|Osprey starting some nest refurbishing|
A hawk, flushed from close in breaks the spell. It is the easiest hawk ID I have ever made, it's rust red fan of a tail flashing bright on a landscape that is still tan and grey. I watch it for a short time as it works its way through the bare forest, and then I return to where I was when I was so rudely interrupted.
|The Gravel Bank at high tide|
Notes: I spotted between 7 and 11 osprey all in the lower marsh of the East River. A later chat confirms that osprey appeared on Great Island (Connecticut River) 3 days ago.