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Romance in the Osprey Family. And Plans for a Nursery.

It’s extremely windy today.  Another cold front is approaching. Daring the wind, I wanted to check how the osprey family was doing.

windy on the bay

windy

When I arrived in the salt marsh, Mama Osprey was sitting in the nest with only the top of her head visible, not perching on the edge as she usually does. I noticed the nest had grown a lot since last week.

Mama osprey greets Tiny

When she saw me, she got up a little bit to say hi. Her crop was full, so Papa Stanley must have brought her a fish earlier in the morning. I stood under my “observation tree” for a while keeping her company. Suddenly Stanley flew in, as it were, for a brief romantic interlude.

stanley arriving 1 stanley arriving 2 osprey romantics stanley leaving

Afterwards Mama Sandy instructed him on what to bring from his next trip. I’m guessing it was some specific materials for the nursery.

stanley leaving2

Then Papa flew away for yet another visit to Home Depot.

papa stanley flies away

After coming home I checked on the nest from our terrace. It clearly had some soft nursery materials already in place.  And Mama Sandy was busy arranging them to her liking… in the gusty wind.

mama osprey preparing the nursery

I hope they and their nest will fare well through the storms that are supposed to pass overnight.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Love always, Tiny