Offspring usually remain at their wintering grounds for their entire first year before beginning a migration and nesting pattern.
In the spring of 2003, this osprey pair began nesting on a light pole at the Boulder County Fairgrounds and returned each year.
In 2009, wildlife biologists moved the nest to its current location just east of the Cattail pond for the birds’ safety. Our biologists believe that the local surge in nests may be offspring returning to their previous habitat area.
Other birds utilize the platform whether the osprey are present or not.
Magpies and blackbirds have been spotted on the platform or camera when the osprey were on the nest.
In 20, a female osprey with a metal band around her leg was seen.