A week ago we spotted two adult ospreys on a large nest we'd been keeping an eye on in London (Ontario). However, neither of us had a camera with us and phone and ipod cameras were just not going to cut it.
We first noticed the nest mid-summer last year on the top of a hydro pole. A few weeks later it was blown down during a nasty storm but rebuilt again within a few days. So, over the winter we'd check to make sure it was still there and discuss our hopes that we'd see a nesting pair this year.
Fast forward to today and we left home to do a couple of quick errands in London and made sure we had two cameras in the car. Driving up towards the nest it first appeared that there was nothing to see except the big pile of sticks (the nest) but just as we were about to turn the corner an drive away we saw a feathery bottom on the far side of the pole!
Due to the angle it's impossible to tell if it's a male or female but I was able to get a few decent shots from the distance, including one of Geoff taking his photos. The arrow indicates the location of the nest.
It will be interesting to see if the nest gets much bigger.
And even more interesting if we get to see big, awkward chicks in the future.