For those of you who wanted an update on the osprey pair I wrote about in this earlier post, here it is!
I’m glad to say the female returned on April 3rd. After her arrival, there was a flurry of nest building. I think it grew almost a foot in height! In addition to building their nest, the pair spent a considerable amount of time mating. Go birds!
They go somewhere else, I assume to seek cover, when the weather is bad. The nest was empty during the recent rainstorms, snowstorms and windstorms. (Spring has been hellacious here.) Since the beginning of the current epic snowstorm, they were again absent from view. Until earlier today.
Those poor birds showed up and started adding sticks to their nest – on top of the foot of snow that’s in it! She’s been walking around in the middle of the nest and trying to sit down. It’s not working for her. There were no eggs when the snow started, but she laid her first egg on April 13th last year.
I shall continue to watch and worry. (I love listening to the birds chirping in the background.) Here’s the link to the osprey cam if you’d like to join me!