Where can you find Ospreys in Orange County. You can find them where there are fish: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge, Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve aka Newport Back Bay , San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, and Central Park in Huntington Beach to name just a few. I have even seen an Osprey at Tewinkle Park.
When you think you see a hawk at an estuary, bay, or lake, look at it with your binoculars and see if it is really a hawk or an Osprey hunting for fish. Then keep an eye on it and maybe you will see the Osprey hover, dive, and catch a fish. That would be something!
Here is a great video that Jane from Dorset, England posted to You-Tube of an Osprey in Florida flying close to their boat.
Check out Jane's blog about her village's fight against urbanization and her great articles on wildlife and nature in Dorset. It is called Urban Extension.
OC Birder Girl Links
Good detailed article with range map, photos, and information about habitat, similar species, and cool facts.
Osprey Nest Cam from Earth Cam
Osprey Cam showing nest.
Snake River Birds of Prey: Osprey
Detailed profile of Osprey.
The Return of the Fish Hawk: Project Osprey Curriculum
Thirty-six page teacher's curriculum all about Osprey from the Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
The Peregrine Fund Osprey Page
Good information. Includes a quiz.
Mono Lake Bird of the Month: The Osprey
Good descriptions of Ospreys.
Bird Cinema: Osprey
Great selection of videos of Osprey in different situations.
The Internet Bird Collection: Osprey Videos
Good videos. Especially check out the Osprey with the fish.
National Geographic Educational Video about Osprey
Very good video about Osprey. Good footage and facts.
You-Tube Osprey Videos
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