Monday, June 7, 2010

There are at least 2 babies!

Just a quick update, as the Refuge is very busy preparing for our BioBlitz Festival and Kid's Fishing Day Celebrations.

We have confirmed sightings of at least two osprey nestlings. The female spends quite a bit of time feeding the young. She will rip off small pieces of fish and carefully hold it near the young. It is up to the nestlings to grab the fish.

The young osprey are covered in brown/tan down. I encourage you all to visit the nest in person this weekend. (If you are local, of course.) If you are from out of town, I would love to hear from you. I often wonder who is watching the Osprey cam. It would be neat to make a list of all the states and even countries that watch the cam.

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Here are some photos of the osprey bringing home dinner. Both photos were taken by Jodi Darling. Great shots Jodi!