I stopped by the community college today (without Max) and checked on the osprey nest. The female osprey was up there as usual and the male wasn’t around. After a short time the female flew off, leaving the nest unattended, which worried me a little. But when baby ospreys are around 6 weeks old the mother will leave them sometimes to find food, so I hope that was it.


A few minutes later the osprey returned, carrying a branch. It looks to me as if the nest has more than enough branches already, but she must have felt it needed more.


She landed in the nest, moved around a little, and lifted her wings as she settled herself.


No babies in sight today, but they could just be out of sight down in the middle of that huge nest. I’ll keep checking on them.