Monday, March 30, 2009
We are so thrilled. The male Osprey turned up on the creek on 9th March . Usually they appear on St Patrick's Day. He took up ownership of the nest a few days ago. He started doing repairs. I know the females arrive after the males, but we were getting worried because she hadn't shown up.
Yesterday , amid a chorus of excited Osprey calls and wonderful displays over our house , two new ospreys appeared. Within a short while the 3rd Osprey disappeared and the female joined the male on the nest. Last evening in the rain they mated repeatedly. They were both there this morning, and on and off all day. It was fantastic to witness all the Osprey drama. It looks like we are in for another Osprey filled summer!