April 24 The Alewives are coming….soon!

Osprey are flying high in the skies over Great Salt Bay, circling in search of alewives to feed their young. So far, we’ve seen them catch only smelts and flounder, two fish that we expect to be in the bay at this time of year. Eagles, cormorants and Great Blue Herons are also watching for alewives, as are so many others ( including us!). So far, water temperatures in Great Salt Bay and the Damariscotta River are still too cold to attract alewives—they come in when water temperatures warm into the high 50s and it is now in the high 40s. We just need a few warm days…..stay tuned for updates!