Spring Wings!

Osprey, wildlife, sawmill, photography, nature

I first saw him last week, out back behind the mill.

I was pretty sure it was our male osprey on the snag behind the mill last week.  Then right on schedule our boy was back at the nest on Friday morning.  Last year he arrived on February 26th.  This year he showed February 28th.  Now he begins his vigil, as he waits for his mate to arrive.

Osprey, wildlife, sawmill, photography, nature

Back for a new year at the nest. He scans the horizon for his mate.

When the osprey arrive, I know that Spring is knocking on our door.  A few early flowers are blooming and the frogs are singing at night.  The little birds chase each other around the trees and buds are swelling.  We are finally getting some significant rain.  We may have a normal Spring after all.

Osprey, wildlife, sawmill, photography, nature

That fish is looking nasty!

You can see all about the nesting season 2013.

23 thoughts on “Spring Wings!

      • It was a lucky one! Do you see many falcons up there? I’ve noticed a pair this year. Last fall, we noticed one and wondered if he’d gotten off his tether since there or falconers who’ve been up and LOST their birds. Perhaps it’s the falcons that lost them. 😉

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        • I know there are falcon here, but I don’t see them much. I think we run in different circles. I heard of the falconers losing their birds. I think you’re right, it’s the falcons that lost the falconers. 🙂

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  1. The moment I read ‘osprey’ memory started stirring a story I had once read as a child… something to do with Panchtantra possibly, but just can’t put my finger on it… Lovely pics 🙂

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  2. Tim, let’s swap for a day. You live the Dutch city life and I sit near the nest of your osprey, enjoying and drawing it.

    Malvika, maybe you read T.H. White’s The Goshawk? I know you read great and classical books.

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