All posts in " osprey "

#150 Farewell, and safe flight

By Cathryn Wellner / October 3, 2011

All summer a family of ospreys nested on the crane behind my high-rise. This was their second summer atop a mechanical aerie. The crane is not going anywhere because the economy still isn’t strong enough to encourage a developer to finish the building. So the crane stands guard over a foundation and a lot of […]


#79 Patience, focus and persistence pay off

By Cathryn Wellner / June 25, 2011

The Great Blue Heron is a regular visitor to the marsh that is steps away from my home. Occasionally I see him flying overhead. Sometimes he’s ducking the harassing red-winged blackbirds, if he has strayed too near their nests. Mostly he sits perfectly still, watching and waiting. Eventually he’s rewarded, when the right-sized fish swims […]