Orpheus is a serial polygamist—who knew Ospreys could have such a colorful sex life? This is the third year the Ospreys at Salt Point, Lansing, have been involved in a polygamous relationship. Read about it at: *https://www.lansingrec.com/images/Blog__387_One_bird_too_many.pdf <https://www.lansingrec.com/images/Blog__387_One_bird_too_many.pdf>*. Luckily the breeding pair was able to lay three lovely eggs before the confusion started.
When Osprey platforms are placed too close together, their mating systems get perturbed. However, if the Ospreys chose to nest near one another, such as on Rt. 5/20 (*Osprey Alley*) by Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, then the birds can live peacefully. Eyes to the sky! Candace -- 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/ --