He’s finally arrived and is helping the young female build her first nest. Together, they’re actually making progress. Yesterday (Sunday, April 10) I watched as they worked together to bring more sticks to the nest. He delivers, she arranges, and sends him out for more. Of course, he also takes occasional breaks to practice his mating skills (He’s still pretty clumsy), and she tolerates his advances.
Another young male – actually three of them – are still soaring about, showing off and occasionally taking a swoop at the nest. But these two seem determined to fend them off.