On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:09:48 -0400, Rosalind Renfrew <[log in to unmask]>
To view the osprey nest, go past the path to the pond to the open swamp
filled with dead trees which will be on your left. The road is pretty
overgrown here. There will be sort of a gravel pit on the right. From
the road, look back and the nest is at the top of one of the tall spruces
at water's edge.
Yes, the young pied-billed grebes were able to fly, straight out of the
water. We have no idea if they were born there or not. We never saw them
on our first canoe trip in early July.
>Wow - osprey - I don't think we knew about those! Can you be more precise
>about where they were in relation to the pond? And the pied-billed grebes:
>were the young able to fly? In other words, can we be sure they were born
>in that area, or could they have possibly come from somewhere else?
>Thanks Jean, these are rare species and we'd like to include your
>observations in our records! I'm glad folks like you are out there to
>At 01:33 PM 7/26/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>>7/25 West Mountain Pond area, 2 adult and 2 juvenile osprey flying in and
>>out of the nest all afternoon - real exciting to see them fledge!
>>On the pond, one loon, and a family of 1 adult and 3 young pied-billed
>>grebes. Don't know who was more surprised when they literally shot out of
>>the water, one after the other, right next to the canoe. Later saw one
>>adult just sink out of sight.
>>An impressive flock of 33 turkeys, of which 5 were adults, across from
>>Island Pond airport.
>>Job's Pond, 3 loons
>>Bill & Jeanne Prue