The morning after my arrival from Africa, I was awoken to the sounds of an Osprey calling along the water. Could it be? Is it possible that Zorro and Esperanza have returned?
For those that have been following me for a while, you know the tale well from last year where they were building their nest on my neighbor’s boat lift and they so cold-heartedly destroyed it. I had installed a nesting platform for them on my property but it was too late in the season for Zorro and Esperanza to have their family.
With great pleasure I set my eyes on Zorro who was freshening up the nest for the year, awaiting the arrival of Esperanza. This is usual for the Osprey that the male arrives before the female to prepare the nest.
Within the week, Esperanza arrived during the day and in short order Zorro brought her a fish which she excitedly devoured.
It didn’t take them long to greet each other in a more loving fashion.
For now, they are on and off the nest and after all of the events from last year, I’m so afraid that they’ll move on. But it does seem that they’ve moved in for the season and the nest looks strong and sturdy. It’s very exciting news indeed.