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Title: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on November 09, 2010, 07:37:59 AM
This osprey nest is located at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center in Milford, CT.

We have been watching and recording the activities of the nest since the 2007 season;  it has given us many years of enjoyment and fond memories. We have affectionately dubbed the pair with the names of Kidd and Lola.  They usually return every year about the 3rd week of March.

You can read all about the history that we have recorded through the years by visiting our previous forum: (no longer available)
http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=77&start=0&mforum=tdbc

....and the on site photo history here on our previous forum: (no longer available)
http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=209&start=0&mforum=tdbc


Link to cam

New link for 2017 - http://www.ctaudubon.org/2017/03/ospreycam/#sthash.rKG63d2e.WPdIbbYg.dpbs

http://www.ctaudubon.org/2015/05/osprey-cam/#sthash.GmkeO12E.dpbs

Kidd feeds Lola as she sits on their eggs ..... April 16, 2010

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202010-My%20Photos/20100416_08-16-49Ca.jpg)

2007 Season

1st egg....April 11.........Hatched May 22
2nd egg...April 13.........Hatched May 23
3rd egg....April 15........ Not viable
4th egg... April 18..........Not viable

2008 Season

1st egg.... April 6................Hatched May 15
2nd egg.... April 9...............Hatched May 17
3rd egg .....April 12.............Hatched May 19
4th egg..... April 15.............Hatched May 22

2009 Season

1st egg.....April 6.......Hatched May 15
2nd egg....April 9.......Hatched May 17
3rd egg.....April 11.....Hatched May 18
4th egg.....April 16.....Hatched May 22 (died May 23)

2010 Season

1st egg......April 6 .......Hatched May 16
2nd egg.....April 8 .......Hatched May 17
3rd egg ....April 11 ......Hatched May 19
4th egg ....April 14 ......Hatched May 20

Here are the return dates for each year since 2003.  The dates are reported from CT Audubon, except where I noted otherwise.

2003  March 24 .. no designation of male/female or whether it was both
2004  March 21.. no designation of male/female or whether it was both
2005  Male March 24    Female March 30
2006  Male March 26   Female March 29
2007   March 22nd ..... report of "they" are back.
         This is the first year we watched and they were already back

2008   Our notes
           Kidd March 21
           Lola  March 23

2009   Our notes
          March 24....same day for both  :bigsmile:

          Our notes
2010   Kidd  March 23
          Lola March 24

Here are the last sighting dates for Lola 2007 thru 2010

Aug 11, 2007

Aug 14, 2008

Aug 14, 2009 - ?
There was trouble with the cam so the Aug 14 sighting was during an on-site visit by Sherri.
Lola was not seen at the next on-site visit which was on Aug 20.

Aug 16, 2010

Here is a link to the CT Audubon main osprey page for the history of the nest and the years previous to 2007.
http://www.ctaudubon.org/action/osprey.htm

A couple of us that are photography amateurs are fortunate to live close enough to the nest so that we can give ‘on site’ verbal and photographic reports.
Here is the link to the on site photo thread:
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg58#msg58

Here is hoping we have many more years with this exceptionally beautiful osprey pair.

Welcome to all who visit......I hope you grow to love them as much as we do.  :)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on November 13, 2010, 05:58:31 AM
2011 Season
(Coverage of activity starts below)

Kidd returned on March 24
Lola returned on March 28 (possibly the 27th but positively ID'd on the 28th)

NOTE: This season will be very difficult to say for sure regarding the eggs as they have the nest built up with sticks.
We are certain of Egg #1.

1st egg ....... April 9 ..... hatched May 19
2nd egg ...... not sure ..  hatched May 22 (a guess as cam was down -- DEP using this date)
3rd egg ....... not sure.... hatched May 25

1st fledge .....July 14 .... at least first sighting on site by Thomas and Carol (DEP)
   Oldest was 8 weeks old that day
2nd and 3rd....by July 17 ..... cam was down but I had email from photographer that was there on 17th and saw all three flying

Last sighting before migration
Lola               August 18, 2011
Kidd               August 23 or 24?  hurricane Irene took the cam down so we don't
                     know when he actually left.  

2012 Season
(Coverage of activity starts on page 74)
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg34440#msg34440

Return March 19th ......both seen and reported by Connecticut Audubon

1st egg  ......  April 11 .....   May 21
2nd egg  .....  April 13 .....   May 23
3rd egg  ......  April 16  .....  May 26
4th egg  ......  April 19

1st fledge       July 16
2nd fledge      July 17
3rd fledge       by July 22

Last sightings before migration

Lola                   August 20th
1 Chick               Sept 2nd
Remaining chick  Sept 9th.....in with large fish 8:35 AM....we did not see her after that
(We had not seen three chicks on nest in a long time so not sure about #3)
Kidd                   Sept 5th, 7:45 AM in with fish waiting for chick.   Chick did not come in so he left.

2013 Season
Coverage of activity starts on page 148
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg58520#msg58520

Kidd returned on March 22nd (while the crew was working on the cam!)
Lola returned  on March 29th

1st egg      April  8, 2013  .....    ?
2ndegg      April 11, 2013  ....    May 22, 2013.....We have opted to call this chick "DJ".
3rd egg      April 14, 2013 .....    ?
Question marks on Eggs 1 and 3 as they were not viable.  Based on the number of days for hatching, it
is likely that chick is 2nd egg.

DJ fledged on July 20, 2013

                            


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on November 13, 2010, 05:58:52 AM
2014 Season
Coverage of activity starts on page 229
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg79645#msg79645

1st egg ..... April 12 .....Hatched May 25
2nd egg .... April 15 .....Hatched May 25
3rd  egg .... April 18 .....Hatched May 25
4th  egg .... April 21 .....Hatched May 28

2015 Season
Coverage of activity starts on page 317
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg97139#msg97139

1st egg  ..... April 8 ...... Hatched May 18
2nd egg  .....April 11 .....Hatched May 19
3rd  egg  .....April 14 .... Hatched May 20

2016 Season
Coverage of activity starts on page 343
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg106667#msg106667
Sadly, our beautiful Lola did not return this year or if she did, something happened to her. Personally, I do not believe she would
give up her nest that easily.  I think I saw her on 3/29 but not again after that.  :brknhrt: :crying:  
We will miss you, special Lola, and you will always remain in our hearts. :love:

Kidd has accepted a new mate

1st  egg .......April 25
2nd egg ...... April 28


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on November 13, 2010, 05:59:11 AM
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Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on January 09, 2011, 03:26:39 AM
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/For%20FUN/5-6-10LOLA-1.jpg)

 :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on January 09, 2011, 05:40:43 PM
GOOD one, MT :lollol:


Have a wonderful birthday Sherri!


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Misc%202011/HBASballoons.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on January 10, 2011, 04:46:05 AM
MT........ :haha: :haha: ....... love it!! thanks!  :bigsmile:

Marcia, thanks for the wishes.......won't be long before we are seeing our pair!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 15, 2011, 09:38:34 AM
Ospreys spotted in Connecticut today!(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Clap_hurray/yay_good.gif)

Per "CTAudubon" Twitter:

"Already a couple reports of Osprey and Osprey pairs today, great! We cannot wait for our pair to return to the nest at Milford Point."



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 15, 2011, 09:52:59 AM
Wooooo Hoooooo!!!!!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/A1%20smilies/girlchair.gif)

I wonder when they are going to turn the cam on. The website says mid-March. Sure hope it's sooner than later... and that it works. :thumbsup1:

Oh Sherri... .. Are you headed that way anytime soon?  :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 17, 2011, 03:41:00 AM
Lots going on here but will try to get over there today on lunch break.  :bigsmile:

I heard there was a pair that showed up at a Clinton nest which is 20-30 min up the highway.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 17, 2011, 03:57:29 PM
Hi everyone! ......I am sooooo excited.  I went over to Milford at lunch break and got such wonderful news!
Though she hasn't seen an osprey at our location as yet, Louise and Carol say they have gotten many
reports of osprey returning early all over the state.
Louise said she will email me as soon as she sees on of "ours".  Hopefully the return will be when she is there!   :bigsmile:

Anyway......here is the good news.
When they went to check the platform while getting the cam ready for the season, they discovered it had completely
caved in.  A lot of rotten wood etc. - The volunteer guys were out there for 4 hours the other day kind of rebuilding
the platform so that it is very solid right now.
They are building another one just in case anything happens to this one through the season.  If this one holds up,
they will put the 'new' one up in the fall after Kidd and Lola leave.

The best news is our new view!   Scoll down to see......I took a picture of the TV screen for you all.
We're ready!!  :nod2: (sadly cam won't be turned on till one of ours appears. Think they are struggling financially and holding off as long as they can)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/IMG_2694Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/IMG_2695Ca.jpg)

This will be our new view!
Looks funny without any sticks, doesn't it?  :lollol: ....good news is we will have fun watching them build it up.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/IMG_2698Ca.jpg)

Afraid it might be a problem if one of them perches on the post in lower right......might block the view. :rolleyes2:
That's OK.....I'll take it over what we have had the past couple years!  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/IMG_2699Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: jazzel26 on March 17, 2011, 06:02:06 PM
Sherri, you know that post...perfect perch...I'm sure Lola & Kidd won't pass it up...hopefully they won't have much time to use it....they're going to have their talons full getting the nest together  :mhihi:  I hope they get cam up so we can watch the construction.  Better, if the cam was up when they arrive...what a shock for Lola & Kidd.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 18, 2011, 04:23:03 AM
Oh Sherri!!!! .. Thanks so much for the incredible news and the incredible views!!! I agree with Jazzel, Kidd is going to be in for quite a shock when he arrives soon.  :haha: Poor Oscar lost his winter digs.

I hope they decide to turn it on soon. I would love to see Kidd arrive. I'm getting ready to do a donation and I'll make sure to note that I hope they turn on the cam soon. They have a lofty goal...
From the website:
Connecticut Audubon Society’s
Annual Appeal is currently underway!
Our goal is to raise $460,000
by April 30, 2011.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 18, 2011, 09:09:08 AM
Thanks for posting about the fund raising, Lori. .... and you're welcome.  :bigsmile:
Yes.....good idea to mention that you are a cam watcher if anyone sending a donation.
I'm sure the cam will go on as soon as one arrives......we will see the nest building for sure.
(well, that is providing they don't have any internet issues!  :rolleyes2:
The TV monitor was working well yesterday)
......and he sure will be in for a shock!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 18, 2011, 11:51:06 AM
Sherri, thanks for going to Audubon, and for the great photos :bigsmile:  Our new view looks terrific! :nod2:  Glad to know they will turn on the cam as soon as one of our pair arrives.  Wish they could turn it on in advance of their arrival but I understand about the need to keep tabs on spending.  I think a donation is in order :)  Agree that Kidd has a lot of work ahead of him, just to get their home ready! :lollol:  About that post they might use as a perch...I just hope they don't use it as a 'powder room'! :innocent: ;D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 18, 2011, 12:09:23 PM
Marcia.....good one!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on March 19, 2011, 04:17:40 AM
Great news Sherri that they fixed the platform. :bigsmile: It will be interesting watching them rebuild!
I just checked and the Connecticut Audubon Society is on facebook which might help some to raise money.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ctaudubon?sk=wall


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 19, 2011, 04:36:59 AM
Hi Judy......looking forward to their return.  Should only be a few days.  :bigsmile:
Thanks for letting us know about Facebook.  I am not on there so wouldn't have known.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 19, 2011, 05:01:27 AM
Sherri, that is wonderful news thanks, the cam view is going to be teriffic too.  Doesn't seem possible that they can be due any day, can't wait to watch them build their nest.  Things are looking up in some areas anyway.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 20, 2011, 07:27:25 PM
I can't wait! I have opsrey fever! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 21, 2011, 06:29:09 AM
Opsrey fever?  Oh my...that doesn't sound good, Nan! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Smiles/awww4.gif)

So happy to see the ole crew is gathering together to watch Kidd & Lola again this year :D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 21, 2011, 06:36:39 AM
Hello Everyone, This is GREAT News!! Should I go down there and roll out the red carpet for their return?   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 21, 2011, 06:41:15 AM
Thomas! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Wave/hi_greetings.gif) Good to see your post!  What a grand idea!  You don't suppose they'd prefer a BLUE carpet though? :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 21, 2011, 02:32:02 PM
Thanks Marcia, Blue with fish down the center  :lollol:
A little birdie told me their ship set sail and should soon be arriving on the Long Island Sound (Thanks Sherri !). Cant wait to see Kidd come in and start working on this one. That’s going to take a lot of work to make Miss Lola happy :nod2:, makes me want to stop down there and give him a hand   :bigsmile:
 
 :idea: I had a great idea that Im sure would have raised a LOT of $$ for the Audubon (If they only contacted us when they first started this newest project  :nod2: ). Could you imagine all the money they would have raised if they had an auctioneer come in and action off the many treasures that were on board  :shock: WOW I see hundreds of dollars they could have made.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 21, 2011, 03:38:28 PM
Hi Barbara, Nan and Thomas......glad to see you made it here!  :clap1:

Thomas, you certainly haven't lost your sense of humor!  :lollol:...... yes, blue would be the color of choice; good thought, Marcia.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 22, 2011, 06:49:31 PM
Hi Sherri. It is so good to see the same familiar faces returning, Judy, Marcia, Thomas, Nan, MT, Jazzel, Lori, can't wait for Kidd and Lola to get back.  I keep watching all my local nests, they're probably a couple of weeks behind yours.  Going to be another exciting season, can feel it in my bones.    :whistle: :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 24, 2011, 02:51:32 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Don't get too excited.......no news yet.  :bigsmile:
I did have an email from Louise about something else yesterday though.  She told me that
two of our other local nests are occupied already.  Here is hoping the next email comes with
news of "ours".  :nod2:

Barbara, keep watching yours.....many seem to be early this year.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 24, 2011, 06:54:10 AM

Don't get too excited.......no news yet.  :bigsmile:

 :haha: :haha: :haha: You know us too well...
I just know Kidd will be there very soon.

ETA-- 3/25 .. I just did my donation but there wasn't any place to write a note.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 25, 2011, 10:07:12 AM
Quickly as I shouldn't be on here for personal stuff....
Had email from Louise...
Went at lunch......Kidd back last night after hours.  Came in with a koi.  :lollol:
No sign of Lola yet.   Might go back later after work.
Louise has asked the main office to turn on the cam.....all we can do is wait now.  :bigsmile:

Have a group positive thought for Lola's return, OK?

Wha-hooooo!   :bigsmile:
Lori, thanks for making the donation.  :nod2:
I'll get back on it later.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 25, 2011, 10:25:41 AM
Kidd returned last night? Oh wow!  :love:

Hoping and praying for Lola's safe return! :pray2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on March 25, 2011, 10:34:27 AM
Wonderful news, Sherri!  Hooray for Kidd - and good thoughts for Lola's swift return.  :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 25, 2011, 11:12:45 AM
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/applause.gif) Woooo Hoooo!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/applause.gif)

Thanks Sherri for the incredible news! He is right on schedule and I just know Lola will be home soon too.
Here's a few (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Lil%20smilies/orangefish.gif) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Lil%20smilies/orangefish.gif) for a beloved boy...  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 25, 2011, 12:18:36 PM
Yahoo and a WOOOO HOOOO TOO   Just got the GREAT  News of Kidds arrival. :bigsmile: I was supposed to work till 4:00 but something came up (Kidd’s return) where I will have to leave early. :nod2: I WILL say hi to him from you all. Dont worry I brought the camera with me just in case.  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 25, 2011, 01:50:48 PM
Thomas, maybe I will see you over there......leaving work now. Hope Lola will be there.

 :lollol:  You don't think I actually went over there without a camera, do you?  :wink2: :lollol:
Got a few pictures but could only stay about 15 minutes.  

No cam?  if not, that is a shame with the weekend coming......don't know who this person is that
had to activate it; she isn't in our location.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 25, 2011, 06:18:18 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
I didn't get in till a little after 8 PM and have been busy doing chores......
I went back down to Audubon after work.  Kidd wasn't there but Thomas was!  :bigsmile:  He got there about 3:45
and apparently Kidd left shortly after he arrived.  :sosad:
We stayed and chatted for a long time......finally about 6:45 we decided that Kidd probably wasn't going to return
tonight and we left.   Fortunately Thomas got there before they closed and there was no indication of spotting Lola today.

I didn't get too many pictures today as I was only there a few minutes.  However, I did get a couple that gives indication that
it is definitely Kidd.  :nod2:  I'll try to get at least a couple up tonight.   He is doing a great job building the nest up already.
I took a picture of the TV monitor so you can see what he has done.

Be back in a little bit.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 25, 2011, 08:06:52 PM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_2730Ca.jpg)

Building nest for the 'love of his life'....  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_2722Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_2728Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 25, 2011, 08:27:16 PM
 :love: :bigsmile: Woo Hoo!!!!! Great News!!!! Kidd and Lola were on my mind all day as I drove out of Maine!
Our handsome Captain has returned!!!! Yaaaaayyyyyyyyy!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on March 26, 2011, 03:20:20 AM
Such great news Sherri and awesome pics too :love: Great that both Thomas and yourself were both there. Can't wait for the upcoming season of antics


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 26, 2011, 04:44:52 AM
Sherri,So excited to hear that Kidd is back, he's been busy already, preparing for his beautiful Lola.  Can't wait for Lola to get back too.   Thanks for the great pictures, so exciting.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 26, 2011, 04:51:36 AM
GOOD Morning ,  Great pictures Sherri It was so nice chatting with you while keeping an eye out for Kidd and possibly our Lola too. I am happy you got that picture off the TV set. I wanted to but the center was closing when I got there and really didn’t have the time because I was too busy scanning the marsh for our lovely couple. Louise did say she gave the orders to the powers to be to flip the switch and turn on the cam and to keep checking back. Colleen didn’t wake up yet and she got home after I went to bed so she doesn’t know about Kidds return,  but once she does I will tell her  and hope to be down there again in a couple of hours.   Enjoy & Have a Great Day  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 26, 2011, 05:00:59 AM
Thanks everyone.  :bigsmile:

Thomas, great chatting and catching up.  :nod2:
Low tide at Milford Harbor 11:48 AM.  Hope to see you and Colleen over there.

Lori, meant to tell you thanks for the Koi......I'm sure Kidd will appreciate them.  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 26, 2011, 05:06:32 AM
Oh my goodness... he looks more handsome than ever!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/lovegif.gif)

Thanks so much Sherri for the great pictures. He has got a lot of work done!

Thomas .. So glad that you might be going down there again today. It's so nice that you and Sherri got to meet up and chat down there.

I keep trying the cam but so far... nadda. :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 26, 2011, 07:59:22 AM
I guess I'm always slightly stunned when they arrive back home each year.  For the first couple of days, I just sit here in a bit of a trance, repeating the word 'wow' over and over in my head... :)

Thanks for the first glimpse of Kidd, Sherri.  Happy that he arrived first so he has a chance to fix up Lola's nest for her :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 26, 2011, 08:12:13 AM
Thanks to Sherri, I'm taking a peek in here. I have never observed Osprey before and know little about them. Do they migrate away from the nest for the winter or longer? I wonder if the mates travel together or just come back to the same nest each year.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on March 26, 2011, 08:56:44 AM
Sooo happy to see Kidd back!!   :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

Laura ... they migrate all the way to South America!! 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 26, 2011, 09:02:52 AM
Wow.. I wonder where in SA? I was born there  :innocent:

The link for the cam on the first post in the thread doesn't work.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 26, 2011, 09:06:46 AM
Laura, the cam isn't functional, yet.  It will be soon.  :)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on March 26, 2011, 09:09:15 AM
check this page out Laura ... migration tracking. 

http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration11.htm


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Kai on March 26, 2011, 09:12:30 AM
I've been waiting for their return...I've found a nest in my area, it's about an hour away from me. I shall be going there on weekends to see when they return, should be soon. Did some checking and the nest in my area has been active since '02. I'm finally going to get to see an Osprey live.   :binocs:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 26, 2011, 09:14:54 AM
Laura, regarding whether mates travel together: the female ospreys begin their migration a couple of weeks after their chicks have fledged.  At this nest, and in general for east coast ospreys, the female leaves about the middle of August.  The male stays on with the chicks until the chicks either leave or are at least showing signs of the ability to feed themselves.  The male at this nest usually leaves by mid-September.  Both the male and female return to their nest in the spring at approximately the same time; the female often arriving prior to the male.  Based on tracked ospreys, we have no evidence that the mates, or chicks, meet up in South America or travel back together.  Jazzel may have further information?  :)

Hi Kai!
 Good to see you here! :bigsmile: How exciting to have a nest in your area!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 26, 2011, 09:18:46 AM
Thank you Patti and Marcia.. oh my goodness.. Belle made it into Brazil.. huge distances.. and there's one in Colombia, Venezuela etc. I hadn't realised. I heard that there are Juvenile Bald Eagles that migrate from New Jersey down the eastern coast to South America too. Their flight over the Caribbean full of danger as there's so much sea and that they can spend 3 years in SA before returning to North America as adults - they somehow know the same route to return - it's incredible.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 26, 2011, 09:33:47 AM
Their flight over the Caribbean full of danger as there's so much sea and that they can spend 3 years in SA before returning to North America as adults - they somehow know the same route to return - it's incredible.

Laura .. The Caribbean and specifically, the Dominican Republic are very dangerous places for the poor osprey to land. The Dominicans see them as threats to their fishing farms and they shoot them. :crying: :crying: :crying:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 26, 2011, 12:36:23 PM
Hi Laura, Its great to see you over here watching Kidd and Lola's nest with us. The cam should be back up soon.
I just got back from spending a good hour there with Kidd, no sign of Lola just yet. He didn't do any ship building but i think thats because it is way to cold and windy. He just stayed on the ground with his head into the wind looking up at all the work that had to be done. :eek: He did take flight to the river but came back empty handed, perched for 5 minutes and then took off again, thats when we left.  
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20osprey%202011/Milford002.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on March 26, 2011, 02:52:30 PM
awww, poor Kidd. Hope the winds die down soon. That's a great pic Thomas.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 26, 2011, 03:38:32 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile: ....good to see everyone here!!

Thomas, great picture! ......so sorry I didn't make it down there this morning.....blame it on the Maine nest!  :lollol:
I couldn't tear myself away until I found out whether Mom was going to return.  Then after I found out it
was one thing or another.
Anyway, bottom line is that I got down there between 1:00-1:30.  Maybe that was better anyway because we got
double the coverage hours.  I left at 4:00.
I just realized the time of your post saying you just got back.......how would I have missed you?  
No sign of Lola yet. :nope:   Maybe tomorrow or even after I left today.  Kidd returned after 4:00 on Thursday.

Laura,  :lollol:.....knew I would get you to at least stop by.  For sure you will be hooked when you see this beautiful family and
their interactions.  :bigsmile:

Thomas, check the link that Patti posted above.  That is the link I was giong to send you that tracks the osprey migrations.

Kai, I am so happy that you have an osprey nest nearby......be careful, you are about to fall in love with yet another raptor.

Joanne, it was so windy down there!  I stayed inside the building....figured if he was taking shelter from the wind, so would I!  :lollol:
I felt so bad for him.  He brought in a couple sticks, one with a bunch of 'twiggies' on it.  It was so windy they blew right off the nest.  No wonder he got
low on the ground.

I was hoping the cam would be up when I got home.  A visitor told me that shortly before I arrived, two guys were working over in the computer area.
(let's hope it isn't an internet issue again.) I don't know who it was but I presume it was Frank and Twan.  Ah well, at least it shows they are trying.

For those who remember last year and Carol (DEP monitor) saying she initially didn't think it was "the male", we had the same experience this year.
She stopped down when I was there today ...... by the time I showed her some pictures and his one visit on the nest that she could see on the monitor,
she at least said, 'well, it does look like him.....I just have to see his chest.'  :bigsmile: ....and of course Kidd wasn't about to turn around because
he was facing the wind.  I do think she believes me though.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 27, 2011, 07:58:41 AM
Thanks Sherri and Thomas! :bigsmile:  Love the photo of Kidd, but it does look cold there...poor guy.  Waiting here, on pins and needles, for Lola to arrive.  The Audubon blog posted a couple of photos of Kidd in their Saturday update:

http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 27, 2011, 05:44:51 PM
Update.....
I went down there today....was there from 12:30 to 4:00.
Second osprey appeared about 1:15 when the first one (??Kidd) came to nest with a fish.
Do not have pictures that can positively identify either one of them as their backs were to me for
most of the time due to the wind direction.  :sosad:

Guess we will just have to wait and see.
Louise did a reboot and I was hoping that might have got the cam going but I couldn't get it when I got home.
I guess someone else has to do something.
They are closed tomorrow.

I posted return dates from 2003 to 2010 on the first page so they will be readily available for reference.
I am concerned but not in panic mode quite yet.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on March 27, 2011, 06:21:58 PM
Great that Kidd was spotted!  ;D  Hoping that you saw Lola today Sherri!
Neat photos of Kidd working on the nest!  It really get anxious at this time of year about them, doesn't it! 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 27, 2011, 06:37:37 PM
Good work Sherri! Did the second osprey actually land on the nest with Kidd? Here's hoping!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: jazzel26 on March 27, 2011, 07:40:46 PM
Laura, regarding whether mates travel together: the female ospreys begin their migration a couple of weeks after their chicks have fledged.  At this nest, and in general for east coast ospreys, the female leaves about the middle of August.  The male stays on with the chicks until the chicks either leave or are at least showing signs of the ability to feed themselves.  The male at this nest usually leaves by mid-September.  Both the male and female return to their nest in the spring at approximately the same time; the female often arriving prior to the male.  Based on tracked ospreys, we have no evidence that the mates, or chicks, meet up in South America or travel back together.  Jazzel may have further information?  :)

Laura, migration is more than 1/2 of an Ospreys life... If you have questions on North American Osprey Migration, please post them on the WOW topic
 http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=142.0

I'll do my best to answer, or find an answer.

Marcia, very good job :thumbsup1: One exception, males often arrive before the female (North America).





Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 27, 2011, 08:38:58 PM
Marcia, very good job :thumbsup1: One exception, males often arrive before the female (North America).

Jazzel, thanks! :)  I began to wonder whether I was right about which gender usually returns first while doing research today on this nest and discovering that our observations are that Kidd returns before Lola :doh2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: jazzel26 on March 27, 2011, 08:57:14 PM
Marcia, very good job :thumbsup1: One exception, males often arrive before the female (North America).

Jazzel, thanks! :)  I began to wonder whether I was right about which gender usually returns first while doing research today on this nest and discovering that our observations are that Kidd returns before Lola :doh2:

Marcia, keep looking.  Every nest is part of a very big puzzle, but only part...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 28, 2011, 01:19:30 AM
I am concerned but not in panic mode quite yet.  :bigsmile:
Thanks for the update Sherri, If your not in panic mode just yet then neither am I but like you I am concerned . Sure do wish that cam gets up and running today. I wanted to go down there but without the center being open to watch on their screen I wouldn't be able to positively identify her. I'll save that rip for tomorrow after work. Enjoy & have a great day everyone


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 28, 2011, 03:13:53 AM
Thank you Jazzel26, I'll let you know.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 28, 2011, 04:02:47 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

It sure does get anxious, Judy, especially when so closely 'connected' to a nest (pair).  :nod2:   :bigsmile:

Nan, the second osprey did not touch down on the nest at that same time as they both flew off with
the fish that the first one had (presumably Kidd).  Extremely windy down there and he could hardly land.
Did the helicopter routine.

