Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:48 pm

Louis Matteau & Timber leaving 12: 10 pm Sept 10
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Sparrows enjoying Iris's nest 2:27 pm
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:59 pm

Sweet to kind of see the joy of opening a coffee shop in Iris' name...thanks Heather!
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi Carolyn , it is wonderful :yes:
I was checking the Owl Pole Cam and I noticed a small bird at 10:45 am , I think it is a Cedar Waxwing. I tweeted Hellgate for confirmation.
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:11 pm

Hellgate confirmed the bird is a Cedar Waxwing :)

Dr. Greene , scaps from Facebook , the opening of Iris Coffee IRIS WAS SEEN :rh:

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:17 pm

Iris's nest 5:15 pm Sept 10
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:00 pm

See Heather....I told you I would be proven wrong, that she is still around and not only that but flying outside of the window where her coffee shop is in grand opening! That is a perfect proven wrong. So....she is still there not gone after the 6th......she will keep us guessing. You got to have a happy heart to enjoy all this.

We are having our first real rain in months with thunder etc. It is wonderful!
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks for the updates Heather and Carolyn..

My wish for Iris :rh:
! hope you find a mate who cares for you .. Only the best will do, I know there is one out there ... :yes:
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:44 pm

I saw this on the Dunrovin Osprey Nest with thanks to Trudi Kron .. tonight you would like to see it :)


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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:47 pm

Thank you Bev , how true :huggie:

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:53 pm

I was checking and saw Louis Matteau was parked near nest , he arrived at 6:48 pm Sept 10
Maybe looking for Iris :luck:
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Louis and Timber back to vehicle 7:24 pm
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:01 pm

Cam op panned around ,Down river & Sun Setting 7:29 pm Sept 10
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 pm

Back to nest , check Louis , he left shortly after 7:31 pm Sept 10
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Iris's nest 8:21 pm
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:12 pm

No sign of Iris 9:12 pm Sept 10
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:57 am

WEDNESDAY , SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Good Morning Hellgate , Heather, Carolyn , Ferenz and everyone ~

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6:50a
Beautiful morning at the empty nest
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:33 pm

Thursday , September 12, 2019

I am so sorry I didn't get back until now :oops2:

7:30p
Beautiful evening at the empty nest
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New Missoula College coffee shop honors famous resident osprey
Posted: 10:40 AM, Sep 11, 2019 Updated: 3:26 PM, Sep 12, 2019
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:41 pm

I don't know if this was posted ..


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September 10 at 3:57 PM ·
Hi folks,
Here is a quick update on the pens made from sticks from underneath the Hellgate nest. The interest from you has been astounding! That is the good news.
The bad news is that so far Richard Miles has been able to make about 50 pens, and all y'all have expressed interest in about 300 pens.
The good news is that I have been able to ship more sticks from underneath the Hellgate Osprey nest, and Richard Miles just got the package yesterday. He has not had a chance to examine all the sticks and estimate how many pens he can make from this second batch of sticks, but probably it is the range of 80-100 or so.
Some more good news is that I am shipping him a third box of sticks. So if everything works out, Richard should be able to make close to the number of pens that folks are requesting.
We are hoping to "go live" with the pen project in about 3-4 weeks. We will have the logistics worked out then, and have a better idea of how many pens we will have from the limited stock of sticks.
So stay tuned. AND KUDOS TO RICHARD!!! YOU ARE THE BEST.
Cheers, Erick Greene
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:59 pm

7:45
Daylight is fading at the empty nest
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View from the Owl Pole cam at 7:51 pm
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I think Iris has migrated... Like Heather said .. she was last seen ob the nest Sept.6 ..
and if she has

God Speed Iris .. have a safe migration... hope you have lots of fish of your journey and we hope to see you back here next year :love:

Will post more later .


Goodnight Iris where ever you are :rh: and to you Heather and Carolyn... miss you both :huggie:
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:11 pm

Thank you Bev, I agree, it is now past any dates Iris was last seen. Goodnight Bev , Carolyn and all. 11:09 pm Sept 12 :grhug:
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:30 pm

This is my closing post

This season at Hellgate was very different .. Iris laid 2 eggs ... Iris was trying to incubate them and feed herself as well ..Louis didn't help much .. the eggs were stolen by Ravens :( and maybe that was a good thing.. and with thanks to Eric Greene Montana Osprey Cams
April 29 ·
Hello everyone!!!
It just continues to get curiouser and curiouser! So we know that Louis is mating with the female osprey at the baseball nest about 1 mile down river, and he has been incubating there and bringing in fish.
Today he also brought in a fish to Iris, and spent a little time incubating too! So Louis is trying to do double duty as a father with two females. Although this is known among Ospreys, it is pretty rare. So we have front row seats to this wildlife drama. We don't know how it will work out, so we all need to take a deep breath, calm down and hope for the best.
Thinking back about last year, Louis might have been doing this then too! Remember that there were long periods of time we did not see Louis last year. But he did show up with fish and help out with incubating from time to time. And Iris managed to pull off one big healthy chick last year!
So here is hoping! Think pure thoughts!
Cheers, Erick Greene


As we all know Iris looked after herself and her nest .. she ate well and spent nights on her nest .. she had in tip top shape before she left ..and Iris looked very healthy and fit :love:
At the risk of repeating myself .. Have a safe migration Iris .. we all love you and hope to see you back here next season :rh:

My wish for Iris :rh:
! hope you find a mate who cares for you .. Only the best will do, I know there is one out there ... :yes:

Thank you to Hellgate for the Cam and HWF for featuring it on your website.

