Osprey over the Merrimack River

October 12, 2016 in Nearby Landbirds

_w7i9511-001The Merrimack River continues to show signs of the lingering drought with many areas of uncovered rocks on the river bed.  Walked the shore line a bit this morning on the east side of Rt. 495.  Among the many gulls and Great Blue Herons was an Osprey perched on the south side of the river.  It looked like a possible first year juvenile and was clearly foraging for fish in the shallow waters!