September 2022 Program - Presented In-Person and on Zoom
- Last Updated: August 26, 2022
“The Swinomish Village Osprey Nest: Life on a Cell Tower”
Presented by: John S. Farnsworth, PhD.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7:00 PM
Please join Skagit Audubon Society on Sept. 13th at 7 pm for our first in-person meeting in two years at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd., Mt. Vernon; or attend virtually on Zoom (see below for Zoom registration details).
Skagit Audubon’s new vice president, John Farnsworth, along with SAS member Charles Talman, spent the summer monitoring an osprey nest atop a cell tower near Fisherman’s Dock in the Swinomish Village. Trying to determine a basic phenology, they spent hours every day observing through spotting scopes from across the channel at the garden club’s butterfly garden, atop the hill in La Conner. They were amazed at what they discovered, especially in terms of conflicts between eagles, the osprey, and even a peregrine falcon.