While frequently I encounter the same regulars that congregate in my yard, I occasionally come across ones that only make a brief appearance.
Ospreys are among the regular visitors. Since early February, this Osprey has been working diligently on constructing a nest in my neighbor's pine tree. For every one stick this Osprey would put in place, five more would fall to the ground. For the past 3 years, Ospreys have attempted to build in the same area of this tree without success. Just as I was beginning to speculate that this tree was some sort of Osprey nest building training tree, this guy finally had success!
If you really enjoy watching the painstaking process of nest construct (and you have A LOT of free time) check out this video from a post I did a while back. Osprey Nest Building Video (We made this video from our living room window)
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Blue-Jays can regularly be seen and, of course, heard in the yard. This week we watched them collecting some nesting materials.
A Great Crested Flycatcher made a brief appearance this week, but my camera wasn't nearby for a capture of this beauty.