This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Fairhope, Alabama Vincent, Alabama Little River, California Big Pine Key, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Myers, Florida Hollister, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Lake Belvedere Estates, Florida Macgregor, Florida Palm Shores, Florida South Daytona, Florida Tierra Verde, Florida Trenton, Florida Skidaway Island, Georgia Cadiz, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana North Vacherie, Louisiana Gulliver, Michigan Albertville, Minnesota Lakeland, Minnesota Mooresville, North Carolina Deschutes River Woods, Oregon Gold Hill, Oregon Summerville, South Carolina Jonesborough, Tennessee Houston, Texas Shelton, Washington (2 reports)
On Feb 12, 2010, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
The Osprey is a very common raptor here in Florida. They build their nests atop utility poles, or atop artificial platforms set up for nesting sites. They are often seen catching fish in the local waterways.