02 March 2011

The photo gallery has been updated again this morning. Enjoy the pics!!

Photo Gallery

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

if mating was successful, when should egg laying start?

Carol said...

Osprey on nest 9:16 a.m. 3/2

moderator said...

I've read that osprey gestation periods are about 38 - 40 days so if we begin with the first day we noticed the pair mating (and they were successful) it could be around March 25th.

Anonymous said...

Who has been hanging out at the nest for the last two days, is it the male or female? I think it is the male. The nest is really starting to look good. It looks like the camera has been moved. Has it?
Thanks,
Mary Pat :)

moderator said...

Hey Mary Pat,

The female is currently on the nest. She has the dark full breast pattern. The male's breast pattern is very light compared to hers.

Both male and female have been on the nest for extended periods of time for the past several days, though the female has been the main stay.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Her breast is very speckled then? Good, I'm glad they are claiming the nest. Can't wait for the eggs!! Though I feel more needs to be added to the nest though. Looks good but still a lot of bare spots.
Mary Pat:)

jazzel26 said...

Incubation time for the eggs is 35 to 40 days. Egg laying begins 2 to 3 weeks after successful mating begins.

Carol said...

I will be very concerned if they end up using this nest to lay the eggs. Our couple have a long way to go before it will be able to hold chicks. And if we get a big windstorm, I'm afraid they will lose what they have already done. This must be a juvenile pair.

Anonymous said...

Well, maybe the lady of the nest has had a little chat with her mate... to me it looks as if there has been a little progress ... ? or is it wishful thinking?
DB Canada

moderator said...

Good afternoon DB,

The male has been bringing in a few more sticks and a little bit of moss the past few days. Most of the nesting material is being placed below the camera. I believe we all would feel better if they began spreading the nest to the center of the platform.
Considering there wasn't much on the platform to begin with, they both have done a good job so far.

The female is spending most of her time on the platform or on the antennae that surround the nest site. The male has been providing her with several fish throughout the day so she doesn't need to venture far.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing they are an inexperienced pair. If we see eggs they may not make it. The female stays too much on or at the nest instead of out gathering material. So that's why I think they are inexperienced.
Mary Pat :)

Anonymous said...

Could it be that there is competition for the "nest" .. if one or the other hang around it may be a deterrant for interlopers?!
I'm hoping anyway - it would be such a positive event to have a successful season.
DB Canada

Anonymous said...

if most of the nest is below the camera and stays that way, will you adjust camera so we can see what is going on if eggs are laid.
thanks

Carol said...

Mom and Dad both on nest. 5:49 p.m. 3/7