Osprey

Osprey nesting in this region return from their wintering areas around mid-April when the valley lakes are free of ice. Some early arrival dates include April 3 at Columbia Lake and April 6 at Golden, BC. The first few weeks after arrival Osprey are involved in pre-nesting activities like courtship flights, nest building and refurbishing. Egg laying begins as early as the last week in April and as late as mid June, but most clutches are laid between May 15 and 22. Incubation is about 38 days and young begin to hatch in early June. Young remain in the nest between 44 to 59 days with most young fledging in August.

Posted by larryhalverson larryhalverson, December 23, 2019 15:56

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

larryhalverson

Date

June 12, 2009 09:28 PM MDT

Description

While I was fly fishing an Osprey flew over my canoe with a Rainbow Trout as if to show me how it was done!

See Journal entry -
https://inaturalist.ca/journal/larryhalverson/29570-osprey

Photos / Sounds

What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

larryhalverson

Date

April 10, 2015 08:10 AM MDT

Description

I had to smile while watching this nest as male flew off to go fishing while female stayed "home" to rearrange the furniture.
See Journal https://inaturalist.ca/journal/larryhalverson/29570-osprey

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

larryhalverson

Date

April 10, 2015 07:38 AM MDT

Description

Triangle covers and plastic pink Flamingos are used by BC Hydro 
to prevent Ospreys from nesting on dangerous power poles.

Should have saved this photo for April Fools as the angle of this photo makes it look like this Osprey is "taking out" a Flamingo. Something you don't see everyday!

See Journal
https://inaturalist.ca/journal/larryhalverson/29570-osprey

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