Wednesday, May 8, 2013

osprey nest in Orange Beach, Alabama

This is a live video feed of an osprey nest in Orange Beach, Alabama.  The Alabama Coastal Foundation and The Nature Conservancy partnered on this project with the City of Orange Beach through a grant from the National Fish and Game. Osprey are often referred to as the Sea Hawk and are one of about 243 bird species that call the Gulf of Mexico home. They are an important indicator species as they rely almost exclusively on fish for food and nest in high locations, both of which require stable habitats. If the fisheries and marshlands that provide the food source suffers, these unique raptors would not be able to survive in our areas any longer. The first osprey egg hatched on Friday, May 3 at 1:03pm and the second one at 8:42am on Sunday, May 6.

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