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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:02 am

Goodnight/morning everyone,
Like i didn't know where to place it, i put it there … :( viewtopic.php?p=243755#p243755
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:52 pm

That angers and upsets me Philjo....thank you for the alert. I kind of hope they find the moron.
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:46 pm

Aww such devastating news , Ospreys to me are like an innocent child . Shame on this evil person 😞

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:49 pm

Philjo56France wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:02 am
Goodnight/morning everyone,
Like i didn't know where to place it, i put it there … :( viewtopic.php?p=243755#p243755


This breaks my heart :cry1: all I can say is that all who do this .... what a horrible thing to do :brknhrt: .. what an evil useless act :cry1:
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:47 am

MONDAY , OCTOBER 14, 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING CANADA !


Good Morning everyone..


I saw this on the Public Face Book at Dunrovin
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So very beautiful of Iris :rh:
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Thanks Jenah Mead
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:39 am

Just in case you didn't read it
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 2613556909
From Montana Osprey Cams FB page

Hello everyone – some exciting news! We are now ready to take formal orders for the hand-made pens that are made from sticks I collected from underneath Iris’ nest in Hellgate Canyon. Richard Miles has been working hard for several months making these amazing pens! Each pen is unique – they are different colors and have different patterns depending on type of wood (most are Black Cottonwood, but there are some Douglas Fir and choke cherry pens too).
We want to emphasize that these pens are “sustainably harvested” and DO NOT interfere with the nesting of the ospreys. The pens are from sticks I picked up from underneath the Hellgate nest, but once sticks drops out of the nest, the ospreys DO NOT fly down and retrieve them. After many years of nesting, there is a big pile of sticks that the ospreys do not use.
If you would like to order a pen(s), please CAREFULLY follow these instructions. Even for those of you previously let us know that you were interested, you also need to follow the instructions.
1) Send an email to [email protected]
2) If your mailing address is in the US, on the subject line of your email, type your full name followed by Pen Order
For example To: [email protected]
Subject: Your Name – Pen Order
3) If your mailing address is outside the US, on the subject line of your email, type your full name followed by International Pen Order
For example To: [email protected]
Subject: Your Name – International Pen Order
If yours is an international order we will get back to you with a few additional instructions.
4) The email's body should include the following information:
a) Your name
b) Your email
c) Number of pens you would like to order.
d) Total amount ($45.00 per pen). Shipping is included in this price.
e) Your mailing address just as it should be on the envelope.
f) Send the email to [email protected]
5) For those of you who live in the United States, make out a check out to:
Montana Osprey Project – Erick Greene
(We are not set up to take credit card or Pay Pal orders. Sorry – has to be a personal check or money order)
6) Mail your check to:
Erick Greene – Montana Osprey Project
Division of Biological Sciences
32 Campus Drive
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
USA 59812
7) For those of you who live outside of the US, send us the email with all of your information, but hold off on sending a check. We will get back to you with a few more instructions.
8) There is a bit of variation in the diameter of the pens. If you prefer a more slender pen please let us know in your email and we will do our best.
As a reminder, these pens are a fund-raiser for the Hellgate Nest Camera and Montana Osprey Project. So in addition to getting a precious, unique pen made from a stick from Iris’ nest, you will be helping to support the Hellgate camera and our related activities. Richard Miles has donated all his time and expertise making these special pens (THANKS RICHARD!!), but the supply is limited, and once these pens are gone that will be it.
Thanks, and happy writing!
Cheers, Erick Greene
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:44 am

Thank you Bev and Philjo! Happy Thanksgiving to you Bev......

I just might give myself a pen for my birthday. :)
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:16 am

January 3, 2019

10:53a

This is an off season view

Cl. for bigger
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:37 pm

This is beautiful.....I am getting a second pen from dropped nest wood, I love the first so much.
I remember Iris in the snow that was unexpected. Maybe this coming year will be wonderful again. Hopefully....
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:25 am

Wow Bev , very beautiful drawing of Iris. :love:
How sweet Carolyn to have a pen made from Iris's sticks .
Wasn't sure if they hang lights on the small trees on the boulevard during winter or if this is a new addition. But thought I'd share .
hellgate lights on the trees 2 50 am feb 12 .jpg
Lots of snow and windy today, grabbed this scap before the parking lot was full of cars 8:15 am Feb 12
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Chat says 51 days 10 hrs till watch is on for Iris's return

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Post by Heather L » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:36 pm

Hi Bev https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/g ... e%20Canyon

Here is the link to the countdown for Iris , sorry I stated 51 days 10 hrs and didn't check to see if it was current
Here is a scap I took just a few minutes ago
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:18 pm

Thanks Heather and good friend sent me and an Iris Pen for Christmas...I love it :rh:
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Post by Heather L » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:37 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:18 pm
Thanks Heather and a good friend sent me an Iris Pen for Christmas...I love it :rh:
Oh wow what a special friend. :rh: Goodnight Bev

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:23 am

Lovely gift Bev....I am sure you love it. Mine are Cottonwood and one at each desk. I love the nest in white. Hi Heather, smiles to you too.
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Post by IrishEyes » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:47 am

Mine is Black Cottonwood Carolyn .. I love it :rh:
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:04 pm

FEBRUARY 17 , 2020

12:29P
Off season view...
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:33 pm

Saturday , March 28, 2020

Good Afternoon everyone .. this cam is still in the Off Season View

1:21 pm
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Can anyone get the live stream with chat?

