LIVE OSPREY WEBCAM IN SOUTH CAROLINA
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- Location: Lake Murray, South Carolina, Umited States
- Source: Lake Murray Osprey
- Info: Live streaming webcam showing ospreys in South Carolina, United States. The webcam is located at a nest at Lake Murray and is home to Ricky and Lucy. For more information and nest history visit Lake Murray Osprey
Due to the diet of ospreys being fish, they must nest in the vicinity of water. The majority of ospreys in the United States are found in marine environments, but they are also found nesting along rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.
Ospreys are specialized for catching fish: their legs are long and equipped with large, curved talons and the undersurface of the toes is covered with short spines, or spicules, that allow the bird to hold on to slippery fish. The plumage is dense and oily and enables the osprey to be able to dive into the water to catch its prey.