22 September 2009

I found out who put the spanish moss and new sticks on the nest, an osprey. I have yet to check out it's markings to verify if it has been on the nest in the past. It could just be passing through for it's southward travels.

About two weeks ago we had six osprey circling above our office, where the nest is located on Mathews Drive, using the warm air currents to keep them aloft. I had never seen that before with osprey...flying in a group that is. Maybe some of our osprey viewers may have knowledge of osprey flying together.


Not sure why this osprey is bringing in spanish moss and sticks, though I'm sure next seasons osprey will appreciate it!

18 September 2009

Not sure how the spanish moss got on the nest. I have to admit I haven't been viewing the cam much this week.

09 September 2009

I am re-posting the latest entry for all of the bloggers following Koo's saga:

For all that were interested I read some sad news today on the looduskalender blogger website. (here is the link for all who are interested; http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=107&p=46019&hilit= Koo was euthanized. I copied a pice of a blog but be sure to go to the blog website and read for yourself. I was very saddened when I read the news.
There was a news from YLE (Finnish radio) from 17:59. Description of the condition and situation of of Koo, soemthing about the results seen from x-ray of Koo's legs. I hope someone who can better English than me could translate the news. Anyways it is told that the knee, or leg of Koo had been broken sometime before time (?), "the doctor said that bones had ossified in the wrong position. The bones were so fragile be cause of lack of calcium (?), so it was impossible to make surgery operation".. well.. There is also recorded interview of Ranua Zoo's Intendent (Curator?)Mari Heikkilä to be listened in Finnish, 4,30 minutes.

:( Mary Pat

06 September 2009

The web cam currently operates between 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.