Dash is back, but Hog sadly did not return this year. We thought at first the male that we saw on the 22nd was him, but after not seeing the same male osprey for a couple of weeks, we have come to the conclusion that it was not him. Now Dash has two male ospreys hanging around, but has not accepted either of them as her new mate.
Ospreys aren't back at Scoggins yet, but the eagles have been hanging out around there quite a bit lately! Here's a list of eagle observations since January. Considering we only get out to the nest on the weekends, this is quite a lot!
~January 11th, 2014: Adult Bald Eagle was observed in the nest tree at Scoggins around ten in the morning.
~January 19th, 2014: Juvenile Bald Eagle seen down Scoggins Creek a ways not far from the nest tree.
~February 2nd, 2014: Adult Bald Eagle flew by the Cottonwood. .
~February 15th, 2014: Adult Bald Eagle seen in the Green Branch at Scoggins.
~March 12th, 2014: Adult bald eagle again seen in the Cottonwood in the lower Green Branch.
~March 13th, 2014: Adult bald eagle seen flying by at Scoggins Creek.
Here's a list of albums/posts on FB so far for 2014. (You don't need to have a FB to view them.)
~January 18th, 2014: Foggy Day at Scoggins: https://www.facebook.com/TheScogginsOspreys/posts/219203938263865?notif_t=like
~January 19th, 2014: Album/post: Juvenile Eagle; and Above Scoggins Creek: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.219459908238268.1073741877.137459759771617&type=1
~January 31st and February 1st, 2014: Album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.224498461067746.1073741878.137459759771617&type=1
~February 14th, 2014: Album: https://www.facebook.com/TheScogginsOspreys/posts/228842673966658?notif_t=like
~February 15th, 2014: Album: Eagle at the Cottonwood: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.229188143932111.1073741879.137459759771617&type=1
~March 12th, 2014: Album/post: The Eagle is Back, and Spring Has Arrived at Beal: https://www.facebook.com/TheScogginsOspreys/posts/236014223249503
~March 13th, 2014: Album/post: On the Bank of Scoggins Creek: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.236251783225747.1073741882.137459759771617&type=1
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