Soon I will be suffering from the empty nest syndrome .
Nope, not my kids... they all flew the coop many years ago.
Here in Sndpoint, Idaho, we had the good luck of having the local
electric Company with several others including Sandpoint Online,
get together and set up a camera on the light pole which also has
an Osprey's nest.
As we all waited, watching the mother and father set up the nest.
Bring in sticks and leaves and what ever they could find to build it.
Then we had an egg.. but to all of us, sadly, it turn out not to hatch.
About a week after the first egg arrive, we got to see a second one
in the nest. As the two sat on the nest switching off and on, we had
hope against hope that the first one would hatch... but that was not to
be.. BUT the second one did, to the thrill of about 68 of us.. we watched
we chatted, with each other, telling what we saw when others weren't
able to be there. There were viewers from all over the west coast. Friend
We watched the little one grow... and now she is what appears to be full
grown and is flying away from the nest from time to time..
Thru the day, each one comes and goes.. brings fish for the little gal.. but now
it is getting close to time for them to head south.
We understand the mother leaves first and then the father follows
with baby with him.
As it is, most night the nest is empty... maybe getting us weaned off,
for the future... And we all wonder when the mother and father will
come back. This all started about April.
It was very addictive, checking many times of the day, and then a couple
times a day. Nature is wonderful. For those who want to check and see
them before they all leave..
Smokin' Joe and the Pharoah Pup
18 hours ago