Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nest building

The first task for Ospreys returning to their nest site is to repair and improve the nest. In addition to making a better nest the activity reestablishes the bond between the pair.

Before our volunteers installed the camera the old nest and platform were replaced with a new platform better able to support the camera. As with all of the other Osprey platforms we've replaced a small amount of grass and sticks were added as starter material.

A Belted Kingfisher visited the nest platform before the Ospreys returned.
The starter nest material didn't cover the wire mesh.
After the Ospreys returned on Saturday, March 26, they started building a proper nest. By Monday, March 28, they had made great progress.

The Ospreys made a lot of progress in two days.

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