Saturday, July 21, 2012
Getting Out of Dodge
These two photos are from two years ago when the same pair of osprey first built their nest on top of the telephone pole. They managed to build a pretty nice nest before the electric company tore it down. They waited until the birds had migrated before doing so. It was unsafe for the birds and could have potentially disrupted electric service in the area. The following year they built them the nest box.
The female is the one bringing in the stick. I can tell because if you look closely, you will see that the male is banded. He knows how difficult it can be to maneuver those sticks and decides to leave after she hits him with it.