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Thread subject: Blackwater Osprey News
Name Date Message
Celeste 04/13/05 04:59 am Blackwater's original osprey have "moved" to a different nest they "liked" better and a "new" couple it seems has moved in. Makes you wonder what makes these birds suddenly change their mind, particularly since they had to rebuild that nest almost from scratch. It also introduces a thought that perhaps our 04 Betty and Dennis are at a different nest?
FOB Webmaster 04/13/05 06:49 am Just to give you all an update -- our ranger said that one of the staff requested that a new osprey platform be built near the Visitor Center.

The cam pair, after rebuilding the nest, decided they liked the VC nest better, and started spending more time there.

A photographer that frequents the Wildlife Drive said that she has seen three osprey pairs "fighting" over the cam nest platform. We're not sure yet which pair will claim it, but we hope at least one does. :-)

Of course, we don't know what kind of track record the new ospreys have for laying eggs and raising young, so if it's a new pair, we don't know what to expect.

Later,
Lisa

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