5/9/14 Charlie spends the early morning at the west end’s Tranfer Station nest, then heads to the mainland and reaches the Keeny Cove area of the Niantic River before 7:30 a.m. He returns to Fishers Island by 9:30 a.m. Just before noon, he heads out again, up the Thames River to downtown New London and […]
UPDATE MARCH 2016: We believe that we have lost Charlie.
We were hoping that Charlie was still in a “dark” area of the Domincan Republic, (where we had last received his signal in December), but as no new signals have been received, he is most likely gone. Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard, informed us that he believes he was almost certainly shot at a fish farm his last signals came from.
A special thanks to Jane Ahrens for compiling a detailed account of this sad news:fishersisland.net
The tracking data the Museum received from Charlie’s transmitter are in KMZ format and can be viewed on your own computer using Google Earth or any software that reads this format. To download the last file we received (7 MB) click: charlie_2015-12-19.kmz
5/3/14 Charlie spends the early morning at various locations around the west end of Fishers Island, then around 11 a.m. heads towards Niantic but before reaching the mainland circles back to the Island and then heads out again to the southeast of Great Gull Island around noon and circles back. Around 1 p.m. he makes […]
By Pierce Rafferty, Director Henry L. Ferguson Museum Rob Bierregaard, Research Associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, returned to Fishers Island on April 29th at the invitation of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum. Rob’s goal was to “tag” a second male osprey on Fishers Island with a cell tower […]