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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:31 pm

Welcome to the 2018 Dunrovin Ranch Mt Osprey Nest Camera

LINK TO CAM


and one more
... www.daysatdunrovin.com


This nest is located on a 45 foot pole in the middle of SuzAnne Miller's ranch in Lolo, MT along the Bitterroot River...snow on the nest.
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S'cap by Bev / Irish Eyes

Last season Harriet and Hal had 3 chicks ... Sadly the the youngest one died at 4 weeks / 1 day old..Sibling Rivalry turning to starvation being the # 1 cause :brknhrt:

Thank you Hancock Wildlife Foundation for featuring this nest on the Hancock Wildlife Foundation forum.

Observations and pictures posted on this forum give many a record of what happens during this season. Enjoy these beautiful osprey.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DunrovinBirds : https://www.facebook.com/groups/daysatdunrovin/ : https://www.facebook.com/dunrovin.ranch.9/

Link to last years thread ..http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/vi ... pic=936579

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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:36 pm

2018 Time Line
  • Osprey Return.. Harriet returns April 2nd at 1:05 pm ( MDT ), Hal returns April 12th, first seen around 11 am
  • Eggs Laid.. egg #1 April 23rd, 2018 2:18 pm : egg #2 April 26th, 2018 10:30 am : egg #3 April 29th at 8:34 am
  • Eggs Hatched .. Friday, June 1st - 8:30 pm : Saturday, June 2nd - 1:16 pm : Monday June 4th - 2:16 am

    Chick #3, Jambo - passed away in the late afternoon of July 1st just hours away from turning 4 weeks - sibling siblicide/starvation
  • Chicks named .. Wakati, Congo, and Jambo
  • Banding .. July 10th - Wakati " 0J " weighing in at 1568 grams & Congo " 4C " weighing in at 1221 grams
  • Chicks Fledge ... Wakati - July 31st at 60 days : Congo - August 1st at 60 days
  • Last seen .. Congo - Sept 4th : Harriet Sept 4th : Wakati Sept 8th : Hal Sept 8th
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:52 pm

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Harriet Incubating, Hal close by
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This is the link to the Public FB page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/daysatdunrovin/

This is Lin's... https://www.youtube.com/user/LawLin72 ( she does other Osprey nests too )

and this is Melissa's ... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaXL4G ... G-cpDE-KFw

I love this picture of Hal and Harriet posted on the Dunrovin Birds FB Page wishing them a Happy Valentines day and safe journey home. :rh:
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:53 pm

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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


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.

Resource

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
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:46 pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018

HAPPY EASTER ALL

I am opening this nest thread at the request of Fly Forever Free .... and this is why

Montana Osprey Cams
March 26 at 4:48pm ·
Hi everyone,
Well - osprey season has officially started in Missoula! This morning the female osprey arrived back at the Osprey Baseball nest! This is the next osprey nest about a mile down the river from the Hellgate nest.
There was a "goose excluder" up on the nest, and folks from Missoula Parks and Recreation took it off just after the osprey got back. She started collecting sticks right away! Her mate returned just a few hours later, and so they are off to the races. This pair of ospreys is typically among the first ones back every spring!
Cheers, Erick Greene


Thanks FFF for letting me know and hoping for a successful season here .. :)
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:11 pm

:wave: IrishEyes and everyone. Another Season is upon us and SuzAnne has been doing some preventative measures in hopes that they don't have a repeat of last season with the Geese. The feeders for the small birds were taken down mid-March prior to proceeding with a plan a few days later.

On March 20th, the bucket truck showed up to place something on the nest to deter the geese from taking over Harriet's nest before she returns...
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video from LawLin72 : Days At Dunrovin Osprey Cam ~ Fun With The Bucket Truck, March 20 2018

:vid: https://youtu.be/ppOlypjMWLs

However... they didn't count on the wind.
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video from LawLin72 : Days At Dunrovin Osprey Cam ~ Gone With The Goose, March 23, 2018

:vid: https://youtu.be/skCi5ISPasI

:ty: once again Lin for capturing those moments on the Ranch.

