The ospreys are probably the same ones as last year as they generally return to the same nest. Once they lay eggs, which I'm reading, usually happen 2-3 weeks after they get their nest back in order, it is about 5-7 weeks till hatching time. So, we may be here for the event! In this case, events as I am now watching 2 nests! To try and lessen the confusion when I refer to the nests, I am calling the couple in the south nest, Sal and Sally and the couple in the nest just north of us, Norm and Norma;)
Having said that, below are pics of Sal and Sally no doubt taken not long after chasing the geese off their nest!
Right after seeing Sal and Sally, I headed up the water line and had, what I think was a Golden Eagle, fly out of the trees right in front of me being chased by a smaller bird!
To top off that wonderful morning, I had to pull the jeep over to the side of the road a mile down from here as I was leaving for my daughter's house, to take pics of 3 or 4 bald eagles that were flying around in a field nearby! Awesome!
|Sally on the nest.......|
|Sal in the nearby tree!|
|Sally is checking me out on the shore|
|this lumber mill across the river was very busy this morning|
|Here is what I feel sure now is a golden eagle......|
|then later, the bald eagles.....see two in this pic??|
|one of these days I will get this shot again and it will be perfectly clear!|