Thursday, April 7, 2011

APRIL 7, 2011

Progress has been made!  When we go out in the backyard, the ospreys eye us suspiciously, but do not sound the "peep peep" alarm or fly away from their nest to distract us.  They have finally come to recognize us, we think.

We were recently privy to a springtime show of male-osprey machismo.  As we sat on a wooden bench enjoying the warm weather, an osprey dived so fast and furiously from a great height that we could hear the "whoosh." He rocketed past the nest.

At that, the female osprey flapped languidly to a tree across the cove and settled on a branch.  The male osprey took off after the intruder.  The two ended up in the water, beating their wings and darting at each other before resuming the chase in the air.

It was some time before our male returned, and the other osprey hasn't been back.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to hear they're doing well and that they recognize you as friends!