Checking in here and nest is empty
I checked the cam chat and I didn't see any mention of Iris being on the nest today but I could have missed it !
March 24 at 7:44 PM ·
Osprey season is just around the corner, and we wanted to give you an update on what we have been doing in preparation.
Charles Eldermire (director of Cornell Lab of Ornithology's bird camera program) was here all last week. It was great that Charles was here for so long, because we had a bunch of technical glitches, and he is a grand master at figuring out stuff like that! Dale Beavers of Garden City Tree Service provided his trusty bucket truck and years of expertise of working with us at Osprey nests. We were finally able to get up a new IR Illuminator, so we can watch the nest at night. (The old one got fried in a power surge, and we did not want to replace it during the breeding season because we would disturb Iris, Louis and L'el'e). We also put in a brand new camera, that can focus closer than the last one. So now we will be able to zoom in all the way and focus on eggs and chicks. What a concept!!
I have attached some photos to give you an idea of the camera upgrade operation.
We are all hoping that Iris and Louis both survived the winter. If they did, they should be back soon!
Best, Erick Greene
CK FB for the Photos and scroll down !
https://www.facebook.com/Montana-Osprey ... 613556909/