Ospreys are packrats who build their nests high, and jam the nets walls with everything from boat line to Easter tinsel to plastic bags. Like the birds themselves, the nests are big and conspicuous, and at the nest the birds go about their behavior in a fairly obvious, even-paced manner, as if winking and making sure I got it all on camera.
These pictures were taken 5 minutes before I saw the bobcat yesterday! Ospreys will always have a special place in my heart. The sound of Osprey calling, singing, and talking to their young filled the air with song on our wedding day! It was if they were singing especially for the occasion. They haven’t nested in that tree near our house since.
Love is in the Air! This morning Winston, my dog, and I were out for our morning run and the first love couple we happened upon were a pair of osprey in a new nest. It will be fun to watch this pair! It’s close to the road, next time, I will take my “real” camera.
Osprey hunt fish by hovering over water and then diving feet first to capture prey in their powerful talons.
What is right in front of us is magical! Osprey mate for life.
Morning Hugs – These two mate for life.
Once a pair has formed, the male(right) will show his partner potential nest sites, usually in tall trees. In between these “site visits”, the pair vigorously preen each other. (Hugging included)