The Osprey

The Osprey

Posted August 25, 2022

Do you see him through the raindrops
standing on the pole
He is ever conscious of his surroundings
and his important role


Content to make a living
builder, fisher, life-long mate
Season after season
coming back to wetlands, marshes, ponds and lakes


She is ever stalwart, sitting on the nest
waiting for his hard-earned gift
Sharing it with pleading mouths
the nourishment of fish


They are the best of neighbors
to smaller birds who make their way
As squatters or as renters
in the nest of the bold Osprey

Written by Susan McCombe, WLT Board Member
Thumbnail photo by Lori Benson, WLT Board Advisor

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