Atlas' new mate
I was thinking about Andromeda for a name
Atlas and his new mate
Atlas works on the nest while his mate feeds
I got the tip that he may have found a new mate from Astoria birdwatcher Jules Corkery who has watched the Astoria nest for several years now and is always a great source of information about these RTH's. I arrived at the park shortly after 9am and saw Atlas land on top of the new female(geez, time to play the name game again) and mate with her. I also saw Atlas bring material to same nest they have been using all year. It will probably be a late fledge if anything develops here, but at least we have some life back at the Astoria nest.