So onward we go waiting for our pair to return for another Season.
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:38 am

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018

Good Morning FFF and all.... .....peeking in here and there is snow on the empty nest
9:26am
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Last season Harriet arrive back on her nest April 2.

Hal# 2 on April 13 ......

Keeping good thoughts that Harriet and Hal have a safe return from their migration :love:

and that Hal # 1 has moved on and found a new mate and a nest of his own...
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:51 pm

:thumlft: IrishEyes, thanks for starting the day.

The ranch almost had Déjà vu happening this morning...
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Dunrovin Ranch Osprey Nest Video 2018-04-02 goose touchdown captured by Melissa Adams

:vid: https://youtu.be/DzVbHpjUaZs

9:00 am - all is as it should be.. no Goose on the nest.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:56 pm

SHE'S BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!
1:05 PM.. HARRIET TOUCHES DOWN ON THE PERCH.

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video's from Lin and Melissa... :bravo: and :ty:

Days At Dunrovin Osprey Cam ~ HARRIET IS HOME! April 2, 2018

:vid: https://youtu.be/6jNuLRh1aaA

Dunrovin Ranch Osprey Nest Video 2018-04-02 -Harriet Landing

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:04 pm

She stayed until 1:23 pm but was seen a little later on the perch in the winter pasture.

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Harriet on the perch in the winter pasture.
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:48 pm

WOW! Thanks FFF.... and wonderful to see Harriet and on the same date as season and she is looking so healthy and fit :cloud9:

WELCOME HOME HARRIET :grhug:
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:21 pm

It really is awesome to see her again IrishEyes...

We had a few of the all year residents stop by this evening... ( there's been a few flurries passing thru the area as well this evening )
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This is a Male Northern Flicker on the nest that has been coming by regularly this past winter.
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6:36 pm : Harriet's evening arrival
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:23 pm

She's spending quite a bit of time on her nest this evening... :cloud9:
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:25 pm

some close-ups done by the cam operator... :thumlft:
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:42 pm

6:42 pm
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7:10 pm
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:55 pm

few more close-ups...
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Then the cam operator pulls back to allow a full view of Harriet on her nest as she's facing towards the Bitterroot River.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:58 pm

She sits quietly on the nest, then rouses her feathers before heading up to her side of the perch.
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7:48 pm
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:12 pm

she's got the tools for the trade...
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7:52 pm - I wonder if she'll spend her first night back on her perch :chin:

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:18 pm

It's Official...
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7:57 pm
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8:14 pm - it's quiet except for territorial vocals from a few Robin's
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:49 pm

looks like she's staying...
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8:43 pm - wonderful view of her in the nightlight... this new cam is wonderful.
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It's just after 9 pm now... time for me to leave our Harriet. ( It's a bit windy tonight and I think she's probably exhausted from her long flight home )
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:bye 1: for now... :offtobed:
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:15 am

TUESDAY , APRIL 3, 2018

Good Morning FFF and all

Checking in here an Harriet is perched above the nest
9:12am
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:33 am

9:15-9:17am
Harriet flew in the nest
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She looks around and is so beautiful
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and left at 9:17am
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:13 pm

Safely back, how exciting to see Harriet. Thank you FFF and Bev for this info. I was actually kind of surprised, I guess I should not have been. Long migration, but right back at home.....
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:48 pm

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Safely back, how exciting to see Harriet. Thank you FFF and Bev for this info. I was actually kind of surprised, I guess I should not have been. Long migration, but right back at home.....
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carolyn !!! :hug: It's so good to see you here, it's been far too long since we've chatted. I'm so happy that Harriet has made it back too.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:51 pm

Thank-you Bev for starting the day... It was so good to see that Harriet had spent her first night home at her nest.

I managed to sneak a few s'caps before my day at work got hectic... :%:

This is our sweet Harriet still tucked in before her day started.
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another nice close-up.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:54 pm

She was seen with a fish on the perch in the winter pasture, a few hours after she had left from the nest.

This was around 11:34 am
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:59 pm

She returned back to the nest around 3:12 pm. She's been quietly taking in all her surroundings while perched into the evening hours.
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