Monday, October 8, 2018

OSPREY #63 Follow-up Information


Osprey #63 - Photo taken by Beth Sargent
The information below is a follow-up to a previous post (August 3, 2018) titled Reporting Banded Birds, and in which Osprey #62 and #63 were featured. As that post stated: “…Patuxent or the actual bander will eventually get back to you with information about "your" banded bird.” In this case, Petra Clayton also received a Certificate of Appreciation for reporting this bird.


[Thanks, to Petra Clayton, for the following chronology.]

April 23, 2018 – Osprey #63 was banded in Orange County, near Newport Beach.

July 9, 2018 – Osprey #63 was first reported in SLO County (Oso Flaco).
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47099975 [contains many photos/videos of #63 and certificate]

Osprey #63 - Photo taken by Petra Clayton
Osprey #63 was also observed and reported in SLO County on: 
July 10 (Oceano Campground) 
July 12 (Pismo Creek mouth) 
July 14 (across from the Morro Bay State Park Campground on the Marina Spit)
August 15 (Morro Bay Marina)

September 28, 2018 – Osprey #63 was last reported in SLO County (Oso Flaco).

October 4, 2018 – Osprey #63 was recently reported and photographed in Orange County (Crystal Cove State Park).
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48934198 [contains under-wing in-flight photo of #63]

It is possible that this bird will return to San Luis Obispo County next year, so keep your binoculars and cameras ready—and report it to USGS!