Osprey research in the USA


This 8 June 2015 video from the USA is called Live Chat with Osprey Expert Dr. Paul Spitzer.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

In the 1960s, Ospreys were one of the species hardest hit by DDT. At the time, birding legend Roger Tory Peterson urged a young Paul Spitzer to study the connection. Working in a Connecticut salt marsh he calls his “Osprey garden,” Spitzer has spent five decades learning about the ecological needs of these delightful—and thankfully, common again—raptors. Read the full story here.

Ospreys feed their chick, video


This video from Georgia in the USA says about itself:

Female Osprey Feeds Chick on Savannah Cam – May 8, 2017

Watch the female Osprey feed her chick by tearing small pieces from a fish that the male delivers to the nest.

Watch live at www.allaboutbirds.org/savannahospreys.

During the fall of 2014, a pair of Great Horned Owls began frequenting this recently abandoned Bald Eagle nest adjacent to a protected, nutrient-rich salt marsh along the Georgia coast. The nest sits nearly 80′ above one of the six Audubon International Certified golf courses at The Landings, on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Georgia. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, a pair of owls successfully fledged four owlets from the site, but they did not return to breed in 2017.

Instead, a pair of Ospreys began renovating the nest and committed to breeding in the same site for 2017.

Osprey egg hatches in Georgia, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Egg #1 Hatches in Savannah!!! – May 5, 2017

The first Osprey egg has hatched in Savannah, Georgia! This young chick is right on time; it hatched on day 39—the average incubation period for Ospreys. If all goes well, the rest of the clutch should hatch over the nest 2–4 days, after which the adults’ sole focus will be to provide their chicks with enough food and warmth for the nest 50–60 days until they are ready to fledge.

Watch live at www.allaboutbirds.org/savannahospreys.

Mating ospreys in Biesbosch


After for centuries ospreys had not nested in the Netherlands, last year a young osprey fledged in Biesbosch national park.

This spring, there is also a second nesting couple in the Biesbosch. This 25 April 2017 video shows them mating.

Two osprey nests in Dutch Biesbosch


This 7 June 2016 video is about the first osprey couple breeding in the Netherlands for centuries, with their youngster in Biesbosch national park.

Dutch Vroege Vogels TV reported on 25 April 2017 that this year two osprey couples are nesting in Biesbosch national park. One couple on a tree, the others on a power pylon.

Breeding ospreys had been absent from the Netherlands for centuries. However, last year a young osprey fledged in the Biesbosch.

Osprey couple on nest, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

20 April 2017

Get an up close look at a fish exchange between the Hellgate Ospreys before Iris, the female, departs from the nest to eat on a power pole.

Watch live with updates, tweets, and highlights at http://AllAboutBirds.org/ospreys.

Watch the cam and learn about the Montana Osprey Project at http://hs.umt.edu/osprey/.

This Osprey nest is at the mouth of the spectacular Hellgate Canyon at the edge of Missoula, Montana. It’s in a very busy location, right outside the Riverside Health Care Center and next to busy parking lots, a construction site, a busy highway, and a railroad. However, it’s also an ideal location in many ways, since these Ospreys have riverfront property only about 50 feet from the Clark Fork River. Being so close to people does not bother them, and hundreds of people enjoy watching them every day.

The female Osprey at this nest is called Iris because she has very distinctive spots on her iris, especially in her left eye. These iris patterns serve as individual barcodes and allow us to identify her. She has nested at this site for many years.

Osprey nest webcam news


This is a 2013 osprey video from the Basque country in Spain.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:

It’s official. After over a month of on-cam courtship, an Osprey pair has laid a clutch of eggs and claimed the Savannah, Georgia, nest for the 2017 breeding season. These Ospreys are the third species to use this nest in the past 4 years, following Bald Eagles in 2013 and Great Horned Owls in 2014 and 2015.

Tune in to the Savannah Osprey Cam to watch these new nesters dine on fresh fish as they venture through the breeding season. The Ospreys have already laid three eggs and will now focus on incubation duties over the next month. Assuming everything goes as planned, the eggs should begin hatching sometime in the second week of May.