Saturday, May 7, 2011

Intruder at Osprey Nest

Yesterday, some of you may have seen our nesting pair of ospreys ward of another osprey from the nest. This was reported to me by Jim, one of our faithful watchers. There was a lot of interaction and flashing of talons. We don't know if this intruder was from the other nesting pair located about 2 miles to the east or possibly a young from last years nest. Young birds sometimes return to the nest where they were born.
Apparently, this type of interaction is not all that uncommon. The same type of intrusion happend last year and we have that on archived video. To see last years footage of another osprey trying to land at the nest click here: