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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Tue May 26, 2020 1:10 am

Hog Island Rachel, Steve and Bailey's nest
05-26-2020
After the last attack and for the second consecutive night, neither Lady nor Steve are brooding the 3 eggs. They will be back incubating at the first daylights but not enought time for the eggs.
So the season is almost finished for this nest now.
a sad one,
1st: Rachel didn't come back :brknhrt:
2nd: 3 eggs left for Parents's safety :(
04h01
2020-05-26_10h01_17.jpg
only the 3 eggs alone in the nest

04h14 Steve or Lady just arrives
2020-05-26_10h13_59.jpg
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:01 am

It is the second consecutive night that Phoebe (aka Lady) spent a big part of the night on her (non viable eggs, for me) after the last GHO attacks.

Tonight the GHO came back with the only aim to kill Phoebe.
Phoebe was strong enougth to leave :thumlft:

Video by Hideto Luna (Thanks to her!)
THE GHO ATTACKS PHOEBE!!! Regular and Slo-mo 2020 06 13 22 55 16 850
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFKO5o2sbG4
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:53 am

Philjo, that great horned owl needs to go anywhere else than this nest!
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:22 am

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:53 am
Philjo, that great horned owl needs to go anywhere else than this nest!
carolyn
I am grateful Phoebe left.
Hi Carolyn
Phoebe wasn't seen yesterday, too scary for sure. Steve was on the eggs during daylight.
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:21 am

04h14 3 lonely eggs in the nest like every night after the last attack
as the day lights are coming Phoebe and Steve must arrived in a short while now
2020-06-26_10h14_39.jpg
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:45 am

07-07-2020
03h38 3 lone eggs
2020-07-07_09h38_51.jpg
earlier yesterday at 20h38, Phoebe/Steve was still brooding before s/he left at 20h44
2020-07-07_09h37_33.jpg

And today Phoebe is back at 05h30 (she arrived around 05h19)
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:51 am

Steeve left at 20h10 yesterday evening
2020-07-11_10h50_57.jpg
7-11-2020. 04h46
In a couple of hour Phoebe or Steve will be back for their duty on the eggs
2020-07-11_10h46_17.jpg
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:48 pm

Season is over, Steve and Phoebe don't stay on their eggs now even during the day, one is in the nest, one was broken and another one is outside the bowl, part of the nest. After the owls attacks the 3 eggs was covered only during day time and so may be it's a luck no one hatched...
11h ago at around 14h00, Phoebe/Steve? came in the nest and then flew away
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:21 pm

09-10-2020
Phoebe seemed to be away many days ago,
Steve was last seen 09-08-2020 at 08h32. Pic from "Hog Island Osprey Nest" https://www.facebook.com/groups/1274877219274993 thanks to Laurie Cody
2020-09-11_07h22_41.jpg
They never rest in their nest during the night after the multiple owls attacks. They only came during day time until the last day they were present in the area.


Tonight around 20h/21h, again, the owls visited the nest, not a good message for the next season :(
2020-09-11_07h09_44.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:12 pm

12-20-2020
02h11 At least the second night with snow in the nest
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:32 am

04-14-2021

At 15h35 Steve arrived !

Personal thoughts

Considering the way last season went, then the back season with these GHOs who have visited this nest so often, I was secretly hoping that Steve did not come back or even that the specialists decide to remove this nest from this island.
This is not the case so I only wish that Steve did not return at his peril because it was found that only Rachel was able to stand up against these GHOs with strength and courage.
But Rachel is no longer ... Rip sweetie.


Result, this early morning two GHO visited the nest, so sad already
Video by Arlene Beech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfFVPfSMAV4
Great Horned Owls at Hog Island. Explore.org 15 April 2021
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:44 pm

I agree with you Philjo....this is just not a healthy place for the nest.
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:22 am

2021 Season
Phoebe didn't come back, may be afraid by what happened to her and to her eggs last year with the GHO.

Many female were around Steve this year
It seems it choosed Callie, some matings but no eggs...

07-10-2021 from https://explore.org/livecams/ospreys/osprey-nest

ImaPuffin Mod • 3 days ago
Steve and Callie may not be actively nesting this season, but they are definitely making sure that no-one else nests there, either! Happy to see Callie re-appear to help Steve defend the nest (THREE TIMES an interloper was chased off)!
"Steve and Callie fight Interloper off! - Hog Island Osprey Nest/explore.org 2021 07 10"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7ZpHCBg62s
(Thank you Regina, for the video clip, as always!)

With 3 pics from the video
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:28 pm

07-25-2021
At first they thought it was Callie and Steve.
Now they say this was an unknown female with Steve.
2021-07-26_07h22_23.jpg
Steve and Callie. Explore org 25 July 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGXvcAM2dXA


Steve and a Female Osprey: The entire Visit (both cams) - Hog Island Osprey/explore.org 2021 07 25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz2b8sSxOGc
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Thanks to Arlene Beech and to Regina Hornung for the videos
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:09 pm

2021 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive

A little over 17 weeks ago, we met Tiku from our Surrey Reserve nest; this is just before he or maybe she made it all the way out of the shell:
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And now Tiku and Tucca from Surrey Reserve and Hope and Chase from Delta 2 have all set out to explore the world.

