Happy spring! Today, April 4, there were 2 Osprey on the nesting platform in Young’s Point. Most of Stony is still frozen but there were pair of absolutely resplendent Common Loons dancing and calling. Rob Welsh, Stoney Lake
It has been so interesting over the last few years observing the Osprey along with other parts of nature, and how they are changing as the next generation comes to life. For the last 3 years we have had a young Osprey, which sits on top of our cedar tree and takes the easy way to catch fish. He simply drops down to the water, catches an unsuspecting fish, and off he goes with his catch! I got some pictures this evening. What an amazing planet we live on!
Upper Buckhorn Lake
I went out early both Saturday and Sunday (June 18 and 19, 2016) on Lower Buckhorn lake and took these pictures.
On Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM, I saw one Osprey on the nesting platform on the Highway 28 bridge at Young’s Point. I’ve been heading up to Apsley twice a month all winter and this is the first time I’ve seen any activity at this nest.
I witnessed the first sighting of an Osprey yesterday, March 13, on Upper Buckhorn Lake. This is the earliest I have seen the Osprey coming back from the south. There is a lot of open water near the town of Buckhorn.
Attached is a picture of an Osprey I took last year. For two years in a row now, we had one hanging around our point. It just sits on a cedar tree waiting to drop down and get a fish.
Note: Ospreys don’t usually return to the Kawarthas until early April. D.M.