Ospreys Continue To Add Material to Nest Throughout The Nesting Season
The nesting season for Ospreys is well underway – chicks appear larger by the day, and before long they will be fledging. As advanced as the nesting season is, Osprey nests are still being reinforced with material retrieved by the adults.
The pictured Osprey took off from its nest, swooped down to a nearby roadside and scooped up a sizable clump of mowed grass with its talons which it then delivered back to its nest where its mate was sitting with two chicks. Even late in the nesting season all manner of material, not all of it natural, is added to Osprey nests – among other things, paper, plastic bags, rope, nylon mesh bait bags, dried cow manure and beach toys have been documented.
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