Osprey Cam

Osprey Journal 2017Osprey Eggs

  • May 16 - It appears only two eggs have hatched successfully
  • May 13 - Second egg hatches; one egg left
  • May 12 - First egg hatches; two more to go
  • April 10 - And then there were three; a third egg is seen
  • April 7 - Second egg is spotted on the nest
  • April 4 - We have an egg!
  • March 16 - Two osprey are spotted on the nest and begin work on the nest
  • March 4 - Osprey return from winter migration, a juvenile is spotted on the nest
  • Feb. 23 - Danville Osprey Cam goes live.

Osprey FAQs

Osprey Cam
  • Ospreys are birds of prey, primarily feeding on fish
  • They migrate each year to the Caribbean and South America, leaving in October and returning in March
  • Ospreys nest in tall trees, power poles and man-made platforms (like the one shown above)
  • Ospreys lay between one and four eggs during nesting season which runs from April to July
  • The incubation period for the eggs is between 36-42 days and the nesting period is between 50 and 55 days

For more information about our Osprey friends or to participate in the many outdoor education classes and programs offered by Parks and Recreation, call Kyle Autrey at 434-799-5150.

For more exciting river tales, check out www.DanRiverTwins.com and follow along as Danny and Mist race down the River in the Otter Frolics!

Color and Name Your Own Osprey

Osprey are normally white, black and brown; we'd like you to use your imagination and color one however you see fit. Send us your picture and we will proudly display our favorites.

Artwork can be emailed to OspreyCam@DanvilleVA.gov, mailed to P.O. Box 3300, Danville, VA 24543 or dropped off at the City Auditorium or Danville Public Library.

Download your coloring sheet HERE.