While I haven’t been looking this week, Zorro and Esperanza have been busy building their high rise apartment.
Compared to their nest not too long ago after the wind storm, they have been really working hard. Within ten days, in between fishing and lovemaking they’ve managed to create quite the hacienda.
Earlier in the week, I saw them sitting side by side. It seems that the heated romance has cooled down a little. Now to get busy getting the home in order and fuel up for nest sitting.
Esperanza was the one who brought the fish this time. It’s great to see how good they are in sharing. I’m learning that the one that catches the fish gets to eat the best parts. The other has to be happy with what’s left. It’s usually the tail or the head.
This rebuild of their home looks far more substantial than the original nest. Still waiting with bated breath for when Esperanza begins sitting on the nest, indicating that eggs are laid.
It’s like you are watching the beginning of a very long family tree, Neat 🙂
I think so too Andy. I’m so fortunate to have them set up house so close to me. I love seeing them everyday and watch them home build.
Hope to see the little ones take flight 🙂
Great shooting Bella, those osprey’s are some cool birds!!
Thank you so much Jim ! Truly they are incredible raptors. And to see them fish is truly amazing.
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Beautiful photos! I enjoyed your post, I feel like I was right there watching them! 🙂
Thank you so much Teri. Surely you have osprey in Canada as well. perhaps you can find a couple like Zorro and Esperanza.
I’m not sure, but I am asking my friend who knows birds. I’ve seen many beautiful ones this year. Cardinals are breathtaking, male and female. So are Bluejays. I’ve seen a few hawks. And there was a spotted one I saw up close, but I can’t remember the name. But I’ve never seen an spree. Beautiful indeed! But the photos you took, they were outstanding, and your descriptions were great! That’s what I was saying. Such talent you have! 🙂
You humble me with your kind words TK. Thank you so very much, and I’m thrilled that my blog is starting to encourage you to learn the birds around you. It’s amazing once you open your eyes to them, you realize how much you’ve been missing. 🙂
Oh my word! They really have been very busy indeed. I should think that’s a rather good sign 🙂
I think so too Sarah. And this one is much stronger and bigger than the first. I think it’s a keeper. 😉
It does look a much better construction 🙂 So exciting!!
I saw her tonight, I think she’s sitting now !! Eggs – Woo Hoo!
Oh wow!!!! Everything crossed 😀
Fingers crossed you won’t be getting any more gale force winds!
This nest looks heavier and bigger so I think they are safe Fatima. Here’s hoping !!
So great – yes a real high rise!
Thanks Mary ! Hope your doves are doing well too.
Nesting birds are such fascinating entertainment. Momma Canada Goose in our field has captivated my interest and attention. I’ll be watching for “your family” now too.
That is so exciting Colleen! I hope Mother Goose has some goslings for you. Thank you.