While it was clear LBI lost a few precious Osprey to the storm, overall Ben saw the survey as encouraging. We found lots of healthy adults and chicks launching the next generation of fish mangling monsters to grace our shore. You can read a great post about it, along with more photos, at the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ blog.
And if you have a local nest, be a Citizen Hero and keep an eye on it, especially in dicey weather. Follow along at the NJ Osprey Project’s Facebook page to learn more. Some little monsters were saved this season thanks to friends & neighbors of the mighty, mighty Osprey!