HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

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HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:54 pm

WELCOME TO THE 2020 SEASON OF THE HALIFAX OSPREY NEST

THIS NEST IS ON ADT

Work in progress


LinK to Cam . to follow




No IR and No sound on this Cam...


Thank you N.S. Power and the Halifax Museum of Natural History
for this cam and thank you HWF for featuring it on your website along with a nest thread where we can post our observations, scaps and videos......giving us the opportunity to learn about these beautiful birds....


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Link to 2019 viewtopic.php?p=139378#p139378


2019 Closing Post and Nest Summary viewtopic.php?p=238509#p238509





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In 2008 Nova Scotia Power and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History launched the Osprey cam to track the family of Ethel and Oscar and their offspring.. after nesting on a utility pole, power line technicians moved the nest to a safe location where the Osprey have returned to each spring.. for the protection of the birds the actual location of the nest is not released.
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:08 pm

Time Line

[*] Cam on Line

[*]Adults Return


[*]Eggs Laid.

[*]Chicks named

[*]Fledged


[*] Last seen
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:14 pm

Information..

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



2014 Ground pictures of this nest


Ground Pictures of Nest visit August 7 , 2018

viewtopic.php?p=93688#p93688

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: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:15 pm

Excellent Article by Judy B

http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/foru ... 748#673748

Articles by Irish Eyes '
http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/foru ... 382#686382

Article by Dr. Eric Green

https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/con ... spreys.asp

Note of interest.. Mc Nabs Island is across the water from where live... we went there a few times in our row boat ! :) well I only went once !

I guess what I am saying is that Fledging osprey are not taught to fish.. they learn on their own and by watching ... another example is Osprey in Hack Towers .. they are on their own.. :)
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Re: HALIFAX OSPREY NEST ... 2020

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:17 pm

FYI \\This is the Red Fish we are seeing
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https://www.seafoodsource.com/seafood-h ... ntic-ocean

Perch, Atlantic Ocean
January 23, 2014

Although the Pacific Ocean claims over 50 species in the Sebastes genus, the Atlantic has only one ocean perch, a slow-growing, deepwater fish with bright-red or orange-red coloring. Atlantic ocean perch are not actually perch. They’re rockfish that travel in large schools. They are called redfish in New England and eastern Canada and should not be confused with redfish from the Gulf of Mexico, which are drums. Ocean perch is a leading retail product in the Midwest, where the name “perch” is an easy sell because of its freshwater connotation. Atlantic ocean perch are found in offshore waters of the Atlantic from southern Labrador to the Gulf of Maine and on the other side of the Atlantic off Germany, Denmark, Iceland and Norway. Most Atlantic ocean perch are trawl-caught and weigh up to 5 pounds, though market weights typically range from 1 1/2 to 2 pounds.

Thanks Agnes for researching this :hug:
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