I walked around Renwick woods earlier in the afternoon yesterday (April 25) and watched that nest for about 15 min yesterday around 1:30pm. I saw the one osprey land on the nest briefly and then fly away when the second one approached. This interaction was repeated at least 5 times within the 15 minutes I watched. Once the first osprey sat on the nest calling loudly for about 2 minutes before the second osprey came and they both flew off.
Barbara Chase > On Apr 25, 2018, at 8:54 PM, Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@me.com> wrote: > > Yesterday afternoon shortly before 5pm I was on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail > where it crosses Fall Creek on a green suspension bridge between the end of > Pier Road and the western corner of Renwick Wildwood. There’s a pole with an > Osprey platform just west of that bridge (it’s not on the Osprey Trail map, > and I don’t know its name). If I recall correctly, last year it looked like a > nest there would be occupied (sticks being brought, Osprey frequently > standing on them), but then it was abandoned. I wondered if there was too > much human activity directly underneath. It’s a popular fishing spot. This > year on my sporadic observations I had not seen any Osprey at this platform > until yesterday afternoon, when I saw an Osprey glide in and alight on the > nest. I had just enough time to think, “Wow, I must tell Candace!” before a > second Osprey followed, but instead of perching, it descended toward the bird > on the nest talons first. The occupant vacated pronto, flying upstream, while > the evictor continued westward without even touching down. Maybe there are > established Ospreys who don’t want certain other nearby platforms to be > occupied. > > - - Dave Nutter > > > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --