02 June 2010


Our pair is back on the platform continuing to fortify the nest. We didn't see much of them over the weekend...guess they took the holiday off as well.
The outer east edge of the nest, below the camera, has a nice rim of twigs and moss. It appears they are now working on the west side to fill in the gaps of the nest floor. With all the work these two are doing to repair the nest, hopefully they'll be able to keep it for next year's season.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our hard working pair might have to stick around for the winter to make sure they have the nest in the spring. Hopefully, the other osprey in the area will have established their own territory and they all can get down to producing eggs/chicks without any intruders.

The osprey cam in Finland

http://kotinetti.suomi.net/saaksi/index.php#

is interesting. It is 10 pm there right now and still plenty of daylight!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates MG.

Beth

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you for your update, MG

I really like the temp report on your site :-)--thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I just checked and I can't believe how good the nest is looking these days. These two are really working on it hard. Too bad it's just a little late for a clutch.
Hope B & B are doing fine where ever they are.
Thanks for keeping the cam up and continually giving us updates.
:) Mary Pat

moderator said...

Hey Mary Pat,

The osprey's have been attentive to the nest though the hard rains we had on and off for a few days has increased the hole in the center of the nest. Their efforts have been increasing the eastern nest wall, which is normally out of view.

Anonymous said...

It's so refreshing to check in and see two beautiful ospreys on the nest. Whoever is manning the cam a big "thank you". Oops, I think they just flew off.
Mary Pat :) 9:10am

moderator said...

Hey Mary Pat,

It's MG, the moderator. It is nice to see that the osprey are still on the nest. Even though we didn't have any eggs this season and we had a great deal of fighting between all the osprey, it's still an opportunity to learn about these birds and to see their interaction.

Anonymous said...

Osprey on the nest.
Thanks for the different view of the nest.
I am curious...what is the dimensions of the nest and how high up is it?
Thank you :-)

moderator said...

The nest is about 6' x 6' and is a section of a chain link fence. The nest is atop a 100' communications tower at our Hilton Head office.

Anonymous said...

Hi
Thank you for the information.
I tried using Google maps to get a better picture of your location but not too successful. Wanted to get a ground view of PEI.

How far do the osprey need to fly in order to get fish for their chicks?

moderator said...

Give me a few minutes and check out the main blog page. I will post a map for you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks...just saw your post

Great shot of the "post" that the osprey can use!