Hold Tight. I’m Gonna Try To Blow Up Your Phone With 100 Osprey Adventure Pix….
Uggghhh. How much longer to 100???!!! O.K., I quit. Getting to 100 is too hard. It’s too much work.
Attempting this post makes me realize what a huge number 100 is, and what an incredible accomplishment it is that Ben Wurst managed to deploy 100 Osprey Red Bands in Barnegat Bay this summer. It’s a record. Ben broke 100 during the survey in the photos you see above. It was only achieved because of his passion and his dedication to our local Osprey.
Sure, there was certainly some good fortune involved. Weather, winds, and tides conspired to create multiple opportunities in the right windows for Ben to survey the Bay. And a healthy Osprey population with good reproductive rates produced far more than 100 babies this year, all healthy enough to join Project Red Band and become ambassadors for the species, and especially for the Bay.
But in the end it was Ben’s tireless dedication that made the difference, and for that, we thank you.
Reflecting on Ben’s amazing accomplishment this season inspires me enough to squeeze out one more photo:
Congratulations to Ben Wurst & The NJ Osprey Project. We’d love to say we don’t know how you do it, but the fact is we do. Dedication, hard work, and commitment to our local Osprey.
Now that we know what you’re capable of, we’re all looking forward to 200 in 2018.