I had an email from a photographer friend that was there the entire time I was there.  I left when they closed but
he walked out with Carol (DEP) and showed her pictures that he had taken.  She doesn't seem to think it was Lola based
on markings.  However, she was wrong about Kidd last year so I have hope.  He is supposed to send me face pictures of
both of them......hope he will.

There is a little more hopeful news though. He stayed for a little while longer and about 4:30 he saw two osprey on the nest.
One of them apparently was the same one that had the fish earlier (the one I thought was Kidd).  They were there about 10
minutes when one went to the marsh ground and the other flew off.   He got pictures of that as well and I'm hoping he
will send me some.

In case you are all wondering about my pictures......they are horrible.  :rolleyes2:  I was inside the whole time and took whatever I
had through the glass windows.  Their backs were to me due to the wind as well.  However, he was out in the marsh and had a much
better viewing spot.  I love this pair but don't dare to go out too far with my 'new hip'.......to add to that, it was wicked cold
and windy and most of the time the osprey were sitting in the marsh.
I did send some to Marcia for review.......hope she didn't strain her eyes too much. :bigsmile:

OH! forgot something......the photographer had been out there since 9:00 AM.  He didn't even see the first osprey for a couple hours.
When it arrived it had the fish.  He thinks that it carried that same fish from spot to spot all day, which makes me think if it was Kidd, he
was expecting Lola.  :puzzled2:

ETA:
Thomas, ....somehow missed your post. :bigsmile:  I agree that it is very helpful to have the monitor to double check. That is one reason
I wanted to stay inside.  However, they weren't even on the nest much with all the wind.

Laura, meant to mention you can ask any questions you want right here on this thread as well. :nod2:  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 28, 2011, 10:09:06 AM
At work so have to be quick.....
Went over at lunch time.....think Lola is back!!  :bigsmile:
Same photographer there.....saw them mate!!!
He is going about 100 mph building the nest.....she is eating fish on perch.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 28, 2011, 10:10:42 AM
I'm in a rush right now too, Sherri, but.............. :biggergrin2: Thank you! :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 28, 2011, 10:53:40 AM
They don't hang around, do they  :shock: I guess they were pleased to see each other.  :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on March 28, 2011, 11:20:11 AM
Great news Sherri, thank you.  :bigsmile: Now more great news would be nice in the form of the cam being back on.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 28, 2011, 02:41:27 PM
 :love:Sherri! THanks for the excellent news!!!! Sure sounds like it is our Lola! Right to business!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 28, 2011, 02:45:20 PM
Thanks Sherri , That is GREAT news. I feel much better now :bigsmile:
Carol told me the osprey could build a nest in three days if they wanted to. But it sounds like Kidd has other plans   :love:
With the center being open tomorrow Im hoping Louise can help getting the cam up ASAP.  For a link that is not working I can only imagine how many hits it got the past few days with all of us trying every 15 minutes  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 28, 2011, 04:11:52 PM
Lola!!!  :bigsmile:  :bigsmile:  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/IMG_2849CaLola.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/IMG_2857CaLola.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 28, 2011, 04:12:49 PM
Kidd!!  :bigsmile:  :bigsmile:  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/IMG_2851CaKidd.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Connecticut%202011-My%20Photos/CaKidd.jpg)





Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 28, 2011, 04:36:04 PM
It is nearly time to supply some blue fuzzy toys??? :love: The Captain and his Missus are a sight for sore eyes!!! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 28, 2011, 04:36:47 PM
Thaaaannk Goodness! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Clap_hurray/clap_whistle-1.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on March 28, 2011, 06:00:53 PM
Hooray!! :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Birder on March 28, 2011, 08:51:53 PM
                        LOLA & KIDD
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l58/BIRDERBEE/imagesCAJXNDCN.jpg) :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on March 28, 2011, 09:31:23 PM
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Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 29, 2011, 03:28:20 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:.....thanks! I can see everyone is as happy as I am.  :nod2:
Love all the greetings and welcomes for our beautiful pair.

Isn't it great?!  I am so much hoping they will be able to get the cam connected today.
The way Kidd was going back/forth with sticks in the short time I was there, I'm thinking the nest will
be done and ready for eggs by the end of today!  :lollol:

I had an email from the photographer last night and it must have been an amazing morning for him.
He goes out into the marsh.......way closer than I would dare to go as it is all mucky out there.
He saw Lola chase off another osprey and a red-tailed hawk.....yep, that's our Lola!  :bigsmile:
I'm glad he saw it because he spent two days, for hours out there in the freezing cold wind.
He needed to be well rewarded and I'm sure he will be when he looks at his pictures......likely a
few will wind up on the website or the blog.

BTW, I won't be putting all those big pictures on this thread ......will use the photo thread.  :nod2:
Just thought you might like Kidd and Lola 'in your face' to open the season.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 29, 2011, 04:17:14 AM
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/smileywavegif.gif)
That's great news!!! They both look wonderful.  :love:

Thanks so much Sherri  :biggergrin2:
Sure hope they flip the switch today...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 29, 2011, 06:38:42 AM
Great news!!  :love: Let us know when the cam is live.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on March 29, 2011, 07:05:52 AM
New to this forum...it's terrific!  Connecticut Audubon is one of my most favorite osprey cams.  Still remember 2009 season - what a treat!  Thanks for all the updates.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 29, 2011, 07:49:48 AM
Good morning, MaryG - and WELCOME to the fray!  :lollol: :bigsmile:  Ah yes, 2009 was a very good year. :)  We hope you kick off your shoes and 'sit a spell' with us!

MT and Birder, good to see you again this year :)

No cam as yet.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 29, 2011, 12:33:18 PM
Oh, my goodness, just learned this afternoon that Lola is back now too, so very happy to hear that.  Now all we need is for the cam to be turned on.  Sherry and Thomas happy for both of you.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 29, 2011, 05:16:05 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:

Welcome MaryG......so glad to have you join us!  :nod2: :bigsmile:

I went over at lunch break....spent all of my 15 minutes. :rolleyes2:
When I got there, Lola on perch and Kidd was in the marsh grass....however, Lola must have given the 'break is over' signal
and he started working on nest. :bigsmile:

However, thought you all would be happy to know I turned the cam on for you!  :lollol: :lollol:
Actually, I did this so you could get an idea of the progress of nest building.
Some of these pictures are really rough due to the light on the screen ..... sorry.
I promise I'll get some good ones soon when I have time to spend there.  :nod2:

Here is the cam!  :wink2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_2879Ca2.jpg)

Click for short slideshow (10 caps)

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/th_IMG_2871Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/?action=view&current=e2046c6f.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 29, 2011, 06:09:36 PM
The nest is coming along quite nicely :mhihi:  They've been working hard.  Thanks for spending your lunch break checking in on them and bringing us some photos, Sherri! :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 30, 2011, 02:43:48 AM
Sherri, this still doesn't work, should it? I get "page cannot be displayed".

Link to the cam:
http://69.126.199.53:81/view/index.shtml


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 30, 2011, 03:33:31 AM
Marcia, wish it wasn't so cold and windy.....I'd be able to get 'real' pictures.   :lollol:
......that's OK though, these are better idea of what the nest looks like.  :nod2:

Laura, no.....the cam isn't operating yet.  Louise (office manager) doesn't have a clue what the problem is as she
has done all she can at her end.  I saw her reboot the system etc. - She thinks that someone in the main office does
something regarding the connection and was going to try to get in touch yesterday afternoon.
Apparently she is getting calls about the cam........one from a classroom in MA so that is a good thing!  :nod2:

If anyone notices that the cam is up during the day while I am at work, I'm sure it will be posted here.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 30, 2011, 03:37:44 AM
Oh.. so that's the right link, but it's not working yet? I'll keep checking. I thought you said above that you turned the cam on for us and that's how you got the screen cap.. I misunderstood, I think.  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 30, 2011, 04:17:25 AM
Laura, the pictures above where I said I 'turned the cam on' were actually photos I took of the screen with my camera on site.  :wink2:
The monitor connection works there......it is the internet that is the problem.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 30, 2011, 10:28:23 AM
Thanks Sherri!!! :biggergrin2:
I loved your s/s and the nest is coming along nicely. Kidd's probably thinking that he doesn't remember leaving it that way. :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on March 30, 2011, 02:26:23 PM
THANK YOU, Sherri and Marcia for the welcome! :biggergrin2:

Look forward to being around for a looooong time.  Hope Conn. Audubon is not going to have cam probs like last season...
   :nope:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 30, 2011, 05:20:26 PM
Sherri, Thanks for the Great slideshow!!   I am hoping to go by tomorrow after work (4:00) if the weather holds up. Only problem is the center will be closed then so I wont be able to ask Louise for an update on the cam
Welcome aboard  Mary G


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on March 31, 2011, 03:27:23 PM
Great SS Sherri,
Hows the weather down there? It's Starting to snow here and the woodholes nest is showing snow there also


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 31, 2011, 03:36:55 PM
Hi Joanne ...good to see you. :bigsmile:....raining right now.  I'm waiting to get the latest report to see whether snow is still expected.

Thomas, waited till about 4:20 today to see if we could meet up.  I figured you would be down there by then if
you were coming so I left.

..............and NOW!!!

THE CAM IS UP!!!:clap1: :clap1:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110331_18-32-10.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110331_18-40-02.jpg)

New link ( I will add to first page )
http://67.86.128.224:81/view/index.shtml


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: wvgal_dana on March 31, 2011, 04:00:49 PM
Sherri,
Thanks for the great slideshow and the beautiful pictures of Lola & Kidd I love this Oprey Nest.

I remember the year they had the "blue teddy bear" in the nest....was watching when the
terrible storm blow it out of the nest. It made me sad to see their "teddy bear" leave the nest.

I am hoping for a great season for the pair.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 31, 2011, 05:06:13 PM
Hi Dana......great to see you! :nod2:
.......and I remember the year that you pointed out "our" gull that you affectionately dubbed as Oscar.  :bigsmile:

To all.....afraid pics from today will have to wait till tomorrow.  Have just been delayed by trying to catch up
with the altercation at Maine nest today.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 31, 2011, 06:08:49 PM
Thomas, waited till about 4:20 today to see if we could meet up.  I figured you would be down there by then if
you were coming so I left.

THANKS for the GREAT news Sherri, Sorry about not getting down there, last minute decisions to take tomorrow off kept me a little later than I wanted to stay. But on my way home I stopped and decided to buy Colleen her own SLR (Nikon D3100) SO when we go down to see Kidd and Lola she can leave my D-60 alone   :nod2:
I will have to play around with trying to get the cam working on this computer. Its a new one and wouldn’t let me download Axis to it so I can watch…….this may be a late night with me trying, I HAVE to be able to watch in the morning : )
Goodnight


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on March 31, 2011, 06:55:16 PM
How great that the cam is working now!  :bigsmile: Wow they have been busy on the nest.
Great slideshow Sherri. With watching the osprey nest near me I know how exciting it is to have them return each year.   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 31, 2011, 07:02:52 PM
Glad to see the cam is up Sherri :bigsmile:  I just got home and I see it's dark at the nest, so I guess I'll see you guys in the morning!  :nod2: 

Hi Dana :)  Good luck with the Axis installation, Thomas.  I think you need administrator rights to install Axis on the Windows 7 platform.  Wow, what a nice gift for Colleen!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: morning on March 31, 2011, 07:16:01 PM
Great info, are there any photo's of the teddy bear in the nest?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 01, 2011, 02:37:08 AM
New link ( I will add to first page )
http://67.86.128.224:81/view/index.shtml
I still can't see the cam.. it says I need to install an Add-on - which I said "yes" to and nothing happened. I'll try again later.. hate to have to keep on installing things.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 03:39:32 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
.....how nice it is to have the cam this morning! ..... it doesn't appear as though the coast
is going to get snow; just rain.

Mornin' Lola

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110401_06-28-51.jpg)

Mornin' Kidd  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110401_06-31-31.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 04:26:15 AM
To those having trouble getting the cam.....
I didn't have a problem at all.  However, I do remember having a problem 2 years ago and Ken (education director
at the time) told me to turn off my User Control.  It worked like a charm.  I am using Vista on this PC and I'm presuming
Thomas and Laura have Windows 7 so don't know if same would help.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2011, 04:40:30 AM
Sherri GREAT caps!! Thanks for the wonderful start to my day off
Laura, Im having the same problem trying to get the cam to work do you have windows 7?
Marcia, Im running windows 7, any ideas what I can do to help? I see a set up icon after clicking on I agree to terms but when I click on it it tells me it needs a user name and password. I tried one that is NOT the one set to this computer but only because it says it is NOT  a secured site and don’t know if I should trust it with my pc password. It dose work on Colleen computer downstairs in the basement but that’s not a place I like to hang out . I will need to find a wireless receiver for my old desktop pc which is in another room here unless I can figure this out.  
@ 8:00 I Edit to add I think the set up icon is for the Audubon’s use, Sherri, how would I turn off the User Controllers’?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 01, 2011, 05:06:09 AM
Thanks Sherri .. For the great news!!! That's our sweet Lola alright. :nod2:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-1-11-001.jpg)
And as usual... Kid is getting right down to 'business' this morning.  :->

Thomas & Laura .. Sorry you're having issues with the Axis download on W7. That means I probably will as well on my work computer. Sure hope we can get this figured out.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/smiley-greet025.gif) MaryG, Morning & Dana


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 05:43:07 AM
Thomas, for sure that was my problem and that was my question to Ken at the time (ie thought it was control on their end).

Not sure how your system is set up but in Vista, I can go to Control Panel and have an icon for "User Accounts".  When opened, there is an option  to
"Turn User Account Control on or off".
After I turned it off, I got the cam immediately.  I didn't have to give a password at all.

Hi Lori, isn't it great to be able to take a cap here?......(and that isn't really a question.  :lollol:)

I am noticing a difference though and would like to know if anyone else is getting the same.....
Every time I click for a cap, I get the option to add to the folder.  Then for each cap, I get a folder in my toolbar.
I never had either instance prior to this year......the caps used to just go into the folder automatically.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 01, 2011, 07:43:57 AM
Sherri .. I don't even have a button anymore to take s'caps from Axis. :puzzled2:
My picture above was taken with my capture software.

Hey MT.... I think your wonderful video over yonder is in the wrong place.
I think if you post it here Sherri can delete it off the Onsite Photo thread since she's the moderator.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 08:09:19 AM
Morning! I too, don't have picture control buttons anymore, Lori.  And I had to update Java in order for the cam to work.  Also, I can't get the half-sized view any longer.  Using Chrome as my browser. 

View is nice!  Kidd on nest :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 08:12:49 AM
Sherri .. I don't even have a button anymore to take s'caps from Axis. :puzzled2:
My picture above was taken with my capture software.

Now this is getting really strange!  why would there be these differences?  :puzzled2:
This is the cap I took a few minutes ago and the Axis viewer is the same as last year for me.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/04011111001.jpg)

Quote
....... since she's the moderator.

Don't remind me!  :rolleyes2: ......and you all better behave yourselves!  :haha:

Seriously, I didn't realize MT had a video.....off I go to see it.  Awesome!!

.....oh, and I meant to say earlier.....(for those that have the Axis screen like I do, stay away from the Set Up button,
That one IS for the Audubon and that is what kept getting me confused a couple years ago before Ken straightened it all out for me.
That is where it will ask for a Password.

Mornin' Marcia......didn't see you post when I posted.  Do you both have Windows 7?   Thomas?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2011, 08:20:18 AM
HI ALL,
Sherri, thanks for the info, I am using a Dell and couldn’t do as you had said. Also I went onto Colleens computer had to update Java and all worked well , even have the picture button which allowed me to put the pictures straight into last years folder.  MT Great video, thanks!! What I noticed it that the smaller ship (perch) is in view of this cam, that is where Kidd landed when he took off to the left. Hoping to pick up a wireless receiver for my old pc so I can watch up here until I figure this out. Enjoy & Have a Great Day  

Yes Sherri, I have windows7 as does my  new laptop, neither of which I can use to view AXIS : (
(Don’t mean to sound confusing …I have 2 new pc’s and two old ones. Colleens old one works fine, my old one doesn’t have internet access )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 08:22:00 AM
Thomas, I could do some research but would need to know the specific error message you're getting to make any real headway. However, since Sherri was able to find out how to bring up the cam in Vista, maybe she could ask the same fellow for Windows 7 tips?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2011, 08:32:43 AM
Thomas, I could do some research but would need to know the specific error message you're getting to make any real headway. However, since Sherri was able to find out how to bring up the cam in Vista, maybe she could ask the same fellow for Windows 7 tips?

Thanks for offering to help Marica, No error message, just wont load …it does say in fine print ……. AXIS Media Control which enables streaming video in Microsoft Internet Explorer, has not been installed or could not be registered on this computer. To install or upgrade the
AXIS Media Control , you must have Administration rights on this computer and you must answer Yes
when asked if you wish to allow the installation. AXIS 241S can also be configured to show still images.

I will get to the terms, click agree , see something that says  to click on close after installed but nothing is ever installed…..


Laura, is that what you are getting? I have to head out soon and will check back later.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 08:36:06 AM
Thomas, I notice it says you must have administrator rights, like I said on the previous page.  So maybe that's the key.  I'll look into how you go about doing that in Windows 7.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 08:36:29 AM
Marcia, I would love to ask Ken but he doesn't work there any more (hence all the problems with the internet and connections the last couple years :sosad:)

I did find this in the Help section:

"The Viewer Toolbar is displayed immediately below the video stream and provides various buttons for performing common tasks.

Note that the viewer toolbar is only available when using AXIS Media Control in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Display of the viewer toolbar can be enabled/disabled from Setup > Live View Config > Layout."

Are you all using IE? or something different?
Of course, the last sentence above doesn't help us at all because we can't access 'Setup'.

Thomas, meant to say.......what a great gift for Colleen!!  you really ARE a nice guy, ya know?  :wink2:

MT, thanks for the video!! I think we are able to see a bit more into the marsh with this view for some reason.  :nod2:
(Do believe it is the Captain's wench though  :wink2:)

 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 08:43:11 AM
Thomas, I found info about administrator rights.  I'll PM you with the info.  If it works then we can post the fix to the forum.

Sherri, no doubt there are differences between the browsers.  I just haven't had time yet this morning to try anything but Chrome.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 08:49:53 AM
Thomas, I found info about administrator rights.  I'll PM you with the info.  If it works then we can post the fix to the forum.

Sherri, no doubt there are differences between the browsers.  I just haven't had time yet this morning to try anything but Chrome.
Thanks for all the help, Marcia.  As you all know, I am computer illiterate.  :rolleyes2:
......and I read through posts again and see that you mentioned you are using Chrome.

I do remember Ken telling me that the 'Set Up' was for their use only and would require their password.  Perhaps you will
find a way around it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2011, 08:53:06 AM
 
Thomas, I notice it says you must have administrator rights, like I said on the previous page.  So maybe that's the key.  I'll look into how you go about doing that in Windows 7.
I did see that and then read on my pc that to have administration rights I needed to add someone else ( I guess I need someone to be an administrator to) so I added Colleen to this pc but that didn’t work either.
 
Thomas, meant to say.......what a great gift for Colleen!!  you really ARE a nice guy, ya know?  :wink2:
Thanks Sherri, She knows about it but hasn’t been home to see it yet so Im still playing. By giving that to her is a bigger gift to myself because NOW I have MY own (the D60) OR I can give her that and take the D3100 for myself lol

Thomas, I found info about administrator rights.  I'll PM you with the info.  If it works then we can post the fix to the forum.
Thanks for trying Marcia, I just tried that and it shows I already have full control : (


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 09:08:53 AM
I do remember Ken telling me that the 'Set Up' was for their use only and would require their password.  Perhaps you will
find a way around it.

Sherri, I'm talking about enabling administrator rights over one's own computer. :)   I'm not trying to get control of the webcam via the Set Up button :eek:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 09:10:38 AM
Thanks for trying Marcia, I just tried that and it shows I already have full control : (

Sorry Thomas! :-\  Back to the drawing board!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 09:18:48 AM
Sherri, I do have picture control buttons if I open the cam in IE.  I don't see new folders opening up for each picture.

Lovely Lola is on the nest :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 01, 2011, 09:21:57 AM
Good morning all! I've got the cam on my macbook but no capture button. I'll have to see what happens on my pc.
Lola looks as gorgeous as ever!!! Let's see....are we due for an egg here yet? :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 01, 2011, 10:10:09 AM
Note that the viewer toolbar is only available when using AXIS Media Control in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Aha! That's it Sherri... I always use Firefox. I just tried IE and the little handy-dandy buttons are there and all of my ("kerplonks"  :mhihi:) s'caps go into my Axis Media Control - Snapshots file.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 10:35:24 AM
Lori and Marcia.....good that IE works.  :bigsmile:

Hi Nan!

To clarify, I don't get a new folder on the PC for each snapshot......it shows a new folder for each one on my toolbar
which is really weird and more than annoying.  Don't have time to figure it out right now though.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 11:29:34 AM
 :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/mf_04012011_1120.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 12:27:59 PM
Thanks Marcia  :bigsmile:...
..that reminds me that Nan asked about an egg.  :lollol:

Let's see....are we due for an egg here yet? :love:
The last 3 years in a row, the first egg has been on April 6th.
However, think we need to keep in mind that she returned a few days later than normal this year.

By the way, all of the previous years return dates, egg laying and hatching info is located on opening post on first page.
The second post will contain the info for this year.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 01, 2011, 01:55:29 PM
 :lollol: Great one Marcia!!!

Busy, busy, busy... I can't believe how fast this nest is coming together.  :biggergrin2:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-1-11-012.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 01, 2011, 03:31:40 PM
Kidd is a master builder!!!!
Meanwhile I got the live view on my new windows 7 desktop computer using mozilla foxfire (like Lori) but the capture button is not there or on my Mac's safari version. Gotta figure out the user control administrator stuff for IE just incase we need a quick capture, tho screen shot will work in a pinch. But I would appreciate a quick refresher on fixing the administrator rights thing. THere must be more to it than agreeing to the box that asks if it is ok to change the setting that pops up.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2011, 03:39:35 PM
Nan, this didn't work for Thomas because he already had admin rights/total control, but here's the info I sent to him.

1. Click Start.
2. Click Computer.
3. Right click on the icon where your OS is installed and click Properties.
4. Click the Security tab.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
6. Click the Change Permissions button located after the Permission Entries list.
A new window will appears listing the user accounts available on your computer.
Select the user account you want to give total control over Windows 7 and click the Edit button.
Click the box labeled “Total Control” and press OK.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2011, 03:46:24 PM
Oh Lola, you never looked so good  :nod2: and what I had to go through to see you was well worth it  :nod2: Which was a trip to the store to get a wifi receiver to add to my old desktop computer and then move it back into my pc room so you and Kidd will be closer to me at all times : )
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110401_17-36-27.jpg)
Now I feel a little better and will still work on getting you on my new pc :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 01, 2011, 03:53:45 PM
THanks Marcia! I'll give that the ole college try :whistle:
Lola is indeed looking good Thomas! What we do to watch this pair!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 01, 2011, 04:31:04 PM
Thanks for offering to help Marica, No error message, just wont load …it does say in fine print ……. AXIS Media Control which enables streaming video in Microsoft Internet Explorer, has not been installed or could not be registered on this computer. To install or upgrade the
AXIS Media Control , you must have Administration rights on this computer and you must answer Yes
when asked if you wish to allow the installation. AXIS 241S can also be configured to show still images.

I will get to the terms, click agree , see something that says  to click on close after installed but nothing is ever installed…..


Laura, is that what you are getting? I have to head out soon and will check back later.
Yes, Thomas, exactly my problem too. So... you fixed it by updating your Java?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 01, 2011, 04:39:27 PM
Quote
The Ospreys are back!
Two males and two females have arrived at the nest and have already made great renovations to their living space.  Tune in to view them on our Osprey Cam!
That is what it says on the CT Audubon home page. 2 lolas and 2 kidds??? Somehow I don't see it. :rolleyes2:

Meanwhile back with Windows 7... followed Marcia's instructions...to no avail...but am now trying a reboot to see if that matters.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2011, 05:00:09 PM
Lola is indeed looking good Thomas! What we do to watch this pair!
Hi Nan, And what we do to photograph them , since meeting them 2 years ago in 2009 Im on my second SLR and loving it!! The first one was bought just for them (the second one was bought for my wife so I can have my first one back)  :nod2:

Yes, Thomas, exactly my problem too. So... you fixed it by updating your Java?
No Laura, I cheated  :nod2: I got it working by buying a wifi receiver for my old computer which is now back in this room  with me. But I did not try to update Java on this PC, that may work and will look into it. I’m still fighting to get it here on this new computer…(with windows7). What is nice is that Kidd and Lola now have their OWN computer behind me while Im on this one  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2011, 05:22:15 PM
Thomas, glad you got on....took a while but well worth it.  :nod2:

MT, another great video!  :clap1:  How funny!....  thanks! ..... if the pirate business
dries up, maybe he can go into the circus!  :lollol:

Feel free to post them on this thread  as well so everyone will know they are here.  :bigsmile:

I am almost done editing my photos from the visit yesterday........will post them in the morning.  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on April 01, 2011, 06:47:44 PM
Thomasand Lori, I have Windows 7 and it wouldn't work either and I just played with it and got it to work.  I went to axis and registered, for company I just said home office.
I could then download AXIS Media Control and I installed it. Then I went back to the cam page and it said once again that I didn't have AXIS Media Control, so I went through the same process of clicking to download it through IE and it didn't really seem to do anything but then apparently because I had downloaded the file (using username and password from registering) it worked and I can see the night time view right now.   :bigsmile:

Thomas what wifi receiver did you get to add to old computer?  I will need to do the same.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n88/klbak/MaineEagles/20110401_21-51-08.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: jazzel26 on April 01, 2011, 08:34:12 PM
This was great :mhihi: :mhihi: late afternoon today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uudRf09u3e0





Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 02, 2011, 03:25:00 AM
Good Morning Everyone
Mating at 6;24 am


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 02, 2011, 04:07:05 AM
Good Morning Everyone,  Looks like they are at it again  :nod2:
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110402_05-27-23.jpg)

I been in and out of the room so Im not seeing much, but this second cap was Kidd taking some food down to the perch, you can see it/him way to the left

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110402_05-54-12.jpg)

Judy,
Thanks for the info. Is this where you registered? http://www.axis.com/reg/register.php  If so I'll give it a try. The wifi receiver I bought was from Best Buy at a cost of $35.00  It’s a Netgear G54 wireless USB adapter. Very easy to use. The ONLY thing that threw me for a loop is it tells you to hit a button….Im looking all over my monitor for it but what they meant was a button on my transmitter, any questions feel free to ask  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on April 02, 2011, 04:27:06 AM
Thanks Thomas for wifi info and yes that is where I registered.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 02, 2011, 04:34:32 AM
Morning everyone. Good news - I seem to be able to view this cam with Google Chrome.. so I can join in the fun from time to time now.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 02, 2011, 04:53:12 AM
Thanks Judy, but it still didn’t work for me. I get to download, agree to terms and that’s as far as I can get. Looks like Kidd and Lola still have their own computer here
Laura, SO happy you can now join us, I may look into Google crome next, not sure what that is tho.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 02, 2011, 04:57:06 AM
I keep getting the same message as you do Thomas with Internet Explorer. Google Chrome is Google's web browser, you should try it. You can safely have more than one browser - could try FireFox also. I just prefer Internet Explorer.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 02, 2011, 05:00:10 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Glad problems seem to be working out......everyone can at least view the nest one way or another now, right?

