To East Chop nesters

Taking a well-deserved mid-day break,

are these nest-builders on Crystal Lake.

This pole’s been vacant for several years,

so their arrival brought neighbor’s cheers.

Their growth has been anything but slow;

they may have hatched locally two years ago.

East Chop satisfies their basic wish…

to live close to a good source of fish.

Eggs will require a patient wait,

since the birds arrived a week or so late.

Ulitimately, this new generation

will increase our osprey population.