They leave between September and October, after the chicks have fledged.
Smaller birds can nest in the nest material and are usually ignored by the osprey.Osprey will sometimes scout for fish from its nest.Once a fish is spotted, the osprey will drop down in the water fully submerged.They are powered directly from a building that is approximately 750 feet away but the video and audio feed is transmitted wirelessly.The nest is illuminated at night using an infrared light.If you are a teacher looking for more information, please contact Deborah Price, 303-678-6215. If your network blocks access to You Tube, then you may not be able to watch the live feed. Because this is a live streaming video, You Tube blocks it to users who have enabled Restricted Mode.To turn it off, scroll to the bottom of any You Tube page and click the Restricted Mode button. The nests have to be wide enough to support up to six full-sized birds.Osprey nests weight an average of 400 pounds and are amended yearly.Classrooms and school groups are encouraged to watch the osprey.We can provide you with educational materials to support learning about osprey and other wildlife in Boulder County.