Osprey Back and Building
By: Pat Coate
I am so glad I decided to set aside weekend chores for a bit and squeeze in some birding because I had a wonderful encounter with this osprey. Though I am sure it was aware of my presence, it did not seem to mind me watching it. I spent about 30 minutes watching and got to see it repeatedly snap off branches and carry them to this nest. There was only one osprey present, so I presume this is the male prettying up the place for the female’s arrival.
Osprey in flight with nesting material (i.e., stick- what’s brown and sticky)
Osprey adding to nest – A Closer view
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Pat, you’ve taken some wonderful pictures!! I am loving them. Our resident osprey resides on the open ocean side of the little island out front, so I don’t get to observe this!
7 April 2011 at 8:31 am
I think I have pictures of that same nesting site. Very cool! Your pictures are much better than mine.
7 April 2011 at 9:17 pm