Saturday, June 27, 2020


We found something neat the other day.

While waiting at a stop sign over in Fonda, I looked down at the county building. There was a bird on the cell tower there. A closer look through binoculars revealed an Osprey nest complete with adult Osprey.

I think that may be the first time I have ever been glad of a long line of down-the-hill traffic. I snapped a few shots, the traffic let up and we were off. Once home I realized that the nest is in the atlas priority block we live in. We have found a number of breeding species here, as mentioned the other day, but there sure haven't been any this exciting.

Ospreys not only nesting in our county but right across the river from us. I wonder how long the nest has been there and if others have noticed it and I just haven't heard. I'll bet they have.

Anyhow, we go that way often so it will be easy to keep an eye on the nest to see what we may see. I think, by the manner in which the adult was tending the nest, that there may even be babies.

Meanwhile our county is getting hit with an uptick in Covid cases, which is of no small concern. I can't lie. We have been getting a little lax in our vigilance. Back to the drawing board on that. Ugh.

And just to add to the 2020 fun, as I was walking across the living room this morning there was a big bang down by the road that sounded like a truck tire on the Thruway. Except that the power went out instantly. Thankfully Nat Grid came in and fixed what turned out to be a thrown fuse on the pole, but we were plenty worried about the freezers wherein there are months worth of food for both families. We do have a generator, but it isn't exactly handy to hook up.

Just another day in paradise. 


Terry and Linda said...

Terry always said (when he was a hot-line foreman) if you don't open your freezer it will last for along time. I'm glad they got it fixed for you quickly

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

How exciting to have an Osprey nest close enough to observe on a regular basis. Growing up in Michigan, I never saw an Osprey, but over the past 5 years or so in Saratoga County, it seems they are nesting everywhere! I know of 5 nests within a 20-minute drive from Saratoga.

threecollie said...

LInda, yes, he is correct. I had to council Peggy to not stand peering into the fridge scouting for goodies. lol. We were on the verge of heading down street for some bags of ice, but they were impressively prompt in getting the repairs done.

Jacqueline, it is! I can't believe how many nests we are finding. A young friend has pointed out another one quite close by. I am indeed excited.

Alex Petrov said...

Wow... you have quite the view. Your blog is very nice. I look forward to reading more!