Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Osprey Web Cam

Nesting season: It is almost upon us in the North East as the Songbirds are returning North.
Further south it is already there. Here is a cool Webcam on an Osprey Nest - they have 3 eggs they are hatching. The blog for it that you can connect to indicates that the babies may arrive by Easter.
The Books by Jean Craighead George about Peregrine Falcons go through the nesting/birth of Birds of Prey nicely. Frightfuls Mountain is one - it is a sequel to My Side of the Mountain. Get it on CD from the Library and listen to it as you drive around this spring, see if you have Falcons or Osprey in your area.
The Webcam is active between 6:30 am and 8:00 pm

Osprey Facts
Type: Bird
Diet: Carnivore
Average lifespan in the wild: 30 years
Size: Body, 21 to 23 in (54 to 58 cm); Wingspan, 5 to 6 ft (1.5 to 1.8 m)
Weight: 3.1 to 4.4 lbs (1.4 to 2 kg)
Did you know? The osprey is one of the most widespread birds of prey and can be found on every continent, except Antarctica.
Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:

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