It’s still summer, so my post will be short once again, but I thought I could at least share a couple of Osprey pictures with you that illustrate a great success story here in British Columbia. Both of these photos were taken a few days ago in the Okanagan: The top photo of a solo Osprey was taken on the outskirts of Oliver and the one below of a watchful pair, right in the town of Osoyoos. They both show Ospreys on their nests, as they tend to their eggs or newly hatched chicks — some birds seemed far more advanced than others (perhaps some were taking care of a second clutch?).
In both cases, the birds were profiting from a program that provides these impressive birds with safe nesting options. These nests seem to have been installed everywhere in the valley, from the north (Vernon) to the south (Osoyoos), a 300 km stretch! I will try to find out more about this program over the next few weeks and months — if I succeed, perhaps I will write more about it here or on my personal blog.
In the meantime, I hope you are still enjoying the summer!