We can happily announce that we finally have an egg in our nest this year. We noticed it first thing on 05/21/2020. At the same time a couple sharp-eye watchers also reached out to let us know that they also saw the egg.
The egg appears to be a bit late this year. Usually we had been seeing them first week of May. We are not sure exactly what has contributed to the delay. This year has been cooler. We have not had any smaller fish stocked in the pond although we have received some larger fish. With the larger fish in our pond the Osprey have been fishing out of the river / sloughs as they cannot carry the lunkers that currently are calling our pond home.
We are working with the local hatcheries to coordinate some of the smaller fish, which the Osprey seem to prefer. All in all, we are just excited to see an egg! We are hoping for another great year for Duke and Duchess. Tune in 24/7 on www.ospreymontana.com to watch Snappy's Osprey Cam.
We have been watching and waiting for Duke and Duchess to come back. Just last night we checked and nothing.... then this morning... still nothing. However at 8:45AM Duchess arrived!
We are off to another year with our Osprey. Can't wait to see what this year brings.
We noticed a large bird visiting our Osprey nest over the last couple days. Sure enough, again today, we got another visit. I was able to pull some video and pictures. Pretty cool to see this Bald Eagle pop in and check things out.
Another milestone for our three chicks. This morning at first light they all took their first flight. We are happy to see this milestone again this year.
This year again we have three chicks to name. We are going to use a poll again this year. Please submit your vote. Once you submit your vote you can check out the stats. We will be accepting votes until Midnight July 31st 2018.
Congrats! to Duke and Duchess. First chick arrived today! Mom and dad are already feeding the little tyke. We still have two more eggs to go, but we are well on our way.
Things happened a bit earlier this year then in the past. We had previously seen our chicks hatch in the first week in June. Looks like this little one just couldn't wait.
My Apologies for all that follow our #OspreyMontana.com cam about the delay in getting this posted. We confirmed on 05/01/2018 that we have Three (3) Eggs in our nest again this year. Congrats to Duchess and Duke and we all hope for the best for these three potential chicks.
Last year we saw the first chick hatch the first week of June. So keep your eyes open in the next couple weeks and we hope to see some small bundles of fuzz in the nest.
We Have Osprey!