17 January 2009

2009 Osprey Season
The camera is up and operating again after being re-wired for a better signal.
The first osprey spotted on our nest was on the 15th of January which is the earliest we have seen on the tower since our camera went live two years ago. The unusual warm weather we have been experiencing may have assisted the osprey’s early arrival. Now that the temperature has plummeted about 20 degrees cooler than what we normally experience at this time of the year, I’m sure the ospreys wished they waited to come North.

We also have a new pair of raptors that seems to have taken a liking to the nest – a pair of Red Tail Hawks. With any luck these birds are only passing through and not looking for a place to roost. The competition between Red Tail Hawks and Ospreys will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, there were two there early this morning. One assumed a submissive posture and the other padded around...the first one then came out of the submissive posture and they ...either...mated or...were confrontational...not too sure which but it looked like a mating.
Pam (UK)