Osprey return to Maine’s Wolfe’s Neck park

Posted April 13, 2011, at 5:30 a.m.
Last modified April 13, 2011, at 7:02 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Several osprey have returned from South America to Maine’s Wolfe’s Neck Woods Park, another sign that spring has arrived.

Park Manager Andy Hutchinson says one pair has set up nest-keeping on Googins Island, while another male has returned to a mainland site. He says the male’s mate should return by Monday.

The birds have become a favorite attraction at the seacoast park in Freeport.

Osprey are one of the largest birds of prey in North America and eat fish almost exclusively. They were once an endangered species but are now found on all continents except Antarctica.