Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

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Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:09 pm

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The new cam is equipped with Infrared..... providing night vision for our viewers while not interfering with the Osprey!

Welcome to the 2019 Season At Hellgate Canyon Osprey Nest!

Jan 9, 2019
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Special thanks to Cal04 for bringing this cam to the attention of HWF and providing a history for this cam and it's sister cam at Dunrovin Ranch ..

This thread is for scaps, videos and observations of the Osprey..Please limit smileys to three per post....Thank You and Enjoy!

Last Season Iris laid 3 eggs .. All hatched ...Sadly chick # 2 and # 3 died :( ... Chick # 1 survived .. :)

You can read all about 2018 here
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Incubation Period for eggs. 35 - 42 days.

Chicks fledge between 53 and 60 days
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:11 pm

TIME LINE

[*] Cam on Line

[*]Adults Return

[*]Eggs Laid

[*] Eggs Hatched

[*]Chicks Named

[*]Fledged

[*] Last seen
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 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.


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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

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
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:14 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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