Late afternoon on May 9th, I observed the relocated nest site and at first I spotted the female Osprey looking rather forlorn atop the hydro pole where the nest originally was built. No sign of the male for over 2 hours (which is rare... the average time I have observed over the years is 35 minutes for papa O to fly off and return with a fish) It was very windy yesterday which may have added to the difficulty of finding dinner, but the above photo was shot just before 5 PM and by this time the female had flown up to the relocated nest and was watching for her mate.
Mom sitting at the original nest site.. Remains of a few sticks visible because the male thought he would rebuild the nest here.... But my thoughts are that the female accepted the moved nest as it is now in a better spot , plus it is urgent because this week she will lay her 1st egg
During my watch and wait for the male, Mom goes to the relocated nest and adds some fine grass to the centre.
1.. Dad Returns with a Herring dinner!
2... Mom takes the fish and enjoys her meal on the platform edge
3... Herring gone
4,5 Mom returns to the nest
6.. The happy couple
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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