18 May 2010

Beth from Ohio reported two osprey on our nest this morning at 6:40. The pair is still there and trying to repair the nest. We haven't seen osprey on our nest for several weeks. I'll try and get close-ups so we can see who they are.

Thanks for the notice Beth!!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful close-ups MG...The Ospreys on the nest were not aggressive to each other, which is a good sign.

Beth

moderator said...

Hey Beth,

I was very surprised to have an e-mail indicating we had osprey's on our nest. The first thing I was looking for with these two was how aggressive they were to each other. We've had so much fighting this season. It's nice to see them tolerate each other. LOL.

Now we just have to see who challenges this pair for the rights to the nest.

moderator said...

The new pair on the nest is mating. We've had such a crazy season thus far, who knows what will happen with this couple.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...Vivian will be so excited! As we are :-)
Can you tell by the head markings
who they are MG?

Beth

moderator said...

Not yet Beth. I'm taking as many photos as possible to compare to past pictures. I'll post my findings as soon as I can.

Anonymous said...

I just got to Hilton Head yesterday afternoon and see this morning the pair on the nest. Yesterday evening I saw some strange new things in the nest and wondered about that. Well into early last winter there still were ospreys flying over the shore looking for food, and I think some even wintered here. Perhaps this couple will get settled in, raise chicks, and stay a while. We can always hope...and watch.

Vivian

moderator said...

We hope you are right Vivian. It's great to have osprey's back on the nest.

Anonymous said...

What is the verdict MG :-)

When I started watching this morning the last photo on the cam yesterday evening was a single Osprey - I have a photo...

Beth

moderator said...

Both the male and female osprey's on our nest this morning appear to be new to the platform. I still have to check past years to verify if they have been there before now.

It would be nice if these two can play together nicely and form a couple for future seasons.

Realist said...

Wonderful news! Bet you're excited, MG, to see some "action" in the nest. We'll hope for the best. Perhaps this time there'll be a happy ending.

MaryG from Massachusetts

(Forgotten how I signed last season - if you remember, MG or anyone else, please clue me in!)

moderator said...

Hey Realist,

Nice to hear from you again! Usually you didn't sign your posts because you had a blog name, but the times you did sign a name it was either Mary or MaryG.

The male osprey is quite busy bringing sticks to the nest. If these two do anything other than repair the nest we will be very surprised. Better late than never.

I still haven't had an opportunity to check photos from past years to verify if this pair has been on the platform before, but will try today or tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

"Bonding" for next year :-)

Beth

Anonymous said...

It looks like the couple is trying to repair that daunting hole. That will be real progress. What fun to watch these two!

The largest of the three chicks in the KEEP nest is pecking at the other two. When that happens, I just have to stop watching. The adult male seems to be bringing lots of fish and the female is feeding all three and they are growing fast. Just hope they all stay strong.

Vivian