Oh it feels so long ago now that Pia has taken to the skies! But just a few days ago, Mocha-SOCAL caught this snapshot of mom, Rachel, and Pia sharing a moment in the nest. We can almost hear Rachel whisper, “You can do it kiddo!”
Young Ospreys make their first migration alone, instinctively knowing where to go without instruction from parents. Pia, Pan and Poole will fly more than 5,000 miles to their winter homes. Ospreys often return to the same river or lake where they were hatched for their own breeding season. Most Ospreys are faithful to the same mate year after year and return to the same nest; As Rachale and Steve do.
Follow the love story on the Live Cam here. You’ll see the chicks and Papa Steve coming and going for the next several weeks before the fall migration begins.