I am so used to NOT having the cam that I forgot to open it this morning until just a few minutes ago and just getting
here now.  :rolleyes2:

I just posted my on site photos from the visit on Friday....
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg12571#msg12571


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 02, 2011, 12:16:17 PM
I'm still able to view using Chrome, Sherri, but something happened after a restart and now I can't view with IE any longer. The problem doesn't seem to be with the Axis media control.  I did update Java recently, so maybe that's it, not sure.  Anyway, Chrome works just fine with this cam, except for the lack of a picture taking button (I can use other means to capture a picture though) and the inability to change the cam to half size/reduce the size of the browser window.  Consequently, the cam is often covered up by other windows I have open :sosad:

Calm today each time I checked in.  Several matings :)

3PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04022011_1203.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 02, 2011, 12:23:40 PM
Hi Marcia, Just now at 3:20 the cam is just a psychedelic mess :nope:....not broadcasting the Kidd Ship. So don't try to change too many settings just now.  Hold your course!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 02, 2011, 12:30:19 PM
Aye, aye!  Holding course, matey! :mhihi:

ARRR, seems t' Kidd Ship has run aground on Psychedelic Island several times today!  :rolleyes2: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 02, 2011, 12:55:06 PM
The lava lamp in the Captain's Cabin must have overflowed from all the hanky panky! :love: :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 02, 2011, 01:03:55 PM
The lava lamp in the Captain's Cabin must have overflowed from all the hanky panky! :love: :8)

Lots of "Blue" on the nest tho :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 02, 2011, 01:05:09 PM
Aye, Nan, that's it!  And maybe that in turn tripped the switch on t' GROOVY black light!

Edit: Okay, groovy BLUE light  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 02, 2011, 05:02:39 PM
Phew! Everything is looking shipshape again...even in the dark. the usual lights on the horizon. Blue Light specials aisle 3!!!! :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 03, 2011, 03:09:19 AM
Good Morning @ 6:00 As the sun started to rise on our lovely ship, Lola was spotted sitting on deck. Most likefully waiting for Kidd to deliver breakfast from the gally : )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 03, 2011, 04:08:49 AM
And we all know, what Lola wants..... Lola gets  :nod2:

She spots a hidden treasure that Kidd tried to keep form her until after the morning chores...
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110403_06-01-46.jpg)

Then she grabs it..... takes a look to see if Kidd sees her
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110403_06-02-03.jpg)

And in a blink of an eye she is landing on the perch with it : )
Now that the perch is in sight of the cam I circled it so you all will know where it is
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110403_06-02-20-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on April 03, 2011, 04:16:19 AM
Morning Thomas- me thinks thee Kidd delivered more than 'grub'...... :lollol:

VIDEO--->   Kidd morning 'boarding party'  (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/APRIL%202011/?action=view&current=4-3KIDDmorning.mp4)
at end of video, another 'drop in'  :whistle:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/APRIL%202011/KIDD4-2.jpg)

eta:  see that PB has issues w/ me this a.m.  :rolleyes2:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 03, 2011, 04:31:43 AM
Mornin' Thomas and MT and all....

Thomas, thanks for the caps ......looks like another beautiful day.  :nod2:

MT, yep, a little more than food was brought in.......more like a little 'insurance'.  :lollol:
Thanks!

I have to do some work at home today (real work to make up for taking Friday off  :rolleyes2:), so may not be able
to be here or take caps.  Will have the cam up on my laptop though.  :nod2:
Sure would love to see caps if anyone has the time. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on April 03, 2011, 04:44:19 AM
Sherri- if cam didn't time out, would leave recorder on, but have to be gone today...am sure others will be checking in   :nod2:

Have a good day all


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 03, 2011, 04:56:03 AM
Good Morning MT,   Great video!! Maybe thats why this cam doesn't  have sound LOL either that or beaks (mouth) these sailors have.  :mhihi:
Good Morning Sherri, I’m finishing up around here and should be at Kidds place in an hour or so  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 03, 2011, 06:37:22 AM
Thomas & MT .. Thanks for the  :lollol: already this morning.
Morning Sherri .. Work on Sunday?  :shock:

I see Nan & Marcia had a groovy party here yesterday.  :mhihi:

I cannot believe how fast Kidd has built their nest!!! You can barely see the wood poles now. Still waiting for some 'decorations' to be brought.  :lollol:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20110403_09-14-54.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 03, 2011, 07:26:52 AM
Just checking in......thinking that Thomas should be there now if anyone sees something strange (not Thomas...he isn't strange. :nope:  :lollol:).
I mean if something looks to be unusual on the nest.

Morning Sherri .. Work on Sunday?  :shock:
Yep, if I want a paycheck for playing 'hooky' on Friday.  :lollol:

I can't wait to see what the first decoration will be! :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 03, 2011, 11:30:58 AM
Hmmmmm.......  :eek:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-3-11-010.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 03, 2011, 11:55:59 AM
Lori, are you thinking what I am thinking?  :o
I had to go out to my daughters for a couple hours and just came back a few minutes ago.
When I looked at the cam, my first thought was "Holy Crapoly....she looks like she is incubating!"
For anyone who has been watching.......has she been off the nest at all over the last few hours?
She doesn't look the same as when she is just sitting there waiting for food etc.  :nope:
.....just the wing position alone is what made me think twice.

Back to work but I'll try to watch as much as I can.

Just a reminder.....the last 3 yrs in a row the first egg was on 4/6 but that was when she came back
a few days earlier than this year.
I do know that one of the photographers saw them mating on 3/28 when she came back so.......(to be continued  :lollol:)

ETA 3:10
Well, she left for a minute or two and I don't see an egg  :nope:.....she does seem bothered by something nearby.
Hope Thomas isn't out there in his hang glider!  :rolleyes2: :lollol:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 03, 2011, 12:11:45 PM
I think I was thinking what you were thinking.  :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:
... But she's gone now so it must have been practice. :mhihi:

oopsie.. and as I typed that she came back.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 03, 2011, 12:13:23 PM
......and as you typed, I was adding to my post above.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 03, 2011, 12:18:51 PM
Who's on third... I feel like we've just entered Marcia's & Nan's groovy party zone. LOL!!!!!
Oh how I would crack up if I saw a hang glider about now. Still waiting for Kidd to bring Lola home some treasures.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 03, 2011, 01:06:00 PM
Who's on third... I feel like we've just entered Marcia's & Nan's groovy party zone. LOL!!!!!
Oh how I would crack up if I saw a hang glider about now. Still waiting for Kidd to bring Lola home some treasures.  :lollol:
Where is MT when we need her wonderful graphics?  :lollol:
Remember some of the stuff she did other years?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 03, 2011, 01:27:01 PM
 :lollol: Nan must still be sleeping off the effects of the groovy party, Lori :wink2:  Thanks for the pics and videos Thomas (good to know where the perch is!), Lori and MT!

Kidd's been rather scarce when I've been watching, but I did catch him there about 2:45 :nod2:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04032011_1145.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 03, 2011, 01:49:55 PM
Good Day Everyone, I’m back from Kidd and Lola’s Place and boy :eek: is it windy there!!  Sorry Sherri, because of the wind Colleen wouldn’t  let me take out the hang glider today. :nope: The hour or so I was there (around 10:10 to 11:20) I had to  stay  out of the wind more than anything. :nod2: That’s why you see Lola practicing her incubation positions out….trying the nest on for size while staying as low as possible to stay out of the wind. :nod2: Kidd was down on the island looking around for a place to bury his treasure.  :nod2:  Didn’t take many pictures and going through them now………………..and they did find something interesting....... nobody was on board thee ship my last half hour because .....  to be contindued   :whistle:  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 03, 2011, 02:07:16 PM
So, what did they find, Thomas??!! .......................(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/popcorn.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 03, 2011, 02:33:08 PM
So, what did they find, Thomas??!! .......................(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/popcorn.gif)

Marcia,  At first I thought it was Treasure Island :nod2: but after going through my pictures :eek: its more like Fantasy Island. :love: Just picked out the best dozen or so and going  to PB now ....They're not the best, this Fantasy Island is much further out than theirs

Edit to add.... Okay, All set......  :nod2: http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg13295#msg13295  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 04, 2011, 04:41:04 AM
Well, well, well... Lola arrives home with a fish and Kidd takes it and flies off. :lollol:
You don't see that too often...
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-4-11-g1.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 04, 2011, 09:38:09 AM
That IS an unusual thing to see, Lori!!  NICE gif effects :nod2: :clap1:


We're not going to be able to see the eggs if Lola doesn't stop rearranging the furniture!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_4042012.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_4042013.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 04, 2011, 09:59:25 AM
 :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: Marcia
She really is going at it huh? "Lola's nestkeeping 101" course. :mhihi:

OK... Here's my Window 7 work computer rundown for the cam.
I first tried in IE and couldn't get the Axis download to work at all. I got that same mesage everyone else got.
Then... I tried it in Firefox and it worked right off the bat with no request for a download at all. (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/thclappingandhootingsmiley.gif)
I can see the cam!!!!!!!! I was so worried....  :biggergrin2:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-4-11-009.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 04, 2011, 03:14:46 PM
Hi Lori, I can get it with Safari on my macbook and on my PC with FIrefox...but neither has the capture button. Does yours on Firefox???
Either Kidd or Lola is on the far edge of the nest at 614 pm.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 04, 2011, 06:54:00 PM
Nan, No... Firefox does not have the capture button. I just use my use my own capture software to snap pictures.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 05, 2011, 01:32:02 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Lori and Marcia, your caps are wonderful, I think we will have to ask Kidd to put in a port hole so we can see the eggs  :nod2:
Colleen is at her dads and used firefox there to view the nest and she too don’t have the camera icon to take picture with. When I have time Im going to add FF to this pc and see if that will let me view them here. But them (Kidd and Lola)  having my  old pc isn’t a bad thing and  would still like to figure it out so everyone who is still having trouble can watch too. Good news is we don’t use windows 7 at work  and I have no problem watching (as long as the boss isn't around)  :innocent:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 05, 2011, 03:47:37 AM
Anyone watching? Lola keeps looking down under her.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 05, 2011, 04:23:10 AM
Morning Joanne .. I was watching too and couldn't decide if she was grunting or chirping.  :lollol:
She's gone now so I guess not yet.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2011, 04:37:09 AM
Great caps!   thanks!  :bigsmile:
.....they sure have that nest built up!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 05, 2011, 04:55:01 AM
Lava Lamp again :P


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 05, 2011, 09:08:30 AM
Good Afternoon  :nod2: At 12:05 Lola is on deck and is  supporting something blue under her. We have our first  piece of treasure   :lollol:

ETA:  I go back to see if I can figure out what this treasure is and a funny thing happens…… Kidd is now there…..Lola leaves……then Kidd does too and with a fish But he does not go to the perch with it. Do you think they may have gone to fantasy island to have lunch?
 (http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110405_12-10-22.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 05, 2011, 10:25:48 AM
Thomas!!!  :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:
I am so happy to see that something blue has finally arrived... :haha:
Glad that the cam is back up and running. :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 05, 2011, 11:31:12 AM
Oh m' GOSH!

Thomas, I just had to bring your picture (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Arrows%20and%20Sundry/below.gif) forward!!!

I've been so busy I haven't even been able to check the cam.  You made my day! :bigsmile:

It's shaping up to be a GOOD season! :lollol:

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110405_12-10-22.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 05, 2011, 11:50:03 AM
I almost fell on the floor!! Thomas I think it's a blue raincoat!! :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 05, 2011, 04:33:47 PM
Yes! Blue Foul weather gear! Man, I've gotta stop going to Kidd's lava lamp parties on Fantasy Island. :wink2: :mhihi:  It makes it very difficult to focus on scientitic analysis on the Maine eagle nest! :nope: I just hope he doesn't get into disco and put up a disco ball. So we are now in the days when an egg could come (judging by past years!). :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2011, 04:48:34 PM
Great!!  "stuff" and it's blue!  :nod2: :lollol:

Nan, almost choked on my 'dinnah' on your last comment. :lollol: (BTW, you are just toooo lucky to be in Maine right now!
I'm jealous!  :nod2:  :wink2:)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 05, 2011, 04:56:32 PM
Nice to be here-uh but the weather is dismal. Wet and cold. I'm missing my daffys which were abt to bloom back in Mass. But it is fun reintroducing my mom to Kidd and Lola! Hopefully this will be the year I visit CT in person again! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: morning on April 05, 2011, 05:06:00 PM
Did anyone record the blue coming in?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 06, 2011, 03:36:21 AM
Not sure if anyone recorded it morning

But now I believe we have pink on the nest too

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/pink.jpg)

And Is that a stuffed animal?

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/stuffed.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2011, 04:23:53 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Well.....April 6th......will today be the day?  :wink2:

Hopefully this will be the year I visit CT in person again! :love:
Yes, sure do hope so!  :love:

morning, think I told you that you might expect to see something blue.  :wink2:

Joanne, I saw that and was wondering what the heck that was......(you know my bad eyes need help, right? :lollol:)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: morning on April 06, 2011, 05:12:03 AM
Sherri, yes the blue is cool. I am now recording but need another class to learn the edit process. So, hopefully I can start saving some myself.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2011, 05:36:58 AM
morning, great that you are recording......thanks!
I don't do recordings so not any help in the editing process.

Sounds like you are enjoying the nest so far......if so, like the saying goes, "you ain't seen nothin' yet!"  :lollol:
You are likely in for months of enjoyment observing them.
This pair of osprey have become very close to our hearts here with all their comical antics of bringing in
"stuff" along with their amazing devotion to each other.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 06, 2011, 08:25:55 AM
Morning all...

Nan (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/LOLsmilie.gif)
Wow! That's the hardest I've laughed in a long time. Thank goodness I'm alone. You got a nice day today in Maine.

Joanne .. Have to have some pink too for the girls. :lollol:

Will today be the day Sherri? We shall see, hopefully. :mhihi:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 06, 2011, 12:02:06 PM
Lola's been hanging around pretty close to the nest bowl since noon as far as I can tell.  :8)
BTW, Lori, I thought I saw you dancing the "Koi" at Kidd's last party. :whistle: ay-karumba!!!! You and Kidd have to go on dancing with the stars!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 06, 2011, 12:39:47 PM
Good Afternoon.  I have checked out the cam several times but haven't caught them there.  I laughed right out loud when I saw their blue banner in the nest.  They really are entertaining.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 06, 2011, 12:47:03 PM
Good Afternoon everyone.

She is looking under herself again. I walked out of the room and when I returned she had her head buried in the nest bowl.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 06, 2011, 01:39:23 PM
The nest was empty when I checked in at 4:08.  Lola returned about 4:28.  All the while I thought I saw something dark bobbing in the area of the perch, so maybe she was on the perch having dinner.

4:39  Lola arranging sticks.  Now Kidd is on the perch?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 06, 2011, 02:18:10 PM
Just got in from work and checking out our Lola, she is now on the nest but I’m a little concerned she may need a patch over her right eye for a couple of days . It seems okay but is closed more than open. Or is that a sign of her straining and about to lay an egg?  

BTW, Lori, I thought I saw you dancing the "Koi" at Kidd's last party. :whistle: ay-karumba!!!! You and Kidd have to go on dancing with the stars!
LOL Nan you are too funny. I think Lori and Kidd are the stars  :nod2:

Around 5:20 Kidd showed up for a couple of minutes and left, Lola still there : )


ETA @6:05 Lola went from sitting on the edge all this time down into the nest  :nod2: :nod2: Looks very promising  :bigsmile:  I wish I could do video  :puzzled2:
ETA Shoot, The psychedelic party started too soon, at 6:35 the cam went all groovey looking. Lola was  looking so good there too : ( 
               (I tried the cam again at 6:55 and it's working again,, she is sitting a little lower there)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2011, 03:39:22 PM
6:28

Lola's position here is very suspect to me.  :nod2:  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110406_18-28-28.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 06, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
The poor dear has been looking like that since noon! I wonder if it hurts to be in egg labor???


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 06, 2011, 05:42:46 PM
Interesting Sherri. If I remember right, Lola's not at all opposed to laying eggs at night. Wonder what tomorrow may bring :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2011, 03:43:27 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Well, she wasn't on the nest when I first check but came in shortly after. Here are a few caps
just to show the morning activity so far.  Sorry, don't have time to put in SS as I am getting ready for work.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110407_06-02-26.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110407_06-12-19.jpg)

Kidd comes in and it appeared as though they were being bothered by something....(what else is new?  :bigsmile:)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110407_06-15-43.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110407_06-15-56.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110407_06-17-13.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110407_06-27-58.jpg)

Lola left the nest after the last cap.
As I mentioned, will be working today and don't have view of the cam.  However, if it isn't raining, it is very likely that I will go down there this
afternoon (I have requested Thurs afternoons off  :wink2:).
Hope you see an egg laying.......today would be a great day for it as it is my granddaughters 18th birthday!  :bigsmile:
(If I am going there, I will try to post around lunch time to let you know)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 07, 2011, 09:17:15 AM
Good Afternoon Everyone, Its lunch time here in Milford where I sit & watch Lola doing some rearranging of the house and she is even doing some big time cleaning…….she even got out the sponge : )
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110407_12-03-32.jpg)
At 12:13 Kidd just came in......


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 07, 2011, 09:25:29 AM
Hi everyone :bigsmile: Thanks for the early morning caps Sherri.  I've been trying to watch when I can. :nod2:

Thomas, you're cracking me up!  A sponge for cleaning! :lollol:  Thanks! :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2011, 09:46:04 AM
Thomas!  :lollol: :lollol:

Looks like it is clearing a little bit so will be going over there this afternoon.  Likely around 2:00-2:15.
(note to Thomas:  if I forget to check there today, the next time you go, look on the edge of the marsh near the tree (the one the
herons sit in.  Someone picked up a lot of litter that was out in the marsh but didn't take it away.  It was
left in a bucket.....might be stuff we don't want them to get.  I'll try to remember to look to see if it is gone).


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 07, 2011, 09:47:09 AM
Something blue, something pink, a little white animal toy, and now the yellow sponge!!!! Here at 1245 pm Lola is on the nest and as my mother just said, "Her end is pointed the right way." (into the nest). :mhihi:
Good to check out that bucket Thomas. Have fun!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 07, 2011, 10:27:16 AM
BTW, Lori, I thought I saw you dancing the "Koi" at Kidd's last party. :whistle: ay-karumba!!!! You and Kidd have to go on dancing with the stars!
:shock: :eek: :lollol: :lollol: :eek: :shock:
Now that would be funny!!!
Now where's that picture with a certain few folks sittin' in our Lola and Kidd's Nest??? :haha:

Great catch on the sponge Thomas and super caps this morning Sherri. :thumbsup1:
Thanks for checking on the status of that trash bucket too. That's not a good thing to leave laying around in our beloved Lola & Kidd's neighborhood.

Everytime I get to check the cam, it's mt.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 07, 2011, 10:54:04 AM
Wow Thomas  :mhihi:

Glad to see Lola scrubbing the barnacles off. And to think we are less than 2 weeks into this nest I have already fallen on the floor several times. I think I should lose the chair


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 07, 2011, 11:09:48 AM
Hi Joanne  :bigsmile:

Lola is on deck. She had a beautiful arrival and I just missed the capture.  :sosad:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-7-11-010.png)

I swear she always looks like she's laying an egg. :lollol:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-7-11-011.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 07, 2011, 11:21:42 AM
Hi Lori,

Did she just take the sponge out with her?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 07, 2011, 12:25:58 PM
ohhhhh Joanne, the sponge is gone now isn't it. I didn't see what happened to it.
She must have finished swabbin' the decks and returned it to the bucket. :lollol:
3:25pm - no one home.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 07, 2011, 01:17:12 PM
Scrubbing the barnacles off!!  :lollol: :haha: Finished swabbing the deck and returned the sponge to the bucket!!  :lollol: :haha: JMT and Lori thanks so much for the laughs! :bigsmile:

Lola standing, but in a bit of a crouched position, looking out off the starboard side of the ship for the past several minutes :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2011, 04:19:22 PM
Such fun to come read a stress free nest!  :lollol:..... thanks for the laughs!  :bigsmile:

I went down around 2:15.....Lola on cam....Carol said Kidd had just left.
He didn't return until I was leaving a little after 4:00.

I posted a very short SS on the picture thread......kind of ho-hum photos as nothing much going on and it
was high tide.
We did notice that Lola was scratching in the nest bowl....Carol indicated that they will sometimes do that before laying eggs.
(Oh, and by the way......she does agree that it is Kidd and Lola)
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg14153#msg14153

Trash is still there.....didn't remember to look till I left and everyone was gone at Audubon.

They are both on the nest now at 7:19 PM


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2011, 03:02:03 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110408_05-52-26.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110408_05-55-43.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2011, 03:32:08 AM
Sponge is back!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 08, 2011, 04:41:06 AM
Sponge is back!  :lollol:

Maybe it didn't pass the white glove inspection. :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 08, 2011, 04:52:01 AM
Morning Sherri & Joanne...  :lollol: The sponge is back!

Thanks for the pretty morning caps Sherri.
Nest is empty... they must the getting some breakfast together and getting Lola in tip top shape for her upcoming egg laying. Shall we guess how many this year???

ETA-- As I wast typing that, Lola is back!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 08, 2011, 05:39:00 AM
Hi lori  :bigsmile:

Kidd came in with fish 8:24 Lola took it to the perch. Kidd cleaned the nest. and is now perched on one of the 2x4s. 8:36 Lola back with fish, then left with fish again.

8:53 Lola back and a mating

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/mating.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 08, 2011, 06:04:32 AM
Good morning! I'm liking the position and where Lola is in the nest right now. Good for proper egg placement! This would be a lovely day for an egg laying! Clever how the sponge is stowed!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 08, 2011, 10:28:47 AM
1:29 PM  Good day all!  Empty nest at the moment. Cleaning supplies strewn about (sponge and rag).  Someone down on the perch.

Love the early caps Sherri :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 08, 2011, 01:14:16 PM
4:12 PM  Checking in...nest empty.  Sponge there but blue rag shredded into pieces. Nobody on the perch.

4:40 Same as above

4:46 Lola back


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2011, 03:35:20 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:

6:34 Empty nest.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 08, 2011, 04:18:00 PM
716 pm both fly onto nest. Lola has a flounder! Lola leaves with it. Kidd looks disappointed! :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 08, 2011, 04:50:46 PM
Hi everyone, getting here late and just pulled the cam up to see both Kidd and Lola  there, At 7:45 Im not sure what Lola told him but he took off with something in his mouth and went to the perch. Lola remains  there moving a stick around as its starting to get dark......nope I just looked back at the cam and she is either really low in the nest or she joined Kidd at the perch..... I think Kidd got that flounder Nan  :bigsmile: .....Goodnight


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 08, 2011, 05:21:36 PM
 :innocent: Oh dear! Thomas, I suppose Kidd did bring the flounder with him. Couldn't tell if it still had a head or not! :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2011, 03:13:37 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
She wasn't on the nest at daylight......came in and out, along with Kidd.
No one there now at 6:12.

I'll be gone all day to grandsons baseball tournament.....hope you all see "something" good.  :wink2:
Have a good day.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 09, 2011, 07:16:20 AM
Good Morning everyone and good luck Sherri to your GS in his game today. :bigsmile:

Lola is so hard to tell when she is laying an egg!!!
She looked like this...
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20110409_09-54-41.jpg) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20110409_09-56-50.jpg)

and now this... :lollol:  Did she go and lay an egg???
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20110409_10-09-28.jpg) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20110409_10-09-41.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 09, 2011, 07:37:25 AM
Kidd just left and Lola is still laying.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20110409_10-24-10.jpg)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20110409_10-27-59.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 09, 2011, 07:41:37 AM
I think you may be right Lori  :mhihi: I just logged on and It looked like she was rolling an egg. She is sitting low now 10:41


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 09, 2011, 07:47:53 AM
Yes! i think we have an egg!  She appeared to be checking it out and showing it to Kidd and then lay in the nest at 1046!!!!! :love: :love: :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2011, 08:33:51 AM
Nan, I was watching then!!! (Nope, this is at 11:28, Nan) :bigsmile:   Anyway...Woohoo!  ;D

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04092011_0828.jpg)

Thanks everyone for being here early :bigsmile: Great caps Lori! :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 09, 2011, 09:13:43 AM
and at 1212pm Captn Kidd is on egg duty~ :bigsmile:
1214 pm Lola back on - Kidd off to who knows where!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2011, 09:29:34 AM
Just coming to post that Lola was back in control of the bowl, Nan :mhihi:  

I hope she didn't rough Kidd up too much during the switch :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04092011_0916.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 09, 2011, 11:07:45 AM
Good day, Sounds like we have an egg? , Woohooo!! Great morning caps Lori and Marcia And I missed it, I was there this morning from 6:30 to 9:00 and just to let you know Kidd was still at it right up until she laid that egg then. He wanted to be sure # 6 and #7 were possible LOL,  ALSO Just wait to you see what Kidd brought to the island, you WONT  believe it!!! Hint, they can use it to get to fantasy Island…..AND its blue!!!   :nod2:
Lola just did an egg roll at 2:05 and you can see Kidd is out on his perch, he has been very close all morning while I was there.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 09, 2011, 11:20:46 AM
Quote
ALSO Just wait to you see what Kidd brought to the island, you WONT  believe it!!! Hint, they can use it to get to fantasy Island…..AND its blue!!!

Life Raft??? :puzzled2:

2:19 Kidd on perch and the proud Lola looking lovely on the nest

Kidd came back and gave her a kiss
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/kiss.jpg)

3:11 Lola gone and Kidd on nest


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 09, 2011, 12:55:38 PM
 ALSO Just wait to you see what Kidd brought to the island, you WONT  believe it!!! Hint, they can use it to get to fantasy Island…..AND its blue!!!   :nod2:
A Blue Balloon??? :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2011, 02:07:36 PM
Something Kidd brought to the island...and they can use to get to and from the island?  I'll have to wait and be surprised Thomas.  I've tried, but can't come up with a guess!  (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Pondering/artists_block.gif)

Good guesses JMT and Nan!

