Earth Day Visit with the Nesting Ospreys at Lake Allatoona

Frequently confused with bald eagles because of their white heads and large wingspans, osprey pairs often mate for life, and return to the same nesting locations each year. We made an Earth Day visit to our favorite nesting pair on Lake Allatoona, Georgia, to check in on the spring mating and hatching process. We found Oprah and Orion reinforcing their nest and sitting patiently with their eggs.

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Welcome to I'm DeanLand, a trained journalist and retired global marketing executive. Living in Northwest Georgia, I write about about avocations including outdoors, travel, exploration, history, food and community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries. My French Cajun upbringing in Louisiana plus my extended restaurant-related career affirm my status as an over-qualified eater. At my blog,, I offer a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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