Thanks you Heather, Carolyn , Ferenz , Philjo for posting here. :grhug:

Special thanks to you Heather for your many posts , s'caps and observations :hug:

Carolyn I love this poem :hug:

Iris is a beacon, for us down below,
we are not sure why we see it,
but when we do we know.

There is something in her story,
resonating in our own,
and for that fact we are never alone.

Glorious Iris, we love you.
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:09 pm

That Bev, was a glorious closing post....thank you! How someone can even try to summarize this year is beyond me, but you did....
hugs and love,
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:16 am

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:09 pm
That Bev, was a glorious closing post....thank you! How someone can even try to summarize this year is beyond me, but you did....
hugs and love,
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Watch the beacon........
Thanks Carolyn :huggie: ..
And just because '
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:39 pm

Lovely.......

Empty dark nest,
with lights all around,
watch for the surprises,
they can astound.
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:49 pm

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Lovely.......

Empty dark nest,
with lights all around,
watch for the surprises,
they can astound.
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Thanks Carolyn.. Love your poem ! :huggie:
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:17 am

Thank you so much Bev for your closing post. :rh: Iris will always have a part of my heart. I hope she is having a safe migration and when she returns , I hope Iris finds a wonderful , strong and dedicated mate :luck:
Thank you Carolyn ,love your poem you have a unique ability to convey feelings and images with your words.
Thank you Ferenz and Philjo
The Owl Pole Cam is focused on the River and Stadium
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:20 pm

Just had to share this scap of Iris's nest , look at all the snow 1:17 pm Sept 29
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HISTORY has been made here in #Missoula! As of 12 PM MDT, we have officially broken the All-time September Snowfall Record, measuring in at 1.6 inches‼️❄️ This breaks the old record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.#WeDidIt #Montana #snowstorm #mtwx #winterstorm #HistoricRecord


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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm

Heather L wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Just had to share this scap of Iris's nest , look at all the snow 1:17 pm Sept 29
hellgate iris nest 1 17 sept 29 .jpg

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Hellgate Osprey Retweeted

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@NWSMissoula
HISTORY has been made here in #Missoula! As of 12 PM MDT, we have officially broken the All-time September Snowfall Record, measuring in at 1.6 inches‼️❄️ This breaks the old record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.#WeDidIt #Montana #snowstorm #mtwx #winterstorm #HistoricRecord


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Thanks Heather .. same at Dunrovin nest ..
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:03 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Heather L wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Just had to share this scap of Iris's nest , look at all the snow 1:17 pm Sept 29
hellgate iris nest 1 17 sept 29 .jpg

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Hellgate Osprey Retweeted

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@NWSMissoula
HISTORY has been made here in #Missoula! As of 12 PM MDT, we have officially broken the All-time September Snowfall Record, measuring in at 1.6 inches‼️❄️ This breaks the old record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.#WeDidIt #Montana #snowstorm #mtwx #winterstorm #HistoricRecord


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Thanks Heather .. same at Dunrovin nest ..
Wow Bev , I had a look , Thank you !
Also I have been peeking in on Charlo and C9 hasn't migrated

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:11 pm

Heather L wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:03 pm
IrishEyes wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Heather L wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Just had to share this scap of Iris's nest , look at all the snow 1:17 pm Sept 29
hellgate iris nest 1 17 sept 29 .jpg

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Hellgate Osprey Retweeted

NWS Missoula

@NWSMissoula
HISTORY has been made here in #Missoula! As of 12 PM MDT, we have officially broken the All-time September Snowfall Record, measuring in at 1.6 inches‼️❄️ This breaks the old record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.#WeDidIt #Montana #snowstorm #mtwx #winterstorm #HistoricRecord


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Thanks Heather .. same at Dunrovin nest ..
Wow Bev , I had a look , Thank you !
Also I have been peeking in on Charlo and C9 hasn't migrated
I am not familiar with that nest ... :luck: they stay put until this storm is over.
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:37 am

Where is C9? Curious....

I read about the Montana snow last night and did not think to look here...thanks! What a delight in a way.
Heather thanks for your kind words (and Bev often too).

Snow glorious snow,
falling down from the rafters,
that is to show,
it's just for the raptors.

Fall on the open nest, fall on the ground,
so 4 feet somewhere, less others, it's snow,
in September for a beautiful show,
until it goes.
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