A Heart Warming Story
Back in August this year I took this photo of a female Osprey with leg bands, near Inverhaugh, Ontario, Canada. After I submitted the band number to Bird Banding Lab I received a Certificate of Appreciation on August 6, stating that the bird was banded in 2010, in a nest 6 km south of Luther Marsh, not too far from where I saw her. In an e-mail to me on Oct 13, the bander, Mr. David Lamble informed me that the bird was reported seen recently in Santa Ana, Misiones, Argentina! After she left Ontario, most likely towards end of August, she has made safely to her wintering ground 9000 km away. What an incredible journey. I hope that she comes back next year to raise another brood of young Ospreys. I am looking forward to that event.