Barely 24 hours before a classic November nor’easter blew across the Cape, a new osprey pole went up on Little Island in West Falmouth.
It was another storm—back in July—that damaged the previous pole, a more homespun version, which lost its platform as well as the active nest resting on it. Sadly, the osprey chicks were killed.
But homeowners on Little Island wanted to restore the nest site.
So on Halloween an assorted team of neighbors, staff from Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and various friends gathered under a gray sky to heave, hoist, hold and hammer in a very solid looking nest pole that should withstand the storms and test of time.
And we hope the birds will like it!