This past weekend, there were several days of high winds. These winds, along with gusts up to 40 m.p.h. have been like the big bad wolf.
He Huffed, and Puffed, and Blew the House Down of Zorro and Esperanza.
It was a sad event for me to see that they are homeless. Sitting there where the nest once was, they wondered what happened.
I sat down in despair. Woe is me. How are Zorro and Esperanza going to be able to raise their family without a home? Will they leave and look for better housing? How am I going to survive without little baby osprey’s to enjoy?
I watched as both left the nest, flying high in circles along the river. Feeling that they had left me for good, my heart sank even more.
But then Esperanza returned with a big flourish.
She then proceeded to scream away for Zorro to come and pay attention to her. Zorro was good enough to oblige.
They were actually practice runs, but it seems that Zorro and Esperanza has not given up on starting a family. In checking them again tonight, they have not done any new construction, but are still at home.
Some say that there may be enough nest left to still raise a family. I certainly hope so.
Oh No! Here’s to Making a Fresh Start and to Having Some Babies 🙂
Thanks Renee ! I was so sad to see the nest gone. But the story continues. 🙂
They are both so majestic, those wings would make a bald eagle blush 🙂
Actually I think their wing span is close to the span of a bald eagle. But I tell you, they are busy in the bedroom. Makes me blush. 🙂
heh! fifty shades of owl? 😄😄
Oh, that’s so sad. I hope they will decide to rebuild as they seem intent to start a family.
I truly hope so too Tiny. I keep praying that all will work out for this little family. Stay tuned, as we’ll be following them through the summer. That is assuming they don’t leave.
I’m so sorry they have to begin rebuilding their home but what glorious captures!
Me too, I thought they were getting a pretty awesome nest. Now to rebuild a better home Joanne. Thank you!
Nooooooooooooo!!! I hope the start again. 😦
You had the same reaction as I. It was so sad to discover. But they continue on. Got to love their perseverance.
Aw so sad. I have a couple of morning doves quietly tucked away in a corner within our large porch overhang, Mom has been sitting, sitting all day long for the past week – soon very soon we’ll be watching a lot of activity.
How exciting is that Mary? To see some babies is always so heartwarming. Can’t wait to hear about the new additions.
Well, at least they’re having fun trying and practice makes perfect. Besides, Esperanza means Hope in Spanish, so obviously, she’s full of it! Great shot! 🙂
I think that’s why I love her name so much. As it means hope. So let’s hope that all works out and we get to enjoy little baby osprey. They are having just way too much fun playing. Now time to get to work!
love the detail in the wings of flying birds, but birds of prey seem to have it in spades.
I agree ! The more that I’m looking at these captures of the Osprey, the more layers of feathers I see in the wings. Such powerful tools for flight. Thank you so much!
I sure hope they rebuild. Looking forward to seeing their babies. 🙂
Me too Beth, they’ve rebuilt a little, but not much. At least they’re still there. 🙂
Must be true love 😀 Even the big bad wind can’t stop this pair!
You’re right Sarah. Either that or Esperanza is one demanding girl. They are certainly determined to have a family.
It’s really great Bella 🙂 She should be laying pretty soon!
I’m hoping every day. None yet as of today. Thanks Sarah!
My pleasure Bella 🙂