Mount Vernon As of the date of publication, the two osprey chicks in the Little Hunting Creek OspreyCam nest are over 50 days old. As reported by the Georgian Bay Osprey Society (http://www.gbosprey.ca/About.html), osprey chicks typically begin flying at 50-60 days, so we are about to witness their first aerial efforts.
Our osprey parents have done a remarkable job feeding and nurturing the chicks. Momma osprey (see photo) is a remarkably beautiful raptor. Her mate is an expert at catching fish and brings a fresh fish to the nest virtually every day.
The OspreyCam web page has been wildly successful with over 4,300 visits to date. It can be viewed at the following link: http://www.littlehuntingcreek.org/ospreycam.html
Based upon feedback I've received, the web site is being viewed worldwide. Enjoy the show!
H. Jay Spiegel