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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, September 17 2016 @ 04:09 PM EDT (Read 86 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

Adults Returned..

Eggs laid

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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Courtesy of JudyB

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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