Date: 8/28/17 5:31 am
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Ospreys back in nests near Lake Kegonsa - Osprey Question
Hi Joe!
Very interesting about the raven.
It is probably taking some food items while the adults are away.

Sandy Petersen

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 9:50 PM, Joe Luedtke <onaturalist...> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I’m copying back from a trip to Yellowstone NP and had the opportunity to
> observe Osprey at their nests. While I was there a Raven came and landed
> in their nest. The Osprey moved slightly over to a branch and let the
> Raven pick at the nest and seemingly eat some scraps. I was surprised they
> didn’t attack the Raven. Maybe the Osprey weren’t the adults but
> fledglings but I observed both of them flying and hunting. See attached
> pic. The Raven was there for at least 15 min.
>
> Anyone know of this type of behavior between these two species?
>
> Joe
>
> From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> on behalf of Sandy Petersen <
> <buboarcto2...>
> Reply-To: <buboarcto2...>
> Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 5:58 PM
> To: Wisconsin Bird net <wisbirdn...>
> Cc: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
> Subject: [wisb] Ospreys back in nests near Lake Kegonsa
>
> Hi all!
> The Osprey kids are not quite as independent as it seemed.
>
> A week ago I saw one young back in 1 nest,
> today there were 2 young in 1 nest and 1 young in the other.
> A third nest remains empty.
>
> The two were being fed by an adult and squabbling and
> the one was sitting and calling.
>
> Guess it is one thing to fly, another to find one's own prey.
>
> Sandy Petersen, rural Dane county
>
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