Tuesday, March 22, 2011

MARCH 22, 2011

Two men arrive from Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage.  They conclude instantly that to straighten the pole they need to jettison the nest.  Before I can protest (as a female, I resent this waste of the osprey’s time and effort), the nest is gone, the pole is upright and the osprey is nowhere to be seen.  I think she must be furious that her handiwork was destroyed in such a cavalier manner, but Jack assures me the Wildlife guys said ospreys prefer to build a fresh nest every couple of years.  I am dubious, but the men are right.  Soon the osprey returns to the platform with a twig.  By nightfall, a number of sticks are in place.

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