08 April 2011

Not much is going on at our nest at the moment other than Bea and Jasper exchanging incubation duties. The weather for the coming days will be in the upper 70's and into the 80's. Thought I'd list activites at other nests in the meantime: An osprey is back at Friends of Blackwater NWR and building the nest for the 2011 season. I've only seen one osprey on the nest so I'm not sure if both male and female are there yet. At Loch of the Lowes the male and female have been mating and they are hopeful to have eggs in the near future. The Dunedin Osprey nest has eggs that are expected to hatch any day. They have a total of three eggs. The Kentucky Environmental Education Project is live, but no osprey's seem to at the nest at this time. They did have Great Horned Owls, but their eggs were broken by the pair incubating them.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

about KEEP nest:

The returning pair built a nest which is situated about 20 feet from one of their volunteer's balcony.

Lucky person!!!

After the GHOs vacated the nest, it has not attracted any new ospreys :-(

Anonymous said...

Blackwater has two birds this morning.

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at Miss Bea showing off her three eggs this afternoon. Beautiful day on Hilton Head!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Dunedin nest has a chick or chicks. Can anyone tell how many?

Vivian

Anonymous said...

re: the KEEP nest: Does anyone know if there is a blog where the nest activity and any photos is being posted? I loved watching this nest and their 3 chicks last year (in the absence of Hilton Head!).

Also, lots of "bonding" going on at Blackwater. :)

Anonymous said...

The ospreys are back at the Olympia, Washington site and putting together a nice looking nest. Here is the link:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/wildwatch/ospreycam/video.html

Vivian

Anonymous said...

12:18 -- both birds on nest, and looking in the same direction at the same time over a minute or two. The in in back on right seems to be opening mouth a lot to make cries? Is there a threat nearby?

moderator said...

Could be crows nearby.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous about the KEEP nest:

There is no blog on their site, but you can visit BCAW:

http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/index.php?sid=170c4cbee13ff4e13ef7c16210e307d3

You can see various blogs of different osprey sites (US and International)

I'll try to post a couple photos of the returning pair.

Anonymous said...

to anonymous about KEEP

I tried posting a link for Bird Cams Around the World but I guess it was blocked.

You can Google this site but need to register if you want to comment.

The returning pair seem to be doing well. I got a photo from Ed Ray, director of KEEP, and I nicknamed the tree the Os used as a "Charlie Brown" tree :-)
Hopefully the nest will hold. It is situated in a place that is subject to high winds from time to time.

Anonymous said...

Loch of Lowes has first egg, laid today.....I have been watching this nest, that one and 2 eagle nests. The eagles have babies, hope we get some.
Lynne/HHP

Anonymous said...

here is a post from the Loch's blog, it's quite an interesting history of their female osprey

If you are interested in reading our press release on the excitement of our female osprey’s 59th egg, why not follow the link: http://www.swt.org.uk/news/oldest-osprey-lays-its-59th-egg/

L/HHP