29 July 2009

Just a few more days to post your entry for naming the osprey parents. The winning names will be posted next week.

25 July 2009

Has anyone seen either of the parents or MG on the nest? All we've seen is GJ. We're wondering if the other three have already gone south for the remaining summer months.

24 July 2009

Osprey News From Around The Globe

At the Friends of Blackwater the sole chick has been named Braveheart by one of their viewers. As of July 18, their chick was 45 days old and could fledge very soon.

Sad news at the Lake District Osprey Project site ...the female bird, know as White 10, has not been seen since making her maiden flight at Bassenthwaite on 17 July.

Staff and volunteers of the Lake District Osprey Project mounted an "intensive search" after she failed to return to her nest in heavy rain.

Over at the Loch of the Lowes site...Both of our osprey chicks have finally fledged and are having a brilliant time learning to fly.

The New York Montezuma osprey site had one if not two juvenile osprey's on the nest. The one chick, which was in full view, appeared quite healthy.

The PSNH Osprey Cam seems to also have a heathy juvenile in its nest. I didn't see an osprey diary of this past season so I'm not sure how many chicks they initially had.

20 July 2009

I'm back from vacation and see that the boards have been very active with suggestions on naming the osprey parents. We will close the post on August 1 so we can pick names for the couple. Please send your name suggestions under the Name the Osprey Parents post.

One of our bloggers asked how long the ospreys would stay at our nesting site. The last two years the osprey hung around mid to late August, of course the osprey can prove me wrong this year. But it should be about that time frame. The blog will continue to be open for viewer's to make comments.