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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, September 17 2016 @ 04:09 PM EDT (Read 5873 times)  
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Ethel with a fish.. 11 day old chick waiting to be fed and Dad is on watch.. Courtesy Judy B


WELCOME TO THE 2017 SEASON OF THE HALIFAX OSPREY NEST

Thank you N.S. Power and the Halifax Museum of Natural History
for this cam and thank you HWF for featuring it on your website along with a nest thread where we can post our observations, scaps and videos......giving us the opportunity to learn about these beautiful birds....

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In 2008 Nova Scotia Power and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History launched the Osprey cam to track the family of Ethel and Oscar and their offspring.. after nesting on a utility pole, power line technicians moved the nest to a safe location where the Osprey have returned to each spring.. for the protection of the birds the actual location
of the nest is not released.

Last season at the nest was great .... Ethel laid three eggs and even though only one hatched ... we watched Ethel and Oscar raise a beautiful healthy chick who was named Posi by Judy B ..
Meet Posi - pronounced posy, like the beautiful flowers (because he or she is beautiful) - but also a reference to Poseidon, ruler of the seas (because he or she is becoming a powerful young osprey who soon will be soaring over the bays and sounds).

Thanks Judy !

Posi fledged successfully.. you can read all about .. 2016 Halifax Osprey Nest Thread



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Egg Incubation Period... 35-42 days.. and we have seen the eggs hatch later in some cases.

Chicks Fledge Period.. 53 - 60 days old.....
Time Line

Cam on Line ..Wednesday ..April 26...2017

Adults Returned.. Ethel and Oscar on the nest Wednesday ..April 26 ...2017

Eggs laid ~~ Egg # 1 ..May 3 ..seen at 10:20am

Egg # 2 seen May 7 at 1:10pm. .. Probably laid May 6

Egg # 3 seen May 11 at 10am

Egg # 4 seen May 15 at 6:01am .. probably laid May 14


For the record ... Egg #1 was only incubated part of the time ..Egg #2 wasn't incubated at all .. All eggs where incubated on a regular basis after Egg # 3 was laid .. and three days later Egg # 4 was laid ..

Note ..On May 5 there was something going on off nest .. ? Territorial Dispute and we thought we were seeing a different male on the nest at times... this was all resolved when Egg # 3 was laid and the first Male was on the nest !

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Eggs Hatched

Fledged

Last seen


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, September 17 2016 @ 04:15 PM EDT  
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Ethel and Oscar on the nest
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Courtesy of Kelly aka Hfx65

Mom feeding Posi... He is 9 days old
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Poem by Carolyn aka Woodlands Bleu

Softly the season is slipping south, soon, very soon to go to see,
the secrets that are known to Dad, while Posi's story is yet to be.

Unfolding day by day, maybe there,maybe not, maybe gone on that brisk South wind,
to traverse the skies with fish in their eyes, knowing something leads them instinctively.

Following what others travel, to see their route, makes it clear that without a doubt,
the plan is there, we are only beginning to know, nothing random just a surety of nature.

So......Godspeed Posi, Oscar too, we wish you fish in abundance with life so full,
visions to see, knowing you shared your life with us, in itself is enough.

Fly, the wind on your wings.


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, September 17 2016 @ 04:16 PM EDT  
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Information..

Bonding. The pair are confirming their bond from last season.

Mating, you will see the female's tail up.

Possessive, you will see a quick on and off by the male, and other indications off territory disputes.


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Osprey information

Osprey Facts.....Rutland Osprey

2014 Ground pictures of this nest


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, April 06 2017 @ 03:05 PM EDT  
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Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Hi everyone ...'

Ethel and Oscar were seen April 19 last season.. No cam yet.. This thread will be locked until later... looking forward to the return of Ethel and Oscar and all of you ! Smile

If anyone sees the cam streaming ..please let me know... Thank you!

Heard from Jeff at 4:36pm today

We are still working out the details but I think we should see it soon.

Jeff


Saturday, April 8, 2017.

2:15pm''No cam yet !

Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

12:52pm...No cam !

Monday, April 17, 2017 \

No cam yet!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:59a ...No cam...Hope it will be up soon .the Osprey were back this time last year!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

No Cam and I wrote Jeff
This was his response
We are still working on it. I am hoping that it will be back soon.



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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, April 27 2017 @ 08:40 PM EDT  
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These are from yesterday...Forum was down

Wednesday ..April 26 ..2017


Cam is up Wecome back Ethel and OscarWooHoo So good to see them and they look wonderful! Red Heart

Thank you NS Power and the Museum of Natural History for the cam..Clapping

4:35 pm to 4:39pm

Ethel is on the nest.. she sees something ? another Osprey flying overhead ..she flapped her wings .Oscar arrives and displays possession [quick on and off] .and both are watchful
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Bonding. The pair are confirming their bond from last season.

Mating, you will see the female's tail up.

Possessive, you will see a quick on and off by the male, and other indications off territory disputes.


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