12 February 2010

This year's ospreys will have a major repair on their nest. A hole on the left side has appeared from all the high winds and heavy rain.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope our couple gets busy soon to make the repair and build up the nest. I haven't seen any activity for several days, so hope they haven't abandoned it. With this cold weather and possible snow on the way, I guess it is best that there are no eggs to worry about.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Scottish wild life has turned their osprey camera back on ... also if you are interested go to their webcam page and click the barn owl cam. They have a nest cam for their ban owls as well.

katt

jazzel26 said...

Two have been on the nest this morning, and the nest has been repaired. It doesn't take long for ospreys to get their nest in order...for example, just look at what the Blackwater nest looks like at the being of the season.

Things look very positive at this point!!

Linda

Anonymous said...

They are fast workers! Looks like the hole is pretty much filled in. Does there seem to be just one couple working there now? I hope it is our Bella and Benecio, since they worked so hard on it last year. They are very busy today, although right now one of them seems to be just watching. Maybe watching out for intruders?

Vivian

moderator said...

Hey Vivian,

It appears there may be two females, possibly Bella and the new female. We've noticed quite a bit of jostling between the females, so we're waiting to see who wins the affection of the male.

The ospreys have to start over with rebuilding the nest since the storms we had recently dispersed all their previous work.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday it looked like the hole was pretty nearly filled in, but this morning it looks bigger than ever. I wonder if one bird is filling in and the other is taking out? Didn't see that kind of activity, but something strange seems to be happening.

Vivian

moderator said...

I believe some moss and twigs were blown over the hole and it appeared repaired. We never saw any osprey maintaining the nest over the weekend.