Wednesday, February 22, 2012

N/ Alphabe-Thursday

 Robin's NEST in maple tree

Today, three NESTS - all different.

The first NEST is is still up for grabs, awaiting the return of the American robins.

 Osprey sitting on NEST in middle of marsh

The second and third photos were taken last year.   Can you see the young'uns to the left of the parent?  This is not a clear photo because the osprey nest was way into the marsh and I've cropped it so you can see the man-made stilts and the osprey-built nest.

Cormorant NESTS, condo-style

Now this is one HUGE extended family!

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

43 comments:

Judy said...

I love the condo-style one. I've only seen an Osprey nest once.

Jarart said...

It wont be long before the Robins reclaim the nest. It looks so neat compared to the Cormorant nests.

TexWisGirl said...

love that last rookery!

Stephanie said...

It is interesting to see how the nests are built by different birds.

Jill said...

So exciting!

George said...

These are neat nest photos. I think you did a great job with the Osprey nest. The condo is certainly a popular spot.

Sandra said...

amazing nests, all of them and i do see the eaglets, i love that last one, have never seen anything like it. WOW on the commorants nest

RedPat said...

Cormorants sure seem to be social creatures!

Reena Walkling said...

LOL .. so hard to get rid of relatives once they move in!

Suzy said...

A nice collection of nests. I love the first pic.

Lowell said...

This post made me smile. Nice selection of nests...but the condo cormorants get the prize!

Halcyon said...

Neat nests! I've only got some squirrel nests in my trees. Maybe some nicer birds will come in the summer. :)

Riet said...

That condo nest is so special. Great shots

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

love the shots! very cool...

eileeninmd said...

Cool birds and sightings I love the osprey and all the cormorants on the nest. Wonderful photos.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic nests! The condo style looks amazing.

gina said...

Amazing variety of nests! Great captures, especially the condo!

Jack said...

Your photo of the massing cormorants is a real winner, EG.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The lofted nest is amazing!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Tina
I like the condo style of the cormorants. We have ospreys nesting on our side of the lake too. However, when the GO train resumed running, the naturalists moved their twiggy platform further away from the rail line and built them a nice sturdy one. They seem to stress easily when people want to watch them.
Judith

Michelle said...

I love the condo style!!

Kathy said...

That is one big family in your last photo!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There were so many Cormorants in that large nest! Wonderful photos!

Gillian Olson said...

Great captures, the condo nests are great.

edenhills said...

What great nest pictures!

Splendid Little Stars said...

very fascinating!

Pat Tillett said...

Condo style! There is an osprey who lives around here, but your photo made me think that I haven't seen him around in quite a while.

anitamombanita said...

Looks like urban sprawl in that cormorant nest! Great take on N!

Indrani said...

Awesome post on nests.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
...and here's a Cormorant spreading its wings on a Packard.

Malyss said...

i like the idea of "condo style"! :o)
The first one looks sadly empty..

Nancy Claeys said...

Wow, that last photo is amazing. They must like to be close to one another. Great shots! :)

Donna Heber said...

I loved seeing your nests and can't wait for spring to arrive! Wonderful pics indeed.

Zosia said...

What are the condo fees and do they have a concierge? :-)

Deb Crecelius said...

Love the cormorant lifestyle!
Great photos.

Kate said...

Your nature photos are extraordinary. Couldn't pick a favorite; I love them all.!

Karen S. said...

Oh my how lovely...and then the last photo....brought to my mind...that movie....The Birds!

Sue said...

Spectacular photos!

I wrote about nesting, too, but took a slightly different angle...

;)

Ames said...

Neat nest. What are the man made stilts for?~Ames

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Great nest photos! Especially the very social setting of the cormorants :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Happy to be visiting through Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-thursday :o)

Pondside said...

There's an osprey nest not far from here that I love to watch when it's in use. Amazing to see what can be built on top of an antenna.

Yuè said...

wow! gorgeous photos. love them all

thanks for the visit
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Jenny said...

Those condo nests are really nifty!

I've never seen that before.

I love all the new things I learn here...it's always fun to visit!

Thanks for linking up to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "N".

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