Osprey Mating Call
I am very fortunate to have 6 osprey nests within a 30 minute drive of my house. All appear to be active. I am able to observe at least one of these nests on a daily basis and occasionally even photograph them. It is always a thrill to see a pair return to a nest as a harbinger of Spring. They will settle into the nest, build it up with new nesting material to make it a comfortable home, then begin the process of starting a family.
Now I am not a voyeur, and osprey sex is not on the top of my list of events to photograph, but when this unique mating opportunity presents itself, I am ready with my camera as the images and video below will attest:
I am happy to report that at the last few observations of the nest, it seemed that at least one osprey was on the nest continuously – a good sign that eggs may be incubating.
~ by richardseeley on May 19, 2015.
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