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Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:50 pm

Welcome to the Savannah Georgia Osprey nest for the 2019 season. This is an abandoned eagle nest adjacent to a protected, nutrient-rich salt marsh along the Georgia coast. The nest sits nearly 80 ft. above one of the six Audubon International Certified golf courses at The Landings, on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Georgia. Some info on this nest from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology site here . Be sure to watch Cornell Osprey's videos posted on the page under the cam view. Many thanks to Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Skidaway Audubon for providing us with a wonderful opportunity to view the osprey family.

Cam link Savannah Ospreys

Over the past years there has been a pair of Great Horned Owls raising young in this nest. Unfortunately there was considerable damage done to the nest tree caused by storms and the cam was reattached to a platform attached to the nest. A pair of Osprey have frequented the nest for quite awhile and it looks like they are getting serious about setting up house. They have both been busy fixing up the nest and protecting 'their' territory. I am looking forward to seeing little oslets in this nest in the next few months.

Some interesting info on osprey on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds site here.

Links to Facebook pages:
Savannah at the Landings - Osprey
Landings Bird Cam - Savannah
Skidaway Island Osprey Nest

2018 Nesting Season:

- eggs laid: March 8; March 11; March 14
- eggs hatched: April 15, early (38 days); April 18, evening (38 days)

Links to previous seasons:

Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest 2018
Savannah Georgia Osprey 2017
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:41 pm

Some s'caps of Mr & Mrs O at the nest today. Thanks to Savannah Nest cam.

08:40 am
08.40 am 9 Feb.JPG

08:49 am
08.49 am 9 Feb.JPG

09:13 am (Mrs O)
09.13 am 9 Feb (Mrs O).JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:45 pm

A few more s'caps from the Savannah Nest cam today.

11:50 am
11.50 am 9 Feb.JPG

12:02 pm
12.02PM 9 Feb.JPG

1:54 pm
1.54 pm 9 Feb.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:52 pm

A few s'caps from today, thanks to Landings Bird Cam & Savannah Nest cam.

11:14 am
11.14 am 9 Feb.JPG

15:20 pm
15.20 pm 9 Feb.JPG

15:30 pm
15.30 pm 9 Feb.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 pm

A few s'caps from the cam yesterday. Mr & Mrs O seem to be getting the nest ready :luck:

7:27 am
07.27 am 10 Feb..JPG
7:40 am
07.40 am 10 Feb..JPG
8.14am
08.14 am 10 Feb..JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:20 pm

A few more s'caps from Feb. 10th.
08.57 am 10 Feb..JPG
14.43 pm 10 Feb..JPG
15.25 pm 10 Feb..JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:21 pm

Last few s'caps from Feb. 10th.
17.17 pm 10 Feb..JPG
17.25 pm 10 Feb..JPG
17.38 pm 10 Feb..JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:27 pm

A few s'caps from the nest this afternoon.

Mr O delivers a fish.
15.33 pm Mr O delivers a fish.JPG

Mr O departs.
15.33 pm Mr O departs after delivering fish.JPG

Mr & Mrs O together watching something.
15.57 pm Feb. 11.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:09 pm

Mr & Mrs O at the nest this morning.
7.00 am Mr & Mrs O at nest.JPG

Mr O brings 3 fish to his sweetheart :rh:
9.01 am Mr O brings 3 fish for Mrs O.JPG

Mrs O trying to rearrange a huge stick :ohmy:
14.49 am Big Stick.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Mr & Mrs O continue to build up the nest while Mr O brings home the dinner for Mrs O.
I'll post a few s'caps every few days until there are eggs in the nest.

These s'caps were taken from the Savannah Osprey site today; Mr O brings Mrs O a huge fish.
Capture1.JPG

They spend a few moments together before Mrs O flies off with her meal.
Capture.JPG
Capture2.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:15 pm

A few s'caps of Mr & Mrs O today courtesy of Savannah Nest :rh:
17.19 pm Capture.JPG
17.27 pm Capture.JPG
17.41 pm Capture.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by JudyB » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:28 pm

I forget how soon the southern osprey return to their territories - thanks so much, Kay, for setting up this thread and for all the great pictures!

