Standish Hickey State Recreation Area Osprey Nest
I have watched and photographed an Osprey Nest at Standish Hickey State Recreation Area for the past two years. Last year the nest successfully fledged two Osprey. This year the Osprey spent a lot of time fixing up the nest but never incubated eggs, that I could tell, on my visits. California is in a horrible drought and our river is extremely low and fish are scarce. Out of the 5 Osprey Nests I observed this year along the Eel River, I did not see any successful hatchings. I did see Osprey with Lamprey as prey about a dozen times, which is something I never witnessed before.
Osprey Chicks almost ready to fledge.
Ready to go
The one that got away…
An Osprey pair on their nest along the Susquehanna River
parent delivering a fish to young osprey
Delaware River osprey nest
Osprey nest constructed on a channel marker, 400 yds from shore on the Delaware River
Osprey on nest
I noticed the nest as I was leaving the park. I pulled over, hoping the bird would show. After about 5 minutes, the Osprey returned and stared at me for what seemed an eternity!
a huge osprey nest seen while on vacation in the thousand islands
Dad brought dinner home again
Osprey nestling around 50 days old
I’ve been watching this and other Osprey nests along the Columbia River on the WA and OR border. This little family just finished breakfast and ‘Daddy’ is taking off for another round of fishing.
Majestic Osprey Nest With Million Dollar View
Osprey and 3 nestlings in gigantic breathtaking nest overlooking Lake Sawyer.