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HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:54 pm
by IrishEyes
WELCOME TO THE 2020 SEASON OF THE HALIFAX OSPREY NEST

THIS NEST IS ON ADT


LINK TO CAM

No IR and No sound on this Cam...'


YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPh1GWq39KY


Thank you N.S. Power
for this cam and thank you HWF for featuring it on your website along with a nest thread where we can post our observations, scaps and videos......giving us the opportunity to learn about these beautiful birds....


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Link to 2019 viewtopic.php?p=139378#p139378


2019 Closing Post and Nest Summary viewtopic.php?p=238509#p238509

WEATHER REPORT


In 2008 Nova Scotia Power and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History launched the Osprey cam to track the family of Ethel and Oscar and their offspring.. after nesting on a utility pole, power line technicians moved the nest to a safe location where the Osprey have returned to each spring.. for the protection of the birds the actual location of the nest is not released.

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:08 pm
by IrishEyes
Time Line

[*] Cam on Line April 8

[*]Adults Return April 8 .. waiting to see 2 on the nest

April 11 Oacar and Ethel on the nest viewtopic.php?p=311786#p311786


[*]Eggs Laid. Egg #1 ,May 1 seen around 2pm ...

May 4 Egg #2 at 7:35a viewtopic.php?p=325628#p325628

May 7 Egg #3 at 00:48am viewtopic.php?p=327298#p3272

[*]Eggs Hatched June 7 , 6:07pm .. Egg # 1 .. 37days old viewtopic.php?p=343046#p343046

June 9, 11:19 am.. .Egg # 2 .. 36 days old
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June 11 at 5:35 pm Egg # 3.. 35days old
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[*]Chicks named June 24...viewtopic.php?p=350645#p350645

July 15 Puck is 38 days old .....Nick 36 days old ....Lena 34 days old ... they each made a good attempt at self feeding and got a couple of bites from a rather tough flounder :D

July 16 .July 17 All three are self feeding ...Mom feeds them also.. Lena is best at self feeding so far ..5 weeks +

July 28 .. Kids spent their first night alone on the nest .
viewtopic.php?p=365875#p365875

[*]Fledged July 31 at 2:09pm Puck .. 7 weeks + 5 Days old viewtopic.php?p=366786#p366786

:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgcQZAoqAsU

August 1 at 11:23a Nick... 7 weeks +4 days old ....viewtopic.php?p=367117#p367117

August 7 at 11:51a Lena ... 8 weeks + one day old
viewtopic.php?p=368608#p368608

August 12 .. First Night alone on nest for all three....
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[*] Last seen

August 30..Puck..12 weeks old .84 days old

August 31..Mom and Nick... Nick 11 weeks + 6 days old .. 83 days old

September 9 ..Dad and Lena Lena 12weeks+ 6days...90 days

September 10 .8:43 AM
Steve Ruxton
​OK I just came from checking out the nest. I didn't take a camera and I did see 1 Osprey perched in a tree. It was calling but didn't sound like the calls C3 makes when hungry, it could have been Dad..Steve went back and Dad was gone.. Dad made sure Lena was already gone :love:

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:14 pm
by IrishEyes
Information..

Bonding. The pair are confirming their bond from last season.

Mating, you will see the female's tail up.

Possessive, you will see a quick on and off by the male, and other indications off territory disputes.


Post by Judy B re ...Osprey

Osprey information

Osprey Facts.....Rutland Osprey



2014 Ground pictures of this nest


Ground Pictures of Nest visit August 7 , 2018

viewtopic.php?p=93688#p93688

The annual migration by Ospreys from northern breeding grounds to southern wintering spots and back again never ceases to amaze or raise questions. Here, Dr. Bob Kennedy answers a few

Read Here and Scroll Down

Osprey with fishDescription: Also known as the “fish hawk,” ospreys are raptors that are well adapted for fishing. They have long legs and large feet with specialized barbs on the pads, hooked talons, and a reversible outer toe that allows them to easily grasp fish with two toes pointing front and two pointing rear. They have an oily waterproof coating on their wings, and they can close their nostrils when they plunge into the water. They have slender bodies and long wings that are bent at the ‘wrist’. Their strong wings give them extra lift to fly up and out of the water with a heavy fish. They have a black bill with a sharp hook for eating fish.

Here is great article on

Bird Emotions
Do Birds Have Feelings?

BY MELISSA MAYNTZ
Updated 02/23/17


https://www.thespruce.com/examining-bir ... ons-386439

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:15 pm
by IrishEyes
Excellent Article by Judy B

http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/foru ... 748#673748

Articles by Irish Eyes '
http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/foru ... 382#686382

Article by Dr. Eric Green

https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/con ... spreys.asp

Note of interest.. Mc Nabs Island is across the water from where live... we went there a few times in our row boat ! :) well I only went once !

