I few inquiries came in concerning the location of the nest and general nesting questions. Our osprey family is located in Badin, NC on the Yadkin River. The dam is nestled between private land Alcoa owns and the Uwharrie National Forest. Oliveea and Oscar return to the same nest each year to raise their young.
Our young ospreys will start breeding around three years of age or older. Ospreys are known to return near their hatching site to establish their own nests. They will start building nests in the summer prior to nesting the following spring. We add additional nesting sites in an effort to reduce any danger to the ospreys and ourselves.