Once the first of April arrives, our eyes slip to the osprey nest at the edge of our property every time we walk outside. We can't help it; from their arrival to several days after they leave in mid-September, this is our habit. This pair of osprey has come to define our springs and summers and we await their return every spring.
In 2010, one returned on April 20 and its mate followed a week later.
Last year, one returned on April 13 and its mate followed a week later.
Today, April 10, both osprey arrived to the nest.
Our osprey are home!