Salem Audubon Nature Reserve, and Salemtowne Birders. I didn't join eBird until 2011 and and at that time I probably tried to put up a bird list once a week. Now I post to eBird at least once every day, and also try to add to the new feature of photos. Bottom line I'm spending a lot of my time on other media in place of my blog.
This photo is of a lone juvenile at the Salem Audubon Nature Reserve. I saw it today take a practice loop to a tree, abort a poor attempt at landing on a limb, and have to circle back to the nest. This is the last juvenile of three to leave this season's nest, and I was struck by where has the time gone. It has been a fascinating year to watch the Osprey, from the arrival of the parents this spring, their courtship and nest building, the birth of the chicks, the effort of the mom and the dad to feed and protect them, and now only one juvenile is left, and it too will soon be heading south. Where has the time gone? Well it rolls on day by day, month after month, season upon season and year after year.