Lola on egg.  Kidd on perch.

While I was typing there was a switch!  Captain at the helm.  Lola on perch.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 09, 2011, 02:27:53 PM
Life Raft??? :puzzled2:

Close, very close .........
Good balloon guess Nan , but much bigger : )
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.30


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2011, 02:40:48 PM
5:30 Switch.  Lola's back.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04092011_1433.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 09, 2011, 03:03:24 PM
Marcia :mhihi:
I really wish they would stop mating. If all those matings take, there will be no room on that nest. :shock:

Nice captures Marcia

Thomas I can't quite figure out what that is, maybe they should put a sail on it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2011, 05:36:19 PM
Awesome coverage today!.......terrific caps by all! :clap1:
Lori, you really got her doing her thing.....  :nod2:
Marcia, love how Kidd is looking at her in your cap!.....Joanne, your cap is absolutely priceless! "the kiss"  :love:
.....and the animation is quite amazing....got to be one of your best, Marcia  :nod2:!
Nan, glad you were able to watch; thanks for your comments......and Thomas, your humor and this guessing game is cracking me up!
I posted my guess on the picture thread before I came over here..........said surfboard but Kidd forgot it was low tide when he crashed.  :wink2:

.......and now the wonderful news that we have an egg!  Wha-hooooo!  :bigsmile:
I did have a 'heads up' earlier today as a "little birdie" (Carol) called me on my cell phone to let me know that we are all grandparents!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2011, 03:41:56 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

This morning.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110410_05-52-38Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110410_06-28-03Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 10, 2011, 03:53:50 AM
Good Morning

Sherri nice early morning caps.

I see the nest is lined in plastic again this year
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/plastic.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2011, 04:34:17 AM
Mornin' Joanne  :bigsmile:
Yep, think she is expecting rain!  :bigsmile:

Lola comes back after being gone more than an hour......
(the first 3 caps are within a two minute period.....and no, I don't have the first 2 out of order.
Kidd left and made a circle around......things sure happen fast down there!  :lollol:)

I'll be gone again for most of the day...... have a good one!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110410_07-17-50Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110410_07-18-02Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110410_07-19-39Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110410_07-25-32Ca.jpg)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Kai on April 10, 2011, 05:44:49 AM
Ahoy mates and congrats on the new egg :!: I still can't get the cam so I'm really appreciating all you caps. :biggergrin2: I've been watching the osprey over here in Brewster, Ma.     http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ospreycam         
Here's a cap of one of them, don't make me walk the plank for posting it over here. Sometimes they catch me watching them.  :binocs:
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff81/Kai522/Maine%20eagles/spotted.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 10, 2011, 06:42:49 AM
Good Day maties ,  Great caps Sherri  Been watching when I can and  I have seen Lola on the nest most of the morning (its 930 now). Just finished posting  my pictures and a video  from yesterdays visit. One SS will show you why Kidd was in such a rush and couldn’t park his blue  row boat right LOL, enjoy

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg14574#msg14574

Not to worry Kai,  I wouldn’t make you walk the plank …….. on a Sunday LOL wink wink, that is a cute capture. If you read back starting in the middle of page 7 you will read and see some of the problem and solutions that may help you view Kidd and Lola? Seems like using Firefox may be the easiest way.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 10, 2011, 01:46:43 PM
I see Lola is right where I left her 6 hours ago, napping on her egg while Kidd is out on his perch. I love this new view where we can see him out there  :nod2:  :bigsmile:
(@ 4:45 Lola time)......  :puzzled2:...... Which leads to..... Why is the cam time around 12 minutes fast ?  Anyone know or noticed?
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110410_15-47-09.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 10, 2011, 02:28:25 PM
I missed the switch but at 5:26 I see Kidd is now on deck with the egg while Lola is out on the perch. I bet Kidd brought her dinner up from the galley just so he can get his turn at watching the egg  :nod2:

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110410_16-26-50.jpg)
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110410_16-26-45.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 10, 2011, 02:49:32 PM
Kidd goes out to the perch and within a mimute Lola is here .......
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110410_16-50-10.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2011, 05:47:33 PM
Thomas, great caps and terrific photos that you posted on the picture thread!  Thanks!
Is that your new camera?

Kai, thanks for the link to the Brewster cam!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2011, 04:02:04 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

5:58

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110411_05-58-34Ca.jpg)

Kidd comes in with early morning breakfast...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110411_05-58-40Ca.jpg)

Lola was off in a flash with it......down to the perch

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110411_05-58-46Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110411_06-03-59Ca.jpg)

......and when she returned  :rolleyes2: :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110411_06-18-33Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 11, 2011, 06:21:05 AM
 :rolleyes2: :lollol:  :mhihi: Oh no indeed!!!! I don't think we're going to get to see the eggs this year. I hope we can catch all the laying events!
Thanks for all the wonderful captures!  Thomas & Sherri...are they calling Kidd & Lola by their names at the Coastal Center yet???


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2011, 07:27:06 AM
......are they calling Kidd & Lola by their names at the Coastal Center yet???
.......not a chance!  :nope: :lollol:  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2011, 01:44:17 PM
Lola could possibly be laying another egg.....she was not all the way down in incubating position and she
keeps looking under herself.  Now looks like egg roll.

ETA 4:52  Now she is back down in normal position.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 11, 2011, 02:31:53 PM
Thanks Sherri, I got home and put it on around 5:15 and saw Kidd in the nest with Lola, Definitely a unwanted guess flying in their air space. I want to try and do a picture video(gif?) on FB with their captures. Never tried, :puzzled2: is it hard? can you do it with the free version ?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on April 11, 2011, 02:32:22 PM
I just reviewed the last week and it looks like lots of activity and a good bit of blue.  :bigsmile:
Congrats on the egg!  Has anyone seen it yet? 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2011, 02:59:24 PM
Thomas, you are asking the wrong person here  :bigsmile:......I haven't a clue about videos or gifs.  There are those here
that know though.   Anyone?

Judy, based on the way they have that wall built up on this end, I don't think we will see anything till chicks hatch and stand up!  :lollol:
......while watching this morning I saw them add a couple more as well.  :rolleyes2:
Maybe need a wind storm.......or Thomas to pass by in his hang glider.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 11, 2011, 04:48:18 PM
Lola could possibly be laying another egg.....she was not all the way down in incubating position and she
keeps looking under herself.  Now looks like egg roll.

ETA 4:52  Now she is back down in normal position.

Sherri, sounds like a date and time to remember in case this is egg #2. The timing would be about right wouldn't it? So glad you saw it if so. :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2011, 03:48:44 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Yes, Nan.....it is possible.  She is usually 2-3 days apart.  If those sticks stay there, we really aren't going to
see much for a while.  :rolleyes2:

I'm leaving in a few minutes......if anyone around, would be good to watch her behavior today.  If she didn't lay one
yesterday, then it should be today for sure.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 12, 2011, 04:28:15 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Sounds like a date for the record books to me Sherri, How do we get Kidd to put in a porthole for us?

Maybe need a wind storm.......or Thomas to pass by in his hang glider.  :lollol:

 :lollol: :lollol: I’ll bring home the ducktape tonight along with a little superglue. Between the two I should be able to repair it after that last pass I tried to make over Kidd’s airspace. (on coffee break I’ll try to look back on the old forum and dig that crash up)  :lollol:

Im pretty busy here at the shop (wish it was a hang-glider repair shop) but will check in as often as I can. Lola is there now resting (7:28) 
Enjoy & Have a Great Day


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 12, 2011, 08:42:13 AM
I wonder if Kidd or Lola would consent to wearing a beak-cam.... :rolleyes2:I wonder if any of the ospreys that do have the backpack transmitters are parents themselves yet and if so wouldn't it be neat to see if two backpacked ospreys became a couple so we could know if they were together in So. America too. :idea:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2011, 09:48:40 AM
Thomas, I remember that crash!  :lollol:

Nan, interesting thought regarding the osprey with the transmitters. I think they return here for partners when they are mature.

Well, I made the headlines..... :lollol: ......should say Kidd and Lola did!  :wink2:
I was contacted by the Milford-Orange newspaper last week and they asked for a couple pictures.....Louise gave them my contact
information.  Audubon is doing a "Return of the Osprey" party/fund raiser on April 30th and they used the pictures for a lead to
the story.  
If anyone wants to take a look.......go here:
http://www.ctbulletin.com/


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Kai on April 12, 2011, 11:40:24 AM
Sherri, :clap1: :clap1: :clap1: Great news and congrats to you... :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 12, 2011, 12:45:40 PM
Sherri, you are Milford's on personal papparazzi, congratulations.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2011, 09:02:22 AM
11:45 Kidd holding down the fort while Lola noshes on her lunch :bigsmile:

Really busy with taxes this week but I'll try to sneak in late tonight to see what I've missed.

Oh - I do see that Sherri's photograph made the headlines!! Congratulations Sherri! :clap1: The photo they used is outstanding :thumbsup1:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04132011_843.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Paula on April 13, 2011, 02:08:29 PM
What do they have in the nest now   :puzzled2:

Looks almost like she's reading a magazine!  :lollol:


(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/pccompton/Osprey/th_2011-04-13_164420.jpg) (http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/pccompton/Osprey/?action=view&current=2011-04-13_164420.jpg)

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/pccompton/Osprey/th_2011-04-13_164512.jpg) (http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/pccompton/Osprey/?action=view&current=2011-04-13_164512.jpg)

Clickable


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Paula on April 13, 2011, 02:44:04 PM
Now it's on the other side of the nest

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/pccompton/Osprey/th_2011-04-13_173719.jpg) (http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/pccompton/Osprey/?action=view&current=2011-04-13_173719.jpg)

Clickable


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2011, 03:04:40 PM
Congratulations with making the headlines Sherri That is wonderful !!  :bigsmile:
Paula,  looks like  Kidds treasure map   :lollol:
Egg  roll at 6:00, she definitely rolled more than one  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 13, 2011, 03:09:17 PM
Great observation Thomas!!!! :nod2: :nod2: by the way Chris (CLC) and Peggyjean are the masters of gifs and videos. Check in with them.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2011, 03:29:57 PM
Thanks everyone  :bigsmile:  .... it is kind of fun to have a couple pictures in the newspaper.
Paula, nice to see you here.  :nod2: ..... you almost got it right about it being a magazine.  I think she was reading about herself
in the Milford-Orange Bulletin.  Probably worried that she had a bad hair day!  :lollol:

Here are a couple caps from this morning.......really yukky day here.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110413_06-10-07Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110413_07-08-15Ca.jpg)

Thomas, glad that you noticed she rolled more than one.  Did anyone notice unusual behavior yesterday or today?......or should we figure that
she may have laid #2 on the 11th? Guess it doesn't matter much except would be good to know how many to expect.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2011, 03:31:26 PM
 Thanks Nan, I will ask them if I cant figure it out soon...... I missed Kidd coming in but he must have given Lola a treasure.  Around 6:10 she is now out on the perch and I caught him on deck rolling the eggs himself. :nod2:  I am having a problem with PB but just wait to you see what I saw :nod2:  :eek:  :nod2:…trying to put together a slide but 2 pictures didn’t load so I have to delete all and retry….be back ASAP


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2011, 03:35:45 PM
Thomas, we were posting at the same time.  :bigsmile:

Glad to know I'm not alone with PB problems.  I keep getting booted off with the indication there is a conflict with Flash.  :rant2:
I'm just getting in from work and don't even have the cam up yet so am very curious what you have there!  :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2011, 03:43:55 PM
GOT IT!!!!!!  :mhihi:  :bigsmile: :nod2: Well I got one for sure  :nod2:

I “think” Kidd is rolling one here with the other in view in front/right of him : )
  (http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110413_18-09-57.jpg)

Click below for slideshow 11 pictures
(http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/th_20110413_18-09-55.jpg) (http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/?action=view&current=54581698.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2011, 04:05:57 PM
Thomas, great catch!  :nod2: Thanks!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 13, 2011, 04:17:26 PM
Great slideshow! Seems like a wee porthole has opened up for us!!! :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2011, 03:47:53 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Such a gorgeous day!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110414_06-33-37Ca.jpg)

Kidd came in and moved some 'stuff' around......  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110414_06-36-57Ca.jpg)

......and off he goes.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110414_06-37-28Ca.jpg)

I'll be going over there this afternoon..... :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2011, 04:02:54 AM
This is Lola leaving a few minutes ago......Kidd came right in so this is all I could get.
Perhaps someone can see something here?  my eyes not so good but I think I see two eggs.....or could be sticks! :rolleyes2:  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110414_06-57-37Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 14, 2011, 04:10:40 AM
Good Morning Everyone (_)>  Thanks for the caps Sherri ….. Don’t notice anything there but will zoom in on it later when I get home.Thats what  I did last night and got so excited when I saw the egg :nod2: cant wait for one of them to move a couple of them sticks right there in front of the view finder. At 7:08 Kidd is on board while Lola is down on their perch. ….Enjoy & Have a Great Day


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2011, 09:01:44 AM
Just popping in quickly....
 - great picture, Sherri - and great that the it was used to promote Kidd and Lola!
 - Paula, I thought it was one of those "fish ID" charts LOL
 - Thomas - an egg?  When did they lay an egg?  I think I need to read more slowly next time I'm on break!

Congratulations to Lola and Kidd!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2011, 09:24:49 AM
Thanks Judy.  :bigsmile:

The first egg was April 9th and we know that for sure......the rest is kind of guessing because
we can't see into the fortress!   I thought she had suspicous behavior on the 11th but......guess we
will have to wait to find out what is there.  :bigsmile:
I'm guessing that she has at least two.
I'm going over there this afternoon and am going to try to go up to the 2nd or 3rd level and use my
1.4X multiplier to see into the nest.  Not at all sure I am going to be able to do it with this miserable
hip but if I can't, I'll have Thomas go up with my camera one day.  :wink2: :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2011, 03:37:39 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Visit to nest yesterday uneventful.......Lola on nest and Kidd off fishing.  He did wind up coming in with a fish while
I was there though. 
(I didn't try the stairs to the third deck  :nope: ......'chicken'!  :nod2: .....I might have had to stay up there for an
hour anyway waiting for her to get up.)
  :rolleyes2:

We did have quite a surprise with a visit by some Northern Shovelers!  I had never seen one before; they are beautiful.

Kidd and Lola must have gotten an early start today!  I checked in shortly before 6:00 to find Kidd already there
and Lola coming back to do her own 'shoveling' of Kidd off the nest.  :lollol:
He takes off but a few minutes later he came flying in on alarm; likely something chasing him but I couldn't see it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110415_05-51-13Ca.jpg)


Click for slideshow - 13 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110415_05-50-01.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=a46adae2.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 16, 2011, 02:16:10 PM
Thanks everyone for all of the comments and caps :bigsmile:

I've just passed the 2½ hour point of watching and all I've seen is Lola protecting her egg(s) from the wind and rain. She was up to check on the eggs a couple of times but they were never exposed enough so that I could see them.  I wish the wind would blow a couple of those sticks out of our way! :rolleyes2: :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04162011_1404.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2011, 04:27:03 PM
Hi Marcia ......a real yukky day here.  After your post, it got really nasty and I felt so sorry for poor Lola.
Seems to have lightened up a bit now.   Glad she has her blue rain gear!  :bigsmile


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 17, 2011, 09:14:36 AM
11:15 Kidd flew in and offered to take over for Lola but her answer was "No thanks". 

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04172011_0814_01.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04172011_815_02.jpg)

_____________________________

Then, while I was editing a couple of pics, he apparently managed to convince her to leave, because when I looked again, he was on the eggs.  But it was only a few minutes before Lola came back and 'shoved' him out so she could take over again :rolleyes2: :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04172011_0850.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2011, 11:00:00 AM
Marcia, what eggs??  :lollol:  :lollol:

Thanks for the caps and great animation! ....she is up to her old tricks again!  :lollol:
....thank goodness the weather is better today.

Think this was a bit earlier than your caps.....
Lola was hollering at him!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110417_10-26-49Ca.jpg)

Actually, hollering at anything that flew by!  :lollol: (she had a fish)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110417_10-34-23Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 17, 2011, 01:45:43 PM
 :clap1: I'll bet there are at least 3 eggs by now! Sherri, wouldn't Thomas give you a piggy back to the top level so you could get a look-see!
Or give you a ride on his hangglider! :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2011, 04:46:59 PM
Nan, I have a good visual on that one and I think the better option would be to give Thomas my camera!  :lollol: :lollol:

I looked back over the last couple years when we have had 4 eggs.  All laid within 8-10 days of each other.
First one the 9th so today is only 8 days.....maybe more to come?  :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 18, 2011, 09:19:35 AM
Nan, I have a good visual on that one and I think the better option would be to give Thomas my camera!  :lollol: :lollol:

LOL Sherri, I seen all the equipment you have and I think Im better off trying to piggyback you up the stairs than your cameras.

I missed most of this weekend watching but Colleen had a fun experience that she shared with me…. She keeps her laptop next to K & L's computer so she can watch them.....Around 7:00 pm Saturday she said Lola called Kidd in to take over. Once there Lola took off and did a quick loop around the marsh and came right back. Kidd was like “I JUST sat down” and Lola said “tell your story flying and Get out of here”!! She pushed him off and she sat back down for the night. She just wanted to get up for a minute and stretch her wings  :nod2: Colleen thought that was just so cute and I had to share. Enjoy & Have a Great Day


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2011, 04:37:20 PM
Thomas....  :lollol: :lollol:

Thanks for sharing Colleen's viewing with us......that is likely just what Lola said to him, too.
Hi Colleen!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2011, 02:58:35 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Lola leaves and Kidd stares down at the 'imaginary eggs'.   :lollol:
Thomas, thinking you really need to get there and remove those top two sticks!  :nod2:  :wink2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110419_05-49-38.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110419_05-50-00.jpg)

ETA 7:00 AM

Kidd defending against a very bold intruder.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110419_06-53-09.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 19, 2011, 04:31:08 AM
Well, I made the headlines..... :lollol: ......should say Kidd and Lola did!  :wink2:
I was contacted by the Milford-Orange newspaper last week and they asked for a couple pictures.....Louise gave them my contact
information.  Audubon is doing a "Return of the Osprey" party/fund raiser on April 30th and they used the pictures for a lead to
the story.  
If anyone wants to take a look.......go here:
http://www.ctbulletin.com/

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/thAnimatedBravoSmiley.gif) Sherri!!! .. What an incredible picture they chose though I have no idea how they picked one. They are all incredible!!! Congratulations. Are you going to the shindig on the 30th? I can't believe that the folks at the Audubon center don't call them by their proper names of Lola and Kidd.  :lollol:

I see that Lola and Kidd are keeping the egg count secret. We need one of these...
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/A1%20smilies/A2%20smilies/periscope.gif)  :->

All is quiet on the nest right now... Except for Lola she seems to squawk at everything that goes on around the nest. I just love her Lolatude.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 19, 2011, 06:32:41 AM
Code:
ETA 7:00 AM

Kidd defending against a very bold intruder. 

I think that was actually Thomas in his osprey disguise trying to remove the sticks!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2011, 09:41:12 AM
Lori, I'm not sure whether I will attend the shindig or not....They invited me to be their guest but I don't really know a lot
of people there.  Perhaps if Carol goes, I might.

Yes, a periscope would surely be helpful!  :haha:

Nan, good point.....maybe it was Thomas!  He should have been in Milford by then. :lollol:

Lolatude!  Love it!  :nod2: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Kai on April 19, 2011, 02:34:46 PM
 :lol: :lol: :lol:  You guys and gals are cracking me up...Thanks for all the caps and the reports.  I got to see an osprey today, the female at the nest by me is back, no sign of the male yet. Doesn't the male usually come back first? Park rangers were of no help in that dept. other than to say that there is an osprey club that usually watches those "stupid birds". I'll have to try to meet up with the smart people, I have a foul taste in my mouth from the park ranger.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 20, 2011, 07:37:43 AM
Morning Kai  :bigsmile: The female ospreys are usually the first to return from migration in the spring.  The females are also the first to leave for migration, with the males staying on for awhile with any youngsters that haven't left yet.  As far as the park ranger's disagreeable comment; we love ospreys just the way they are :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 20, 2011, 08:04:12 AM
Lola looks to be very comfy on the nest, they are such beautiful birds.

Kai, those park rangers are the 'dumb ones', I think they are very smart birds.  You will enjoy watching them.  I have a river about twenty miles from me where I can go and possibly watch both osprey's and eagles fishing, what better way to spend a few hours?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 20, 2011, 03:30:12 PM
And here we go again...Kidd gets a big dose of Lolatude (lol, Lori!) when he thinks he can take his time getting up :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04202011_0310_5.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 20, 2011, 04:46:19 PM
OMG Marcia!!!  :haha: :haha: :haha:
Lolatude for sure! Nothing like a clump o' marsh grass to the face is there? :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 20, 2011, 04:55:28 PM
OMG Marcia, you are so funny, poor Kidd.   :haha: :biggergrin2:

Lori, you and lolatude are funny too..... :-> :haha:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 20, 2011, 05:10:08 PM
I think that was actually Thomas in his osprey disguise trying to remove the sticks!

LOL Nan, Yes it was me. I almost got that stick out of there too. It wasn't Kidd that I was scared of,  it was the Lolatude he was getting to get me away that I was scared of.
Lori, Lolatude OMG!! Too Funny :haha:
Marcia, Great  video!!  Can I make them (gif’s) with the free version of PB? I like to give it a try but when I looked around PB I didn't see how to make one.
Sherri, Colleen said Hi


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 21, 2011, 06:39:50 AM
Morning all! 9:36 am
I just saw Lola (with the 'tude) rousting Kidd from the nest. I thought she was going to resort to moving the components of the nest from underneath him. :rolleyes2: Too funny! He really loves his incubating time! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2011, 07:39:20 AM
Morning! :bigsmile:  Nan, if I saw what I think I saw a couple of minutes ago, Lola just escalated her efforts to regain incubation duty :rolleyes2:. Instead of trying to dismantle the nest out from under Kidd :lollol: :thumbsup1:, I think she tried to dismantle the Captain himself!  :eek: :wink2:  I'll see if I can show it here as a gif...

Speaking of gifs, Photobucket doesn't offer gif making, Thomas.  I use a software program to do stills, videos and gifs.  It's not a free program, but for all of what it does, it seems reasonably priced to me at 39.95.  Lori uses the same software.  I'll send you a PM.  :bigsmile:  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2011, 08:47:54 AM
You may need to give these gifs a minute to load properly...


In an effort to regain control of the nest from Kidd, Lola first tried to twist his wings off one by one!  ;) :D

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04222011_wingtwisting.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2011, 08:51:08 AM
Then, when it seemed he was able to withstand the wing torture method, she resorted to her old standby, the crush & clobber method, which finally worked to oust him from the nest :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04212011_crushandclobber.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2011, 09:48:04 AM
Marcia   :haha: :haha:  .....thanks!  I'm at work and the chuckle I just got from your animation was
much welcomed.  Great one!   She is getting dangerous!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 21, 2011, 09:56:19 AM
Wow I see I have a lot to catch up on :blush2: Thanks so much to everyone for the pics and updates. Marcia great gifs :clap1: :haha: :haha: I keep watching them over and over. Each time laughing harder! My dog is started to think I'm nuts.(He's right)


Very windy on the nest!! Hunkered down,not sure who
Milford ct
Wind: NW at 25 mph


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2011, 02:58:53 PM
Hi everyone..... went to center this afternoon.   Carol and I saw two eggs while watching cam!! ..... there may be more  (and likely are) but saw two for sure when they
changed shifts about 2:10 PM.  They were easy to spot at the time because they were of the darker orange color.
I also got a quick look at one about an hour ago but a stick popped up blocking the view when Lola stepped down
into the nest.

None of us have ever seen it so windy down there as it was today ..... it was awful.  :shock:
Slideshow below (only 5 caps) of Lola flying around then coming into the nest.  It was after the 4th cap when I saw the egg
and at that point, right in between both of them.

Click

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110421_17-02-24.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=9eecbd63.pbw)

ETA 6:25 PM
I just realized that the smaller stick that was on top of the thick one has fallen away since my caps.  Might provide opportunity to see eggs.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2011, 04:47:19 PM
Oh good, glad you could confirm at least two eggs, Sherri :bigsmile:  Nice caps of Lola flying around the nest!  It's after sundown now, Lola on the eggs.  Will check to see if eggs are visible in the morning.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2011, 05:07:23 PM
Marcia, as it turns out, it was Kidd on the nest and Lola came in demanding her spot.  Guess who won?  :rolleyes2: :lollol:

Yikes!  I don't know how he puts up with her.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110421_19-52-07.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110421_19-52-16.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110421_19-52-29.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 21, 2011, 05:28:27 PM
Marcia & Sherri...  :lollol: :haha: :lollol: :eek:
Just when you think Lola has shown us her all... Oh my!!! Lolatuuuuuuude.
Those gifs had me rolling this afternoon Marcia and Sherri, I can't make heads or tails out of that 2nd picture above. It's a tangled mess of osprey. :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2011, 05:28:41 PM
Whoops! The bird on the eggs was facing the water as I tuned in, and I figured since it was almost dark, it was probably Lola :nono1: Poor Kidd probably thought he was going to get away with spending the night on the eggs! :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2011, 04:36:35 AM
Marcia, I would have thought the same thing last night based on the time.....however, when "Madame" appeared I knew it was Kidd on nest. :bigsmile:

Here is link to a few pictures I took yesterday.  I didn't take many due to the wind but these will show you just how awful it was. :shock:

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg16036#msg16036


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2011, 05:32:55 AM
Ah hah!  here is a look at part of one of the eggs!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110422_08-27-22Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 22, 2011, 05:45:35 AM
Hmm and how many eggs are under that piece of paper,plastic or what ever that is?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 22, 2011, 10:31:23 AM
I'm not seeing the eggs even though I know they're there!  Nice catch of an egg this morning, Sherri!

