The Ospreys are back

By , April 11, 2012 8:50 pm

Osprey taken 4/10/12

Osprey taken 4/10/12

We live on a lake, so it is no surpise that we have had a pair of Ospreys nesting very near to our house. Still we were worried this year. The Osprey pair was using a nest that was at least a few years old. Last fall the local power company had to remove that nest in order to do some repairs. Given the very early start of Spring, I had expected to see the Ospreys return in March, but none of them showed up. We saw our first Osprey last Saturday afternoon 4/7/12, but there was no move to start a nest. The pair flew over the lake and left. Yesterday, though it appeared that the Ospreys had chosen the same location (the flag was erected by the repair crew). As you can see they Ospreys are making a start even if it appears to be a slow start. The photo is mediocre (the bird doesn’t like to be approached) but it does show bird.

One Response to “The Ospreys are back”

  1. Shawnne says:

    The flag did not deter the Osprey from building another nest. We were very worried they would not return. It makes my heart glad to see them again!
    We went on a road trip today around Pillager and the Pillsbury State Forest area. We saw some beautiful ducks such as Wood Ducks, Ring Necked Ducks, and a Blue-winged Teal. Also saw the firs Ruby-Crowned Kinglet of the year. I am excited for the migrating warblers.

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