Friday, February 12, 2016
This osprey nests in a crowd
On the SW end of Gasparilla Island there are a series of concrete pilings that are the remnants of a former pier. These are quite popular among the local sea birds and strangely enough an osprey has chosen to nest in the middle of a large group of terns, gulls, cormorants and pelicans. Clearly they get along well together and possibly the osprey pair have found this to be a more stable and safer area to nest than in nearby trees. Perhaps birds were the first to discover the joys of condo life?