Usually the osprey don't start showing up until Saint Patrick's Day weekend. So far this year they have been seen as early as the last week of February. Like any migratory species, we even have some holdovers that stay year round. These birds are my favorite fish finders. Especially at the beach, when they are in close above the waves, I know fish are closer, and when they fly way out beyond the beach, I know fish are not near us at all or too deep for them to catch. If osprey are far up in the . . .