Nesting Seahawks

Osprey / Seahawk

Every year they're gone in the fall, taking apart the nest before they leave. Then they're back in March building a nest. So far each year there have been two chicks. I have no way of knowing if it's the same pair each year. The pole was put up for them to keep them off the power pole. They have a view of the Sanpoil river. More here in the wildlife set.

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Susan says ... on Thursday, Apr 4 at 2:25 PM

tear nest apart before they leave? Must be some unusual osprey; nests are left intact and reused the next year. Cornell Ornithology reports: Extensive reuse year to year; nest an investment in time and energy so reuse the following year....

Susan says ... on Thursday, Apr 4 at 2:26 PM

allows earlier laying, and in turn more surviving young

RockyRaybell says ... on Thursday, Apr 4 at 4:30 PM

I've read that they build on the nests each year, but this one has been taken apart each year. I'll get a pic in the fall.

RockyRaybell says ... on Friday, Apr 5 at 3:14 PM

I checked it out, just to confirm what I already knew, got some pics of it if anyone wants to see it. There's a pile of debris, assorted sizes of limbs, branches, odds and ends directly under the nest. Must be enough for more than a dozen nests.

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