Their dense and oily feathers allow them to come back out of the water and fly away.They are successful just over half the time on that first dive.This is our sixth year running the camera and our first few years were plagued with technical difficulties.View Into The Blue was instrumental in helping us with our camera setup.Magpies and blackbirds have been spotted on the platform or camera when the osprey were on the nest.Smaller birds can nest in the nest material and are usually ignored by the osprey.Follow all the chat rules below and do not proceed until you have read through each and every one of them.
Osprey nests weight an average of 400 pounds and are amended yearly.
Osprey migrate far to the south every year to Central or South America.
The male, female, and offspring all go their separate ways.
There are no markings to indicate which osprey is male and which is female, but the females are generally larger than the males.
They show up around the first of April and complete mating and egg-laying within the first two weeks after both have arrived.
Live look at the osprey nest at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colorado.