The osprey nest is empty. We don’t know what happened but there is no life in the nest. Saturday night mom and both chicks were there. The chicks were growing and thriving. Sunday morning they were gone. Did they fall out of the nest? My friend searched around the bottom of the tree and found …
The little ones are starting to check out their wings. It will be a little while before they're ready to leave the nest.
Mom become very vocal when it's time for dad to bring home food for the babies. She makes sure he knows the babies are hungry.
It has been a week since I was up at the osprey nest. During that week we had historically high temperatures (108 degrees) and I was concerned about the welfare of the chicks. Thankfully, the family survived and the babies are continuing to grow. Dad brought home a nice fish for the hungry babies.
The worst of our dangerous heat wave has passed although it is still much hotter than normal. At least it hasn't hit 100 degrees yet today. Last I heard the osprey family had survived the excessive heat. Momma