Ospreys are nesting – fantastic

Osprey on Nest

Osprey on Nest

Fantastic news, the ospreys have nested.  And they are obviously of an artistic disposition as they have chosen to nest in the top of a sculpture.

Osprey with Fish

Osprey with Fish

There seems to be no shortage of food for them.  The male (I think) has just caught a fish here and sometimes takes them back to the nest.

Osprey on Nest

Osprey on Nest

 

I think this must be the female.  She keeps rearranging the nest.  She has a fantastic view of the marina from here – people pay millions of dollars for a home location like that.

 

Osprey Pair

Osprey Pair

 

 

She doesn’t spend all of her time on the nest though.  Here she is on her usual perch – a balcony overlooking the marina.  It’s very tempting to knock at the house and invite myself in for a better view.

 

Osprey feeding

Osprey feeding

 

 

The male likes to take his meal back to eat near the nest too.

 

 

 

 

Incubation should take about 5 weeks according to wiki so hopefully sometime in November I can post pics of chicks in the nest.

One of them shows great disregard for the rules here.

Osprey Ignoring Sign

Osprey Ignoring Sign