27 February 2009

It appears that the female has made her choice between the two male osprey that were seen on the nest, which a few of our cam viewers mentioned seeing three osprey. The female is spending most of her time on the nest the past few weeks while the male continues to bring more nesting material and fish for his mate.

The female has taken recently to meditative stances and has been seen sitting quite often. Since mating began around 2 February, eggs could be right around the corner for our pair.

The gallery page has been updated with photos recently so check those out. Thanks to all those that have commented on our blog. Keep sending in your observations!!!

12 comments:

BarefootNurse said...

No, but this morning the osprey seems to be working with the nest and then standing very still...perhapsh very soon there will be eggs!

Anonymous said...

The birds seem to be very busy with the nest. I really enjoy watching them and hope we soon see some results (eggs) from all their hard work!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

She chose a handsome fellow for her mate for sure ! The nest bowl is so deep now I cannot see her lower legs and feet which makes me wonder if we will actually be able to see an egg when it is laid. She is still excavating the bowl as I write. She definitely has that fidgety, about-to-lay look about her.
Pam (UK)

Anonymous said...

Is there an egg in the nest? Mommy osprey has really gotten down and seems pretty intent on keeping something warm, and daddy osprey is sticking very close by.

Vivian

moderator said...

Hey Vivian!

I noticed the same thing and was wondering that myself. I thought both birds were favoring a particular area on the nest. It could also be that it is quite cold today on they're trying to keep warm.

Anonymous said...

No egg yet but a nice fish delivery at 6.25GMT The female took the fish and flew off, leaving the male looking a little perplexed.
Pam 04.03.09

Anonymous said...

First egg for 2008 was 3/16...
Maybe 2009 will be earlier (!)
Beth

jazzel26 said...

Good to see the report of a fish delivery, very important that both the male and female are in good condition before the eggs are laid, migration takes a lot out of the birds. This couple seems to be stressed by something, does anyone know anything about this?
I see more than the usual amount of mantling, has anyone else noticed this? They take very good care of the nest, a nice place for their eggs.

Linda

Anonymous said...

We have an egg! ... laid about 15 mins. ago.

Kelly

Anonymous said...

11:56 today...We have our first egg! Good luck to this pair!

Anonymous said...

WOW, there is the egg! How exciting--my first. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Moderator--can you tell us about how much time between the first egg and any others?
Any signs that we should look for? And thanks for the close ups!

Vivian