We had known the Osprey were back this week as we had seen them flying over the river and also over our yard, however this afternoon we saw two of these beautiful birds on a new nest they had built. A new platform had been built at this site as Ospreys nest here each year and we wondered if the returning Ospreys would accept an empty platform as an invitation to build a nest? They did , as you can see their nest on the platform when I took pictures of it this afternoon. My pictures were quite dark but I like in particular the pictures taken when one of the Ospreys were preparing to leave the nest. The wings of the departing bird created a nice frame in the background for the osprey remaining on the nest.