Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest ..2021

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Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest ..2021

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:50 pm

This Nest is on the MDS( Mountain Daylight Savings) Time Zone


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Welcome to the 2021 Season At Hellgate Canyon Osprey Nest


Special thanks to Cal04 for bringing this cam to the attention of HWF and

providing a history for this cam and its sister cam at Dunrovin Ranch ..

This Osprey nest is at the mouth of the spectacular Hellgate Canyon at the edge of Missoula, Montana. It’s in a very busy location, right outside the Riverside Health Care Center and next to busy parking lots, a construction site, a busy highway, and a railroad. However, it’s also an ideal location in many ways, since these Ospreys have riverfront property only about 50 feet from the Clark Fork River. Being so close to people does not bother them, and hundreds of people enjoy watching them every day.
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And this is Iris.. the Queen of this nest .. she is one of oldest Osprey in the world . :love:
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The female Osprey at this nest is called Iris because she has very distinctive spots on her iris, especially in her left eye. These iris patterns serve as individual barcodes and allow us to identify her. She has nested at this site for many years. Her mate of many years, Stanley, did not return in 2016, and she attempted to breed with a new male dubbed "Louis" after an influential local Salish elder named Louis Adams

Ospreys are consummate fishing birds, and this pair fishes primarily from the Clark Fork River and nearby Rattlesnake Creek. They use their 6–7 foot wingspans to soar above the water, looking for fish, then diving as deep as 3 feet for shallow-swimming prey. Adult Ospreys usually weigh 3–4 pounds, and they can carry prey up to 50 percent of their own weight. Ospreys can live up to 25 years, and they typically lay 1–4 eggs in a clutch

The nest used to be on a power pole about 200 feet west of where it is now. This was dangerous, since the Ospreys could have been electrocuted, causing fires and power blackouts. In 2007, the current nest platform was erected to provide a safer place for the Ospreys to nest. They took to it immediately. Getting the new nest platform set up, and installing and running to high resolution camera for this feed for you to enjoy has been a large effort involving many groups: Riverside Health Care Center, Karen Wagner, Kate Davis and Raptors of the Rockies, Northwestern Energy, Dave Taylor Roofing Company, and Dr. Erick Greene of the University of Montana.

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Link to Facebook

incubation Period for eggs. 35 - 42 days.

Chicks fledge between 53 and 60 days
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest ..2021

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:08 pm

TIME LINE

[*] Cam on Line .. all year ! [/b]

[*]Adults Return..April 7 at 8:06.. Iris ..Louis arrives on the nest also


[*]Eggs Laid..May 5 .. Egg #1 at 6:02pm :vid:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aixH6HRaGW8 thank you Becky R . May 10..Egg # 2 at 6:41a :vid: https://youtu.be/AxoDV_YZkCs TY Becky....May 18 Egg # 4 at4:30am :vid: https://youtu.be/BpwWRlh_ivs

May 26 .Raven stole two eggs .Raven took Egg # 3at 5:59pm
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:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtv-xRsuZlM TY LawLin 72

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest ..2021

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:11 pm

size=150]Information [/size]

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.


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Osprey Facts.....Rutland Osprey

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

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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

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Do Birds Have Feelings?

BY MELISSA MAYNTZ
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https://www.thespruce.com/examining-bir ... ons-386439
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:12 pm

From FB ... I didn't know this

6/6 You may have noticed that our chicks were hatched with down covering most of their body. Soon after hatch their eyes opened and they were able to feed from Iris's bill. The term that describes chicks hatched with these characteristics is "semi-precocial."
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I googled and found this also
In biology, precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. The opposite developmental strategy is called "altricial," where the young are born or hatched helpless.
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:13 pm

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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:18 am

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021

Thank you Bev
Iris something caught her eye 9:11am
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:22 am

Welcome Home Iris :hooray:


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You are welcome Heather ... I am out now.
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:31 am

Iris , I'm thinking relaxing and enjoying morning sun 9 :27 am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:51 am

From DVR

Iris flew to her nest , up river past Owl Pole 8:06 am
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Cam Op panned with Owl Pole cam 8:19 am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:05 am

Iris to here nest , moving bit nest material 10:01 am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:16 am

Iris working on her nest , moving sticks 10:02am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:22 am

Iris working on leveling her nest after Squirrel deconstructed her nest 10:05 am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:24 am

Iris down , kicking /shaping 10:06 am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:29 am

Iris moved to Faux Branch, chirped when she turned , so nice to have sound 10:09 am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:35 am

Iris on FB , 10:10am
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Iris was preening , Cam Op zoomed in took bit to get good focus 10:17am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:39 am

Iris resting and looking 10:17am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:43 am

10:20am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:44 am

Iris started chirping but put her head down 10:22am
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I was betting on a dog walker
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:50 am

Cam Op zoomed out , was Photographer 10:23am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:54 am

Iris leaves , upset chirps 10:24am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:03 am

Cam Op panned up river but she went opposite direction 10:24am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:05 am

Scaps from Owl Pole Cam , Iris and Photographer 10:21am
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Photographer on right now 10:22am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:08 am

Iris leaving Faux Branch 10:24am
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Iris flew across river , maybe up mountain side or down river
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:18 am

Cam Op panned around and just to right of Stadium lights found an Osprey on pole , I'm thinking its Iris 🙂 Stadium Lights 11:10 am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:20 am

Here is Osprey on Pole 11:10am
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:29 am

If Iris she left 11:13 am
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Cam Op has been looking
11:16 am Dead Tree
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Post by Heather L » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:35 am

Cam Op checked all Iris's spots ,even back to Pole , no sign of here @11:32am
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