It is nothing short of miracle. These two osprey flew south last October to spend the winter apart in Central or South America. They flew separately, there and back, and met up at their old nest site, as far as I can tell, yesterday, April 10th.
The osprey’s nest was removed from the tower of the BNSF railroad bridge last October when the 90 year old tower was dismantled. An nesting platform was installed on March 28th near the old site by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle City Light.
The nesting platform is on a 70 pole and includes a perch and pre-installed branches.
Here is the pair as I saw them today!
Thanks again to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle City Light, BNSF and Washington State Fish and Wildlife for making this happen.