This is Kidd coming in right after he and Lola's rendezvous down on the perch.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/milford_422201_5.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2011, 03:45:15 PM
Marcia, love the animation!   :clap1:  ... especially good to know that Kidd has 4 wings in case Lola starts trying to
pull them off again.  :wink2:

I just remembered something I was going to mention.....
If you recall, last season Thomas got pictures of  multiple osprey on the nest and perch (think it was 7 or 8?).
Well, Carol told me about chicks in the two nests across the marsh.  One had 3 and the other had 2 so it is likely that
is where they came from.  Another interesting thing to note is that on many nests, the adult osprey will feed chicks
other than their own.  She monitors 20-25 nests so guess she sees a whole lot of 'stuff'.  :bigsmile:

Thomas, found a public boat launch for you.  As you head down Milford Point Rd, take the right just before the tennis courts.
Double check it but Carol said the last she knew it was public and it is the closest one in the area.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2011, 04:40:17 PM
 :lollol: :lollol:   Here we go again!
Remember last year when Lola would fight with various objects in the nest? 
She was really upset with something flying around the area.....took off once for a fly around but guess decided
it was better to take her anger out on the blue rain gear.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110422_19-20-42Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 18 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110422_19-13-19.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=6a8c9132.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 22, 2011, 06:15:31 PM
Marcia, love the animation!   :clap1:  ... especially good to know that Kidd has 4 wings in case Lola starts trying to
pull them off again.  :wink2:

  :lollol: :lollol:




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 22, 2011, 06:17:23 PM
I just remembered something I was going to mention.....
If you recall, last season Thomas got pictures of  multiple osprey on the nest and perch (think it was 7 or 8?).
Well, Carol told me about chicks in the two nests across the marsh.  One had 3 and the other had 2 so it is likely that
is where they came from.  Another interesting thing to note is that on many nests, the adult osprey will feed chicks
other than their own.  She monitors 20-25 nests so guess she sees a whole lot of 'stuff'.  :bigsmile:

I think it was 7 in Thomas' pictures :), and remember also that on a couple of occasions we've seen all 4 resident chicks plus an extra chick, all on the nest at the same time.  I have read that adult ospreys will feed chicks other than their own offspring! Good to know the extra chicks were likely from those nests across the marsh. Carol must have seen a lot of interesting things over the years :mhihi:

Love the caps of Lola taking out her frustration on the blue thing :lollol:  Better it than Kidd! :mhihi:  I just got home and checked the nest but it's dark there now.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 23, 2011, 04:11:13 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Just getting caught up from the last day and a half, thanks for all the observations and captures!! You all had me laughing pretty good here this morning, Thanks!!

Here is an 11 second video of the 7 ospreys’ at Kidd & Lola’s  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcYJ7jdZYYc

Sherri, Thanks for the boat ramp info, I do plan on using it this year to explore Kidds harbor

@ 7:10 Lola is on there now keeping the eggs warm and dry, its going to be a wet one there until 2:00 ish
Enjoy & Have a Happy Easter


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on April 23, 2011, 09:36:57 AM
I think Lola needs to put the rain gear over her head!!   :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 23, 2011, 12:37:59 PM
Hmmm...looks like Lola has new rain gear.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_4232011_newraingear.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 23, 2011, 01:05:06 PM
Oh that coy Lola! She's playing peekaboo with her new raingear! I wonder what the pirate she took it from looks like! :lollol: (probably has no wings!)

Having figured out how to do a capture with macbook, here is Kidd checking out the new raingear...I think he's trying to inflate it. Perhaps as a lifeboat to hide in.
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2011-04-23at40940PM.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 23, 2011, 03:24:36 PM
Nan, that does look like it could be inflatable too :mhihi: Let's hope they don't find the pump

Marcia, I think it's a back pack. Strap it on and fly to fantasy island.
ETA hmmm that didn't come out the way I wanted it too


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 23, 2011, 04:48:33 PM
Nan, he just may need some sort of inflatable innertube in order to keep fishing, if Lola truly does disable him :wink2:  And he'll need a backpack to tote around his first-aid supplies too, Joanne :lollol:  

Lola was messing with his wing again on her last trip in :rolleyes2: :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_4232011.gif)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 24, 2011, 01:33:44 PM
I know Kidd & Lola like blue but this is a little ridiculous :rolleyes2:  It's better than the last hour or so when the cam was psychedelic/no video.  Oops, now the cam is down again, and just when Lola was landing on the nest.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_4242011_blue.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2011, 06:11:36 AM
Thanks for the animations Marcia.  It was such a pretty day yesterday; too bad the cam went down.
Wonder what that multi color item is?......Very glad that other 'thing' is gone.
Nan, glad you figured out how to take pics with Mac. 

So, Murphy's Law at work this morning!   :sigh2:........I saw eggs; right up top and quite visible. I was working on the PC and didn't have the
cam up.  Had it up on laptop, along with other nests.  By the time I got to the snap button, she was down.
I think I saw three, maybe four.  Two orange and one or two lighter color.

If anyone watching, wait for them to get up as eggs may still be on surface.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 25, 2011, 06:38:16 AM
Morning!  I just caught a switch and fish delivery.  Very colorful in that nest bowl!   :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_4252011_0630.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2011, 07:04:05 AM
Hey Marcia.....thanks!  I saw that switch and got a couple also.
I don't think that mess of 'stuff' was there when I saw them earlier as the eggs were quite clear.
I should have said earlier that I did manage to get a cap but I can't find the darn thing on my laptop.
I had apparently deleted the whole Axis folder when I did maintenance a while back so it didn't go in there.
It shows as a shortcut but I can't get to it.    :rant2:

I think we are seeing two eggs.....can see them better in your caps but I think there is one of the darker orange ones to the left and a pink-ish one on right.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110425_09-32-08.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110425_09-32-09.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2011, 07:36:39 AM
Off topic but in case anyone hasn't checked lately.....
There are 3 eggs at Woolwich, ME and I think 3 at New Hampshire (need a better cap.....might be 2)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 25, 2011, 08:20:26 AM
Sherri, to find that cap you could always run a search for files created today  :nod2:

I think I agree about the darker egg on the left, lighter egg on the right.  The lighter egg on the right can be seen (better elsewhere), and in this cap, which occurs after the end of my gif, Kidd makes a couple of swipes with his foot to turn the egg on the left.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_04252011.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2011, 08:47:53 AM
Sherri, to find that cap you could always run a search for files created today  :nod2:
:sosad: I have run a search of the whole laptop......putting in the name of the cap and everything.  It doesn't come up and it
is very frustrating.  It shows up as 20110425_08-42-39 when I look at 'My Recent Documents' folder.  I click on it and it does a search
but comes up with zilch! 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2011, 09:16:07 AM
I thought for sure she was going to move some of that 'stuff' out of the way....but  :nope:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110425_12-08-29Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110425_12-08-46Ca.jpg)

Well, I found the picture I referenced above.......it wasn't the right one.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 25, 2011, 09:32:39 AM
Thanks Sherri & Marcia for the great caps and gifs. I can't see any eggs.  :lollol:

I saw that last switch too.  :biggergrin2:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-25-11-007.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 25, 2011, 10:43:36 AM
 :mhihi: Nice work ladies!!!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on April 26, 2011, 05:21:09 AM
Quote
I had apparently deleted the whole Axis folder when I did maintenance a while back so it didn't go in there.

I think when you click to get another screen shot, that file will come back. However it may be empty.

Very foggy down there today!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 26, 2011, 09:44:12 AM
Thanks Sherri & Marcia for the great caps and gifs. I can't see any eggs.  :lollol:
Lori ....they are there; I promise!  :nod2:....can see them best in Marcia's post #326 on pg. 22.

Joanne, re: the Axis folder.  Thanks.  However, the whole folder was in the Recycle Bin and I had to restore it.
I snapped the cap before I did that so it went off into space somewhere!  :rolleyes2:   I didn't know until I went looking for
the cap.   It has to be there somewhere; just haven't found it yet on any of my searches.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2011, 03:51:09 AM
This morning....they really have those eggs hidden again.
Haven't been around much the last couple days due to such a terrible loss and sadness at Norfolk eagles.
Surely has affected me much harder than I ever imagined it could.  :crying:

Possible severe weather here today so if anyone around, keep watch.  I'm going over there to bring the auction
photos but likely won't be able to get pictures if the weather is bad.

Lola leaving

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110428_06-13-34Ca.jpg)

Kidd coming in

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110428_06-33-32Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 28, 2011, 08:02:30 AM
Sherri :huggie .. I'm right there with you.
I have the cam up and all looks good right now. Lola is hunkered down incubating. I pray they can avoid the storms headed this way...

ETA--- 11:02 went back to nest after this post and it's empty.  :puzzled2:
11:05am  - She's back. :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 28, 2011, 09:27:57 AM
Just after 12 noon they must have had to deal with some interlopers in the area... They were both in and out and all about and you could see other birds flying around in the background. All is quiet now...

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-28-11-004.png) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-28-11-005.png)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-28-11-006.png) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-28-11-007.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on April 28, 2011, 01:52:54 PM
About an hour after Lori's caps!

VIDEO---> Intruder & Moving of tarp??? (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/APRIL%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS4-28activity.mp4)

THANK YOU ALL for the past posts, always fun to visit! 




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 28, 2011, 05:05:18 PM
Sherri  I was going to bring my camera to work today and meet you down there but due to the weather I though maybe next Thursday would be a better idea.
I have been pretty busy and trying to watch as much as I can while home and checking in here at least once a day, THANK you all for the pictures, video’s and observations. It really is great to know I can come here at the end of the day and get caught up on everything going on.  :nod2:

Here is a quick slideshow from around 5:15 that starts with Kidd sitting on the eggs, he then  left them uncovered for a couple of minutes  :puzzled2: Not sure how long because I was running in and out of the PC room and missed when he got up. I did get a couple of pictures and can spot three eggs behind that lumber I never got around to moving… :nope:…yet!!  While looking at the egg captures I missed  him landing on deck and the next thing I know Lola is coming in and chasing him off

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110428_17-09-36.jpg)

Click below for 10 pic. SS

(http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/th_20110428_17-06-03.jpg) (http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/?action=view&current=b129d94b.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2011, 02:52:44 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Lori, your caps apparently just before I got there.  Phew, they sure have a lot of 'stuff' in that nest.

MT, I was right there on site at the time and missed the whole episode!  :shock: :lollol:
It must have been when I was in the other room giving Louise the photos.  Carol was out there with me as well.
Sooooo funny!  when we went back into the room where the monitor is, Carol says "that's the male on the nest now......wasn't the female there
when we got here?"   :rolleyes2:
So, thank you for the video to fill in the missing blanks!  :nod2:

Of course, the rest of the time I was there, all was calm except the awful wind......I went out on the deck and could barely hold on to the camera!

Thomas,  too bad you didn't come down......obviously from my above note, we could have used another pair of eyes!  :wink2:
That would be great if you join us next Thurs!
Funny, I saw the same thing you did in your SS.  Empty nest when I first looked etc.

Thanks to all!  (off to watch "the wedding".  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 29, 2011, 06:52:49 PM
Sherri, From home it looked really busy there yesterday. :nod2: Not so busy today though. :nope: I went by for lunch and Lola was sitting on her eggs while  Kidd was nowhere to be found  :binocs:  :shrug: .....I will try and be there next Thursday around 4:20 or so  

I love this picture of Lola leaning into Kidd while he puts  his wing over her like he is  giving her a hug. :love:  I think he is up to no good and going to spend the night out on the town

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110429_18-36-18.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 30, 2011, 10:07:39 AM
Thomas, wonder if went across to Outriggers for a night out?  :wink2:

They have been pretty funny again this morning......

A while ago, Kidd is on nest looking up at something overhead.  Look at what he saw and what she brought back!  :rolleyes2:
Earlier she brought in a piece of styrofoam which, thank goodness, she moved away from nest bowl as you can see in the SS.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110430_12-46-20Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110430_12-46-24Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110430_12-46-20.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=92cf729f.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 30, 2011, 03:44:04 PM
Thomas great cap of the eggs! And great Kidd-hug too :mhihi:

Sherri, what on earth is the new white stuff, do you think? :puzzled2:  I see Lola with the styrofoam in your SS! :lollol:

MT, might fancy video you posted :clap1:  Could almost mistake it for streaming :D

Lori, I so agree with Lola; they need some pink in that nest!  :biggergrin2:

And Lola needs a soft pillow for her head, too. :)  She was trying to get in a few winks this afternoon but just couldn't get comfy.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_4302011_5.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 30, 2011, 04:14:20 PM
Looks like Lola snuck out to the royal wedding and came back with some of the wedding dress! :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 30, 2011, 04:28:33 PM
 :lollol: Nan! :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 01, 2011, 04:53:44 AM
Nan :haha: :haha: :haha:
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/trash.jpg)

Having a hard time raising the sail?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2011, 05:18:56 AM
Mornin' Joanne  :bigsmile:  hope that 'stuff' sails right out of the nest on the next windy day.

Nan   :lollol:

Actually, the white 'thing' with the red drawstring on it is a trash bag.  Think we should have included an Earth Day crew on the nest!  :rolleyes2:

Was anyone watching somewhere around 7:00 PM last night.....maybe a few minutes after that?
I went to the "Return of the Osprey" party at the center and while there was watching the cam.  Lola spent about 5 minutes digging down into
the nest bowl area as if she were eating something.  She would dig down in with her beak, raise head for a couple seconds, then back down again.
I fear that she may have been eating an egg. When I went to get Carol so she could take a look, someone else that was watching said it appeared
as though she had something liquid on her beak.  Hence, wonder if anyone else was watching here.
However, I was just watching eagles at Duke Farms and Mom was doing almost the same type of 'digging'; she was apparently stirring up the bottom
of the nest bowl.  I hope that is what Lola was doing; just have never seen her do this for such a long period of time.

I was quite worried about that styrofoam that was in the nest; at one point it appeared
to be resting on the nest bowl.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 01, 2011, 06:56:49 AM
Let's hope you're wrong about the egg Sherri,

Looks like the nest is getting worse, what is the gray thingy?
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/trash1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 01, 2011, 08:02:51 AM
Having a hard time raising the sail?

Joanne(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Laughing/lolgiggle.gif) You'd think the captain would at least furl that sail.  But perhaps it's just a trophy from a rival's ship ;D

Mornin' Sherri.  I wasn't watching at that time yesterday but will keep an eye out for any strange behavior today.  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2011, 10:19:01 AM
Hi Marcia  :bigsmile: ..... glad you will be able to watch a bit as I'm going out.  All seemed OK this morning though.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_3639Ca.jpg)

More on the Photos thread from my visit there last night.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg17218#msg17218


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 01, 2011, 11:25:46 AM
Hi Sherri  :bigsmile:.....this is the only pic I've managed to capture of the nest bowl in good light.


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05012011_1032_eggsinsun.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2011, 02:31:20 PM
Thanks Marcia......I think all will be OK; was probably just overeacting to what I saw.  :rolleyes2:  Hopefully she was refreshing the
nest bowl.  :bigsmile:

I just came home a few minutes ago to see that the majority of that plastic (excuse me, 'the dress') is gone!   :clap1:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110501_17-21-18.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 01, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
Yes, at times, it was quite windy today, Sherri.  Good for cleaning up the nest a bit :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_5012011.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 01, 2011, 03:55:12 PM
Marcia ..  :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: That looks like her wedding veil flapping in the breeze in your last picture.

Sherri.. It's OK to worry now and again. We all do....
Have you been seeing that Diet Pepsi ad with the song "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets"? I crack up everytime I see it and think of our Lola.  :->
Off to look at your pictures......


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2011, 03:59:31 PM
Yes, Lori......I have seen it! Love it!  :lollol:

Marcia, love the animation! .... thinking Lori is right about the veil (though hope it disappears as well!  :lollol:)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 01, 2011, 06:14:35 PM
Yes, that ad is definitely about our gal! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2011, 04:15:08 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110502_07-07-50.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 02, 2011, 01:14:06 PM
The cam is down for me right now.  I don't mean the No Video psychedelic screen, I mean that I can't connect to the cam website at all :(


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 03, 2011, 03:55:53 AM
Cam is still down this morning.....they probably aren't aware as not many of them watch it online and they were closed yesterday.
I will try to call Louise to ask her to try a reboot.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 04, 2011, 12:18:18 PM
FYI, not sure why cam is still down.  I stopped by yesterday and let Louise know.  She couldn't attempt to do anything
about it yesterday as she was alone and had tons of paperwork due to the weekend event that was held.

One thing she did do though, was call the main office to find out why we don't have the option to donate directly for the
osprey cam.  I was trying to get the point across that many people donate and it would be 'good will' to do whatever possible
to keep that cam up. Anyway, the person in charge indicated that she would have the change made on the new website so that it will be possible.
Let's hope she will!
I notice that the entire site is down today and wonder whether that has anything to do with the cam being down as well.  :puzzled2:

If it isn't up tomorrow, I will follow up again.  If that doesn't work, perhaps we should bombard them with phone calls.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 04, 2011, 03:53:07 PM
Quote
I notice that the entire site is down today and wonder whether that has anything to do with the cam being down as well.

I believe they have 2 different host


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 05, 2011, 04:47:43 AM
Cam down......their new website is up.  I don't see anything there about specific donation to the operation of the cam. :sigh2:
Perhaps it was too late for her to get a change approved.

Glad I copied some of the osprey history from the old website because it appears to be all gone now.  :sosad:

I double checked the URL that they have on the new site that would link the cam and it is right.....so, seems to me it is probably
a matter of the center or cable company doing something.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 05, 2011, 07:00:21 AM
I am not liking their new website at all. :crying: Sure looks like Lola and Kidd have moved way down the CT Audubon totem pole. Just one little box to click on for the cam and then when you do click on Ospreycam, It just takes you back to the top of the "our new website" page. :sosad:

I can't believe that we've lost all that history they had but thank goodness Sherri you thought ahead and saved it. So sad.......


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 05, 2011, 07:22:06 AM
I'm not able to connect to the website, so I haven't seen it yet, but I'm sure glad you saved some of the osprey history, Sherri.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 05, 2011, 09:22:38 AM
Lori, I agree regarding the new web site.  It is too 'busy'.   When I click on Osprey Cam, it doesn't take me back to the 'our new website".
I get back to a page for the cam with a text message to click for it.  Then there is a lot of blank space under that so I'm hoping the space is reserved
for new info/photos and perhaps the history of the nest.
When I click on the Coastal Center location in particular, all I get is events that are coming etc and their programs.  Nothing specific about the osprey.

Unfortunately, what I have saved is very limited.  :sosad:.... What I meant was that I saved the dates from all the previous years.  I don't think I saved the text.

Marcia, I haven't had any trouble getting to it this morning.  I didn't use a previous link as it didn't seem to work.  Try Google "CT Audubon"; it should come up.

I spoke to Louise a little while ago.  She hasn't been able to try to get the cam working as she can't get to the computer!  I mean, really can't physically get to
it.
 In preparation for the "Return of the Osprey" event the other day, furniture and all kinds of 'stuff' was put in front of it and she can't move it.
To do the reboot, she has to unplug everything and plug back in.
I am going down this afternoon as I'm going to meet Thomas later so will see how it's going at that point.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 05, 2011, 09:27:25 AM
Hello Everyone,
I tried to see what is going on with Kidd cam by going to the Audubon’s web page and....  :puzzled2: :rant2: :puzzled2:  :rant2:  I couldn't even find the link for the osprey page  :nope: too busy!! I hope they start a page again for all the osprey info that was on there. I do believe they will but they should have had this already in place before shutting down the old and starting up the new.  

Heading down there after work and hope to get some answers while meeting Sherri there.
Sherri, do you think Louise will let me climb over and move things around to try and reboot the system?
Marcia, I am using the old saved link to get to the Milford Audubon’s page  http://www.ctaudubon.org/coastal-center-at-milford-point/
 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 05, 2011, 09:48:12 AM
I still can't connect to the website and I've tried every which way including  Sherri and Thomas' suggestions.  However, what I have been able to do is find an old cached copy of the website via Google >:D, so I'm busily copying the info now.  None of the images are available, but the text history is :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 05, 2011, 10:20:52 AM
Marcia, terrific!  thanks!  :clap1:

Are you using IE?  if not, you might try that to get on the site.
Leaving now to run errands and go down there.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 05, 2011, 10:35:41 AM
Great job Marcia. (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/applause.gif)
Just wait until you see the new website.  :rolleyes2:

Sherri... I wasn't quite clear on my post above. If I click on the picture than I go to the page that you described. If I click on the actual word "OspreyCam", it takes me back up to the top of the page. :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 05, 2011, 11:15:11 AM
OK, I'm now at the website via Thomas' link, using IE (still no luck using Chrome); but I'm in the same boat as Thomas in that I don't see a link to the osprey cam.

I did manage to get the text info on all the years, including 2009, which is linked to from the main page, but which I couldn't go directly to from the cached main page.  So I had to dream up words that may have been used during 2009, and then, using those words as search criteria, locate a cached copy of that separate 2009 page :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on May 05, 2011, 12:22:39 PM
Excellent detective work, Marcia!  :clap1:

I'm busy with my real job - and with the Hancock eagle cams - but hope to have a look on the weekend.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 05, 2011, 04:19:41 PM
Hi everyone....Like JudyB I'll see if I can pick up the nest on one of my computers.....BTW left Maine on Tuesday and heading south on I-95 going thru Richmond there was a eagle circling over head! Must be one of your friends Judyb!
I'm having Kidd and Lola anxiety!!! When is the first egg due to hatch???! :shock:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2011, 05:31:31 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Nan, first egg laid April 9th.  37 days would be May 16 for possible first hatch; give or take a day or two.

Went to center yesterday afternoon.......great to meet with Thomas again.  :nod2:
Very windy.....didn't take pictures.

Re: cam
Louise did what she had to do and it still isn't working.  Indicates she will have to get someone else to try to fix.
Suggestion, if at all possible.  Might be helpful if calls were made this morning to express wish for cam to be up for the weekend.
They open at 10:00 EST
Otherwise, we probably won't see it until Tuesday.  :sosad:
I can't do any more nagging or I'll be wearing out my welcome.  :rolleyes2:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on May 06, 2011, 07:38:14 AM
I use IE8 and have had no luck getting on cam for quite some time.  Very frustrating, as this is one of the best osprey cams, when it's working.  2009 was the last summer the cam worked consistently well...the year of the 4 chicks.   :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 06, 2011, 10:21:19 AM
I phoned the coastal center just now.  Louise was busy so I talked with Linda who said she was very surprised to hear there was a problem viewing the osprey cam via the internet.  Someone else told Linda to tell me they would try a reboot of the system.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 06, 2011, 10:48:58 AM
Thomas - I figured out where everybody is seeing the osprey cam link!  It's at the CT Audubon website, not the CT Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point website. :rolleyes2: :)

Here: http://www.ctaudubon.org/

Not here: http://www.ctaudubon.org/coastal-center-at-milford-point/


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2011, 11:36:37 AM
Marcia, thanks for calling.   It still didn't come up so I just called Louise (she is probably about ready to send me to the moon!  :shock:).
I told her I was calling about hummingbirds.  :rolleyes2:

She hadn't gotten the chance to try again after you called but said she would go try now.
If that doesn't work......I better go with the camera.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2011, 04:58:17 PM
Obviously, it didn't work.....she did try what she was able to do.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 07, 2011, 05:04:32 AM
Thanks Marcia, That explains why we couldn’t find it. Now if we can get them to find out why its not connecting we’ll be all set.  
Enjoy & Have a Great Mother's Day Everyone


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Paula on May 09, 2011, 09:23:05 AM
Hello all! :bigsmile:

I was checking on the cam last week and couldn't get it up either, so I checked this thread to find out what was going on. I emailed Louise last Friday and she responded to my email

Hi,
Do you have any clue what is the problem with the osprey cam...it's been down since May 2nd.

Thanks!

From Louise...

Sorry, I don't. I've tried to re-boot it twice. When we are back in the office on Tuesday, I will ask my Director to take a look or turn it over to someone with more knowledge of this.

I thanked her and told her I loved the cam and have been watching it since 2006.

Maybe this will help get things moving!



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 09, 2011, 01:56:09 PM
Hi Paula  :bigsmile:

Thanks so much for emailing Louise.
There are just so many times I can ask her about it before she locks the door when she sees me coming!  :lollol:
I do know she tried though, as she did it once while I was there.
We are getting close to first hatch ...... really close if you factor in the amount of time it might take them to get the cam going. :bigsmile:
37 days is the 16th, which is next Monday.  They need to get it going!  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2011, 07:09:53 AM
Looks to me that the only way this cam is going back up is if they are flooded with phone calls.  They simply do not
understand how many people watch this cam and how much money is donated because of it.
Not the fault of the coastal center.....they don't know because the donations aren't broken down......they receive their money from the
main office under the category of Coastal Center.

I sent a fairly harsh email and it was forward to Frank, the director.  Have no idea if it will bring anything but there isn't
anything as good as them hearing from people concerned about wanting to watch the hatching in a few days.  :sosad:

I may go down there this afternoon.........hope I don't get thrown out!  :rolleyes2:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on May 12, 2011, 11:57:03 AM
As my kids used to say Sherri .... You Go Girl!!    :lol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2011, 12:08:08 PM
Patti, :lollol:

I didn't go down there......as it turns out, I have to stay home and wait for Comcast.   Cam still not up; this is truly pitiful!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 12, 2011, 12:12:44 PM
Sherri .. I've also emailed both the main office and Milford and I got my Milford email back as undeliverable. It's the email address on the website (milford@ctaudubon.org). :puzzled2:
Haven't heard from the main office yet... :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2011, 02:43:27 PM
Lori, thanks for emailing.  :nod2: .... Odd that the Milford one came back to you. 
Only other thing I can suggest is contacting either of these people, though Louise has likely done all she is able to.

Frank Gallo, Director at Milford
fgallo@ctaudubon.org

Louise Crocco, Office Manager
lcrocco@ctaudubon.org.

Here is a link to photos taken at the 'Return of the Osprey' party that are posted on the web site.
http://www.ctaudubon.org/2011/05/return-of-the-osprey-party-thank-you/

Frank is in the first photo.....he is the one on the right.

I managed to stay out of the photos.  :lollol: I was standing right next to the gal holding the osprey print (that I wanted to win!).
It appears as though Carol avoided the camera as well.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2011, 08:21:45 AM
Just had an email from Louise asking me to try the cam......

IT IS WORKING!!!!!    :clap1: :clap1:

"Where have you all been?....lonesome without all my fans!"  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110513_11-22-27.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 13, 2011, 08:40:42 AM
Thanks for the alert Sherri!  Oh Happy Day! :bigsmile: Hmm...having a little trouble bringing up the cam...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 13, 2011, 08:41:33 AM
Great news!!! Thanks Sherri.
Looks like Kidd has taken over at the helm.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-13-11-008.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 13, 2011, 08:45:15 AM
O Happy Day!!!!! Sweet!!!!!! :mhihi: :love: :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2011, 08:57:02 AM
Marcia, did you get it yet?   I'm using IE with no trouble at all.
Going out in a little while so won't be able to watch...Murphy's Law!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 13, 2011, 09:03:55 AM
No luck yet, Sherri.


