Traveling Farther Afield

All seems to be progressing well with our Jamaica Bay Osprey and his family. Dave Taft, naturalist with the National Park Service, has repeatedly seen at least two young in the nest.

Our male Osprey still spends most of his time within a half mile radius around his nest, but as the map shows, he is traveling farther than earlier, apparently to forage — particularly to the south shore and in a few cases to shores just south of JFK. So far we have no records of his flying over JFK Airport!

On July 18, I will be presenting a workshop to a gathering of teachers, researchers, and National Park Service staff on Ospreys and our Jamaica Bay Osprey project. Will also stop by the nest of our birds to see how the young have progressed and to observe the male to be sure that he is okay.

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

VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS:
Click the Sat(ellite), Ter(rain) or Earth buttons on the map for alternate views. The Earth view requires you to have the free Google Earth software on your computer. For a larger map, go to Google Maps or download the KML file to view in your copy of Google Earth.