An osprey soars over a small saltmarsh at the delta of the Connecticut River. From somewhere along the east coast of South America, he has just flown 4,000 miles to the place that is imprinted on his memory since birth, the saltmarsh where he will rejoin his mate.
Foxes, deer, and scores of migrating shorebirds bring summer's hustle and bustle back to the saltmarsh as the reunited pair mates and broods their eggs. Other osprey parents see their eggs snatched by predators that prowl the night. But this osprey pair is battle-tested. Over the course of one summer, they Fend Off enemies, catch hundreds of fish, and raise their tiny chicks into the next generation of these consummate sea hawks.
Producer: Bill Murphy, Jacob Steinberg
Executive Producer: Peter Hamilton, James Manfull, Fred Kaufman
Production Company: The WNET Group; Blue Ant Commissioning USA LLC; CosmoVision Media Group, LLC; Love Nature
Copyright Year: 2021
Director: The WNET Group, Blue Ant Commissioning USA LLC, CosmoVision Media Group, LLC, Love Nature
Narrator: Paul Giamatti
Writers: Janet Hess
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1