07 June 2011

Updated news from other nests...

Friends at Blackwater log reports that they have three chicks that appear to be doing fine despite the intense heat and humidty.

The Dunedin nest is having trouble with it's fledgling ospreys.

The Loch of the Lowes reports that their pair is having to contend with interference from other birds and the incubation of their eggs has become intermittent.

The Hailuoto - Marjaniemi nest reports that their first and second egg hatched yesterday, June 6.

At the Loch Garten nest their two chicks are growing fast as well as experiencing a heat wave the past day.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the "haze" has cleared a bit on the lens and I can see our two chicks with mama this morning. They have really grown in just a few days!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Yes, they seem to be growing fast. Now for some serious rain!

The Dunedin web cam is not loading on my MacBook. Is anyone else having trouble with it? I too noticed that one chick was not acting right the other day, as if one or both legs were bothering her (see bottom of earlier thread for comments on this).

Peter

moderator said...

Peter,

When I went to Dunedin's cam page this morning it was offline so not sure what's going on. Their blog didn't mention anything about their webcam being down.

Anonymous said...

The camera lens looks like it has been hit several times since this morning. Was the angle of the camera changed a few days ago, and if so, did that put it in "better" range of the birds "shots"? If this is so, could the angle of the camera be changed back? I don't remember this happening in years past.

Vivian

moderator said...

Vivian,

Our two chicks seem to be aiming right at the camera. You are correct that since our webcam went live this is the first time it's been "hit".

Unfortunately yesterday's rain storm by Sun City didn't make it to our Hilton Hread office so the camera's exterior housing remains blurred. We moved the camera angle to the best view possible.

Anonymous said...

Are they becoming self-aware and modest? Have their friends in Dunedin FL taken down the web cam there?

Oh my, Hal (A Space Odyssey 2001), doo ospreys Ispray1 and 2 represent a new and more intelligent sub-species?

Stay tuned!

Peter

Anonymous said...

Fist chick at this Univ. of Montana nest:

http://www.umt.edu/geosciences/faculty/langner/Osprey/montanaosprey4/index.html

First chick photo is below the live feed shot!

Peter

Anonymous said...

Peter--Thanks for the information on the University of Montana osprey nest. Beautiful site. And no shortage of fish there--parts of three fish in the nest while mama cuddles her little one.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Vivian -- another nest of theirs:

http://www.umt.edu/geosciences/faculty/langner/Osprey/montanaosprey2/index.html

Fine camera resolution for both nests.

"Dunrovin" -- Nice!

Peter

Anonymous said...

thanks for another nest cam site. Too bad no rain so we can watch ours, maybe one day the rain will come.
Lynne/HHP

Anonymous said...

Per my earlier post, the chicks may not only be a new self-aware sub-species, but they may have taken painter's brushes in hand (foot/claw/talon?) and become abstract expressionists!

What else could explain the clear vertical shite broad brush moves?

Pray for rain!

Peter

Anonymous said...

Both of the adults at the U of MT osprey nest have very lightly spotted breast feathers. I wonder if this means they are young. I have read that only the female has spotted breast feathers, and the gallery pictures here show the female pretty heavily spotted and the male with no spots. Any information?

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links to the various Osprey cams.

Sadly, there appears to be a nest failure at the LoL this year :-(
Both continue to incubate the three eggs. It is believed that the combination of Lady's age and the recent bad weather may have brought this about. Lady and her mate, 7Y, are an amazing pair.

I look forward to seeing this famous pair back at the Loch in 2012 and having a successful nesting season once again.

Anonymous said...

Chicks are feeding here, and the sound is on!

http://www.umt.edu/geosciences/faculty/langner/Osprey/montanaosprey4/index.html

Have a good weekend.

Peter

Anonymous said...

One of the chicks at the MT site above seems much weaker than the other two, and maybe blind?

Go to the Full Screen view (button at lower right of video window) and check it out.

Also, leave the sound on as your do other work on the computer. Every once in a while an ambulance pulls up with sirens screaming, and trains go by. Mom and Pop go to the edge of the nest and squawk at the threats. Hilarious!

Peter

Carol said...

It looks like the 3rd MT chick has not made it.

Anonymous said...

12:49 -- U MT Health Center URL above -- I only see two chicks, and maybe one lying down still in the background?

Peter

Anonymous said...

Here is a new Osprey webcam to watch
it's wonderful, like watching a movie. I think it's in New Jersey

http://terrapincove.org/main.html

Lynne/HHP

Carol said...

Our lense is totally useless at this point. Please, please let us get some rain so we can see our babies!

Anonymous said...

Dunedin web cam is back online -- one chick there right now, the younger of the two?

Web cam here is clearing up a little?

Peter

Anonymous said...

Moderator: Although we cannot view our chicks, are you able to see them? Guess what I would like to know are they getting ready to fledge, or have they already tried their wings?
DB

moderator said...

Hey DB,

I can see the same view as everyone else. I'm in the process of writing an update which I'll post today.