First attempt blew down in storm a couple of weeks ago. After sitting on the bare pole for a couple of days, they have rebuilt and she appears to have settled in.
Last year's nest blew down in the course of winter's storms. There's no platform_ just a telephone pole in the marsh, but somehow they get a nest to balance. Ospreys returned to the pole on 4/3 and have assembled a messy bunch of sticks so far. hoping this evolves into a nest!
Mom was sitting on the nest until yesterday. Now the nest has been mostly untended all morning, with both ospreys coming and going a bit this afternoon. I can't see any sign of babies yet, but still hopeful.
After days of flying around (5 in the sky over the marsh!), I think she has settled into incubation. They did no repairs to the nest but just got down to business. Hope all goes well.
First osprey arrived on March 27. Today #2 arrived. The nest, balanced on a telephone pole, is still there but looks a bit precarious. Hope they can maintain that balance!
3 large babies in nest, making a racket. Watched one stand at the edge of the nest and flap, but didn't get anywhere. Shouldn't be long!
Correction- there are 3 babies in the nest! As the oak trees between my house and the nest in the marsh get bigger and leafier it is harder see the nest.
Babies! I can see two babies in the nest, with Mom feeding them.
She is still sitting on the nest. No babies yet!
She has been sitting on the nest every day- very conscientious!Not much else to report.
The nest has been rebuilt and she appears to have settled in. When they rebuilt they included a flat piece of wood or bark which sticks up and acts as a privacy fence, making it difficult to spy on them!
Since the nest blew down over a week ago, they have rebuilt somewhat. They spent several days sitting on the pole or flying around, and finally got to work rebuilding. The new nest is smaller and messier but they appear to be done building.
Sad to report that the nest blew down in the winds on Saturday, leaving 2 birds on a bare pole Easter morning. As of noon time today they are gone.
First osprey arrive 3/25, followed by #2 on 4/6. Spent 2 days sitting on pole and thinking about things; have begun to build nest on top of utility pole. So far so good