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.