After the eggs were laid in April, the osprey couple has worked together to incubate the eggs and continue to tend the nest at Middle Farms. Most often a single osprey is on the nest, but the video clips below capture some of the moments that the osprey have worked together at the nest.
NOTE: Eggs typically hatch in 37 to 38 days so we expect to see osprey chicks around the end of May to the beginning of June.
On April 27, 2023 after the second egg was laid, the male osprey grabs some nearby grass and carefully tends around the female.
Approximately ten minutes after a changing of the guard on May 11, 2023, dad returns to the nest and tends around mom while she chirps. He then settles down beside her for a while.
While the osprey “changing of the guard” is often a quick event, dad does not appear to be in a hurry to leave during this clip from the late afternoon on May 11, 2023.
Mom and dad work together to tend the nest with a large stick in this clip from May 12, 2023.
We hope you have enjoyed this window into the world of osprey on Fishers Island.