We do still have one young eagle to watch - this is Romeo from our White Rock nest, who hatched 6 weeks later than Tiku:
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At 11 weeks, he (or maybe she) is practicing perching on the nest supports and exercising those big wings. Eaglets generally fledge (take their first flight) between 10 and 14 weeks, and it's my guess that will happen in the next week or so.

And you know - I haven't really thought about this before - but our little window to access the nests and clean the cams and do any other necessary work isn't always that much longer than the 35-40 days it takes an egg to hatch. Last year the Surrey Reserve adults didn't leave until August 14 (though they weren't visiting very often after Thor left in mid-July) - and Dad Sur was back on September 26. Different pairs have different schedules - and it can vary from year to year - so it would be great if we could get ready now.

With that in mind....
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We will be posting more details about our Adopt-a-Nest program, the new option to adopt one of our eagles with a tracker (details soon), the Monthly Donor program - and the work we need to do on the 10 cameras we now have at five different nests.

The important thing to know is that at least the first $1000 in donations toward our cam maintenance fund drive will be matched by long-time supporters of Hancock Wildlife - so the time to donate is now!

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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:39 pm

08-15-2021 05h12 am
Steve is still in the area
we can also hear BE far away...
No Fish, today, Steve? - Hog Island Osprey Nest/explore.org 2021 08 15 by Regina Hornung :ty:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5icc9t-VV0k
2 pics from the video
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Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:28 pm

2021 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive
Hi everyone!

I've been thinking lately about how wonderful things can come in small packages - mighty eagles like these:
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arrived in little packages like this:
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(The adults are from French Creek, our newest nest, and the tiny chicks are Tiku and Tucca from Surrey Reserve being fed by Mom Res)


I'm also reminded of how small the window is for us to visit the nests and clean the cams while the eagles are away.

I have been focused on nest adoptions - but equally important are the smaller donations that may not be able to do that much all by themselves - but when they join with other donations, they can be mighty! I was outdoors yesterday during a fairly short but very powerful rainstorm - and it was amazing what all those little drops of water could do when they worked together!

We are only about halfway to our goal of $10,000 towards getting as many of our cams as possible cleaned this summer - and if everyone who reads this was able to donate $25 or $50 (or a bit more if possible) - I think we'd reach our goal.

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A big
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to all who have donated,
and to our wonderful zoomer teams,
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posting observations, screenshots, videos, and so much more.


PS - Donations are still being matched - the first $1000 pledge was quickly matched, but I have not been doing a good job of reminding people that there was a second pledge of $500, and so far we've only matched half of that. So at least the next $250 in donations will be matched.

Please help us clean the cams before the eagles return.

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Details about How to Donate

If you have questions, please contact judyb@hancockwildlife.org or gemini@hancockwildlife.org


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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:07 pm

08-20-2021
Steve is still in his nest area

From https://explore.org/livecams/ospreys/osprey-nest
Pic from from Regina Hornun'videog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCfIIWofpqM&t=249s
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Pic posted by PGinSoCal
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:14 pm

This does not concern Hog ​​Island but a more serious problem reported by the Washington Post. There is a whole chain of responsibility to denounce, responsible for a double death, two osprets paid for it with their lives and as with us in France everyone discards. Responsible but not guilty. For me all are guilty, but I'll let you make up your own mind. I would also like that there are resignations in chain in this kind of case. And also all of my bad thoughts for you, the guy or the vet who killed them when they weren't responsible or hurt. You deserve to lose your license for not having helped them live or survive instead. ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va ... t-No6HxKco

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Two young ospreys were removed from their nest and euthanized so workers could replace a light in a Southern Maryland park
Wildlife supporters raise concerns; one man said he’s ‘outraged’ over the situation

You can show your grip of war, it is despicable and inhuman once again although for me, guy, you are neither responsible nor guilty. you only did your duty ...
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Post by Ferenz » Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:33 am

:angry: What a disgrace!
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Post by Philjo56France » Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:04 am

The same from Annapolis Creative
https://www.annapoliscreative.com/publi ... -of-birds/

and here the officials said they didn't know the Osprey would be euthanized... "by the paper they signed"...
https://www.annapoliscreative.com/calve ... e-ospreys/

The worst, they can do the same with vulture chicks
https://www.annapoliscreative.com/two-v ... -aphis-ws/

After a tornado, one osprey found dead close to its nest, a second one euthanised because of its too severe injuries
https://www.annapoliscreative.com/two-o ... t-damaged/
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:26 pm

Yuck, ignorance is not acceptable. We can be responsible for wildlife and be careful what we do.
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Re: Hog Island ME Osprey Cam 2018 + 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:23 pm

Not tonight but the night before
GHO remembers where to find the "ghofeeder"... luckily, no eggs laid and nobody spent the night in the nest in 2021.
2021-09-09_06h12_22.jpg
2021-09-09_06h13_07.jpg
2021-09-09_06h13_17.jpg
Thanks to Regina Hornung or her video
An unwelcome Visitor, late at Night! 🦉 - Hog Island Osprey Nest/explore.org 2021 09 07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO6LSztrfPs
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Post by Philjo56France » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:30 pm

Port Lincoln Australia
Just before the 09-14* one ospret, and at 07h00* the same day already two osprets in the nest
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*(In fact 22h30 and 02h30)
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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:01 pm

10-12-2021
A gho is back, hooting in the nest.
Thanks to Arlene Beech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQUMqMbnLXw
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:53 pm

Goodnight/ morning everyone, Bonjour 2022, Hog Island, Audubon, ...!

Happy New Year !


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