In the surest sign yet that our long, nightmarish winter is giving way to spring, Westport’s favorite ospreys have returned.
Last year, they nested on a dangerous high pole near Fresh Market. After they caused a power outage in July, CL&P (now Eversource) rerouted an electrical feed, to save the magnificent birds from harm.
In October — after the birds flew south for the winter* — the utility company relocated the nest to a higher utility pole, 150 feet away. This one had fewer wires. The hope was that the ospreys would return to the less dangerous nest this spring.
They did. Today, Jo Ann Davidson observed them, home again for the summer.
*Something all of us should have done.