Welcome Back, Osprey!

Our long, dark winter is finally over.

The air was wonderfully warm today. Temperatures topped 70.

There’s a bounce in people’s steps, and smiles on their faces — particularly those who are vaccinated against COVID.

Staples High School has returned to full in-person learning. For the first time in a year, the building bustles with a familiar hum.

And — in the surest sign yet that the world continues to spin wonderfully — the ospreys are back. Well, at least one.

Wendy Crowther spotted Westport’s favorite raptor yesterday, sprucing up the Fresh Market net.

She went back today, and snapped this photo.

(Photo/Wendy Crowther)

Welcome home!


9 responses to “Welcome Back, Osprey!

  1. It’s a male. Males come first to work on the nest and protect it from others.

  2. India van Voorhees

    doesn’t look like the one from previous years …

  3. Hope.

  4. Well, granted it isn’t exactly at the level of the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, but…I will take it. Nice picture Wendy!


  6. Wendy, We are soooo. Happy. Three generations
    Of the Strong family finished construction of a new
    Osprey platform at our Summer home in Maine in
    October. We are of course hoping that an Osprey family
    Will be forthcoming this year. Not sure if a first year
    Platform is a likely choice for Ospreys but we are praying.
    Will report if it happens.
    Brian Strong
    PS – I still remember and appreciate what a diligent
    scorekeeper You were at the old Y.

    • Wendy Crowther

      Hi Brian, it’s great to hear about the Strong family’s osprey platform. I hope it attracts a pair looking for a new roost. I share equally fond memories about you and your ability to rack up great rankings on the Y’s squash/racquetball ladder. I remain so appreciative of all the great people and opportunities that the Y brought into my life and career. I count the Strong family among them.

  7. Welcome home Mr. Osprey. Hope the Mrs. is on her way!

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