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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, April 05 2011 @ 10:10 PM EDT (Read 72724 times)  
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CALGARY ZOO OSPREY

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This osprey nest is located just outside the Calgary Zoo fence on St. George's Island in the middle of the Bow River

For over 16 years, osprey have been returning to build a summer home on a platform constructed at the east end of St. George's Island.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, April 05 2011 @ 10:17 PM EDT  
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TIME-LINE 2011

First sighting of the osprey return to begin building the nest --- April 16, 2011

Egg Incubation period -- 38 to 42 days on average.

May 2, 2011 -- First egg laid -- Hatched June 13, 2011 at 7:06 a.m.
-- Fledged Aug. 7, 2011 at 7:20 a.m. (56 days old)

May 6, 2011 -- Second egg laid -- Hatched June 13, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
-- Fledged Aug. 7, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. (56 days old)

May 9, 2011 -- Third egg laid-- Hatched June 15, 2011 at 5:37 a.m.
-- Fledged Aug. 11, 2011 at 3:22 p.m. (58 days old)



Last osprey to visit the nest was the youngest "Alvin" on Sept. 11th, 4:44 p.m. He stayed for less than a minute.

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By: BET (offline) on Friday, April 08 2011 @ 03:43 PM EDT  
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Friday, April 8 1320 CDT

The powers that be at EnMax are activating and testing the cam ClappingClapping

Empty Nest - Someone has been working hard to clean out last years nest
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Camera being tested, moved down river (I think towards the south - JKR help!!)
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Moved on down river and settled on showing bridge and busy traffic
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By: BET (offline) on Friday, April 08 2011 @ 10:53 PM EDT  
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8:49pm MDT

No Ospreys, but they left the cam up and running on a view of a bridge and I am assuming downtown Calgary. A gorgeous image
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By: BET (offline) on Monday, April 11 2011 @ 10:56 PM EDT  
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8:50pm MDT

The cam has been back on the empty nest today. River is still very frozen. This evening, with just enough sunlight left to highlight their coloring Two Not Ospreys were occupying the nest
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They were talking up a storm - as Canada's do. Their necks stretched so high they looked like cranes. Something in the area was disturbing them so they both took off towards the - well what is usually a sand bar.
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By: BET (offline) on Tuesday, April 12 2011 @ 11:39 AM EDT  
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The Canadas were back on the nest box for awhile this am. Talking Talking Talking. Two more (I think Canadas) were down walking about on the frozen river
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By: BET (offline) on Tuesday, April 12 2011 @ 11:40 AM EDT  
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One left - I think the male as it was the smaller of the two. The second watched for a moment or two and then followed.
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By: BET (offline) on Thursday, April 14 2011 @ 08:57 AM EDT  
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No geese - no Osprey - just snow! Winter does not want to let go yet

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