Friday, May 16, 2014
The events in these pictures happened before the other pictures I posted on the 12th. It appeared an older offspring of theirs was trying to return to the nest. Since they just started nesting here last year, I assume it was the baby they raised then. I don't see where a baby from a nest in another area would try to take over this nest. The young Osprey made so much noise trying to get them to feed it! You could hear it in the house all day long. They would chase it away, and it would come right back. I saw them feed it a fish, but did not get it on camera. After that they went back to chasing it away. It perched in a pine tree for a long time watching them and then flew away. I have not see it since. We have not been seeing the Bald Eagles as often since the Ospreys have started nesting here. Considering the Bald Eagles will prey on the young and adults and will also steal their catch, that's probably a good thing for the Osprey.
If you enlarge this one, you can see the mouth is wide open.