05 March 2012

Bea and Jasper continue to control the nest as the first pair are still making attempts to retake control. From what we've seen Bea and Jasper are the more dominant pair.


The nesting skills haven't improved much since last year, but I guess in time they'll learn.  Bea is spending most of her time on the nest and at times with her head down. Last year the first egg was laid March 25th so we are on schedule as far as last year's timeframe.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

First stick is gone! New arch to replace it. Judy/Ohio

Anonymous said...

Good to hear! Thanks for the report!!

And so the nest building efforts continue :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great wallpaper on the blog site...nice set up, too!!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the big arching stick? The nest looks good this morning, and the picture is so clear.

Vivian

Mary Pata said...

Yes, I agree Vivian. The picture is great. And I see the big stick gone. The female is on the nest now. I am hoping for a great season this year!
Mary Pat :

moderator said...

The stick is hanging to the side of the tower underneath the camera. The hard rain and high winds we experienced over the weekend has cleaned the camera lens. The osprey must have finally moved the stick because it was still in the center of the nest early Monday afternoon, but after I returned from lunch the stick was gone. Their persistence paid off!!

Anonymous said...

Hurray for the rain and wind that cleaned the camera lens, and congrats to the osprey for getting that pesky stick out of the way. Now, if it will just fall to the ground!

Vivian

Carol said...

Lots of new sticks!

Anonymous said...

Students at McCracken Middle Environmental Studies class are watching the webcam of the ospreys.
They are fascinating to watch and we can't wait to see offspring!!(:

moderator said...

Welcome Students at McCracken Middle Environmental Studies!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello McCracken Middle Environmental Studies students! Have fun watching this site. Let's hope for some great activity and some little wobbleheads. (That might not be exactly scientific wording. ;-)

Vivian

Anonymous said...

What is that in the nest at 1:21 Sunday afternoon? Young osprey?

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Maybe a hawk of some kind in the nest at this time? Smaller than an osprey.

Vivian

Carol said...

We have a pair of nesting Osprey in our Pinecrest subdivision in Bluffton. They are both busy bringing in nesting materials. So much fun to watch. This is the 2nd year we have had the nest. Have no idea if it is the same pair.