Birding the Bowmanville Area

This blog is going to be a birding blog that is based in the Bowmanville, Ontario area. Bowmanville is about one hour east of Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario. One focus of the blog will be the life and times of the Ospreys that breed in the marsh along the waterfront. Birds will be the focus but other critters may raise their heads on occasion.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Osprey watch!

Easter Sunday and it turned into not a bad day after starting out cloudy and cool. One of my boys is sick so we were kind of stuck close to home. however after supper Jake and I went for a short drive and checked out the Ospreys. There was a bird on its usual perch on the fourth post of the pond. When we first arrived I couldn't tell if the other bird was on the nest or not. After a few minutes, the other bird stuck her head up from in the nest. I don't know if this means she is already sitting on eggs or not. After a few minutes she flew down towards the male and back up onto the platform. The male then joined her and there was some copulating going on as we were leaving.
While we were watching the ospreys the sun was setting and the pond was glowing orange. Three Great Blue Herons flew over in tight formation quite low and a few Caspian terns were flying about the marsh. Jake and I finished the evening standing down at the lake and Jake threw rocks into the lake as little boys have been doing for ever!!!

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