15 March 2011

Within the past week our resident pair has increased their nest building efforts and brought in reeds, Spanish moss, sticks and twigs. The nest is slowly expanding towards the center of the platform so they’re not as close to the edge of the platform. Below is a log of notes we’ve been keeping on the pair.

Date

Event name or description

Time

Weather Temp F°

Weather Condition

19-Jan-11

First osprey appeared on nest - male

1615

Sunny

15-Feb-11

Female first seen on nest

702

15-Feb-11

Mating

702

58

Sunny

28-Feb-11

Mating

1207

73

Sunny

28-Feb-11

Mating

1233

74

Sunny

28-Feb-11

Mating

1241

74

Sunny

01-Mar-11

Mating

651

61

Sunny

01-Mar-11

Mating

750

61

Sunny

01-Mar-11

Mating

1030

63

Partly Sunny

01-Mar-11

2nd fish brought to female

1054

63

Cloudy

02-Mar-11

Female eating fish

1119

57

Sunny

02-Mar-11

Both osprey on nest for extended period

1245

61

Sunny

02-Mar-11

Male brought fish to female

1519

63

Sunny

08-Mar-11

Male brought large fish to female

658

50

Sunny

08-Mar-11

Male brought fish to female

1044

59

Sunny

08-Mar-11

Mated

1143

62

Sunny

08-Mar-11

both osprey suddenly flew off the nest simultaneously

1149

62

Sunny

08-Mar-11

Mated

1152

62

Sunny

08-Mar-11

Mated

1228

61

Sunny

08-Mar-11

Male brought a fish about 8" long

1554

59

Mostly Sunny

09-Mar-11

Mated

705

63

Overcast

09-Mar-11

Mated

827

63

Overcast

09-Mar-11

Male brought fish then left

857

64

Overcast

09-Mar-11

Male left nest

902

64

Overcast

10-Mar-11

Male Brought fish

746

61

Overcast

11-Mar-11

Male brought fish

752

46

Sunny

14-Mar-11

Male brought fish

1138

71

Sunny

14-Mar-11

Male brought fish

1149

71

Sunny

14-Mar-11

Male brought fish

1406

75

Sunny

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must say the nest looks so much better. So good to see that. Am anxiously awaiting eggs!!!
Mary Pat:)
Moderator, thanks so much for all your effort and input.

Anonymous said...

I'll second that! Moderator, your input and wonderful photo gallery are most appreciated.
KB :)
Do you think they have another week perhaps 10 days to build a "bowl" into the nest for the hopeful arrival of the first egg?

moderator said...

We believe they do. As mentioned in previous posts the "nest wall" is built up on the camera side. If their copulation has been successful we could see eggs soon.

The female is spending much of her time on the nest with her eyes closed. The weather has been fantastic and is projected to be sunny and in the 70's so fishing and continued nest building shouldn't be a problem for them.

Anonymous said...

I was curious as how long before egg laying starts after mating so did an internet search and found this statement, so maybe eggs will be appearing sooner rather than later but if 30 days then more time to finish the nest building.

"Typically the osprey will lay eggs 10-30 days after mating"

Anonymous said...

Wow, our couple seem to be working overtime this morning. What a difference just from yesterday. I think we will see eggs soon!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

I agree ... they're bringing in all kinds of building material. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that what we're now seeing will be the centre of the action!
DB of Canada