Oops! Internet Explorer could not connect to casosprey.dyndns.org:81

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to casosprey.dyndns.org:81


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2011, 09:08:03 AM
Marcia, very odd.....what is that address that rejected?  :puzzled2:

You are using this link, right?
http://67.86.128.224:81/view/index.shtml


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 13, 2011, 09:11:41 AM
I can get the cam at the link you posted, Sherri. Yay!  Thanks.  I'm leaving now too, though.  :sosad:

I was clicking on "View the Osprey Cam live!" at the CT Audubon website.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2011, 09:13:07 AM
GREAT!! glad you can view now, Marcia......well, maybe when you get home.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on May 13, 2011, 10:28:08 AM
Sherri, thanks for the headsup about the cam.  It sure looks good.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 13, 2011, 10:37:07 AM
Yes the new address works but not the link via ctaudubon.....still some bugs to be worked out.
I guess it is our private show for now! I feel for anyone who doesn't have the inside track!
 :love:
Nan


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2011, 03:17:52 PM
Nan, they called in a consultant for the web site ...... ME!  :lollol: :lollol:

Louise emailed me and asked me to try getting on again because Frank and the webmaster couldn't get on.
I tried through their web site and noticed that was the link that Marcia was trying to use earlier.
Called Frank and gave him the right link........they changed it and it is working now.  :wink2:  :nod2:

Off to baseball game......enjoy the view; still have those eggs hidden.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2011, 04:07:51 AM
 :sosad:   Cam went psycho at 7:00 AM.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2011, 07:33:23 AM
I have just sent Frank an email letting him know about the cam as he likely isn't aware.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2011, 09:40:34 AM
I know that some of you experienced this psycho stuff earlier in the season before the cam went down.
Does anyone remember how long it was out?  it has been over 5 hours now.

Louise isn't in today and I don't think Frank is either so he probably won't get my email.  :sosad:

A picture from this morning.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110514_06-38-27Ca.jpg)

ETA 1:12
Just had an email reply from Frank.  He is going to check to see what he can find out; not sure he can get in touch with Cablevision.
They can't see it on the monitor at the Center either; all snowy.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2011, 10:47:43 AM
We are back up!!!  Frank went in and rebooted the system!  :bigsmile:

OH! and Carol called me earlier about the cam and when speaking with her, she told me she has seen 3 eggs for sure.

ETA 1:59
Just caught this one....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110514_13-55-46.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2011, 01:30:02 PM
Kidd came in a few minutes ago with a HUGE fish......looked like Lola had trouble lifting it!  :lollol:
You can bet she managed though and took off down to the perch.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110514_16-20-00Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 6 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110514_16-19-37.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=5577eaa5.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 14, 2011, 01:59:44 PM
Great slideshow, Sherri!  Here's the video to go with your pics.

Kidd delivers a Big Flounder (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05142011_1318-2.mp4)

And here's Lola flying away with the flounder  :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05142011_115.jpg)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 14, 2011, 03:38:11 PM
Louise said 3 eggs, for sure, Sherri?  :D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 15, 2011, 03:46:50 AM
Mornin' from soggy Connecticut  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110515_06-25-51.jpg)

Thanks for the video, Marcia.  I wasn't watching when he brought the fish in......easy to see in the vid that it is a flounder.  :nod2:

Yes, Carol said she saw three eggs for sure.  I'm guessing it must have been Thurs when she was there monitoring.

Not very good 'hatching' weather this week.  :rolleyes2: ..... hoping it will be on/off and not steady rain all week.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Weather-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Kai on May 15, 2011, 07:52:57 AM
YEA, look what I can finally see!!! I'm so happy, just caught a switch.

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff81/Kai522/tesoro/switch.jpg) :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 15, 2011, 12:57:41 PM
Kai, sooooo happy you can view the nest now!   :clap1: ..... right in time for hatching!

I just came home a few minutes ago and this is what I got when I opened cam.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110515_15-50-09.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 15, 2011, 04:15:36 PM
Thanks Kai and Sherri :bigsmile: I'm just now starting to watch for today, so I'm really glad you both got caps.  What a great look at the eggs, Sherri ;D  I see that you said it was Carol that saw three eggs the other day  :) :) :)  

Whoever's on the eggs keeps looking down... :bigsmile:

He finally turned toward the cam...it's Kidd on the eggs.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 15, 2011, 04:31:05 PM
Is Kidd hearing peeps?  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05152011_1615_kiddlookingdownward.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 16, 2011, 03:23:57 AM
Mornin' everyone ....... Day 37 (but who's counting :bigsmile:)

Marcia, sure looked like he was listining to peeps.  :bigsmile:  ...Thanks.  I saw Lola looking down a couple times as well.

Cam is very blurry this morning due to all the rain.  We could use a little sun or wind to try it off.  :nod2:
Lola got up briefly but couldn't see anything......she didn't act as if there was a chick though.  
When it arrives, there will be a fish because 'super dad' wants to have it fed at first peep.  :lollol:

Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch much today.......have company from Maine.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 16, 2011, 09:34:02 AM
I also saw Lola looking down a time or two last evening, Sherri.  For the past hour and a half she's been sitting tight on the eggs and shaking off water now and then.  Kidd left the perch about a half hour ago, and after looking away from the cam for only 5 minutes, I see that I've missed a switch, as Kidd is now on the eggs.  Neither one has acted like there's a chick today that I could tell :dunno:

12:51 Lola returned.  She fussed in the nest bowl for only a few seconds before settling down on the eggs. I couldn't see into the nest bowl.

Two or 3 minutes later Kidd is back.  Appears to be defending the nest.  Gone now. Everything appears to be fine.  Lola still on the eggs.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 16, 2011, 01:39:39 PM
438 pm just Lola sitting on the eggs looking a tad wet....makes me wonder what is happening to nesting birds on the Mississippi :shock:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 17, 2011, 04:12:07 AM
Mornin' everyone ---- Day 38  :bigsmile:

Marcia and Nan, thanks for the notes yesterday.
They aren't acting like there is a chick as yet this morning.

Got a decent look into the nest about 6:45  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_06-43-04Ca-1.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_06-43-45Ca-1.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_06-43-48Ca-1.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_06-43-53Ca-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 17, 2011, 06:39:51 AM
I wouldn't want to hatch today! :nope:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 17, 2011, 07:02:06 AM
Thanks Sherri :bigsmile:  

You've got a point there, Nan.  I'd stay inside my nice warm shell on a day like this too :nod2:


~ 9:45 Lola flew to the perch and then came right back.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05172011_0645.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on May 17, 2011, 07:10:26 AM
UGH ... it's an awful day for a hatch!  But it's great to see the cam working again!  And since it's day 38 ... I'd say we're ready for hatch!!  :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 17, 2011, 09:10:39 AM
Hi everyone ...... afraid the forecast hasn't changed.  Rain and t-storms until Sunday.
Nan and Patti, looks like you are both getting the same weather.

Good thing they are such good parents.....I'm sure they will keep chick(s) dry.
Might have a little break on Thurs as the picture shows sun with the t-storms.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/Weather.jpg)

If that is the case, I'll try to go down there then; not much sense going before that.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_12-01-05.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 17, 2011, 09:36:15 AM
I'm sure they will keep any hatchlings dry too, Sherri.  Lola sure has been pressed down tight on the eggs this morning. I would think Kidd should be arriving with a fish anytime now.  Thanks for the forecast.  Maybe some sun on Thursday! :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 17, 2011, 11:59:43 AM
About 2:15

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_14-17-46.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_14-17-51.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_14-18-02.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 17, 2011, 12:09:17 PM
A few minutes ago.......Lola stood on edge of nest eating fish.
Kidd gets up and takes it away when she is done.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_14-57-42Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 10 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110517_14-52-19.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=1013071a.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 17, 2011, 04:03:23 PM
6:18 PM
Lola looking all around......ah, it's Kidd coming in to relieve her. :bigsmile:
He immediately removes the stick (thank you!) and settles in.
(I'm a bit suspicious of the spot on that appears to be on the egg.....though could be nest material stuck on it)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_18-19-52Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 13 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110517_18-18-28.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=d8e381d8.pbw)

6:27 PM
Lola didn't stay away long.....she came back, touched down and took off again.
Came right back with 'stuff' for the nest.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110517_18-27-45Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 13 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110517_18-27-34.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=33cb4ee9.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 02:54:18 AM
Mornin' everyone -- Day 39  :bigsmile:

Lola - waiting for Kidd

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_05-13-44Ca.jpg)

Kidd comes in ... I didn't see the actual switch so don't know if he came with a fish.  She has been gone for a few minutes and she isn't
on the perch.   Guessing we don't have a hatch yet or there would be more activity.  
He isn't looking down like Marcia noticed the other day.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_05-38-56Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_05-39-02Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_05-39-02Ca2.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_05-39-06Ca.jpg)

ETA ..... Lola came back but I was posting on another thread at the time and missed a look at the eggs.  She was gone about 1/2 hr.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_06-08-02Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 18, 2011, 05:51:33 AM
Morning Sherri,

Hmmmm are we sure there is No hatching? I see stripes in your blown up picture :shock:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 06:09:36 AM
Hi Joanne, no, I'm not sure.  :nope:....I wondered as well and that is why I blew that cap up.
However, their behavior doesn't indicate it.  I would think that Kidd would have come in with a fish by now.  :shrug:

That being said.......check these caps taken a few minutes ago.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_08-57-00Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_08-57-00Ca2.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_08-57-06Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 18, 2011, 06:28:07 AM
Well after watching for awhile...what I thought may have been a chick is now something else..lol and also she is sitting on the nest wrong, the so called sighting :blush2: should be at her chest and not at her butt. And she is sitting tight and not high. Thanks Sherri for the caps. I do wish the log would fall!!!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 06:49:54 AM
Joanne,  :lollol:

Switch 9:45....

ETA 9:55   Lola came back bringing the morning news......maybe she is looking for the weather forecast.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_09-55-06Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 18, 2011, 07:11:35 AM
I caught Lola coming back at 9:55 too, Sherri.  Too bad we couldn't see the eggs during that switch, but I agree that their behavior this morning still isn't what I'd expect if they had a newly hatched chick.  They've had first hatches on day 39 and 40 in previous years though, so we watch and wait, I guess! :bigsmile: :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 07:16:29 AM
Mornin' Marcia  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 18, 2011, 08:07:02 AM
Joanne,  :lollol:

Switch 9:45....

ETA 9:55   Lola came back bringing the morning news......maybe she is looking for the weather forecast.

Oh for goodness sakes!!  Can we please see the nest

Good Morning Marcia


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 08:41:00 AM
Joanne,  :lollol:  ......they are pretty quick, especially when it is raining.  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 10:42:43 AM
Around 1:30 ..... Lola was taking a snooze when Kidd came in with a fish.  She promptly got
up and took off with it.  They still aren't exhibiting 'parental behavior'. 

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110518_13-32-38Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 7 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110518_13-30-44.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=7726c6df.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 18, 2011, 10:52:36 AM
Thanks Sherri!  I was answering an email and, of course, that's when there was a switch! :gaah:

Hi Joanne (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Wave/wave2.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 18, 2011, 11:03:52 AM
Well now, that was interesting.  That's the second time in the past couple of days that Lola has chosen to eat part of her fish on the nest.  As an aside, she scared me there for a minute - she looked like she was choking on a piece of fish.

Lola returns, eats fish, kicks Kidd off the eggs (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05182011_lolafishonnest_chokes.mp4)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 11:47:46 AM
Thanks Marcia.  :bigsmile:   I thought it odd that she chose to eat at the nest as well.  :nod2:

Below slideshow picks up where your vid left off with Kidd leaving.
He made a couple passes and came back.....stayed a minute (was hoping he was going to take that stick!), then
left again.  Returned 10 minutes later looking agitated as though another bird was in the area.

Click for slideshow - 11 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110518_13-59-29.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=61e9edda.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 18, 2011, 12:53:20 PM
Thanks for the SS, Sherri :bigsmile:  You were right about there being another osprey in the area.

3:41
Kidd, Lola and view of 3rd osprey (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05182011_1241_kidd_intruder.mp4)
 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 18, 2011, 01:06:49 PM
Missed everything. Had to run and visit with my mother.
Great vids Marcia and great ss Sherri, Thank you for them!! Maybe we can get Kidd to stand on that stick full time so we can get a better look at the nest bowl :lollol: The stick sure doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 01:28:05 PM
Marcia, don't know how I missed seeing that.....good catch!   Thanks!  :bigsmile:

Joanne, good idea!  :bigsmile:   He had talon wrapped around it earlier and I thought for sure he was going to move it
or knock it off.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2011, 03:13:39 PM
I can't even begin to describe how hard it is raining here right now......I can barely see the end of my deck (20 ft).
Looks like Lola is getting the same.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 18, 2011, 04:04:11 PM
argh I can see it on the nest, I had to stop watching. I feel so bad for Lola


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 18, 2011, 04:36:35 PM
Yes, she looks really wet  :sosad: Well, tomorrow is Thursday - the day it's supposed to be sunny...in between thunderstorms...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 18, 2011, 06:58:14 PM
Sun? I think I remember.... :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2011, 04:02:07 AM
Mornin' everyone -- Day 40   :bigsmile:
Last year first hatch - Day 40
The two previous years it was Day 39

Sun?  :rolleyes2: :lollol: .....forecast still the same today but you'd never know it looking out the window.

Here is what we are looking forward to for the next 10 days. UGH!  Hopefully the two consecutive sunny days will help to dry out the nest before
it starts up again.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/weather1.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/weather2.jpg)

Lola had company earlier......she didn't raise too much of a fuss so maybe it was Kidd.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_06-33-46.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2011, 04:04:55 AM
Lola took a quick flight around about 6:45.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_06-47-09Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_06-47-19.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_06-47-23.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_06-47-36.jpg)

She then uncovered the eggs.. :shrug:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_06-47-41Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_06-47-41Ca2.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 19, 2011, 04:54:39 AM
Good Morning, What is to the left of the blue thing, behind the stick?
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/milford5-19.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2011, 05:58:37 AM
Mornin' Joanne.....

Not sure.....here is your pic that I played around with in Photoshop. I sure hope it isn't a chick.  If it is, I doubt that it
is alive.  Too far away from the eggs.
It would have been covered by the 'blue thing' before Lola moved it earlier.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/milford5-19JoanneCa.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2011, 06:06:36 AM
Lola just flew out for less than a minute.....
I wasn't watching between my earlier post and Joanne's.......has anyone seen Kidd yet this morning?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_09-00-12.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_09-00-15.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_09-00-29.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 19, 2011, 07:21:15 AM
Morning :bigsmile: A few minutes ago I saw an osprey flying out over the green area past the nest.  Lola didn't seem to mind so maybe it was Kidd.  I haven't seen him otherwise but I've only been watching a half hour or so.

Joanne your picture of what appears to be a striped object does look interesting...I hope everything is okay.

Thanks for the great early AM shots and coverage, Sherri.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 19, 2011, 07:53:44 AM
Hi Everyone, Great to see the cam is back up  :bigsmile: I thanks you all for your screen caps, slideshows and observations. I spent my coffee break today getting up to speed on everything I missed the last week and a half.

Around 10:35 I saw Lola get up and fly around for  a couple of minutes before returning to the nest. While she was cruising the airspace above I did see another osprey in the area, don’t know if it was Kidd or not though. Also while she was gone I did see two eggs (I know there is 3 but can only see 2)and no little ones moving  around …yet, that I was able to see .


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 19, 2011, 08:37:48 AM
Hi Thomas - we missed you!  :bigsmile:

Well, there's definitely an extra osprey flying around this morning, and the extra osprey is likely the reason we haven't seen Kidd come to the nest yet today.

There's two ospreys flying in this cap; really, there IS  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05192011_2ospreysflying.jpg)


Hope this osprey is Kidd

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05192011_2ospreysflying002.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 19, 2011, 09:05:42 AM
Thanks so much for the wonderful captures, slideshows, gifs and videos. (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/applause.gif)

Very strange that Kidd hasn't been on the nest at all today and Lola has also left the nest at 11:58am. :puzzled2:
Nest is still empty at 12:05pm...

ETA---Lola is back at 12:06pm and another osprey flew by in the distance.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 19, 2011, 09:09:40 AM
Hi Lori!   :bigsmile:

Yes, and what I saw was that Kidd was on the post (and Lola had just returned at 12:06 like you mentioned), and as soon as the other osprey appeared in the sky, Kidd bolted from the perch.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 19, 2011, 09:23:14 AM
Good  :investigate2: Marcia... I missed the Kidd bolt. Wonder why he's not taking a turn today?
BTW, is your cam clock off by about 15 minutes?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 19, 2011, 09:36:32 AM
Hi Marcia, Missed all of you too and glad to  be back.
There is definitely a third osprey in the area. My guess is that’s Kidd out on the perch, I did  watch him take off for a couple of minutes and that didn’t seem to bother Lola but one flew into view and almost landed did get her a little upset. She did take off again at 12:26 and returned by 12:27.
Lori, yes the time stamp is off by 15 minutes


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 19, 2011, 09:46:44 AM
Hi Everyone :bigsmile:

Nest exchange and dinner brought in

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/fish-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 19, 2011, 10:59:40 AM
Great catch Joanne! I was posting on another thread and missed that!  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 19, 2011, 11:08:30 AM
Yeah!!!! Thanks Joanne .. I missed it too.  :thumbsup1:

Wow! Is that (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/A%20smilies/thsmiley-faces-sun.gif) I'm seeing? I haven't seen it for so long I forgot what it looks like. :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2011, 11:37:58 AM
Hi everyone.....thanks so much for the great coverage.  I have just spent hours at the vet and got home a little while ago.
Not to be off topic but my youngest is undergoing exploratory surgery right now and I'm quite shook up  :sosad:

At any rate, as soon as I got in a few minutes ago I got these caps.......jury out in my court but thinking it might look a bit different
than this morning.   Did they attempt to feed anything when the fish came in?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_14-08-54Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_14-09-38Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_14-17-52Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 19, 2011, 12:32:48 PM
There was No feeding when the fish came in


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on May 19, 2011, 01:18:21 PM
Sherri, hope that the exploratory surgery goes okay.  You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2011, 02:02:06 PM
Thanks Barbara.
Crack in egg??

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_16-51-04.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_16-51-31.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110519_16-51-42.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 19, 2011, 02:54:11 PM
Or a bobble in front of the egg? Hard to tell.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 03:30:12 AM
 :crying: :rant2: :crying: :rant2:

Day 41

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/05201106081.jpg)

I sent an email to both Frank and Louise but they likely won't get it for a while.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 20, 2011, 03:41:23 AM
6:37 Nest exchange. I could not tell if there was a fish brought in. It a real eye stainer watching the cam like this. :rant2: :rant2: :rant2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 07:06:14 AM
Cam is up!   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 20, 2011, 07:53:27 AM
I checked in at 10:45 and did notice the cam is back up  but nobody was sitting on the eggs. I did see Kidd on his perch and he did come in at 10:47 and is now keeping them warm.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 07:55:15 AM
Hi Thomas  :bigsmile:
I was thinking about coming down there but now looks like it is going to rain......UGH!  :rolleyes2:

A couple caps from that time period....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110520_10-48-32.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110520_10-48-40.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 20, 2011, 08:25:18 AM
Morning! :bigsmile:  11:18 Lola landed with a piece of fish but stayed only seconds before flying to the perch.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05192011_1118.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 20, 2011, 08:25:51 AM
Acting strange Hi Marcia
Sat like this for a long time and it's not windy
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/milford5-20.jpg)

Crib Rails going up
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/cribrails.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 08:54:23 AM
Crib rails good sign!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 20, 2011, 08:56:05 AM
I caught that last exchange and she does seem to be sitting up more on her wings to me. Took her a really long time to get settled in.  :lollol:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-19-11-007.png)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-19-11-008.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 20, 2011, 09:01:54 AM
Good catch Joanne! Well, several opportunities to see the nest bowl during the 11:39 switch, but the light just isn't right to see what's there :rant2: Lots of fussing with the eggs by both Kidd and Lola this morning, though! :bigsmile:

Switch 11:39 (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05192011_1140.mp4)

Great pics, Sherri!  Thanks! :bigsmile:
 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 09:10:09 AM
Oops! forgot to say good morning.  :rolleyes2:
So, good morning Marcia, Joanne and Lori.  :bigsmile:
Thanks for caps and vid.  :nod2:

If I look at the end of "that" stick one more time thinking that a pair of eyes are looking at me, you will hear me hollering!  :lollol:
I do think something is going on.......Lola is very antsy.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 20, 2011, 09:15:13 AM
Good afternoon ladies and Thomas

Marcia love the vid, the moving of the sticks is always sooo graceful  :wink2:
Lori yes she is sitting higher and doing tons of fussing.
Sherri I think I heard you cussing all the way up here

I hope she's not wrapping it up in the blue thing


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 20, 2011, 09:17:27 AM
Good Afternoon Everyone, Sherri, Yes I agree with you that something is going on, Lola is very antsy and Kidd is right there perched next to her. I do think the rain is going to hold off, the sun is shining here in Milford but the surrounding towns do have dark clouds over them


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 20, 2011, 09:19:58 AM
Kidd is really sticking around

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/family.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 20, 2011, 10:19:48 AM
watching...somewhat patiently.... :whistle: :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 10:37:59 AM
Hi Nan!  :bigsmile:
Anyone see anything last switch?


ETA:

** Is this a chick right in the middle....back behind eggs?
** Is this 3 eggs and a chick?
** Is this 2 eggs and half shell and a chick?
** Is this no chick at all?  :lollol: :lollol:

What am I looking at?!!!   I wish they would feed something so we would know!  :whistle:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110520_13-35-14Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110520_13-35-22Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 11:30:07 AM
Anyone watching?
Lola came back with the fish!
(or so I thought!   :rolleyes2: maybe it was nest material because she is down on the eggs now)

Kidd was off chasing for quite a whiile and left the eggs uncovered while Lola was on perch eating.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 20, 2011, 11:35:07 AM
I was watching

I watch this dark spot pop up, not sure what it is. behind egg
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/darkspot.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/blackspot.jpg)


Cam is down a cussing we ago
There is an attack going on too


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 11:59:46 AM
 :rant2:  I'll wait a few minutes to see if there is a miracle of it coming back.  If not, then will call Louise.  If it only needs reboot and
she gets out of there at 4:00, we might not get it back.  She doesn't work on Sat and I don't know if Frank is around.

Joanne, I was watching same area.  :nod2:
These caps are earlier when Kidd brought fish and Lola went to perch with it.  Kidd kept going in/out chasing.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110520_14-18-47Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 17 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110520_14-18-42.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=c30ae7db.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 20, 2011, 12:10:08 PM
Joanne, I'll see if I can see a black thing popping up while Kidd was off the nest.  If I can spot it I'll post a clip. Wait...is it in the video below?

Thanks Sherri, I missed the fish coming in!

Here's a short clip of Lola's arrival when you (Sherri) thought she may have brought the fish with her. She did have something in her talons at one point - looks like she left whatever it was behind though, in her haste to get to the eggs.

2:30 Kidd & Lola (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05202011_1130.mp4)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05202011_kiddandlola.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 20, 2011, 12:19:19 PM
I could see it change shape in Sherri ss, and In Marcias it looked like Kidd stepped on it and Lola peaked. I am now wondering if it is coming out of the egg and not behind it


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 12:19:38 PM
Thanks Marcia.

I just spoke with Louise.  She is going to try to do the only thing she knows (unplugging and plug back in).  She wasn't the one that got it going
this morning.
Cross your fingers!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 12:35:45 PM
She tried and it didn't work (obviously).   I was just talking to her again and she is going to try
to get in touch with the guy that started it this morning to see if he can 'walk her through' what he did.

Hold tight for a few minutes.  If that doesn't work, she said Frank is coming in tomorrow.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 12:42:30 PM
SOL.....the guy didn't answer his phone.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 20, 2011, 12:47:23 PM
arghhhh....and I so want to catch a bobble in action! Captain Kidd chooses the worst times to turn on the black light and get funky with Lola!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 20, 2011, 02:41:56 PM
arghhhh....and I so want to catch a bobble in action! Captain Kidd chooses the worst times to turn on the black light and get funky with Lola!

Wow that darn Kidd is still getting his funk on 2 hours later :rant2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2011, 02:57:55 PM
Nan and Joanne  :lollol:

I sent Frank an email......maybe he can get it going tomorrow when he comes in.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 21, 2011, 02:36:24 AM
 :biggergrin2: cams back up

We have a bobble head!!!

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/milford5-21hatch.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2011, 03:03:30 AM
Awesome!  thanks Joanne.  :clap1:   I'm just getting on as I've been busy with the furries and feathered.
Thankfully, Frank got my email yesterday and we didn't have to wait till he came in at 10:00 this morning.

It looks like Kidd is on the perch......did they feed earlier?

Will watch now but today is going to be a busy one after 9:00.

ETA....just realized....New color in nest!  ....green---must be a boy!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 21, 2011, 03:07:02 AM
Just got on a little while ago and didn't see a feeding


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2011, 03:16:54 AM
Was your cap from this morning?

Cam looking very shaky now and then.....hope it doesn't go out again!  :pray2:

Anyone with tech knowledge have any idea what this problem could be?  i.e.  why does reboot get it back on?  Would that be a site system problem
or would it have something to do with the Cablevision who provides the connection?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 21, 2011, 03:21:50 AM
The cap was from just before 6am
I don't think the cam is going to last, very shaky, crossing fingers
Quote
Anyone with tech knowledge have any idea what this problem could be?  i.e.  why does reboot get it back on?  Would that be a site problem
or would it have something to do with the Cablevision who provides the connection?

Not a clue


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2011, 03:26:52 AM
It's gone again.   :sosad:
I'll send Frank another email but I doubt he will be in until later this morning.

Here is my one and only cap.....around 6:00 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110521_05-55-53-1.jpg)

ETA 6:45:  Darn thing didn't come back so I sent the email to Frank.  Joanne, I sent him your cap as well. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 21, 2011, 04:01:45 AM
Just a guess, but the feed is still streaming so I would guess the problem is on Milford end and not cablevision. But I really don't have a clue. STILL :blush2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2011, 04:14:43 AM
WE ARE BACK UP !!!! (yes, I'm shouting!  :lollol:) :clap1: :clap1:
I don't have a return email from Frank but he must be over there.

Lola taking a snooze

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110521_07-15-15.jpg)

ETA 7:18
Don't get too excited.....it went right back down again.  :sosad:  (I sent another email)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 21, 2011, 07:45:48 AM
 :puzzled2: :rolleyes2:It may just be my pschodelic imagination but I think I can make out that it is lola on the nest at 10:44 am and she appears to be examining/feeding a bobbley item in front of her. This is like watching a scrambled cable channel...no foreign language to try to decipher tho..... :nope:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2011, 08:49:32 AM
I have been out for a couple hours and very disappointed to see that the cam wasn't up when I got back.
Either he didn't get the email yet or figures it isn't going to do any good to try again.  Have no clue as I didn't hear
back from him.
I'm going to be out all afternoon so won't be able to make contact down there.  Carol called me and she may go down.
Done all I can ...... sorry. :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 21, 2011, 09:13:23 AM
Sherri! :love: :love: :love: You do so much! Don't forget to take care of yourself!!!
In the meantime (again thru the pschodelic vision) It looks like kidd or lola is standing over the egg area again, not lying on it....must be activity below. Do they get the same awful feed in the center? :eek:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 21, 2011, 09:32:02 AM
I agree we must have a bobble head, Joanne and Nan :bigsmile:.  Even late yesterday I saw Lola (through the swirls) standing on the nest and lowering her head down into the nest bowl, which she never does just to roll her eggs!

