Jordan Lake: Mom Osprey sets about finding the right place in the nest for the new pinecone that Dad Osprey delivered. All ospreys really enjoy bringing all kinds of trinkets, pinecones, bark pieces, bright colored papers to their nests. Mom Osprey has to get the new pinecone placed just right and, as is true with all decorating decisions, different placements of furnishings have to be tried…
Osprey Nest Decorations
Jordan Lake: Ospreys are very practical when it comes to nest repair. They are also drawn to decorating their nests. Dad osprey is bringing in a stick for repair, but, note the lichen that is on the stick … you wouldn’t usually catch a bald eagle bringing a decorated stick home. Ospreys will bring all kinds of objects to their nests, such as extra large pinecones, plastic milk jugs, ribbons, mylar balloons and aluminum cans. I wish they didn’t have the jugs and balloons and cans available for them to scavenge. Note that dad very carefully lands the stick next to mom osprey. She chirped at him and got up to place the stick where she wanted it in their home.
Jordan Lake: Cypress Osprey Nest … Oh, Grump
Ever have a partner that was a little too enthusiastic about a remodeling project? The ospreys were repairing their nest, getting ready for this year’s family. Dad osprey brings in a stick, but Mom osprey isn’t exactly happy with his choice. She sure can grump … a lot!
Jordan Lake: South Cove Ospreys, Nest Repair
The pair of ospreys have been repairing their old nest, getting it ready for egg laying and the next generation. Dad osprey goes hunting for a stick, finds one and then has to fight the wind to get it into the nest. He gets the stick to the nest and Mom osprey then begins the work of weaving in the branch. Cooperation!!!
Jordan Lake Ospreys: Shelter Nest, 4 photos, 04-05-2019
JL Raptor report: Osprey nest 1 photo, 1 video 04-19-2018