17 March 2011


The nest is finally beginning to take on a "bowl" appearance. Both male and female have been quite busy bringing in material...the latest, palm fronds. The male has apparently found the honey pot of mullet (fish). So far, from what we've seen at least, mullet is the only fish he has brought to the female.
The osprey are continuing to mate and fortify their nest. If and when an egg appears we will post the information.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's great news. Maybe they know what they are doing after all. We were just expecting too much too soon. Anyone agree?
Mary Pat :)

Anonymous said...

Well, as much as they were trying, they just had to get the hang of it. Look like it's a go!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the pair will get more aggressive in bringing more nesting material for the platform.
It is worrisome to see the grating is still visible at the top.

Anonymous said...

Curious...can anyone identify if this is the returning pair from last year?

Anonymous said...

I've been cheering their efforts from the beginning ... almost like our children ... sooner or later they get the hang of it! LOL
DB Canada

moderator said...

The pair is new to our platform.

Anonymous said...

The "electrical tower/pilon" beside the bridge to the Island sports an Osprey nest (and has done for several years) and that nest does not appear to spread all across the platform. In fact it only takes up a very small portion of that platform, and is right on the edge/corner. There is currently an osprey on the nest - judging by her position she may already have eggs. That said don't know the success rate of that nesting each year.
DB Canada

Anonymous said...

Looks like the pair are doing well on establishing the nest :-)