This is the Osprey Camera located on a cell tower on the property of West Linn High School.The extended view is across the Willamette River into Oregon CityChicksA young Osprey spends the first seven or eight weeks of its life confined within the nest. At two weeks old the youngsters can move around the nest and after a month they are very active preening and exercising their wings. Gradually the wing-flapping increases until they are able to lift a little off the nest, called ‘helicoptering’ and then take their hesitant first flight. A brood of 3 Osprey chicks requires up to 6 pounds of fish each day.JuvenilesFor at least two weeks after they have fledged, the young Osprey return to their nest for food brought in by their parents. Usually the young stay in the area, close to the nest site, as they improve their skill in the air, before they then begin to make attempts to catch a fish for themselves.
Spring 2016 - We will be watching carefully to see when this years eggs are laid.
5/29/15 - Chick #3 hatched today at 11:10am.
5/28/15 - Chick #2 hatched at approx. 12:10pm.|5/27/15 - Chick #1 has hatched, it was first spotted around 2:40pm.5/7/15 - The 2015 Season began with Egg #1 on Sunday, April 19, and Egg #2 on Monday, April 20. We are unsure of egg #3 as the camera was down, but it was shortly thereafter.Incubation Info: "Incubation begins when the first egg is laid. Subsequent eggs are laid one to three days apart; clutches have
2-4 eggs. The female usually takes on most of the responsibility of incubation, seldom leaving except to feed. The male then takes over incubation until her return. Incubation takes from thirty-four to forty days."
So, we are looking at a hatching around May 22-28.