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By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 07:29 PM EDT (Read 8097 times)  
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This is the BioDiversity Research Institute's osprey webcam, located at the edge of the parking lot for The Taste of Maine Restaurant in Woolwich, Maine - with a good view of the water!


(the picture clicks to a larger size - and there's a lot more water off to the right)

There have been osprey nesting there for a number of years. Since I've been watching, they laid three eggs in 2009 (they lost one, a second didn't hatch, and the chick that did hatch died a few days later, probably because of the cold weather), and they laid three eggs in 2010 - all hatched, and they lost a chick early on, then the other two fledged successfully.

2011 Season

  • Cam on: March 30
  • Adults Return: one seen April 5, both April 7
  • Eggs Laid: April 19, April 22, April 25


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By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 07:30 PM EDT  
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By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 07:30 PM EDT  
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Here's what the nest looked like when I saw them both at the nest on April 7:


And here's how it was looking by the end of the day on April 11:

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By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 07:47 PM EDT  
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They have been spending a lot of time at the nest, and doing a lot of mating, so I'm expecting eggs are on the way.

Here's how the nest looks today:

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By: jazzel26 (offline) on Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 10:44 PM EDT  
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JUDY...I'm shocked. Thank you!! I had no idea the BRI cam was actually on the Taste of Maine Restaurant property...Oh the shameI knew they sponsored the cam.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 11:01 PM EDT  
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The restaurant actually has binoculars on some of the tables by the windows on that side, jazzel! I have a lot more pictures of the area around the nest (and last year's chicks) on my website - http://www.judybmaine.com/wildlife.htm - there's some overlap, but the Woolwich links are primarily about this nest, and the Sasanoa River links are primarily about the eagle and osprey nests "around the corner" (you can see the eagle nest from the very edge of the Taste of Maine property if you know where to look, but the other osprey nest on the other side of it is blocked from view by the trees).

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By: Anonymous: CAL04 () on Sunday, April 17 2011 @ 08:29 AM EDT  
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JudyB,

Thank you for setting up the Woolwich thread. Very nice! Really do appreciate all the information you have given about the area. Am looking forward to watching the nest this year.

Looked in on an empty nest early today. Quite windy. The cam is "off air" for me just now.





       
   
By: JudyB (offline) on Monday, April 18 2011 @ 04:58 PM EDT  
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The cam is still down. I've heard from the person at BRI who looks after it, and he's aware there's a problem and will get it back online as soon as he can.

I stopped down yesterday and saw both osprey (pic clicks bigger)



Dad is on the left, and that's Mom with the pretty brown "necklace" on the right.

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