On September 15, 2022 one of the juvenile osprey briefly stopped by Middle Farms nest for a final visit of the season. Moments after leaving, another osprey flies by the camera but it is not clear if this was the sibling, one of the adults – or another osprey.
The clips below capture two of the final feedings at the nest this season – as well a some other wildlife near the nest while we were trying to confirm if the osprey had migrated south for the winter.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2022: Around 10:30 am, the camera captures the shadow of the juvenile osprey heading for the nest. Shortly after it lands, an adult delivers fish.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2022: In the early evening, one of the adult osprey delivers another fish to the waiting juvenile.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022: Shortly after 6 PM, one of the juvenile osprey stops by the nest briefly. Just after leaving, another osprey flies by.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022: During the early morning, a coyote can be seen crossing the street behind the osprey nest.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022: A Black and White Warbler visited the nest in the early morning.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2022: A crow visited the Middle Farms nest during the early evening.
We hope you have enjoyed this window into the world of osprey on Fishers Island.
In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.