On the 19th of May we trapped at the Ayers Island Dam near Bristol, NH, in the middle of the state. This nest had been our nemesis. We tried two years to catch the male at this nest but were unsuccessful. This year the trapping went quite smoothly. We caught the female first--as is almost always the case--and held onto her while we waited for the male to take over on the nest. This is the same female we've caught twice before as we tried to trap males at this nest. After a pretty long wait, we got our bird. He was named Gundersen in honor of the former manager of the hydroelectric plant. Bob Gundersen was a big fan of the Ospreys and helped out with the old nest-cam that operated here.


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