[*] Cam on Line .. all year !
[*]Adults Return ..... Louis , April 5 at 10:49am ..Not sure about Iris .
b]Also, several KEEN observers has noted that the first Osprey to show up at the Hellgate nest WAS NOT IRIS! There was a female that showed up on 2 and 3 April, and I had posted that it was Iris. One of our excellent osprey watchers, Allison Lanier, noticed differences in the wing feathers of the first bird and Iris! Iris has a primary feather that is molting back in - this creates a "gap" in her wing. The first bird does not have this. I have posted a couple of the photos that Allison has analyzed. Thanks Allison - it is watchers like you that keep us on our toes!!
So who needs soap operas?? I don't know how this season will turn out for Iris, but she continues to impress me with her strength and character. She is my role model!
Sincerely, Erick Greene[/b]
[*]Eggs Laid. April 26
..Egg # 1 at 6:39am April 29
Egg # 2 at 4:15pm .May 3
Egg # 3 at 9:50pm.. this is a maybe ?
May 7 . Iris at 4:33pm and back at 11:47pm with a fish
May 12 ... No sign of Iris.....
May 13.Iris is back and Louis is on the nest also
May 14, 15, 16 , 17. ?? sightings of Iris;.
May 18 , 6:59 am .. Iris on the nest with a fish .. she ate it and left !
[*] Eggs Hatched .. May 18 .. Revens took the two eggs..No thrid egg laid!
10:26p Iris is back and flew at 10:40a
2:13pm Iris is is back and vocals hear from SD Osprey .. and Iris leaves at 2:17pm
[*] Last seen .... Iris Sept. 6 at 2:03 pm