And they cry a lot.
Sometimes there’s an “intruder” osprey threatening a nest, a hawk or an owl lurking about.
During mating season, male and female partners can often be heard calling back and forth to one another.
But if you live near an active osprey nest, and you have ever wondered why you’ll sometimes hear the call of an osprey over, and over, and OVER again…
It’s all about FOOD.
Chances are, if you look to the nest you’ll find a hungry female calling…
Calling to her mate, glaring at him as he perches on a phone pole or in a tree very close by.
And who has probably had that fish in his clutches, perched at his guarding post, for anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.
And that it’s for her.
Why the male osprey holds onto the fish, sometimes long after he’s had his fill of it, perhaps only the osprey experts know the answer.
But the female always wins, and the fish is hers at last!
Albeit at his own pace. 😉
Whatever the reason or reasons may be for it, it’s like a haunting music to me.