The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has set up another bird cam of a pair of Osprey located out in Montana. This is apparently a pair that they have watched before, but given how late it is in the season were unsure if they were going to return to the nest site or not. Luckily for us the pair have returned and will hopefully successfully fledge babies this year like they have in the past years. From what I can tell they currently have a single egg, with possibly up to three being laid total. Apparently neither parent is banded, which I was a little surprised about, but it seems to be the same birds using the nest year after year. I have not watched this nest cam enough to be able to tell the difference between the parents without help from the chat moderators.
Unfortunately for the Osprey parents they are having to deal with a horrible spring snow storm that is causing ice to form on mom Harriet’s beak and eyes. Hang in there mom! Hopefully the storm will be over soon to cut her a break.
I’m excited because now I have multiple egg cams to watch now. 🙂
Osprey mom Harriet showing dedication to her unborn babies during a spring snow storm.