Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Osprey Excitement!

This is a really exciting time to be watching Osprey nesting.  A live camera stream is available thanks to Pacific Power, The Indepence Hotel, and the City of Independence, and is viewable via YouTube.  This photo was taken with my iPhone from our TV at appoximately 10:00AM this morning.  It shows the female Osprey that has just returned to the nest to relieve the male who has just left after taking his turn in incubating the egg which can barely be seen by following Jeanette's pointing finger on the right hand side of the screen. The drama started yesterday when my sister Susan Humphrey was able to back up the camera to 12:09PM and verify the egg being laid. We are learning a lot today about this pairs behavior.  For example the male seems much more concerned and able in the incubation process.  He not only seems more concerned about setting on the nest than her, he also is the one turning the egg over I believe in order to give a uniform warmth to the egg for incubation.

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