CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO All that’s left of an osprey nest, knocked down by a winter storm.
Last week, I saw an osprey flying in slow circles over the remains of an enormous nest that last summer held a brood of young.
The nest, perched on a thick branch of an aging oak tree, fell into Chase Creek during the third of the four winter storms and now it looks like a pile of kindling.
That fish hawk seemed angry and I can’t blame him. How would you feel if you came back into town after a long vacation in a warm place to find that your home had fallen into the creek during a nor’easter?
The osprey wasn’t the only Shelter Island resident returning to find trouble while he was away. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
Jim Colligan was in Westmoreland and Mashomack this week and brought back some beautiful photos. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO |An osprey heading home with the day’s catch.
Jim Colligan was in the right place at the right time yesterday, snapping photos of this osprey bringing home dinner.
These magnificent fish hawks are welcome residents of the Island from spring through the fall.
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Feeding time at Westmoreland Farms.
Photographer Jim Colligan captured a mother osprey feeding her chick at Westmoreland farms this week.
Check out these remarkable images. (more…)
PETER WALDNER CARTOON
From the mind and pen of Peter Waldner, the Reporter’s award winning editorial cartoonist.