They’re back!

THEY’RE BACK!

As March grows warmer, come what may,

I visit osprey nests each day.

Some are far, some in quick reach,

From Mink Meadows to Lobsterville Beach.

I leave home while the sky’s still black,

Hoping to snap the first bird back.

In mid-March, experts predict: “Any day!”

The computer says there are two birds on the way.

On March 25, my pre-dawn watchery

Placed me next to the Lobster Hatchery.

Looking at me was this welcome sightâ€Ĥ

A “just-landed” bird, tired from its flight.

For this bird, its next vital date

Will mark the arrival of its mate.