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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:54 pm

I love the commentary on this nest!
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:02 pm

Hi Judy & Carolyn

:woohoo: Mrs O in incubating her 1st egg of the season :woohoo: Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Savannah Osprey :thumlft:

Here's the link to the video showing the egg which arrived yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLJgBHP ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by Ferenz » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:37 am

Good morning carolyn, JudyB & sassyk

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Great video from > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLJgBHPVqDs

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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:27 am

Good morning Ferenz. Thanks for posting your s'caps :thumlft:

Here's a cute short video from this morning; thanks to Savannah Ospreys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... DewCWy6I4U

Here's a few s'caps I snipped from the SavannahOsprey site.
Capture 7.27 am.JPG
Capture 7.30 am.JPG
Capture 7.58 am.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:05 pm

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs O on their 2nd egg of the season :woohoo:

7:30 am (they put the incorrect date on the s'cap.)
7.30 am Mar. 9.JPG

9:35 am
9.35 am Mar. 9.JPG

9:37 am
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:07 pm

More s'caps from the nest today at midday.

11:59 am
11.59 am Mar. 9.JPG

12:24 pm
12.24 pm Mar. 9.JPG

13:23 pm
13.23 pm Mar. 9.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Last few s'caps from the nest this evening.

16:14 pm
16.14 pm Mar. 9.JPG

17:28 pm Dinner fish delivery by Mr O.
17.28 pm Mar. 9.JPG

17:28 pm Mrs O flies off with her dinner fish.
17.28.29 pm Mar. 9.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:42 pm

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs O on their 3rd egg of the season :osprey: It arrived sometime this morning and first seen at 12.33 pm :woohoo:
9.15 am Mar. 12.JPG
9.20 am Mar. 12.JPG

First peek at the eggs :rh:
12.33 pm Mar. 12.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:45 pm

Mr. O delivers fish lunch :ohmy:
12.34 pm Mar. 12.JPG
12.49 pm Mar. 12.JPG

Closeup of 3 beautiful eggs :rh:
13.42 pm Mar. 12.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:53 am

March 29th - nice view of the eggs at 8:10 am this morning. Hatch watch starts Apr. 11th :woohoo:

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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:28 pm

I hear tell from the Hellgate cam that they have a hatch here!
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:35 pm

Happy day Carolyn; yes they have a hatch :woohoo:

Congrats to Mr & Mrs O at the Savannah nest :rh: Here are some s'caps I snipped from the site this morning. I have also been recording videos which I will post to YouTube.
7.30am New Chick.JPG
8.20am Empty Eggshell.JPG
9.39am Mr O bring big fish.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:37 pm

A few more s'caps I snipped from the site this morning.
9.41am Chick's First Feeding.JPG
9.47am Mrs O flew off with fish; then back to nest.JPG
9.47am Mrs O returns with fish.JPG
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Post by sassyk » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:39 pm

A few more s'caps I snipped from the site this morning.
9.58am Mr & Mrs O with New Chick.JPG
11.11am Removing eggshell.JPG

Early afternoon at the nest :rh:
1.37pm Mrs O with New Chick.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm

Congrats to Mr & Mrs O on their 2nd hatch this morning :woohoo:

I snipped some s'caps from the site today; I wasn't home much to
watch the activities at the nest.
7.16am Mrs O does a chick check.JPG
7.37am Apr. 14th.JPG
8.17am 2nd hatchling.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 pm

More s'caps.
8.18am New chick still wet.JPG
8.23am 2nd eggshell.JPG
8.36am Mrs O moves a stick.JPG
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Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm

More s'caps.
8.46am Proud Mama.JPG
9.00am Proud parents.JPG
9.16am Nap time.JPG
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