Unfortunately, while fans were patiently awaiting for the eggs to hatch, crows came into the nest and destroyed and consumed two of the eggs and damaged the final one.
After weeks of waiting and constant questioning of our raptor biologist colleague, Craig Koppie, it was determined the final egg was no longer fertile.
Carl was incredibly supportive of Ventana Wildlife Society's work and spent many days of his youth and adult life in the field assisting his parents with VWS's mission.
Found on every continent except Antarctica, osprey (Pandion haliaetus) are one of the Chesapeake's most amazing birds for a number of reasons.
By visiting Condor Spotter as you watch, you can identify individuals by their wing tags.
You might even see them feeding on carcasses provided by biologists to ensure a clean non-lead contaminated food source as the population recovers.
They migrate thousands of miles each year to and from Central and South America, mate for life, and return to the same spot year after year, despite spending the winter apart from each other.
For your best chance of seeing condors on the cams, check back periodically.
The central California population is growing due to ongoing releases, wild nesting and the care we provide them but they are wild.
Condors fly in and out as they please; you might see a dozen or more at once, or you might not see any.
This camera was made possible by Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS), Oakland Zoo, Fed Ex and HDon Tap and is the ultimate tool to see through the eyes of the very people who are trying to save endangered condors in the wild. Report Condor Sightings You can help with our research by reporting condor sightings.
Please include tag numbers if possible and if you get a photograph of the condor, please include that as well. Watch video about the Oakland Zoo and Ventana Wildlife Society's collaboration Visit our Recent Cam Photos page to see a few screen grabs of other wildlife captured in the area. Condor Information brochure (PDF) Thank you for tuning in.
Tom decided to stay in a warmer region a little longer and finally returned to suspenseful fans by the end of the month.