all taken from a kayak, and as far as I know, neither the osprey nor the
turkey vulture was a graduate or escapee from the local rehab center.
I learned that after the young fledge, osprey families continue to use
the nest site for reunions for weeks before abandoning it entirely.
During the first few days of our stay, there were three of them, all
strong fliers, hanging around the nest, making a lot of noise. (They did
not obey "no more screeching!" in case anyone was wondering.) By our
final day, only one at a time would quietly return, every now and again,
as if to reminisce.