Osprey Chicks and Nests
Soon as we arrived in Everglades City first of January, I quickly took notice of their half dozen or so Osprey nests throughout the town, observing females were already incubating/brooding.
At the end of March before leaving, the chicks were practically full grown.
Everglades City Osprey Chicks
At home around the Chesapeake Bay, our female Osprey are just now beginning to lay their eggs. 😲
The Osprey in Everglades City had some interesting nests. One Osprey nest platform idea in Florida is the use of old satellite dishes. Holes are drilled for drainage and then they’re erected on poles, providing ample room for a growing family. What an awesome idea to recycle old dishes!
A Few of Everglades City’s Several Osprey Nests
Seen at a residence in Everglades City ❤
And to finish up my Florida Osprey, a final capture of a male at sunset, watching over his family.
I’m missing these Florida Osprey, but am delighted to see an adult pair fishing the lake at our present location in SC. And soon, I’m hoping we’re able to return home to see our Chesapeake Bay Osprey who arrived mid-March and are in the process of laying eggs now!