Mid-day today I was at Stewart Park briefly, and I saw one Osprey standing on the nest west of the green suspension bridges. Nobody bothered it during the few seconds I looked at it. I wonder if that was courtship I witnessed before.
The nest at the east end of Stewart Park has an Osprey hunkered down on it, presumably incubating. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 26, 2018, at 9:03 AM, Barbara Chase <bgarde...@gmail.com> wrote: > > 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/ > > -- > -- 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/ --