A unique view of the distant Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center taken from the rooftop of the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station shows in the foreground an Osprey nesting platform atop a pole. A small reminder that there is room for Ospreys in the Space Age provided for by the fish-filled waters of Cape Canaveral.
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: ASOC, Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Kennedy Space Center, KSC, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, VAB, Vehicle Assembly Building
An Osprey can dream big about the size of the nest he is going to build. Even collect big material for it. Unfortunately, whether this oversize dwelling will hold together is another story. Jumping to the end, it did not hold together. A more modest nest made of more modest sized material, though, turned into a big success at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. From the OspreyWatch project.
Like the Anhinga and the Cormorant, the Osprey’s plunge into water results in wet feathers that need to be dried off, which the Osprey speeds along by opening its wings to the warmth of the Sun at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. From the OspreyWatch project.