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March 26th has been the typical date of arrival for Star, the female at the baseball nest in Missoula, Louis's current mate. Will she show up today? We won't know until someone on ground tells us. Maybe Dr Greene will be keeping an eye open? Hopefully we will find out soon!
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:25 pm

Bev, I got the live stream, but no chat aspect. I saw cars and other things moving. And sound......
Interesting to see if Star is back.
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:16 pm

Thanks Carolyn

I am getting the same !
2:17[p
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Post by Heather L » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:01 pm

Hi Bev and Carolyn ,
Iris has a big job sprucing up her nest .

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Post by Heather L » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:10 pm

I read this tweet couple days ago but forgot to share , looks good re: flooding
Sorry just scap
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:) :bye 1:

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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:53 am

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

Hi Carolyn and Heather and thanks Heather

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8h
4/3 A reminder: We really do need time of cam scap (screen capture) in tweet when you tweet photos, or tweet important info, pls. When things start happening quickly we want to be able to retweet in chronological order. Sometimes Twitter doesn't post photos in that order. Thx!
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4/2 19:20 Dr. Greene has reported that Louis returned to the baseball field nest in Missoula, yesterday, 4/1, and the female, Star, returned today, 4/2. They have removed the goose excluder today. Now all we need is for Iris to show up :-)
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:59 am

From FBMontana Osprey Cams
17 hrs ·
Hello everyone!
Wow - these are scary times right now! We hope that you, your loved ones and friends are healthy and safe. We have been out of touch for a while, but we are excited about what the upcoming osprey season might bring????? It is always a cliff-hangar and very interesting no matter what happens.
I have been really sick for about a month (influenza even though I got the shots), and then the University of Montana has closed down for in-person classes. So we have had to scramble to provide all of our classes on-line and remotely. I am teaching some large freshman biology classes and so this has been a challenge.
But here is some exciting news - the ospreys are trickling back! Louis arrived back yesterday at the baseball nest (the next nest down the river from the Hellgate nest). We had a goose excluder on that nest to keep the Canada Geese off the nest, but took it down as soon as Louis showed up. The female at that nest arrived back today, and she looks in really great shape. Some photos attached.
We have been thinking that there may be several scenarios that play out at the Hellgate nest, and all of them will be exceedingly interesting from a biological point of view.

First, Iris may not have survived the winter. Remember that she is one of the oldest-known ospreys in the world right now. This would be sad for us, and the end of a remarkable era at this nest. But if this happens, there are so many questions. Will the Hellgate nest be taken over by another female? If so, how long will that take? Remember that the last few years there have been prospecting birds landing on the nest (much to Iris' chagrin). Remember last year there was that HUMONGOUS female that dropped in several times and she seemed very interested in the nest. Will she show up?

Second, Iris may have survived the winter and return. Woo hoo! She spent most of last summer as a stay-cation, mainly fishing for herself and not working too hard. I think she migrated south in really great shape. If she does return, then the soap opera begins. Will Louis continue with his shenanigans? If Louis does show up at the Hellgate nest, will Iris have anything to do with him? Last year she drove him away several times. And then late in the summer, Iris was hanging out with a new male. Will he be around, and will the two of them pair up???

So buckle your seat belts and stay tuned. No matter what happens it is bound to be interesting. We continue to learn SO much about these amazing creatures from this camera.



Stay healthy and happy!
Sincerely, Erick Greene and all the Montana Osprey Project
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:16 pm

Thank you Bev for the updates, the sentence suggesting Iris might not return from her migration had me in tears :(
I was checking the DVR and Cam op panned around

Up River 3:08 pm
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The Rapids
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Down River 3:15 pm
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:54 pm

You are welcome and thanks Heather . I holding hope for Iris .. last season we thought it was her on April 2 but it was mentioned she came back around April 5..


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!
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:57 pm

Hi Bev and Heather (in either order)......

Thanks for the filled in information. I am glad Louis and Star are back and healthy.

We'll see about Iris She is a trooper. Whatever does happen will be an education as Dr. Greene has stated.
The roller coaster that these delightful raptors take us on is incredible. With love,
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Re: Hellgate Canyon MT Osprey Nest .. 2019

Post by Heather L » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi Carolyn
Thank you Bev , I remember Iris wasnt first
Here is a scap of the nest from the DVR , it is snowing and the flakes illuminated by the lights so pretty, look like umbrellas 8:33 pm April 3
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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:18 am

SATURDAY , APRIL 4, 2020

Good Morning Heather , Carolyn and all .. Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Carolyn to you and Bill .. :hug:

Thanks Heather for the scap!

Weather Report .. Nicer day for this nest :)
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8:08a
Snow on the empty nest
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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:15 pm

3:07p
Snow is all gone.. sunny now
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I checked the DVR and no Osprey were seen on the nest .

Hellgare Osprey re Iris
Apr 3
She has arrived as early as April 4th and as late as April 12th. Usually shows up 5th through the 7th.
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Post by Heather L » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:27 am

Hi Bev and Carolyn , Iris arrived this morning at 7: 03 am April 5

Here is a scap of her now at 11: 24 am April 5
She was back to nest at 10:57 am
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Closer 11:25 am
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She chirped and flew 11:25 am
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