11 June 2008

New Osprey's on the Nest

Not much action is happening with the osprey nest. This year’s mating couple left the nest which is a surprise. I thought they may stay and defend their nest and wait for migration. The couple may be young and inexperienced.

A new couple has taken over the roost and the male’s head markings look very close to Ollie’s, last year’s male, though the female does not resemble Olivia. They have moved a few sticks and moss about the nest, but not much more than that. I haven’t seen any mating between these two and don’t expect any at this time. We may see these two again at the beginning of the 2009 season competing for this site.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its too bad no chicks yet but its so amazing to watch them. I love it. It is just so neat to be so close and see them in action. Thank you Palmetto Electric and nice blog

birdgirl said...

The ospreys have been busy on the nest lately. It would be great to have some eggs there, but guess we'll have to wait until next spring. Thanks to Palmetto for setting this up and keeping it going. It's interesting to watch the birds and read about them.

vicki29566 said...

Thanks for setting up the blog & listing all the great links. Next time I am in Hilton Head I will visit the museum.
Even if we have to wait till spring, it is so much fun to watch these birds!
Happy birding!

L Weaver said...

Thank you Palmetto Electric for providing this webcam and blog. I enjoy viewing from Central New York. Next time I'm in Hilton Head I'll look at these nests with informed interest.

Anonymous said...

When will this site be back up and working?

moderator said...

We are in the process of doing our annual camera maintenance. Maintenance can only be made during the non-breeding season and it is indefinite at this time when the camera will be operable. We will place a post on our Osprey Blog when the camera is up and running.