Trip Leader: Mary Maxey
Recorder: John Harris
Date of Trip: Friday, June 30, 2017
Location: Jug Bay
Details: Greg banded a few, and many of the 17 people on board were allowed to hold a bird. Greg gave specific instructions so that the birds were held correctly. We also saw Greg do a little first aid on one bird to try to remove a fishing line which was imbedded in the legs of the bird. From that same nest we saw one osprey which had died because it was trapped in fishing line. Another bird died while we were there. It appeared to have a respiratory problem. We saw other nests where the birds were healthy.
Gregg Kearnes with Osprey (photo by Mary Lou Clark). Mary Maxey with Osprey (photo by John Harris). Juvenile Osprey in nest (photo by John Harris).