30 January 2009

Welcome to the 2009 Osprey Season!

As we open our third osprey season we would like to thank all of our past viewers and welcome new viewers. It has been rewarding to share this wildlife vision to our local community and our viewers from far and wide. If you are new to our site and to osprey viewing, I encourage you to read our Osprey Facts.

The ospreys, having returned a few weeks earlier than past seasons, were briefly in contention with a pair of Red Tail Hawks for rights to the nest on top of our communications tower at our Hilton Head office. Now that the ospreys have established control they have been quite busy preparing the nest by bringing in a variety of local vegetation.

Since their early arrival we are keeping our fingers crossed that their mating does not occur too early and the results of past years return with no hatchlings.

Again, we like to welcome all of our viewers and commentators to our osprey web cam and blog!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel it is safe to say that mating has occurred already. One Osprey on the nest as I write this morning, Monday 2nd Feb. 15.14GMT
Pam (UK)

Anonymous said...

Don't think my previous comment went through. I feel pretty safe in saying that the Ospreys have mated already, a couple of days ago.
Pam (UK)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful view of the nest today with the Ospreys mating at 16.45GMT
Pam (UK)

Beth said...
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Anonymous said...

Both birds there as I write. They have been busy bringing in some long sticks and fir cones. The sun is shining and they are both sitting contentedly, preening occasionally and looking around. Well in fact the one nearest the cam is now having a nap, it's white eyelid closed down over its bright yellow eye.
Pam UK