29 May 2011

It appears that one of the birds hit our camera when it was relieving itself so a good portion of the view is blurred. We are going to have to wait for rain to clear the outdoor housing of the camera.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh poop! Oh well, let's hope for rain soon!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Ditto .... we've been receiving too much of it in recent weeks so perhaps it will head south soon!
DB (Canada)

Anonymous said...

That DIRTY bird, now look what it did?

Anonymous said...

they still seem to really like that left side of the nest and the sticks. And they have really grown.
Lynne/HHP

Anonymous said...

It is difficult to see through the camera but I am concerned about one of chicks.

It hasn't moved for quite some time and I'm thinking it isn't alive....

Can someone verify

moderator said...

Not to worry, both chicks are alive.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can consider having the HHI Fire Dept bring a Hook & Ladder truck to get to your camera and wash off the lens? It would be a wonderful community gesture creating lots of goodwill. It's a shame to come this far along and not see the chicks grow to fledge.

Why not try??

Anonymous said...

Any outside interference with the nest, chicks and parents to clear the web cam lens would be a mistake IMO, fraught with potential for harm to the four ospreys.

By what logic do we feel that we have the right to have a clear shot of the nest, when cleaning the lens might risk everything?

Let the lens stay cloudy forever if necessary. We shall be fine.

Happy Memorial Day to all!

Peter

Anonymous said...

Does the HH fire department have a hook and ladder that would go up that far? What if it is cleaned off and then we have another "incident"? I hope a good rain will soon do the trick.

Vivian

moderator said...

We are going to have to wait for rain.

Anonymous said...

Have you rotated the camera to the right? The view looks different. Perhaps this favors the clearer portion of the view?

Peter

moderator said...

Good afternoon Peter,

Yes, the camera is turned to the right and upward as Bea and the two chicks, MKD and TE, have changed position on the platform.

Anonymous said...

Have again how attentive Bea is .. as soon as one of the chicks got too close to the edge she hopped over instantly - and that stopped it in its tracks!
She is quite amazing !
DB

Anonymous said...

Amazing how much the chicks have grown!

One is now just below Bea, and is checking out the same threat (?) to the left with awareness and a big head.

Looks as if the morning mist etc. is clearing the lens OK.

Thanks,

Peter

Anonymous said...

Good to see more nesting material this Tuesday morning. Hopefully it will help keep the little ones nearer to the center.

Vivian

Carol said...

We haven't had a good downpour here since the 1st week in May! Let's all do a rain dance so we can get the lense cleaned off AND water our dreadfully parched lawns!

Anonymous said...

418pm A good zoom in on the chicks, thanks. I have been watching the Lock of Lowes nest, no chicks and it's way past time so they may not hatch this year. Blackwater has 3 chicks and am watching Finland webcam, don't think chicks there, but nothing in English either but the view of that nest is wonderful.
Lynne/HHP *+*+*+*+*+*+ "rain dance"

Carol said...

Nice moves, Lynne. Hope they bring us some much needed rain! Our babies would also enjoy a nice shower as would Mom and Dad.

Carol said...

Just noticed that we can see the lights below right thru the nesting material. Not good! :(

Anonymous said...

To Lynn/HHP--If you are going to the Marjaniemi, Finland, site, there is a place at the far upper right corner to change to English. Last year the first chick hatched June 9, second June 10, and third June 13. Unfortunately, third chick went missing the next day.

Even with the "dirty" lens, we can see that our two chicks are doing well today.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

10:07 a.m. I see those naughty chicks are back up on the rim of sticks and one is dangerously close to the edge..........parent not paying attention. Hope nothing bad will happen.

Thanks for info on Finland, I'll go in and change.

Lynne/HHP

Anonymous said...

It is getting hard to separate the adults from the chicks!

Peter

moderator said...

Hey Peter,

The chicks are definitely growing up quickly. MKD has a more pronounced white spot on it's chest and it's chest/stomach feathers are more beige than TE's which are a bit darker. TE's head towards the top front is also darker.

Bea is larger than Jasper and she is also a little darker. At times we have a hard time distinguishing them as well until she turns around and you see her speckled chest.

Anonymous said...

One of the Dunedin chicks is actually flying in the nest (from one side to the other). It keeps looking over the edge of the nest, as if to take flight soon!

Peter

moderator said...

Peter,

The Dunedin chicks are almost one month older than our two chicks. With their continued growth MKD and TE should be the size of the Dunedin chicks in late June.

Anonymous said...

there were originally 3 chicks now it looks like were down to two. hard to tell thru the bird yak or whatever crud is on the camera.