Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Introduction - - - - - - - - - - OspreyWatch
Click on a date for that day's Observations & Images:
At left is what I call the "discovery image." Observing an Osprey in the far distance on 11 February 2006 I assumed it was feeding on a fish because it was not leaving its perch. Initially, I did not realize the mass of sticks visible to the lower left of the bird was the beginnings of the nest. I took my time getting closer since I expected the Osprey would fly off long before I got there but what was really going on became evident as I approached. In fact, within minutes of finding a good spot to observe the bird as unobtrusively as possible the male showed up and the two proceeded to mate in the nest. To see how things have progressed since then, click on a date above.
Introduction - - - - - - - - - - OspreyWatch