Sherri, there's nothing more that you can do!  Enjoy your afternoon :)  I think I'll go dig around in the garden.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2011, 11:10:45 AM
Hi everyone.....been out and back in again and now going for the afternoon.
Thought I would give you the latest update.....not a good one.  :sosad:
Carol called again just as I was going out to pick up my cat.  She spoke with someone at the center and it turns out that Frank isn't coming in at all today.
I told her about the chick and she is recording the hatch as yesterday.
Have no idea whether Frank will be around tomorrow but Louise comes in at 12:00.  Maybe she can get in touch
with whoever she was trying the other day that knows what to do.  :shrug:

Nan, no.....they don't have a picture on the monitor either this time.  However, they could see a chick in the nest with the scope!  :bigsmile
So, Nan.....you just keep the reports coming with your psychedelic vision in the meantime.  :wink2:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 21, 2011, 01:00:05 PM
You asked for it! I can now make out a giant blue parrot (with an osprey beak) standing on the edge of the nest closest to us (figuring that because of the size). :lollol: :shock: 4 pm


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 21, 2011, 04:10:33 PM
YAAYYYYY!!!! :love: :love: :love: Stream is back!
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2011-05-21at70702PM.png)
A little after 7 pm


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 21, 2011, 04:17:48 PM
Hey, that's great!  Thanks for the alert, Nan.  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2011, 08:07:20 PM
I guess I should have said I'd be gone all afternoon and evening!  Phew!  just got home and it's past my bedtime!  :lollol:

I am so happy the cam is back up......let's hope it stays up now!
Nan, love the description of what you saw......will have to report that to Audubon so they can add another species sighted there.  :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 22, 2011, 02:58:37 AM
Good Morning,

Nan  it looks like they pulled the blue tarp out of the nest bowl in your cap, I hope it stays out! :nod2:

The cam is down again  :puzzled2: :gaah:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2011, 04:43:29 AM
Mornin' .....Just getting here....

Joanne, do you know whether it was up at all this morning?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 22, 2011, 05:15:27 AM
Sherri .. I am just getting to the forum but I have had the cam up since around 6:30am and nothing. :sosad:

Thank goodness Joanne caught the wee bobble or we wouldn't have any record of it at all. Such a bummer. I wish we could get a new cam and then I wish that we could have a live stream on UStream. How's that for wishes? :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 22, 2011, 05:23:37 AM
Where would the world be without wishes! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 22, 2011, 05:25:28 AM
Mornin' .....Just getting here....

Joanne, do you know whether it was up at all this morning?

Not while I was on I was on just before 6am
It looks like they pulled the tarp back to the nest bowl

Morning Ladies


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2011, 06:40:57 AM
Mornin'  :bigsmile:

Thanks.....glad someone knows what the operating status was this morning.  I'll send an email.  :rolleyes2:
I wonder whether it is coming on/off by itself or if Frank is doing reboot.  :puzzled2:   

Lori, I'll go with all your wishes but Ustream.....I don't like it. :nope: :lollol:
However, I'll add a wish........I wish they would get someone in there that knows about cams and systems!  :nod2:  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 22, 2011, 07:16:44 AM
Sherri .. I was thinking of free streaming and I'd take that over Axis. :nod2: You would like UStream a whole lot more if you downloaded and used Firefox as your browser. No ads at all with ad blocking on there, Justin and WildEarth. :bigsmile:

Morning Nan and Joanne!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/smiley-greet025.gif)
Nan... Loved the giant blue parrot post.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2011, 08:18:05 AM
Had email from Frank a little while ago.......he was yesterday so he apparently didn't do any rebooting!  :shock: :puzzled2:
I would almost rather that wasn't the case ..... so, if he isn't rebooting, why is it coming on/off?  A Cablevision signal issue?
I notice it says NO VIDEO even though there is movement........the date and time doesn't show.
Oh, why or why didn't I go to school for computer technology?  :rolleyes2:

His bottom line was that Louise would be in today and maybe she can get it going.   I wrote back and asked him to send her
reboot instructions because she tried what she knew the other day and it didn't work.
Back in 'wait and see' mode at this point.

Lori, didn't realize you are "ad-less" with Firefox. :bigsmile:
I can't imagine them changing anything down there though.  I think, but not sure, that the actual Cablevision is all it costs them to keep
it running and that is only about $ 70/month.  On top of that, who would do the computer work to get it all going?  not anyone that I know
of down there right now.  :nope:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2011, 08:42:57 AM
Something I meant to post in case you all haven't seen it.....

Thomas, Nan and I have mentioned what a beautiful place Milford Audubon is.  Thomas knows more than I do because he and
Colleen have been able to go around and explore the area.  
Well, this is posted on the Audubon blog.....
http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/

See May 13th posting.....
"One of the best places in the state to see large numbers of them is at our Coastal Center at Milford Point.
In fact, the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center was just selected as the best birding destination in the state by Yankee Magazine in its “Best adventures” edition.
Come see it for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!"


A very nice honor to receive from Yankee Magazine as there are tons of great birding areas in CT.  :nod2:

Another interesting article is here:
http://tinyurl.com/4xv6zcf
See the bottom of article for 13 photos of different areas down there and a different perspective of the building.

.......and another (see May 12 posting on blog):
This explains where Frank was yesterday. :nod2:...
Connecticut Big Day date May 21st......the birding record is 186 species.  Last year Coastal Center had 185!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 22, 2011, 11:12:11 AM
Wow, Milford Point selected as the best birding destination in the state! :bigsmile:  Loved the 13 photos too, Sherri.

Still problems with the cam, I see :sosad:  I really wanted to watch the new chick today!(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Sad%20Shocked%20Disappointed/throwing_tantrum.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2011, 02:36:25 PM
Hi everyone....

Took a ride down to the center......figured I could at least try to see something with the scope.  Might be another
chick etc.
Got all the way down there only to see a sign on door.....CLOSED Sun. 5/22
Need I say more as to what my disposition is about now? :rolleyes2:
Talk about the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing!  Frank thought Louise was going to be there this afternoon.
Now they are closed until Tuesday.

I took a few pictures from ramp on the building.  Will look at them and try to get them posted later.
Off to baseball game now.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 22, 2011, 02:48:46 PM
Bummer, Sherri :sosad:  But I'm looking forward to your pictures :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2011, 06:54:45 PM
Photos from today..... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_4035Ca2.jpg)

See photo thread for rest.....

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg19087#msg19087



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 22, 2011, 08:31:29 PM
Thanks for the in-person report Sherri! I love the slide show with Kidd feeding Lola! I'd forgotten how he does that!
What on earth is the white object (it looks inflatable) with what looks like a black "foot" hanging off it on the edge of the nest? :puzzled2:
It reminds me of those canadian goose windsocks....


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 23, 2011, 05:10:54 AM
Good Morning
Awww Sherri Thanks so much for going down, I just love that Kidd :love: Beautiful photos as usual


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 23, 2011, 08:16:54 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thanks Nan and Joanne....
I was happy to get that sequence of feeding.  I wish the one of them both looking down into the nest wasn't
as blurry.

Nan, haven't a clue what that is but I love your imagination. :lollol:
Here is a sharpened, closer look at it

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_4048Ca3.jpg)

Looking at these pictures, I'm wondering if "the stick" has been moved ...... or is it still in the way and looks different based on taking
the picture from a different view.

I just posted this osprey chick rescue on the chat thread but thought I'd post here in case you all don't read there.
Great story!
http://tinyurl.com/3bzyn8m


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 23, 2011, 10:07:19 AM
Great pictures Sherri!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/thAnimatedBravoSmiley.gif)

Such a shame that we are missing the first wee bobble but what are we going to do? I keep trying the cam and nadda. :sosad:
How many bobbleheads do you suppose we'll see when the cam is finally back?  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 23, 2011, 10:39:23 AM
Thanks Lori  :bigsmile:

How many bobbleheads do you suppose we'll see when the cam is finally back?  :lollol:
Hm-m, getting the cam back will be the first step in seeing them.......getting Kidd to clear the sticks will be the other hurdle!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 23, 2011, 01:08:54 PM
Those are some excellent photos, Sherri! :bigsmile: :clap1: And how special it is that they are of Kidd feeding Lola :thumbsup1:  To me, it looks like the large stick is probably in the same place as before, but since all we need is for it to move ever so slightly, I'll hold out hope that it has shifted. :pray2:  I can't even come up with a guess as to what that black and white thing is that's hanging from the side of the nest! :shrug:  I'm glad you mentioned it, Nan.  I was so focused on the activity around the nest bowl that I didn't even notice it! :innocent:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 23, 2011, 02:51:57 PM
Thanks Marcia......had an idea you would like those feeding 'poses'. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 23, 2011, 05:11:34 PM
 :love:How great is it that we have our own "Sherri-Cam" and also of course "Thomas-Cam"!
Now if the center would just give one of you a key so you could go over and reboot the system once in awhile....
I wonder if it isn't a cable glitch....maybe they need a better connection somewhere. It is like a scramble cable channel or as if it is missing one color feed....we need a cable guy who likes ospreys. :whistle:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 23, 2011, 05:17:00 PM
Sherri, Great photos!!! And I am so happy to hear that Kidd & Lola’s Audubon made best birding in Connecticut. :nod2: I will put together a short slideshow in the next couple of days to show some of the different neighbors they have there..... ALSO I got a good idea what that black thing is……… Its one of Lola’s high heels that Kidd is hiding on her to keep her from going out on the town all night….. That’s Kidd’s job  :lollol:  
Nan, "Sherri-Cam" and "Thomas-Cam"  :lollol:  :lollol: Thanks!! I would go there every day for lunch to reboot if they let me  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 24, 2011, 03:17:28 AM
CAMS UP :mhihi:

oops Good Morning


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 03:53:10 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Joanne, thanks for the heads up on the cam!  please, PLEASE, let it stay running!

Nan,  :lollol:
Hi Thomas!  hope all is well.  :nod2: .....looking forward to your SS.
High heels!  :lollol:

Kidd must be out fishing.......hope we will get a peek at what she is hiding.  :bigsmile:
Thinking might be 2, possibly 3 chicks now if the first egg was viable.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_06-41-28.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 04:06:07 AM
Joanne, you here???

At least 2?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 24, 2011, 04:07:36 AM
Yes 2 but what about the 2 in front, with stripes? eggs?

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/2chicks.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 04:26:38 AM
Not sure about 2 in front.....aren't the stripes normally white? :puzzled2:   It does look like it could be though.   However, I
didn't see those two areas move.    Have to look at newborns elsewhere. :rolleyes2:

Here is what I got ......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_07-05-09Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_07-06-32Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_07-04-22Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 14 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110524_06-41-28.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=c55e2c61.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 24, 2011, 04:39:45 AM
Great caps Sherri I wish it wasn't so foggy. I could clearly see 2 moving. I don't know what is in front of them but it almost looks like a 3rd.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 04:55:38 AM
Joanne, just looked at it with new thought........guess it could be one chick and not 2 eggs but looking at it from the side vs overhead.
Maybe just hatched which might account for no movement.  We will all have to watch that spot next time they uncover.
Would think that Kidd would be back with a fish before long.

As to weather?  I'll take the fog compared to what is coming.
Does this report look like the one I posted last week?   Yep! more of the same.  :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/Capture.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 24, 2011, 05:20:32 AM
It's been raining so long here...I starting to build the ark


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 05:37:01 AM
Joanne,   :lollol:..... I hear you!  My g'son has had so many baseball rainouts, rainout to the rainout make up game and on and on.  :rolleyes2:
Guess we shouldn't complain though with all the tornado and flooding devastion down south......prayers go out to all.

Poor Lola must feel awful just sitting on the nest almost 24/7.
Looking forward to seeing Kidd with the wee ones......he is always such a proud Papa.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 24, 2011, 06:01:13 AM
Yay!!!! how delightful to open the cam and see Lola and when she got up I thought I saw 2 chicks. The white thing? Miniature High heel?
Love a mystery......"Ohhhhhhh Lola....don't take your love to town." :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on May 24, 2011, 06:18:14 AM
Two chicks - how wonderful! :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 07:21:19 AM
Chicks visible now......still only see two.

That blue stuff MUST get out of there.  It is wrapped right around the chicks. :shock:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 24, 2011, 07:23:42 AM
Yep 2. Love the bobbles, stretching up to Lola in unison! Is that an egg infront of them?  The white thing is probably the end of stick with poop on it....


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 07:30:18 AM
Nan, did you see the caps from earlier this morning for a  better look at whatever that is?

Think they are waiting for breakfast..........think Lola thought he was coming in as well.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_10-16-14Ca.jpg)

Note the blue stuff location!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_10-16-23Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_10-18-49Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 24, 2011, 07:45:13 AM
YAHOOO!!!!..... At 10:15 I got my first peek at the two little bobble heads while they and Miss Lola were waiting for Kidd to bring in a little brunch …..that didn’t show up. They are just too cute but like Sherri said, that blue plastic has got to go!!
Sherri, that first cap above is so cool, love the way her wings look in it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 08:17:25 AM
Thanks Thomas .....love the wings and flight shots. :nod2: :bigsmile:

Kidd must be out looking for the biggest and best fish for the family  :wink2:......he has been gone for 4 hours!  :shock:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 24, 2011, 08:27:37 AM
Yay!  My first look at the kidds going on right now! :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

THANKS to everyone for their great caps and comments (although now I can't stop thinking of Lola in her high heels takin' her love to town  :P :lollol:)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 08:37:41 AM
Mornin' Marcia!  :bigsmile:
Glad you are here......have to get ready to take cat for check up.

Lola leaves and comes back with a stick.......goes on one of her stick rampages!  :lollol:

Kidd comes in with fish......Lola eating and not yet feeding the chicks.

Click for slideshow - 20 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110524_11-23-51.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=eacee117.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 24, 2011, 08:40:22 AM
Hi Sherri :bigsmile:  Like you said, she hasn't fed them yet, but here's the two cuties wondering where their Mom went :love:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05232011_0815_2kidds.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 24, 2011, 09:03:24 AM
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Yippeesmilie.gif) Woo Hoo!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Yippeesmilie.gif)

2 wee osprey bobbles!!! I caught a glimpse too but had a phone call.

Thanks Sherri for the heads up about the cam and for the wonderful slideshows and thanks early bird Joanne for working all night to fix the cam for us all.  :lollol:

Hey Nan, JudyB, Thomas and Marcia... Love the gif of the 2 wee ones!!! So exciting!!!

ETA .. 12:45pm Kidd is still acting like he doesn't know how to feed his chicks. Do they forget what they are supposed to do???  :puzzled2:
Definitely saw 2 chicks and 1 egg.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-24-11-003.png) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-24-11-004.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 24, 2011, 09:59:42 AM
Lori, Lola took care of the feeding for him just prior to your pics  :wink2: He made me laugh as he was dancing around as if he wasn't sure if he should brood them, feed them again, or what, huh?  :lollol: Great pics!  ;D

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05242011_0945_feeding.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 24, 2011, 10:03:08 AM
Marcia  - He sure was... Like a cat on a hot tin roof.  :lollol:
Then he seemed a bit perplexed as to what to do with that blue tarp. I was hoping he would move it but he didn't.
So happy to read that Lola fed them.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 24, 2011, 10:04:42 AM
Yes!  I noticed that he kept looking at the tarp!  :thumbsup1: Cat on a hot tin roof - exactly!!  :lollol: :lollol:


Video link: Kidd on a hot tin roof (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05242011_kiddonahottinroof.mp4)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 24, 2011, 10:11:54 AM
Wow, thank you everyone for the great coverage. Marcia, love the gifs. I'm glad they got fed. I had to run out and missed all the good stuff

202pm Kidd feeding Lola


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 24, 2011, 11:04:50 AM
Lori, great caps!....and you're right!  I forgot to thank Joanne for getting the cam going!  :nod2: :lollol:

Marcia, wonderful animations and love the 'Kidd on a Hot Tin Roof' video!  :bigsmile:
I see what you mean now about his prancing around.  :lollol:

Just got home from kitty check up and this is what I opened to.  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_13-49-56.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110524_13-50-12.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 24, 2011, 05:32:25 PM
Awww, sweet capture Sherri :love:

I just got back in and see that Kidd is standing guard :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05242011_0525.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2011, 04:21:38 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Beautiful sunny day at the nest ....... so glad the weather forecast has been wrong over the last couple days!  :nod2:
Weekend might not be too bad now either.

Marcia, I see that you were watching at same time last night.  I thought the sunset was so pretty that I put
a short slideshow together.  Note how the color changes but most of all, look at how Kidd keeps looking at his Lola.  :bigsmile:

Click for slideshow
http://tinyurl.com/3havt5n


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 25, 2011, 04:46:55 AM
Good Morning! Beautiful day at the nest. Sherri Nice SS from last night.

Do we have 3 chicks? The one in front looks like it has 2 heads.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/3rd.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 25, 2011, 06:59:34 AM
Hoping this works! Could be 3 but only 2 getting fed that I could see. I also included another angle of the unidentified treasure from a couple weeks ago...I'm wondering about some kind of glove turned inside out....

(http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/th_Screenshot2011-05-25at93703AM.png) (http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/?action=view&current=9ff0c0f9.pbw)

Enjoy the slide show! About 9:45 am or so....
Enjoy the sunshine!!!! :innocent: :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2011, 07:06:31 AM
Mornin' Joanne and Nan.....
Thanks for caps and slideshow.  :bigsmile:
I watched that same feeding and trying to keep track of them when they pop up and down is next to impossible.
I'm thinking still only two, unless one is newly hatched and isn't strong enough for feeding yet.
That being said, I don't see a sign of the other egg either.  :puzzled2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110525_09-40-14Ca.jpg)

"Hey Mom, wait for me!"  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110525_09-48-52Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2011, 07:22:54 AM
Another feeding going on now.......think I might see three!

ETA:
 :shrug:   :lollol:  
Thought I might have seen one with a smaller head than the other two.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110525_10-21-51Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 25, 2011, 07:58:50 AM
Mornin' to all :bigsmile:  I just put the cam up and there was a feeding so I started the recorder.  Will post a clip soon.  I only saw two popping up for food.

Thanks for the sunset slideshow and AM pics Sherri, and early AM pic Joanne :bigsmile:  

A glove is a good guess Nan.  Could it be that the item has the green and black "camouflage" colors? Thanks for the slideshow :bigsmile:

Video clip
11:00 AM Feeding two (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05262011_0800_feedingtwo.mp4)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 25, 2011, 09:08:43 AM
Marcia Love the vid but did she cover them up at the end? :sosad: I'm going to watch it again.

She did cover them. Not good


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2011, 10:35:43 AM
Thanks Marcia..... :bigsmile:

I haven't been watching since earlier today...... have you seen both chicks since she pulled that blue stuff over them?
Think that's gotta go!  :rolleyes2:  One got wrapped in it yesterday.

ETA 1:50:

A few minutes ago Lola had a visitor.  I think it is an osprey.  It made 4 passes before finally going off into the marsh area.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110525_13-42-53Ca.jpg)

Looks like that might be egg........if so, interesting that it is a darker/brighter color.  That is what the first egg was.
Makes me wonder if not viable and maybe the chicks are #2 and #3.
Guess we will find out soon enough.  I believe it is a week tomorrow for the first hatch (have to go back to check).

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110525_13-43-36Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Judy on May 25, 2011, 11:12:06 AM
Some big chicks! Do you know what the blue thing is and it did look like she covered them on purpose in Marcia's video.  Thanks everyone for the captures and videos.
Sherri nice onsite photos that you took the other day.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 25, 2011, 11:29:20 AM
2:15 pm or so..... 2 chicks and an egg....(2nd chick took a darn long time in sitting up!)

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2011-05-25at22201PM.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 25, 2011, 11:49:21 AM
Judy, I wonder if maybe the blue thing is a piece of plastic tarp. Every time something exciting happens the feed slows to about 1 frame every 3 seconds, and in certain situations I think we miss some details, but Lola does like her plastic, and it did look like she picked it up and purposefully stuffed it back down around the chicks (or covered them with it, I couldn't tell for sure).

Nan, my thoughts exactly...I started to wonder if there was a problem with chick #2.  This video has been sped up, but in real time, it took close to a minute for chick #2 to pop up!

Video link
2:15 feeding (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_05252011_1120_feeding.mp4)


Thanks Sherri, I completely missed the visiting osprey!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2011, 12:38:36 PM
Thanks Judy....
I also think the 'blue thing' is a piece of tarp.  There is quite a bit of remodeling going on in the surrounding neighborhoods; construction materials etc.

Nan and Marcia.....thanks for cap and vid.  :bigsmile:
Did your cam view go psycho a few minutes ago?   Second time for me today.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 25, 2011, 12:42:29 PM
I wasn't watching a few minutes ago Sherri...cam view is fine for me now though.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2011, 02:50:41 PM
Is that a half egg shell and a chick?  :puzzled2: :shock:

I have to leave for a couple hours -- be back later.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110525_17-43-49.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: jazzel26 on May 25, 2011, 03:06:22 PM
Is that a half egg shell and a chick?  :puzzled2: :shock:

I have to leave for a couple hours -- be back later.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110525_17-43-49.jpg)


Sherri, I sure can't tell...but the the sun is out...Lola & Kid have chicks...the cam is back on line....Merry Christmas :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 25, 2011, 03:56:39 PM
656 pm.....psychodelic funk again. :rant2: :rant2: :rant2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 25, 2011, 03:57:24 PM
Just coming to report the same Nan :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 25, 2011, 05:11:51 PM
 :love: cam's back! Pretty sunset! 811 pm


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on May 26, 2011, 01:44:12 AM
I haven't been following and am not sure if there were 3 eggs and if they've hatched... ? Is the incubation period less than the Eagles? Time just seems to fly - I thought they had only just started laying!!  :puzzled2: Sorry for falling behind, but I was just wondering as I'm flying out the door, late for work.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 26, 2011, 04:06:03 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Thanks for all the caps and observations , it always makes my day to come here and get caught up to speed with everything I been missing. My home pc that I been able to watch them on has gone to pc Heaven and I now need to get Colleen’s old one up into my computer room so I can watch. Or figure out how to watch them on our news pc’s that are running windows 7, thinking about trying firefox this weekend wheni have a little time to sit down and do it

Laura, there is three eggs and as of yesterday only two of them have hatched. I just got to work, like you late again and the first thing I did was check in on Kidd and Lola. I was able to get this one picture before Lola covered them up while waiting for Kidd to bring breakfast.
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110526_06-46-51.jpg)

Sherri, Will you be going there today? I have my truck and should be doing more moving after work but some how my camera bag ended up on the front seat  :puzzled2: :rolleyes2:

Think Positive, Be Grateful and Have a Wonderful Day


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 04:47:33 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Thomas, love your new signature line :bigsmile:....think I know where that is coming from  :nod2:
......yes, I am going down this afternoon to meet Carol.   I will wait till you get there.  :bigsmile:

There ARE 3 chicks!  I thought that was a half shell that I posted yesterday... :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_07-51-13Three.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 26, 2011, 05:22:11 AM
Hi Sherri, Thanks for confirming #3 for me.  :bigsmile:When I checked in earlier I was only given about 2 seconds window to see and I couldn’t tell from my cap. :nope:

I’m glad you like my new sign off and will have to add it to my profile later. Yes you know where it came from and is how he taught me to live life.  :nod2: I am going to try and leave work early today so I  can be there around 3:30, see you then

Think Positive, Be Grateful and Have a Wonderful Day   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 05:36:14 AM
Thomas.....great that you might be able to leave early. :bigsmile:

I put together some caps from what I viewed this morning.

This is when Kidd first came in with the fish about 7:40 ……

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_07-46-56Ca.jpg)

Kidd moved fish over to side…..wants to eat but he is soooo tired that he can’t decide whether to eat or take a nap. :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_08-03-18Kidd.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_08-06-21Kiddeat.jpg)

He then feeds Lola a bit, though, thank goodness, he did eat quite a bit himself.  She hasn't left the nest since I have been watching.
What a great mom and dad we have here (but then, we knew that!!) :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_08-14-25FeedLola.jpg)

Click for slideshow – Feeding of chicks through feeding Lola (22 caps)

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110526_07-46-56.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=a56488b9.pbw)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on May 26, 2011, 06:03:58 AM
Thank you Thomas and Sherri, I just haven't had time to peek in. So glad they are doing well - do you think there were 3 eggs then? Is that about normal for Osprey? I'm told that they can be heard on the Maine Loon cam sometimes, I'm still not sure if I would know what they sound like. High pitched maybe. Lucky you to all met up together.. wish I could join you.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 26, 2011, 06:30:04 AM
Kidd and Lola are feeding a big fish to three little bobble heads ..... Even in the fog I can see the three now  :bigsmile: :nod2:
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110526_09-24-19.jpg)

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110526_09-29-37.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on May 26, 2011, 06:36:26 AM
Wonderful news on the third chick!  :bigsmile:

Laurad, I think 3-4 eggs are common for osprey nests, though sometimes only 2-3 hatch.  Sherri has put the history of this nest in the first post - I know they often have four eggs, and have successfully raised four chicks at least a couple of times.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 06:53:41 AM
Thomas, great caps! ..... hope this fog burns off as it is supposed to.

JudyB, thanks for answering Laura's questions......I got busy doing something and left the PC.
I'm going to update the 1st page now. 
Not sure if the piece we are seeing is still a half shell or another egg but likely a half. If it is, then they will likely
remove it today.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 26, 2011, 07:17:10 AM
3 (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/eagletgif.gif) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/eagletgif.gif) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/eagletgif.gif)... wooo hoooo!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/thclappingandhootingsmiley.gif)

Thanks Sherri and Thomas for the wonderful pictures of the trio this morning. Sherri, I had to do a double take on your picture you posted at 7:47am. It looks like there are 4. 2 up front in 2 in the back. :eek:




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 26, 2011, 07:47:32 AM
Yay!!!! Great captures! Well, if there is a fourth egg and hatch to come I know that if any parents can succeed with it it'll be Kidd and Lola!
Laura you should be able to find a sound bite of the osprey crie (Cree) on line some where.  It does sound alot like "cree, cree".
I'll see if I can find a good sample and then update this post. :wink2:

http://youtu.be/Wzx91Jam6xE
and a more agitated call
http://youtu.be/JcbGOdddFMk
and a nice creeing while flying video
http://youtu.be/iXiq9v7fUwg


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 08:03:09 AM
Nan, thanks for posting the 'voices' link.  :bigsmile:

Lori, YIKES!  I wasn't even thinking four earlier.  :shock:   We'll have to watch closely.
Speaking of watching.....if anyone is watching, please try to see whether new chick is being fed.
It seems to stay in back and I haven't had time to watch for any period of time and I'll be leaving soon.  
I just noticed that it seems to be 'flopping back down' easily.

