01 April 2010

The new female, foreground, and Benecio were on the nest together for about 20 to 30 minutes before another osprey came to the platform, then all three flew away. Benecio kept his back to the new female the entire time.

The new female has been visiting the nest frequently and organizing the stand. She was alone for a time before she flew off chasing another osprey. We're not exactly sure how many different osprey are attempting to take ownership of the nest because they are coming in and out so quickly it is hard to gather pictures for identification.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, they are keeping things up in the air. Would be nice if they could all strike a deal so we can have some serious activity. Wonder how late into the season is too late. Thanks, MG, for the pictures and the information.

Vivian

Carol said...

The Loch of the Lowes in Scotland has intruders this year also! What is going on?????

Carol said...

At 12:04 on 4/1 there was a female on the nest. Can you go back and tell me if that was Bella or the intruder, MG?

moderator said...

Carol,
It's neither. This is the new female that has been on the nest for a few days now.

Anonymous said...

Could something have happened to Bella and that's why she hasn't been seen lately, or has she been on the nest and I've missed her.

moderator said...

We haven't seen Bella for some time now on the nest. It is possible she is nesting somewhere else. She could also be one of the multiple osprey flying around the platform. At times we have seen 4 osprey circling about the nest.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to whoever is working the cam. They are getting a great close. I think it is the new female intruder. Am I correct?
Thanks,
Mary Pt :)

moderator said...

We have a new female on the nest the past few days. Her "necklace" is very dark and plentiful which makes her the easiest one to spot.

Anonymous said...

What a game - here an osprey, there an osprey. Does make it interesting. Thanks for the super camera work!