Since April 20, a pair of osprey have been seen regularly at the nest. The eagle that was seen on camera in March appears to have moved on.
The osprey is a large raptor, often known as the “fish hawk.” Both male and female osprey work together to create the nest. Once eggs are laid (typically 1-3), the osprey take turns incubating the eggs. The family diet is 99% fish, supplemented with other reptiles and crustaceans. When the chicks are 10 days old, they are already mobile and eat between one and three pounds of food per day.
Special thanks to the Garwick Family Memorial Fund and Jo Frerichs for generously sponsoring the costs of the live osprey cam.