Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Don Torino on the Return of the Ospreys

Don Torino, who helps lead our twice-monthly Bergen County Audubon Society/Meadowlands Commission, also writes a column for the wildnewjersey.tv blog.

His latest is on the incredible return of the Osprey to the Meadowlands.

Don writes:

To most birders, the sight of an Osprey is no longer an event. It seems these raptors are a victim of their own success. They no longer bring a gasp from the crowds on our nature walks like they did just a few years back.

A quick look up with binoculars, and then the assembly begins to scan the meadows for other less-common migrants.

But not me. I still need to give them a much longer look at let all the new birders, especially the kids,  know everything about the Osprey.

It is the least I can do to pay my respects. They have been through too much; from DDT to water pollution and habitat destruction.

Here's a link.