29 January 2016

Bea arrived yesterday, January 28th at 12:39. 2016 marks the sixth year that this pair has made the nest, atop our communications tower, their home. There are never guarantees with wildlife, so the fact that both Jasper and Bea have returned safely is great news.

The pair will most likely begin their courtship and mating can begin at almost any time.  Their time will also be spent repairing the nest. Jasper has already begun bringing in sticks and moss and with Bea’s arrival the nest should come together quickly.

28 January 2016

We believe Bea has just arrived. She flew onto the platform at 12:39.


A few photos of the male osprey, Jasper.....


26 January 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Osprey Season

We are beginning our 2016 osprey season at Palmetto Electric Cooperative located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  

We currently have a male osprey on the platform which looks very similar to Jasper. We are attempting to determine if it's him. If our previous pair Bea and Jasper return, it will be their sixth season atop our communications tower located at our district office off of Mathews Drive.

Since 2011 Bea and Jasper have produced 11 fledglings, the most productive pair since 2007 when the osprey cam was installed.

We've already been chatting with a few bloggers this year and want to thank our current viewers and welcome any new viewers/bloggers for joining us for this year's osprey season.

14 January 2016

We have our first osprey of the 2016 season on our platform. More to follow.
This osprey is not Jasper from previous years.