Doc Ellen’s Natural Minute 05/31/2020

Jordan Lake Dam and Haw River, Sunday, May 31, 2020. I suddenly had an Osprey come up out of the Haw River and over the dam heading towards the main lake. You can see the fish dangling from his talons. When I got back around to looking at the Haw River again, below the dam, I said in the video that I could see two ospreys but when you stop and look at the video you can actually see five of them! Have a very blessed day, take care, be safe. Stay very well.


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  1. Thanks for the video of the ospreys fishing. I like to take photos of them also. Is this a good location to catch them and eagles fishing because of the spillway from the dam? If so, what’s a good time to catch them?

    Are there also good spots closer to the north end of the lake as I live nearer to that end.

    Thank you!

    1. Early morning and late afternoon are best times. The dam is a good place. Any boat ramp will do, however as you know at the moment most of the state park ramps are not open. On the north end of the lake the Farrington boat ramp which is operated by the wildlife Resources Commission is open. Most of the ramps are not open as far as I know until July 1.

  2. Thank you for the information. It looks like late afternoon would be best time for photos at that location as the sun would be more behind me in the parking lot. Is there a way to get to the other side of the spillway/river (on Google maps it looks like there might be some footpaths alone the dam to the other side)?

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