I'm glad that I had saved a picture of this beautiful old Osprey nest. The nest had stood for many, many years on top of this old dead tree but the ravages of this winter's fierce winds, and rains and storms had destroyed it. You can see from the positioning of the branches that it is the same tree but when the Osprey returned this year they found only a few fragments left of what once had been a grand structure.
Each year I have watched this location for their return and have taken many photos of these magnificent birds. One of my favourites is of one Osprey pushing a somewhat hesitant Osprey off the nest in August, 2006. I wondered at the time if this was an example of offspring that just wouldn't leave home?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
In some locations platforms have been built for Osprey such as this one seen above. On this past weekend I saw many nests occupied in Jemseg. Such locations make it much easier for nesting than the one on top of the old dead tree that had been destroyed over the winter.