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.