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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, September 19 2016 @ 07:47 PM EDT (Read 19361 times)  
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The new cam is equipped with Infrared..... providing night vision for our viewers while not interfering with the Osprey!

Welcome to the 2017 Season At Hellgate Canyon Osprey Nest!


The nest is located in Missoula, Montana, on the Clark Fork River and and thank you HWF for featuring it on your web site along with a nest thread where we can post our observations, scaps and videos......giving us the opportunity to learn about these beautiful birds ..

Special thanks to Cal04 for bringing this cam to the attention of HWF and providing a history for this cam and it's sister cam at Dunrovin Ranch ..

This thread is for scaps, videos and observations of the Osprey..Please limit smileys to three per post....Thank You and Enjoy!

Last season was unusual in that Stanley didn't return Sad.. Judy B said it all very well ..I am using her summary with her permission...

Stanley did not return this year; Iris may have mated before laying her first egg but did not have a mate and she appeared to not be tending the egg that much - and it was taken by a raven the next day. She laid a second egg May 2, and seemed to be tending it more carefully, but still did not have a mate; a second osprey was being seen more often about this time, with Iris initially responding as if he was an intruder, but inviting him to mate with her on the nest on May 3rd; this osprey resembled Stan somewhat, but was not him. And later on the 3rd there were 3 other osprey near the nest (did she post "mate wanted" in the personals?).
By the end of the day on May 3rd, one of the suitors had brought Iris a fish, and while the "New Guy" had some coordination issues in the mating department, it seemed that she might have accepted him; and on May 4 he was bringing in sticks, bringing fish and mating - all things Iris (and we) would hope for in a potential mate.
One of the eggs was seen to have a hole in it on May 10, possibly because the new male has a tendency to step on and around the eggs without curling his talons (we do think he is young); he was seen picking at the broken egg, and trying to move it out of the nest.
By May 18, "New Guy" had begun incubating the eggs, and he was named "Louis" in honor of revered Salish elder Louis Adams, who died the day before New Guy appeared.
Two additional eggs appeared damaged and then broke and were removed, on June 5 and 13 (the male is dedicated, but hasn't learned all he needs to learn about moving near eggs); as of June 17, one egg remains; day 40 for the 5th egg is June 21.

Thanks Judy .!

It was noted on the thread the last egg didn't hatch .. Iris and Louis bonded very well and the unhatched egg was a great learning tool for Louis.. preparing him for next year... Iris and Louis continued to incubate the egg.. eventually leaving it alone at night and during the day... until was stolen by a Raven.

Video of Raven with the egg


2016 Nesting Season

Weather Report

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Link to Facebook

Incubation Period for eggs. 35 - 42 days.

Chicks fledge between 53 and 60 days old....

2017 Time Line

Osprey Return.... Louis is home April 6 at 12:45pm... Iris is home April 7 at 9:30am

Eggs laid .... Egg #1 Wednesday..April 26 at11:40am.. Video with thanks to LawLin 72... Egg #2 April 29th at 5:57am... Video with thanks to juanita roper

Egg # 3 May 2

Egg #4 ..May 5 at 5:02am

Hatched.....Egg #1 hatched June 3... Egg #2 hatched June 5 ..Egg #3 hatched June 7... Egg # 4 hatched June 10..

Sadly we lost the oldest chick June 6 at 1:30am .. Read Here RIP sweet one ..Fly free! sadCry

Sadly all chicks died from starvation .. Read here Fly free sweet ones.. Crysad

Banding ...

Fledged...

Last seen ....


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, September 19 2016 @ 07:58 PM EDT  
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Iris and Louis
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Louis
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More pictures of Louis

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I would be remiss if i didn't thanked JD and Carolyn for their commentaries .. Thank you JD and Carolyn !

Hoping to see Iris and Louis and wishing them a successful season ! ..


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, September 19 2016 @ 07:59 PM EDT  
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Comparison Picture taken April 8, 2017: Louis on the left..............Iris behind on the right.

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This shows the differences from the front.............Iris has spots, Louis not. She is quite dark on the forehead while Louis has more white showing on his forehead. His dark feathers on the forehead make more of a vertical line while Iris' dark patch is broader/wider.


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, April 03 2017 @ 08:35 AM EDT  
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Monday, April 3, 2017.


Good Morning everyone!

Iris was back from her migration April 4 last season...wonder when she will arrive this year??

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, April 04 2017 @ 03:00 PM EDT  
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017.


Hi everyone !

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Cam is streaming ...thanks to all who made this possible Very Happy nice clear picture ... and Iris and her mate ? Louis have a lot of work to do on their nest !
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Wonder when Iris will return ? Last season she returned on April 4...

5pm...No sign of Iris yet!


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By: Jean (offline) on Tuesday, April 04 2017 @ 08:27 PM EDT  
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6:17pm............... wave Welcome back Bev! And thank you for getting things moved over here for this season! Big hugs

Just popped in here to see if the cam did get operational today as we had hoped and YES! What a clear picture of the nest! The parking lot looks so finished now.

If I am correct, I think we will now have night vision on this cam!! Very Happy

Still no sign of Iris or Louis.

Just a quick note: I don't know how much I can be here this season. likely not as often as last year.............will try to pop in once in a while, but with Delta2 being so active right now I need to be there first, before coming here for a look. So if there are any others watching I would encourage them to post otherwise there may not be a lot of posts on this forum.

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