The first osprey hatched today!

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

20172018
First Detection at NestMarch 13March 8
First Egg LayApril 2March 30
First Egg HatchMay 10May 8
First Fledgling from NestJuly 4    ?

Identifying the Male vs. Female

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