Category Archives: Ospreys
Urban development, road building, agriculture, logging, erosion, water pollution and more are destroying the natural habitat of osprey. Man-made artificial platforms have been helpful. The Doctor’s first platform – 2014 Hurricane Arthur
Ospreys are beachcombers. A sundry of shore line flotsam and jetsam are frequently found incorporated into their structures: plastic bags, pieces of plastic toys, fishing line and more. Looking at an osprey nest, one can tell how the world has … Continue reading
Osprey Nest 2 The nest site is not far from water, usually on top of a large tree (often with a dead or broken top) allowing 360 degrees of visibility. Nesting on a structure over water will protect them from … Continue reading
Osprey nests are built of sticks and lined with bark, sod, grasses, vines, algae, or flotsam and jetsam. The male fetches the nesting material and the female arranges it.
If the sky dance is spectacular foreplay, then the copulation itself is fast and furious, lasting just a few seconds. Successful fertilization requires a “cloacal kiss.” A male will land on a female’s back many times without this final … Continue reading