[Tweeters] Osprey population in greater Seattle area

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 13:07:06 PST 2022

Ospreys normally do not return from Mexico to this area until April. Occasionally, one is reported this time of year. Eagles may take over an empty nest. However, no Ospreys should be breeding or nesting this early. The Osprey rookery in Everett seemed to be doing fine last year.

Phil Dickinson

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> On Feb 23, 2022, at 12:57 PM, ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10 at comcast.net> wrote:



> I recently visited Juanita Bay where apparently the nesting pair of Ospreys was driven away by Bald Eagles. According to the Urban Raptor Conservancy there were 20 breeding pairs of Ospreys in 2018. The most recent survey of Ospreys was conducted in 1991, according to the Conservancy.

> Does anyone know how the Ospreys are currently faring?

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