Osprey nest

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Osprey Nest

Our webcam perfectly demonstrates the nest of the Osprey, a feathered predator listed in the Red Book. Osprey that you see online is one of the most beautiful and rare birds in the world. Their plumage has an individual appearance: dark at the top, almost white at the bottom. Also, there are dark stripes on the body.

The wingspan of an adult osprey is about 1.5 – 1.7 meters. Paws of the feathered predators, which you can see well in our webcam, have spikes and claws, which allows them to grab and hold their prey easily.

Ospreys, which nest you see online, eat live fish. For example, a couple of these birds with a chicks, well shown in our live cam, can consume up to 1 kilogram of fish per day. During the hunt, an osprey can dive to a depth of 1.5 meters.
Osprey build their nests near the water reservoirswith the aim to close to the food. Our webcam is located near the lake in Estonia.

As can be clearly seen in the online stream, the nest is located on a high tree. Ospreys like inhabited areas, so they nest far from crowded areas.

The best place is large, raised pine bogs near large water reservoirs. Also, sometimes the feathered predator, which you can see in the webcam, lives in the moss bogs alternating with dried up ridges covered with old spruce forests, mixed forests or pine forests.

As it can be seen in the live camera, the osprey live in pairs. The nest is created from large branches, collected by birds on the ground. Ospreys cover the nest’s bottom with moss, dry peat or plant roots. One osprey’s egg laying has two to three eggs, but there are also cases of 4 eggs. The shell color of osprey eggs is yellowish, the texture is dull and slightly grainy.

The egg laying season starts from the end of April – beginning of May. Both parents sit on eggs one by one. When one of them is sitting, the other gets food. Chicks hatch at the period of 35-38 days.

 

Baltic Live Cam has other interesting online webcams, for example, white storks nest in Röttenbach, Germany,  South AfricanTembe Elephant Park,  live stream with Pandas in Smithsonian’s National Zoowebcam from the aviary with african pinquins from San diego Zoo and livecam with Koalas in San Diego Zoo, as also a webcam to the home of such as unique animals as naked mole-rats.