Female osprey has returned to the nest, 3/11/2019. Lake Capote is still mostly frozen and she has a lot of nest building to do. The male will arrive next.
The Lake Capote osprey nest
For the past eleven years, a pair of ospreys has made its seasonal home at the Southern Ute Tribe’s Lake Capote, and given visitors spectacular displays of nesting, fishing, and fledgling young. Beginning in 2017, viewers should get a much more close-up view of the birds’ activities, via a webcam installed at their nest.
The birds have arrived in March of each year, after migrating from their winter homes in Central America or South America. Over the course of the spring and summer, the ospreys work on nest construction, lay eggs, raise young, and of course catch a lot of fish.
Keep and eye on these magnificent birds via the Osprey webcam!