Jul 082016
 

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!

Derry Fairweather

Upper Buckhorn Lake

Young Osprey with fish - July 2016 - Derry Fairweather

Departing with his catch – July 2016 – Derry Fairweather

Young Osprey - July 2016 - Derry Fairweather

Young Osprey watching for fish from  top of cedar – July 2016 – Derry Fairweather

Jun 212016
 

I went out early both Saturday and Sunday (June 18 and 19, 2016) on Lower Buckhorn lake and took these pictures.

Robin Blake

Wild Rose - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Wild Rose – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

White Admiral -June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

White Admiral -June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

White Admiral -June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake (9)

White Admiral -June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake (9)

Slaty Skimmer - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Slaty Skimmer – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Osprey - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Osprey – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Northern Water Snake - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Northern Water Snake – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Four-spotted Skimmer - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Four-spotted Skimmer – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Eastern Kingbird - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Eastern Kingbird – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Canada Geese - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Canada Geese – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Blue Flag - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Blue Flag – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Bald Eagle - June 18-19, 2016 - Lower Buckhorn Lake - Robin Blake

Bald Eagle – June 18-19, 2016 – Lower Buckhorn Lake – Robin Blake

Apr 112016
 

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.

Sheelagh Hysenaj

Ospreys on Selwyn Road - Jeff Keller

Ospreys on Selwyn Road – Jeff Keller

Mar 142016
 

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.

Dairy Fairweather

Note: Ospreys don’t usually return to the Kawarthas until early April. D.M.

Osprey - Derry Fairweather

Osprey – Derry Fairweather