20 February 2008

Three's A Crowd

1429 hrs – Mating Season Has Begun
Cupid’s arrow must have hit its mark because mating season has begun. The two osprey residents were spotted mating this afternoon. Ospreys copulate on average 59 times per clutch.

1300 hrs – A Scuffle Breaks Out
Three ospreys were seen on the nest and a scuffle broke out among the male osprey and the new osprey. It is possible the new osprey was Ollie from last year, but we couldn’t quite tell. The two birds flew off shortly later leaving the female on the nest.

0700 hrs - Cleaning House
Both ospreys were seen moving Spanish moss and sticks about the nest.

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