Wednesday, April 13, 2016

OSPREY ARE BACK !!!








Our Osprey that we had on last year - are back - in the same nest.  The female came first on April 2nd and the male came on April 7th.  First pictures I took through the windshield of the car as I was afraid if I got out they would fly away.  I went down the road, turned around and took the last three pictures out of the window.  Will be taking other pictures of them during the spring and summer.

16 comments:

Tom said...

High rise condo!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

This is their summer condo !

Marilyn

Vanssmomc said...

Amazing Marilyn. Thanks, Cathy in Webster

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Cathy,

They are amazing aren't they? You are welcome, Marilyn

Veronica said...

Makes me think maybe Spring IS finally here!!! Thanks for sharing!!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Veronica,

I sure hope so. You are most welcome.

Marilyn

kymber said...

Marilyn - the osprey are the provincial bird of nova scotia (my island is part of nova scotia). each year when we are down at the river, we get at least a few days to watch the glory of the parents teaching the child how to dip to catch fish. it is amazing to watch.

your friend,
kymber

New York State Of Mind said...

Oh Kymber,

I would love to see that. The ones we have here must do that in our canal, but I have never seen the three of them do it here. It must really be something to see.

Your Friend,
Marilyn

kymber said...

Marilyn - you WOULD love it. and yes...if there is a canal nearby - that is where they are catching their fish. and where they teach their babies. you should hang around the canal and see if you can't spot any doing so. the way they float /glide in the air, make a slow swoop, and then - blammo! dip right into the water and come up with a fish - it's amazing! but it's super funny watching the babies as they are quite awkward with the swoop and normally end up right up to their tails in the water. and come up empty-handed. whereas the parents just dip their heads in the water and always come up with a fish. we have spent many an hour laying on our blanket and laughing our heads off! it takes the babies about 2 weeks to figure out how to do it right. we love watching them.

your friend,
kymber

Anonymous said...

We always look forward to seeing the Ospreys back in their nests around here. Thanks for the photos.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. Wonderful to have the ospreys back! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

How cool! Hope you'll have the opportunity to see them teaching their young also. Blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Kymber,
The canal is right behind where I live. I can go to the park across the street. Problem is, I see them fly over, but I don't see them diving for fish. Someone told me where they go in the canal, but it is on private property. How can property along the edge of the Erie Canal be private property???? Anyway, I will keep an eye out for them. Don't know if she has had her eggs yet.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Folks,
Will betaking more pictures of them. Hope I get to see them teaching the young also.

Hope you have a great day,
Marilyn

dynnamae n said...

So happy to see the osprey have returned. Will enjoy seeing more photos as they raise a family.

Linda said...

What a lovely sight! :)