Waiting for his mate


On a day when weather proved rather harsh,this osprey returned to Oak Bluffs in mid-March.

He seems to scan the sky, far and nearfrom the nest-pole behind Windemere.

In spring, there is no specific date;but he knows it’s about time to expect his mate.

Bird-lovers must surely remember:ospreys leave the Vineyard in September.

Meanwhile, he begins the “daddy” testby adding twigs and sticks to the future nest.

When she returns from the south’s far reaches,they’ll seek to propagate the species.