2008 Osprey Nest

For many years, Osprey have nested on the towers near the Velodrome along SR-520.  They started out on a cell tower, but about 3 years ago, that tower was decommissioned, and the county put up a new tower for the ospreys.  They've been nesting on this new wooden tower since then.

Here are some photos from Ollie Oliver of this year's nest, all taken in mid-July.

All photos taken at Marymoor Park.  Uncredited photos by Michael Hobbs.  All rights reserved.

Two young (left) and an adult on the nest, July 12

FIVE July 12

Adult, July 14

Adult., July 14

Two young (left) and adult, July 14

Young bird stretching its wings, July 14

Notice the way the wingtips twist.  This helps Osprey take off from the water.

July 14

Note white feather edges on young bird's wing feathers, July 14

July 14

Adult, July 18

Adult male on remains of older nest, July 18