Totally captivated in 2007 by the live camera feed of the Hornby Island nesting Bald Eagles in B.C., I was drawn into birding and have never looked back. Thus begins my account of what I'm fortunate enough to discover each day and perhaps capture with my camera.

Unless otherwise stated, all images were taken by and are the property of Janice Melendez

Species Counts:

2014 Final Year List: 255; 2015 Year List a/o June 5, 2015: 235; Life List: 327

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010: Osprey Heaven in the Kawarthas

Today I made a jaunt to Ken Reid CA on Sturgeon Lake, and enjoyed a few hours with a lovely newlywed Osprey couple that no doubt have just returned to the area, having settled into their new digs with pretty much only one thing on their mind after chowing down on fish: MATING.

Here are some random shots of the pair, primarily just chilling for a bit, enjoy!

Then it got interesting with the arrival of a third osprey into their territory, their wedded bliss was over, as both the male and female left the nest, and the male eventually drove off the intruder, screaming all the while.

And speaking of intruders, that's how I felt with what happened next, the female returned to the nest, then the male did, but he landed on top of her and stayed there for probably a minute or so.

Here they are afterwards, "Anyone gotta a light?"
Chicks soon to follow?? hmmmmmmmmmmm

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