The Osprey are back in Espanola. The birds disappeared from the area in 1983 when the former E. B. Eddy had a disastrous chemical spill in the Spanish River. Several groups spent the years following the spill rehabilitating the Spanish River which has seen the return of many species. The Osprey also came back but their sightings are rare. A female Osprey caring for its chicks on McCulloch Drive was photographed and the area in question is drawing a lot of attention. The bird is a protected species. In the McCulloch Drive instance, the Osprey is using a wood flat as a nest.
As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.