Ospreys are wild, but they are also dependant on human care. Humans poisoned

    ospreys with DDT and destroyed their nesting habitat. Now we are making

    ammends by stopping use of DDT and building nesting platforms. Ospreys are

    symbolic of the fact that all nature is impacted by human actions.

    Return of the Osprey by David Gessner was chosen as a top ten nonfiction book

    and Book-of-the-Month club book of the year. The Globe called it a “classic of

    American Nature Writing.”

    I was inspired by Return of the Osprey, Check out the reviews on
    http://www.amazon.com/Return-Osprey-Season-Flight-Wonder/dp/0345450167
    And check out Return of the Osprey from your library, you will enjoy it!
    http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3065409~S17

  • I participated in the tagging of a north fork osprey last year with a gps transmitter.
    He is in florida as I write.
    http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration11.htm

  • Katharine,

    Thanks so much for mentioning my book. The ospreys are back down here (in N.C.) as well.
    Happy spring, David Gessner

  • Looks like a drug smuggling osprey… Columbia for the winter??

  • ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!! i always looked forward to this time of “the season”. long walks and bike rides down new suffolk avenue gives you (and gave me) hours of solace. thankx for the reminder that there is good and purity in this world still. look to the animals ……………peace.

  • thanx benja for the FYI. i will ck it out at the state library monday. peace.

  • havent read your book yet— looking forward to it. and FYI IT WASNT KATHARINE WHO MENTIONED YOUR BOOK( I must give credit where credit is do ). it was BENJA (who contributed his comment first ). she just took pictures. she may have known nothing about your book. (again let us all give credit where credit is do)………………..peace.

  • oh! happy spring (spent a lot of time in the wrightville area (nc is beautiful) but dont remember seeing any ospreys—- something to look forward to next visit—-oh yeah we camped out in carolina beach(their little library was great!) )