Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pawsome News: The Osprey are Back


Calm down pals... These birds are not for eating. They are for observation only.

Yesterday, HH noticed that the osprey are back in their nest at the end of the street. I wish I had a picture to show you, but she can't find the pictures on the computer... can you imagine having so many pictures that you can't find the one you want.. that's the way it is, and HH has made a resolution to organize her pictures... Anyway, HH is gonna take some new pictures so you can see the huge nest on top of the Palm Bay brick sign thingy. You'll have to see it to get what I mean...

Anyhoo, years ago, osprey built this gigantic nest down at the end of the street by the Indian River. I guess they chose that place cause it's high up and safe from other animals and people, and it's close to the river, so they can fish anytime they want.

The neat part is that twice a year they return to their nest to have babies. Once the mama lays the eggs, one of them stays in the nest at all times until the babies learn to fly. It's wonderful to watch this little family. HH is gonna keep a log this time to see how long this process takes.

I'll get back to you on all this excitement. In the meantime, Have a great Saturday.

18 comments:

Pam said...

I love kitty paws!

Brian said...

We've not seen any of those, so please keep us posted. Have a wonderful weekend Max!

Harry Spotter said...

How exciting! Have a great weekend bird watching.

Oscar the Terrier said...

That is pawesome! I do luv watching birds nest...we have a nest in backyard tree from little doves; they come each year to lay eggs and I get to see the baby bird. Keep us posted...can't wait to see photos!

Mariodacat said...

Very cool! We have Eagle nests not too far from our house. I don't know how big Osprey nests are, but Eagle nests are gigantic! We loves watching the birdies and even feed our neighborhood birds.

Marg said...

WEll tell HH to please go take some pictures of the nest. That is so great. It will be fun to see the babies if possible. That really is neat. Have a great week end.

quiltcat said...

Hi Max. It's so exciting that you have ospreys near you. We have them up here in Virginia, too (but not at the end of our street!)...they're the logo of the Audubon Society where Meowmy volunteers. The eagles at Norfolk Botanical Garden have been building up their nest and will start mating and laying eggs soon...Meowmy watches them on the innernet and it's fascinating. We like that she watches them 'cause then she makes a good lap for us.

Chelsea and Wilson said...

thats cool! We have blue jays that nest near our house but not as cool as your birds, bol. take good pictures for us!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is exciting. We have not seen osprey before.

Mr Puddy said...

So cute for human but So eatable for me !
But for you, Max....I will keep my paws in my mouth for now !

Sparkle said...

You mean there are birds that are NOT for eating? Feh!

Carolyon said...

Sounds like you are going to have a fun weekend full of bird stalking!

Cooper and Lola said...

Max we took some pictures at the vet for you. You can see em on today's post. Have a great weekend!

The Creek Cats said...

Osprey are so beautiful!!

sagechronicles said...

Can't wait to see the updates!

Tracy said...

Gosh, I can't wait to see the photos when HH finds them; it sounds interesting...take good care and perhaps you could help organize the photos?

The Chair Speaks said...

This is a nice picture of lovely lace on perfect paw! :)

Vicky said...

We have hawks here. I love watching raptors. Hope you get some great shots.