I guess what I am saying is that Fledging osprey are not taught to fish.. they learn on their own and by watching ... another example is Osprey in Hack Towers .. they are on their own.. :)

How do Osprey Learn to Fish

https://ospreywatch.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... -dyfi.html

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:17 pm
by IrishEyes
FYI \\This is the Red Fish we are seeing
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Link
https://www.seafoodsource.com/seafood-h ... ntic-ocean

Perch, Atlantic Ocean
January 23, 2014

Although the Pacific Ocean claims over 50 species in the Sebastes genus, the Atlantic has only one ocean perch, a slow-growing, deepwater fish with bright-red or orange-red coloring. Atlantic ocean perch are not actually perch. They’re rockfish that travel in large schools. They are called redfish in New England and eastern Canada and should not be confused with redfish from the Gulf of Mexico, which are drums. Ocean perch is a leading retail product in the Midwest, where the name “perch” is an easy sell because of its freshwater connotation. Atlantic ocean perch are found in offshore waters of the Atlantic from southern Labrador to the Gulf of Maine and on the other side of the Atlantic off Germany, Denmark, Iceland and Norway. Most Atlantic ocean perch are trawl-caught and weigh up to 5 pounds, though market weights typically range from 1 1/2 to 2 pounds.

Thanks Agnes for researching this :hug:

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:18 pm
by IrishEyes
FMI
Friday .
11:57a
Osprey flew in
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12:44pm
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12:45p
Leaving
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Down to the left and out of sight
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:18 pm
by IrishEyes
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:19 pm
by IrishEyes
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:52 pm
by IrishEyes
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020

With thanks to Ferenz
From Halifax blog >>

The osprey is back April 8/2020


Image


From Carolyn

Bev is going to be so thrilled.....as am I Ferenz....thank you!
carolyn

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:53 pm
by IrishEyes
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:53 pm
by IrishEyes
I have a few from the DVR.. no time '

One in with seaweed
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This looks like Ethel.. not sure though
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:13 pm
by IrishEyes
1:39pm
?Oscar looking over the area
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Later ..

? Ethel on the nest
,
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And leaving
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:16 pm
by IrishEyes
8:53 pm
Dark on the empty nest
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I hope we Two Osprey on the nest tomorrow to confirm with are home :)

I am thrilled to see the Osprey back :love:

Goodnight everyone :grhug:

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:56 am
by IrishEyes
THURSDAY , APRIL 9, 2020

Good Morning Ferenz , Carolyn and everyone !

Weather Report
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:01 am
by IrishEyes
7:48a
Osprey on the nest
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7:49a
Moving a stick
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Working in the nest
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:05 am
by IrishEyes
7:31
Looks like Ethel
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:09 am
by IrishEyes
11:03a
Sunny on the empty nest
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/I will be really happy when I see both on the nest :love:

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:46 am
by IrishEyes
11:40a
Nest is empty
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:58 am
by Woodlands Bleu
I will be happy too.
carolyn

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:07 pm
by IrishEyes
Hi Carolyn :)
5:03pm
Sunny on empty
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I checked the DVR and I didn't see an Osprey

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:02 pm
by IrishEyes
6:3pm
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One Osprey
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Maybe Ethel waiting for Oscar
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:04 pm
by IrishEyes
9pm'Dark at the empty nest
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Goodnight!

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:47 pm
by Woodlands Bleu
So, are we thinking that we have been watching one osprey (Ethel) coming back and forth and waiting for Oscar. That is kind of my thinking possibly.
Thanks Bev....
carolyn

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:03 pm
by IrishEyes
I don't really know Carolyn what to think .. I hope we see both in the nest soon ..


Goodnight Carolyn and Hugs .. Stay Safe !

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:22 pm
by Woodlands Bleu
We will I am sure. It is early yet for them.
carolyn

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:34 am
by IrishEyes
FRIDAY , APRIL 10, 2020

Good Morning Halifax Osprey.. Carolyn . Ferenz and all stay safe :huggie:

Weather Report
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:37 am
by IrishEyes
12:26p
Raining and windy at the empty nest
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I checked the DVR and I didn't see an Osprey on the nest so far today.

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:51 pm
by IrishEyes
5:40p
Raining and windy at the empty nest
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I also checked the DVR and no Osprey around today and I don't blame them...hope they are hunkered down in a tree , stay warm , dry and cozy!

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:17 pm
by Woodlands Bleu
They are smart, it's all good. Stay safe osprey in big winds. (We had a violent storm last night).
carolyn

Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:55 pm
by IrishEyes
10:22p
' It is dark and nest is empty
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Goodnight Carolyn .. stay safe :hug: