28 February 2011

Both male and female have been on the nest together for an extended period of time, late morning and into the afternoon. We’ve been a bit reserved in considering these two a pair (couple) as of yet since we haven’t noticed much interaction besides one mating occurrence on 15 February. This new pair has mated today at 12:07p.m., 12:33 p.m., and again at 12:41.

The male has occupied the nest since 19 January and seems to have established himself as the new resident along with his new mate. They have been chasing off other osprey and maintaining ownership of the platform. As others have mentioned these two still have work to do on the nest. If the two continue nest building at the current rate they should have it ready for egg laying, though speeding it up a bit would probably make us all feel a bit better.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

4:37 pm EST. Osprey on nest.
Maybe these two are first time nesters or second time and maybe not very experienced. The nest looks much better but there sre still too many holes for me. They know what they are doing. Anyway, it's good to have a mating/nesting pair.
Mary Pat :)

Carol said...

Osprey on nest 4:50 p.m. 2/28

Anonymous said...

Thanks mods. for the updates and photos...


Beth/Ohio