The Lake Capote osprey nest
For the past ten 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. Learn more about ospreys at All About Birds Osprey Page.
Key Osprey Dates
|First Detection at Nest||March 13||March 8|
|First Egg Lay||April 2||March 30|
|First Egg Hatch||May 10||May 8|
|First Fledgling from Nest||July 4||?|