LIVE OSPREY WEBCAM IN VIRGINIA
Generally two to three eggs are laid in April and are incubated by the female osprey for 35 to 37 days. The young remain in the nest for approximately 8 weeks after hatching.
Most young are capable of sustained flight by late June or early July, however, after fledging from the nest, the young remain dependent on the parents for up to 2 months.
The growth rate of osprey chicks is quite stunning, taking only twelve to fourteen weeks from when they hatch to when they begin their migration back to Africa. By this time they will weigh around 1.6kgs.