10 February 2014

We checked past photographs and the distinctive head and eye markings have confirmed that the latest male on the platform is Jasper. So now we are awaiting Bea's arrival, which hopefully will be soon. The new pair of osprey that initially occupied the nest is nearby, but has lost the nest to Jasper.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!
Hurry home Bea :)

Beth/Oh

birdgirl said...

Interesting that the other pair gave up all their hard work so easily. Hope they find another spot soon. Hope to see Bea in the nest with Jasper in the next few days!!

Vivian

birdgirl said...

If anyone watches the Osprey nest cam in Olympia, Washington http://wdfw.wa.gov/wildwatch/ospreycam/still_image.html
there is a Bald Eagle on the nest this morning. The Osprey don't show up until March, so it will be interesting to see what happens here if the Eagle decides to stay.

birdgirl said...

Is that Jasper waiting for his valentine Bea on this Valentines Day?

Vivian

moderator said...

Good morning Vivian,

Yes, that is Jasper waiting for Bea to return to the platform. With the improved weather we hope to see her soon.

birdgirl said...

Awwwwww, Jasper is looking very lonely this evening watching for his love to return. Hurry home Bea!!

Vivian

carol mullins said...

Looks like Bea has arrived! Let the party begin!

carol mullins said...

My question of the day. If the original nesters have been kicked out by Jasper, and the 1st osprey is 'with egg', what happens to them/her? Obviously there won't be another nest built in time for her to lay her eggs.

birdgirl said...

Looks like a female on the nest this Sunday afternoon. Could it possibly be Bea? Sure hope so, Jasper has been waiting diligently!

Vivian