The species’ frequency data around waterbodies and wetlands in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur particularly give rise to this notion
Is the migratory Ospery more at home in Chennai and outlying areas than believed? That question is being asked by birdwatchers, their human-superciliums raised by the species’ frequency data.
The raptor has clearly redefined the migratory season for itself, being sighted regularly outside that window. Observed for a reasonable passage of time, this pattern prompts a consideration: Have a few of them become residents?
Sundaravel Palanivelu echoes a view within the birding community that particularly Ospreys showing up at Siruthavoor lake could be residents; simply because they show up when they should not. He backs it up with an Osprey frequency chart from eBird.
Despite data, the notion obviously has to be treated as a fledgling, and…