June 22, 2016
Ospreys Continue Nestorations at Former Owl Nest
The Savannah Great Horned Owl cam continues to feature the ongoing activities of a pair of Ospreys updating the nest. Despite weather bringing down one of the large supporting branches, the pair continue to visit, build, and copulate on the nest. According to Gerogia wildlife biologists, this pair likely had another nest that failed late in the nesting attempt, and they are creating a second nest that they are unlikely to use this late in the season.
No one knows why Ospreys build these unused nests—it could be to strengthen their pair bond or to practice nestbuilding, or the result of hormones...What do you think?