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Belle Haven Ospreys 2010

Ospreys generally begin to return to the Northern Virginia area in early March. I photographed the nest platform on March 4, as it looked through the winter.

On March 9, the likely day of its first appearance at the Belle Haven Marina this season, an Osprey was spotted the near the boat ramp.

On March 11, the male Osprey was working diligently to reconstruct the nest. He snagged sticks of varying sizes from the surface of the river or snapped them off nearby trees and began arranging them in the nest.
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Nest platform before arrival of Ospreys