|Osprey nest on channel marker near Gwynns Island Bridge.|
Coinciding with the ospreys' return from lavish winter vacations in places such as the Caribbean and South America, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at Gloucester Point recently announced something very exciting: Osprey Cam!
Click here to view a real-time feed (during daylight hours) straight from an osprey nest along the York River at Gloucester Point.
Click here to read more about the project and these fish-eating birds; or here to read about their migration patterns--which mirror the exact flight path I'd choose to take during the winter months if I were able to escape.
(I'd select Bora Bora as the ideal destination but not if I have to fly there myself. As in fly by flapping wings. Flying by myself on a plane doesn't deter me at all. Flapping my wings all the way there, if I even had wings, has to be brutal. Not that I've ever done it. Of course. Let's return to the topic at hand which had absolutely nothing to do with humans flapping nonexistent wings or Bora Bora.)
Aside from having to catch and eat live fish, and maybe tending to eggs, and a nest, and then having to feed baby birds all day long, and not having access to the internet--I'm pretty sure I want to be an osprey, if only to take advantage of the southern migration in the winter months.
Last but not least, click here if you'd like to suggest names for the nesting pair.
Who says it's boring around here?
This whole Osprey Cam thing will keep me entertained for months.
p.s. These photos are from previous years, however the ospreys on Queens Creek are back in full force and can be seen nesting on the channel marker at the mouth of the creek near Cow Point.
|Osprey nest in Redart|