Fertile Waters at Jamaica Bay

Colleague, friend and fellow Osprey researcher Dr. Rob Bierregaard sent me a note after the last report 5 commenting: “That is a ridiculously small hunting range. Jamaica Bay must be absolutely full of fish! What are they catching?”

During the last two weeks, our bird does seem to be expanding his foraging range with more frequent visits to Rockaway Beach/south shore. Wonder if he is catching small Blue Fish along that shore. Wisely, he is staying south of JFK.

LEGEND:
Bull’s eyes = Osprey’s location every hour.
Lines = Sequence of locations in time (not the actual flight path)

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