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By: golden1 (offline) on Tuesday, January 05 2016 @ 02:43 PM EST (Read 9487 times)  
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Welcome to the 2016 Osprey season at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

Cam here: http://www.bouldercounty.org/os/openspa ... amera.aspx

There are 2 facebook pages. One is called Boulder County Fairgrounds Osprey Cam The other is Longmont Osprey. The Boulder County Fairgrounds is located in Longmont, Colorado.

History:
In 2003 this pair of osprey built a nest on a lightpole near the entrance to the Boulder County Fairgrounds. In 2009 a platform was built just east of Cattail Pond by wildlife biologists. The Osprey accepted the nest and have returned each year. They have been see fishing at both Fairgrounds lakes, Twin Peaks golf course, Lagerman Reservoir, and Pella Crossing.


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By: golden1 (offline) on Tuesday, January 05 2016 @ 03:07 PM EST  
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History

In 2015 a new cam was installed. The other camera was struck by lightning.

The eggs were laid on 4/19, 2/22, 4/24, and 4/27. We were excited about having 4 chicks. Four eggs/chicks is not unusual for osprey.

Only 3 eggs hatched. 5/30, 5/31, and 6/3.

They all fledged. We felt that the second chick was a male and he fledged first and left the area first. The other two were around the nest 10 to 12 days longer.

The chicks were given names. The names of 14,000ft peaks in the Rocky Mountains were used to make name choices. The chicks were Cameron, Sunlight, and Little Bear.




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By: golden1 (offline) on Tuesday, January 05 2016 @ 03:08 PM EST  
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Date the osprey were seen at the nest for first time. Male arrived 3/20. Female arrived 4/4

Eggs laid: 4/18; 4/21; 4/23; and 4/26

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By: golden1 (offline) on Tuesday, January 05 2016 @ 03:08 PM EST  
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By: golden1 (offline) on Wednesday, March 09 2016 @ 11:36 AM EST  
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These are the dates that the osprey have returned to the area the last few years.

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By: golden1 (offline) on Saturday, March 19 2016 @ 11:06 AM EDT  
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march 19, 2016

7:19am The male osprey, or a male, seen at the nest.

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By: golden1 (offline) on Saturday, March 19 2016 @ 01:22 PM EDT  
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34 degrees Looks like thin ice on the pond. It is warming up so it should melt soon. So good to hear an osprey call.

11:10 to 11:19 am The male is at the nest now.

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11:26am preening now


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, March 19 2016 @ 02:36 PM EDT  
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WOW! Donna this is so exciting and thank you for the heads up !! fingers crossed that snow melts quickly!
Male is gone!

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