Date: 4/5/21 7:04 pm From: Iain Macleod <pandiain.im...> Subject: [NHBirds] Lakes Region Ospreys and Eagles, etc
Ospreys we're back at three Lakes Region nests today including a female that we banded in 2012, back at her nest for at least her tenth year. I didn't see any at five other nests I checked. At Lily Pond in Gilford a male Osprey was fishing in the strong wind. He plunged and caught a small yellow perch.
Also at Lily Pond a single female Greater Scaup was in with the 60+ Ring-necked Ducks.
I checked six eagle nests. One had already hatched and I saw the female feeding a single 2-3 day-old chick. At two nests the tell-tale white head low in the nest indicated incubation. At two other nests, the pairs are still working on getting a substantial-enough nest established... hopefully next week they will be incubating.
Other birds: Fish Crows were calling near the Tilton Diner. There seemed to be lots of Ring-billed Gulls on the move today. I kept seeing small flocks moving in a northerly direction.
Sapsuckers arrived over the weekend. FOY in Center Harbor yesterday and another in Sandwich today.