Bella & Beau 2019: An Osprey on the Platform
(Osprey nest location: Cambridge, Maryland, USA)
March 15, 2019
A passing glance out my window to the Osprey nest platform just before noon today.
And what did I see?
I’m a bit puzzled with the orangey/golden coloring on the back of the head/neck below the normal brown patch. It should be a white patch as was Beau’s.
Osprey with orangey/golden coloring on back of head/neck
I didn’t see the male Osprey depart but know he didn’t stay very long on the platform. I saw him again, flying over the creek later this afternoon.
When a bonded pair returns from migration, the male Osprey is usually first to arrive, going immediately to the nest location to secure it from another one taking it.
I drove over to look at last year’s other Osprey nest location close-by that was built on a piece of construction equipment, to see if I spotted an Osprey perched on it. The nest and equipment are completely gone. So if that male Osprey is back, he could be checking out this platform since he’s privy to it from last season.
We all know waterfront real estate is prime property!
Of course, it could also be an Osprey just passing through the area on his way home elsewhere.
And so the Osprey saga continues……