Friday, August 31, 2012

Almost Time for SOLO to head south

Solo is still using the nest as home base and will continue to do so until he migrates in September. The female adult usually migrates first, while the male adult remains behind to help the young with meals. The male will migrate about the same time as the young, which is a few weeks after the mother, depending on the chicks' development. All but the southernmost breeding populations in North America are migratory, vacating their breeding grounds in late summer for rain-forest rivers and fish-rich seacoasts and lakes of Central and South America.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Solo has Fledged

I have been checking the webcam everyday expecting to see an empty nest, but I could always see at least one osprey on the nest.  This morning I was actually able to witness an empty nest for a short while.  

Solo will be flying around the nest area from perch to perch and then gradually venturing further from the nest. Soon he will be learning to fish....meanwhile the parents will still be providing fish prey for him. So, stay tuned.