Rob Bierregaard, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, was invited by the Museum to come to Fishers Island on May 11, 2013, to “tag” an osprey with a transmitter.
“Edwin” was submitted by Sarah Rose to honor the late Edwin H. Horning (1919-2008), beloved teacher, naturalist and former curator of the HLFM.
Sarah has asked that the prize, a pair of Nikon birding binoculars, be kept at the HLFM and used by participants in the HLFM’s Thursday afternoon nature walks.
Our thanks go to Sarah and to all who participated in this naming contest.
The ospreys are back! The first sighting on this nest was March 21st by Ken Edwards.
Since then a solo male has been occasionally touching down. On the morning of March 24th, a pair of ospreys was seen on this nest. The HLFM thanks the Fishers Island Utility Co., the Fishers Island Electric Co., the Fishers Island Telephone Co. and the Fishers Island Conservancy. You have all been essential partners in this project.
The Henry L. Ferguson Museum is pleased to announce that the Spofford Foundation has generously pledged funds to facilitate the ”tagging” of one adult male osprey on Fishers Island with a transmitter that will enable interested parties to track the selected bird’s travel patterns via daily Google Earth downloads.