12 February 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Osprey Season

Welcome to a new osprey season at Palmetto Electric Cooperative located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  

Our pair, Bea and Jasper, have returned for their fifth season atop our communications tower located at our district office off Mathews Drive. Bea was the first to appear on the platform February 2 at 7:26 a.m. followed by Jasper on February 10th around 12:24 p.m. The pair began mating already so it's possible we could have a earlier clutch this season than last year. 

The 2014 season presented Bea and Jasper with three eggs, two of which hatched. One was broken by a crow while Bea was chasing away an intruder osprey. Since 2011 Bea and Jasper have produced 8 fledglings.

We want to thank our viewers for joining us for this year's osprey season.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

...Great to hear!
2015 nesting season-we
are ready :)

Beth/Oh

birdgirl said...

Very exciting to have the new season begin! It's always fun to watch these beautiful birds at work -- and at play!

Vivian, GA

Anonymous said...

I had two new birds in a nest near my house. Front moved in this morning and high winds blew the nest out of the tree. They did not survive. I have not seen Mom or Dad in the area. I collected their remains and took them to our local wild bird center to be returned to the food chain. Sad day in Marathon.

birdgirl said...

I'm interested to know if the birds that did not survive the nest being blown from the tree were Ospreys. So sad whatever type birds they were. :-(

Vivian, GA