ETA
Kidd just came by to show Lola he has another fish....touched down with it for a few seconds then went down to perch to clean it.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_11-11-19Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on May 26, 2011, 09:20:40 AM
Lovely Nan, Lori and everyone.. thanks so much for your patience :) (I'm being lazy, but it's so nice to have a synopsis by all you loyal observers. I'm amazed at your ability to count eggs and chicks, I can't see them LOL.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 09:24:53 AM
Laura, osprey checks blend into the nest very well.  :nod2: :bigsmile:

Area of concern.....getting ready to leave and checked the cam one more time.
Almost looks like they have moved the 'blue thing'.....if it was dragged, might have dragged a couple chicks with it
as they seem to be on this side more.  Want to make sure they are all together.
Also, afraid if they take off with it, they will take the chicks too.
Thomas won't be there till tide coming back in so it will be hard for him to go out there to rescue!  :wink2:

ETA 12:35
I just looked at the caps I got and it does look like they are all together on this side (unless there are 4!).

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_12-19-28Ca.jpg)

Slideshow of what I got.....not sure what is here but am in hurry to get out. :rolleyes2:

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110526_12-19-13.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=ad5d895d.pbw)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 09:55:52 AM
Perhaps I'll get out of here sometime today!  :rolleyes2: (I will if I stop giving the cam one more check!)

These are after my last post.....
They apparently moved the blue thing again and something is on it in first cap (chick???).
Then while I was doing something else and didn't see, they have moved it back to center.
Could you all watch and try to count heads to make sure they are all there.  If that was a chick, it
could have gotten flipped out of there when moving the 'thing'.

I'm going to see if I can get a prescription for Lola for her OCD!! ....or maybe for me for my stress!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_12-39-39.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110526_12-49-21.jpg)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 26, 2011, 12:44:08 PM
Sherri .. No clear views for me yet but I had clients come in. My boss just left for the day so my eyes are on Lola.
Around 3:35pm, something flew over that got Lola's dander up.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-26-11-012.png) (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-26-11-013.png)

She settled right back down...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 26, 2011, 01:32:21 PM
There was just a nice long feeding and it looked like Lola reached behind the 2 biggest in the front to give the littlest one in the back some bites but it's so hard to tell. On Firefox, I have a rolling type picture but I am happy to have a picture at all. After the feeding, Kidd took the fish and off he flew...
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-26-11-014.png)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-26-11-015.png)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-26-11-g10.gif)
(This is what my feed looks like on Firefox with the rolling picture)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 26, 2011, 01:54:11 PM
453 pm Big feeding going on. Almost thought I saw four bobbing heads and was about to aim for a capture when the fish was moved infront of the cam....yes, Kidd....it is a big fish! :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 26, 2011, 02:02:54 PM
Good afternoon everyone
Just getting on, So good to see 3 chicks, Thank you all for the great captures. I just saw 3 just as Lola was starting to sit down and it looks like the tarp is coming closer to the cam. Nan I just missed the feeding you were referring to, but did see the 3 chicks.
Lori My feed is like that in FF too


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on May 26, 2011, 02:36:41 PM
Good afternoon!

5:34 pm
Looks as if Kidd is busy feeding Lola - which is very cute, but doesn't let me count little bobbing heads!

5:38 pm
Lola's finally getting up.  Two chicks visible and the cam froze.  
Refreshed screen
Lola's back brooding, with one chick pushing out
Unfortunately, perhaps, all the food is still going to Lola, and every time #1(?) tries to get some, she tucks him in and sits on him!

This is a strange nest....  :mhihi:

5:41 pm
I'm assuming it's Kidd feeding Lola - don't actually watch enough to tell them apart.  I do have a pic to add later.

I'm pretty sure I saw at least three little heads during the brief instant when she was up before the screen froze.  And I'm afraid I need to be heading for home now - sorry I couldn't provide a more comprehensive report.

5:44 pm
Looks as if the feeding of Lola has stopped.  Appears to be more fish on hand.

Lola just moved something out and set it on the side, to the left of the nest bowl from our perspective.  (Added - now that Kidd's not blocking the view, I can't tell what it was - maybe just a stick; not seeing a piece of shell.)

And Kidd just took the fish and left.  Lola is nestling in.

And I'm out.  -->


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 03:36:06 PM
Hi everyone.....thanks so much for watching!  :bigsmile:
I was worried I would miss something while on the road an hour each way so 'mother hen' put her alarm up.  :lollol:

Once down there, I asked Carol whether she could still see 3 and she could so I felt better.  However, Lola did tug
that piece around again a bit which was scary.  She also moved a big piece of 'black thing' out from near the nest bowl
about the same time.  :rolleyes2:
Met Thomas down there......great to see him again!  :nod2:  (he has a new nickname......cane picker-upper.)  I
leaned my cane against the deck railing and down it went to the ground.  Thomas retrieved.  Then again when I got to
the car; down it goes.  :lollol:

Lori, know just what happened at the time of your caps.  Carol said that Kidd left the area at 1:45 so we expected him
back at any time.  We saw an osprey coming in, gliding and dropping almost to the nest and we figured it was him.
Nope!  :nope: .....it was a very brave intruder.  It was just out of your sight on the cam.  :shock:

Lori and Joanne, I've never had that rolling using IE. :puzzled2:

JudyB, Kidd is feeding Lola again so I can't see what she may have moved either.

Well, I finally got the nerve to go up to the third deck today for the first time this year.  I figured if I didn't come back, at least Thomas and Carol
would know to come get me!  :lollol:...  Got some pictures but haven't looked at them yet.  Doubt we will see a chick in them because they are still so small
but at least it will be a different perspective.  :bigsmile:

If when any of you are watching, you definitely see #3 get fed, could you post?  Looks like #1 is outgrowing #2 at a rapid pace.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 26, 2011, 03:44:46 PM
Sherri .. Glad you're home. You have an official cane picker-upper eh?  :lollol:
I caught Kidd feeding his beloved Lola again...  :love:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-25-012.jpg)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-26-012.gif)
He's still feeding her. A nice long meal for our Lola. They are just way too cute.

Joanne .. I was wondering if anyone else was watching with FF. Now I know it's not my work computer but is FF that causes the rolling feed.

Nan .. 4??? :eek:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 03:49:54 PM
Aw, thanks Lori.  Aren't they special?!
You know, we figured something out today.  Carol has been monitoring Kidd since 1998 and at that time he was
young and inexperienced.  She figured he was 2, maybe 3, years old at the time.  That makes him 15, maybe 16 years old!  :shock:
She is going to use the dates of May 19, May 22 and May 25 for hatching.  #1 is almost sure, #2 kind of a guess as cam was down and
#3 is good.

I added to my post above indicating that I never had that rolling problem using IE.  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on May 26, 2011, 04:05:34 PM
I was watching with Firefox at work and am watching with it here - feed is choppy, but this nest has always been a bit choppy for me - sort of half-way between fast refresh and streaming.  Is that what you're experiencing?  I can try SeaMonkey - but it's quite similar to FireFox, so I don't know if it would work better.  I think I uninstalled Chrome from this computer, and don't plan to install it again.  Don't even remember what it did that was worth the trouble of uninstalling, but there was something.

I tried to open the cam in Internet Explorer, but it apparently couldn't/wouldn't load the Axis plugin (not an issue with Firefox - it just opened up).  I have Windows 7 on both computers - will try on my XP netbook if I have a chance.

I'm pretty sure I saw the third chick while both adults were there a few minutes ago.  No one was fed, and I didn't notice any food.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2011, 04:41:08 PM
Thanks Judy.  :bigsmile:
Always opens in IE for me as that is all I use.
Yes, the feed is a like a refresh cam but only (usually) 2-4 seconds apart which can give the appearance of somewhat choppy, but not rolling.  I think
that is what you mean anyway.  Sometimes if there aren't many people watching, it is almost like live stream.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 27, 2011, 03:35:40 AM
Good morning all! Foggy here. Foggy there. Lola trying to keep the brood under her. She's turned partly away from the cam but 2 heads are peeking out from her breast feathers! 6:33 am :sleepyawn2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 27, 2011, 03:59:05 AM
Good Morning

Feeding at 6:54am

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/feeding.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 27, 2011, 04:04:16 AM
Good Morning Joanne! Here they are at 658 am...3 being fed. One is pretty small but holding his head up for food along with the other two!
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2011-05-27at65728AM.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 27, 2011, 04:13:46 AM
Good Morning Nan, It looks like when Kidd left with the fish, he pulled the tarp as well. I was hoping it would leave the nest but didn't. :rant2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 04:14:19 AM
Mornin' Nan and Joanne  :bigsmile:

Have to make sure there isn't a chick caught under the blue thing......Kidd moved it when he moved the fish.
Lola kept looking over there when the spot was moving ..... thought maybe she heard peeping.  Seems to be settled now.
Could have been wind moving the spot as well.  :puzzled2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110527_07-05-44Ca.jpg)

ETA.....Joanne, we posted at same time.  :bigsmile:
7:21  I wish Lola would get up so we could count 3 heads under her.
Wind blowing the same now and the spot isn't moving.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 27, 2011, 04:23:06 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Joanne, Nan and Sherri, Thanks for the early morning feeding caps………Now that I checked in here I can let Sherri know that Cane picker upper Thomas is reporting for duty  And with Sherri that can be a full time job .:nod2: :lollol: First thing I’ll do for you Sherri is keep an eye on the blue thingy and be sure we see all three. 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 27, 2011, 04:27:34 AM
Good Morning Sherri and CPU, glad someone was there to help out Sherri yesterday.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 04:43:18 AM
Mornin' Thomas  :lollol:  :lollol:
Joanne,  ..... you're turn will come when I head up to Barton's!  :lollol:

Here is a slideshow (11 caps) of when Kidd moved the fish/tarp indicating where the chicks were before he moved it etc.

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110527_06-58-41Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=cbed85bb.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 27, 2011, 04:57:31 AM
Morning Joanne, Nan, Sherri and Thomas  :bigsmile:

Wonderful pictures of the triplets this morning.  :biggergrin2:
Looks like Kidd would like to feed the wee ones but Lola's not quite ready to relinquish control yet. :lollol:
All 3 accounted for...
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-27-11.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 04:58:39 AM
Mornin' Lori  :bigsmile:
Yep, food still has to go through 'the boss'.  :lollol:

I see three but I think I might have been right that one was covered.  :rolleyes2:
Will be interesting to see where that blue goes next......and you can bet she will move it sooner or later.  :nod2:

ETA:
8:02....The black thing that she moved yesterday is near her right leg now.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on May 27, 2011, 06:12:50 AM
I'm watching for a bit today, have they been using the blue plastic sheeting to lay on and to cover the eggs/chicks?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 06:17:56 AM
Mornin Laura,  :bigsmile:...unfortunately, yes.  It is quite a worry when they move it around as it is quite large and can take the chicks with it.
A lot of times they bring things in and out of the nest.  However, this piece has been there for quite a while now.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on May 27, 2011, 06:26:21 AM
Hi Sherri, oh dear.. yes, it would be a worry in a gust of wind  :rolleyes2:  I was just watching as the male came in with food, but she didn't move. I saw another bird flying around in the distance while they were both on the nest.

By the way, the Maine Loons were both seen this morning in front of the cam AND they mated. I wasn't here, but there are some pictures on the BRI Ning site. Very exciting.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 27, 2011, 06:29:54 AM
Laurad  Good Morning It was brought on the nest in the beginning of April

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg13711#msg13711


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on May 27, 2011, 06:35:58 AM
Thanks Joanne, :) Wow, you guys have been busy in here.. that was page 12 and you're all the way up to 42 now  :lollol: Didn't the nest look all neat and tidy then too!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 27, 2011, 06:53:40 AM
Wooo Hooo! I have been working on getting the Axis Media Control software to install on my work Windows 7 computer and I have finally conquered it this morning.
Sherri... Do you want the instructions here or do you want me to post them in the tech thread?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on May 27, 2011, 06:59:43 AM
Feeding but I am only seeing 2 chicks never mind...the 3rd took forever to pop up. Too funny, kidd standing right in front of chicks, yet he still passes the food to Lola and she feeds them.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 07:15:24 AM
Wooo Hooo! I have been working on getting the Axis Media Control software to install on my work Windows 7 computer and I have finally conquered it this morning.
Sherri... Do you want the instructions here or do you want me to post them in the tech thread?
Whooo-Hoooo is right!  great!  :clap1:
Can you post it here and also the tech thread? .....   Thomas is going to be one happy guy when he reads this as he was going to
try to figure it out this weekend!  :nod2:

Laura, this is a very entertaining (though sometimes worrisome) nest to watch.  Yes, it was tidy way back then but doesn't stay tidy too
long into the seasons.  They are always bringing something in.  Ospreys favorite color is blue (according to research it is true, not making that up! :lollol:).
We have seen blue 'things' come in many times over the years.

Joanne, I did see Kidd finally sneak a couple pieces to the wee one in front of him.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 27, 2011, 07:16:23 AM
Pretty sure I saw all 3 mouths get some food but my stream is very slow in the refresh rate today. Lola was feeding the littlest one and then a bigger one pops up to be fed.
(sped up to the max :lollol:)
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-27-11-g1.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 07:36:31 AM
Lori  :lollol:.....wow, won't take long to feed them that way!  :wink2:  Thanks!
Several times this morning I thought I saw four.......now staring at your sped up version, I still think I might have seen four.
So hard to tell with all the popping up and down.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 27, 2011, 08:05:16 AM
I thought I saw four too but I think at this stage of the game, what we're seeing is backs and wings and tails and heads.... :lollol: I know there's 3 for sure. Another few days and we should get some really good ospring views.

Ok... here's what worked for me to get the cam to work in IE with W7. This is the only thing that has worked and trust me, I've been working on this for a while now. :rant2:

Axis Media Control with Windows 7

Go to http://www.axis.com/ (http://www.axis.com/)

Select Downloads from the bar just below the Axis logo on the left
and you'll get this screen:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Forum%20Pics-Tutorials/Axis0.png)
The key to getting this to work is that you actually have to register with Axis.
Click on the link at the bottom that says You can register your details here.
Fill in the bare essentials. (I used an alias and my hotmail email address.)
Make sure to uncheck the box at the bottom of the registration so you won't receive 'marketing related emails'.
Once you register, you will get a confirmation email and you have to click on the link in that email to setup a password.
After you've done that, go back to the Axis homepage and select downloads again which will bring you back to the screen above.

Select Download Software Tools
 then select AXIS Media Control (AMC) (3rd on the list)

Select Download Files
 then select Download AMC_Embedded_msi.msi

Once you've finished downloading and installing that, open the cam in a new IE window.
http://67.86.128.224:81/view/index.shtml (http://67.86.128.224:81/view/index.shtml)
You will get the blue bar again at the top to install. Click on it but this time it should install and work!!!

That's what worked for me.  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 27, 2011, 09:37:17 AM
Lori, Thank You!!! Now I cant wait to get home later and try it out. A month or so ago  I did register with Axis when I was last trying to get it to work with my W7. But after a day of fighting with it I thought it would be much easier to dig out my old pc and just use that  :nod2: Well this last week my old pc went to pc heaven and have not been able to watch while at home  :nope: Also looking at your gif, it looks like Kidd and Lola got some serious caffeine in that pirate water they are drinking   :lollol: Thanks again, back to work I go


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on May 27, 2011, 09:42:47 AM
Very good Lori, thank you for all that. I have been using Google Chrome to watch.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 27, 2011, 11:44:11 AM
Thomas and Laura  .. Hope it works for you too. It's so nice to watch a stream that's not rolling. I just tried the 'capture button' too and it works perfectly and the picture even goes right into my regular pictures folder not an Axis folder like on my XP system.  :thumbsup1:

Thomas .. Yes, they had the high-test for breakfast this morning and got that feeding done in nano-seconds. :lollol:

Boss just left for the day so I am good to watch now. :bigsmile:

ETA -- 4:00pm .. I have the funkadelic cam. UGH! :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 27, 2011, 03:08:41 PM
Ugh! There's a nice feeding going on but Kidd is smack dab in the way. :nope:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 03:10:29 PM
Lori, feeding has been going on for a bit and #3 is way in back......didn't see him get anything.
Hot and humid here today.....needs some food so he doesn't dehydrate.  :nod2:
ETA
He might be getting something now.....looks like Lola is reaching back a bit.  She wasn't earlier.  Feeding the two in
front so fast!  It was faster than your sped up version!  :bigsmile:
On second thought.....Nope! don't think so. Kidd moved, little one still in back.  Kidd took fish away. (have to get him meds for his OCD also! ) :rolleyes2:

On the psycho cam earlier.....I got Frank right away quick as it was time for the center to close.  He thinks it might be a bad cable.  Did
something and it came right back.
The bad news is......they are closed Mon AND Tues and might be Sunday as well.  I forgot what they said.....maybe Thomas remembers.
We do NOT want that cam to go down as I won't be able to get in touch with any of them.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 27, 2011, 03:29:10 PM
Yes Sherri... I didn't like the looks of that feeding either as far as the littlest one goes. I didn't see it get much.

This is from right before Kidd blocks the view. You can see the little one behind the 2 big ones.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-27-11-1.gif)

ETA -- 6:52pm.. Kidd is feeding Lola her dinner.   :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2011, 06:13:07 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Lori, I meant to thank you for posting the instructions.  I'm sure it will be helpful to a lot of people.  :nod2:

I have been watching on/off (mostly on) since 6:00 AM and haven't seen Kidd yet.  :puzzled2:

ETA 9:16
She just got up and is acting like he is coming in.  Saw all 3 chicks.  Hope #3 gets in a good spot for food.
ETA 9:23
He hasn't come in yet and Lola just took a quick flight to perch and back again.
Chicks are hungry.  One of them (think #1) is really being quite aggressive this morning.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 28, 2011, 06:32:37 AM
Good Morning Sherri .. I was watching too and I haven't sen Kidd bring any breakfast yet either.  :nope:
I did record Lola coming back up from perch so we could do a head count of the chicks. Will post it once it's uploaded.

Here's the video sped up just a bit to be streaming. Watch the end when Lola settles back down and does the old "head squish'.  :eek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuM653wOTo4


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2011, 06:42:45 AM
Mornin' Lori  :bigsmile:

OUCH!  :shock:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 28, 2011, 07:02:35 AM
Kidd's home but I don't see a fish. :puzzled2:

Kidd just left and now Lola is having a preen session.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on May 28, 2011, 08:10:25 AM
I see 3 for sure ... 2 in front telling Lola they're hungry and one in back.  Looks yucky there today Sherri - are you still getting rain?  It's finally beautiful here ... I plan to spend the day in the yard!! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Osprey/KiddLola/capture_28052011_110510.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2011, 08:25:56 AM
Kidd finally in with fish (nice big one!).....#3 got a couple of bites in beginning but think #2 pushed it out of way a bit.
Can't watch now.....

Patti, rain has gone (thank goodness!).  Hot and humid.  Spending rest of day on baseball fields.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 28, 2011, 08:35:47 AM
Sherri .. It's a great feeding and Lola is feeding all 3 lots of bites.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on May 28, 2011, 08:40:02 AM
She sure is Lori!  :)  I saw a fly-by in the background, thought it was Kidd ... but he's perched on the right side of the nest ... keeping lookout!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Osprey/KiddLola/capture_28052011_111958.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Osprey/KiddLola/capture_28052011_113352.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Osprey/KiddLola/capture_28052011_113458.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 28, 2011, 10:53:33 AM
Great pics PattiO!  I agree with you and Lori that Lola was doing a terrific job of making sure all 3 were fed.  Boy, if you have to be chick number 3, this is the nest in which to be one :nod2: A good and consistent provider for a Dad, and a Mom that goes out of her way to make sure you're fed :bigsmile: :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 28, 2011, 01:28:46 PM
Lola just finished with another nice long 20 minute feeding.  Everyone got lots and lots of bites. I swear they look bigger and stronger now than they did this morning.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 28, 2011, 01:51:36 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05282011_ihateitwhenistepinfish.gif)

Ugh!  I hate it when I step in fish!   :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on May 28, 2011, 05:26:58 PM
LOL!  And glad to see that all is going well here now.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2011, 06:12:43 PM
Thanks for all the coverage today!  Just got home a little while ago.
Glad to hear that they all got fed. :nod2:

Marcia, looks like one of the chicks is belly-laughing at Lola!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 29, 2011, 05:05:00 AM
Shortly before 8 am Lola had the little ones up and doing "Neckercizes".  The biggest one has such a long neck now that he doesn't know where to put down his head!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 29, 2011, 05:35:19 AM
Nan  :lollol:

Kidd came in with a koi ..... and company.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110529_08-16-30Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110529_08-16-35Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110529_08-18-38Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110529_08-28-09Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 29, 2011, 05:38:11 AM
Good Morning.  :bigsmile:

Marcia ..  :lollol: or... a nice fish snowshow .. err fishshoe  :lollol:

Nan .. Missed the neckercizes but they are having a nice feeding now at 8:30. The fish has that nice red tinge to it so unless Kidd found a nice salmon, I think he might have raided the koi pond again. :lollol:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-29-11-g1.gif)

Looks like all 3 are getting bites but no matter which side Lola feeds from, the wee one always ends up in the back row behind the super giraffe-necks. :mhihi:

ETA... Hey! Where did you come from Sherri  :lollol: Great captures.
Yup, I thought it might a koi but I came on when it was mostly eaten.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 29, 2011, 07:33:18 AM
There was another feeding not long after the one that Sherri & I posted above. Pretty sure it was the wee one that got the lion's share on that round. I didn't see the biggest one at all so it must have been full and snoozing.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-29-11-g002.gif)

Lola settled back down to brood and Kidd fed her a nice meal.  :biggergrin2:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/5-29-11-g003.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on May 29, 2011, 08:53:59 AM
Lori - the "action" photos are rare and absolutely wonderful!   :love:  Thanks and please keep them coming!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 29, 2011, 11:34:38 AM
Sherri - great catch of Kidd's Koi and the 'interested party'! :clap1:  :bigsmile:

Lori, you've outdone yourself this morning - those are some very spiffy giffies! :nod2: :thumbsup1:

At the end of a feeding just a few minutes after 1:00 Lola took off for a minute and left Kidd in charge .  This is the closest I've personally seen Kidd get to his kidds so far :)  I figure Lola must have issued a directive prohibiting Kidd from having much interaction with the kidds until they're a bit older.  ::) :mhihi:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05292011_kiddwiththekidds.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 29, 2011, 03:00:16 PM
Lori and Marcia.....terrific animations!  :nod2: :clap1:
Marcia, saw Kidd sneak a bite to one of the kidds yesterday......good thing Lola didn't catch him!  :bigsmile:

Just got in a while ago .......opened the cam to the shock of my life!

WHAT in the world have they brought into the nest?  :shock: :shock:
I would loved to have seen that in flight coming in!   :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110529_17-46-05Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110529_17-48-51Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110529_17-53-56Ca.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 29, 2011, 03:33:53 PM
Hi Sherri, it looks like they (Lola) brought in a big bunch of glop from the marsh and it wound up as a decoration at the center of the crowd control ropes they've had for awhile now on the port side of the ship! :lollol:  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 29, 2011, 03:40:39 PM
Hi Marcia......OK, get ready to laugh!  :rolleyes2: :blush2:..........I thought it looked like a car part!  :haha:
I was looking for the 'junkyard dog'!

Now that you said what you thought, I can see the posts etc.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 29, 2011, 03:49:44 PM
Well, it does come off looking like an emblem of some sort - on view to anyone traveling by sea :wink2: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 29, 2011, 05:03:13 PM
 :lollol: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on May 29, 2011, 05:12:22 PM
They are amazing!  :8)

And the s'caps and animations are great!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on May 30, 2011, 07:20:37 AM
AHOY MATEYS...nice to see 3 treasures on board!
Have had me SPY GLASS on the KIDD waters....

This morning delivery
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/MAY%202011/KIDDS5-30.jpg)


VIDEO----> BIG FISH, tis it a KOI?  (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/MAY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS5-30morningdelivery.mp4)

VIDEO---> continuation of morning feeding
 (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/MAY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS5-30part2.mp4)


VIDS from last nights dinner

VIDEO--->  PART 1 (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/MAY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS5-29eveningfishdelivery.mp4)

VIDEO--->  PART 2 (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/MAY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS5-29eveningdeliverypart2.mp4)

VIDEO---> PART 3 (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/MAY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS5-29eveningdeliverypart3.mp4)


THANKS to ALL for the captures, gifs, banter....never a 'dull' moment!   :lollol:

time to weigh anchor & get to safer waters..... :nod2: :lollol:

ARRRGGGGGGGH, off to have a bit o 'grog'


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 30, 2011, 09:15:28 AM
OH MY!

Ha-ha, it looked like the biggest chick gave Lola a lift up out of the nest bowl :lollol:

Do you think maybe Lola latched onto Kidd's toe and that's why he flew off with the Koi the first time around?  I noticed that he made sure his foot was out of Lola's way the 2nd time :lollol: - but then the live Koi flopped into the nest bowl and onto the kidds! :eek: :D 

What a nice big flounder for dinner last night :)  Lola was sure having trouble with the skin in Part 2 (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Smiles/nicegraysmile.gif)

Terrific set of videos, MT!  Thank you!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 30, 2011, 12:20:34 PM
MT, thanks for the wonderful videos.  I didn't see the feeding 'live' this morning so was really fun to watch.
Kidd surely has hit someones koi pond  :rolleyes2:
Looking at the feeding from that angle, #3 looks big.  He is growing fast and I now think there isn't much to worry
about as to his getting fed.

Kidd sure has a way of finding the biggest fish, doesn't he?!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 30, 2011, 02:01:57 PM
Cam just went down :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on May 30, 2011, 02:15:53 PM
Hello Everyone, Hope you all had a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.
Marcia, Cams back up  :nod2: that had me scared for a minute also  
Lori, THANKS for the instructions on how to watch Kidd and Lola using windows7. I just finished doing what you said to do and it worked just like you said it would  :nod2:. I cant thank you enough for taking the time to figure that out and posting it . TY TY TY TY ……
I sat here watching Kidd and Lola while getting caught back up to speed on everything I missed and again I like to thank you all for your comments, observation, screen caps and videos, they all made my day.
When I started watching Lola was feeding the little ones and while doing so it really looked like a fourth egg rolled out from behind #3…(see picture below slideshow)….. Then kidd came in and let Lola take off shopping….. back she came from the lumber company asking Kidd to start building some safety  rails for the kids….. Only problem was Kidd first said no so the first piece in was over his head…….  Here the slideshow, I’ll let you watch for yourself……

Click below for a 19 pic SS
(http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/th_20110530_15-35-11.jpg) (http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/?action=view&current=a0718c01.pbw)

Fourth egg? Right there in the center :puzzled2: Looks it to me, and it just rolled out from behind #3. If it was a broken egg shell it wouldn't have rolled like that
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110530_15-37-32.jpg)

ETA Marcia, at 5:15 the cam is down again and wont come back up  :crying:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 30, 2011, 02:24:29 PM
Cam still down for me (oh, I see your note above, Thomas  :)).

Very interesting about the possible 4th egg Thomas :puzzled2: I'm going to rummage around and see if I have video of that period. Great slideshow :bigsmile:  Hope you're having a a super holiday!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 30, 2011, 04:41:30 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_05302011.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 31, 2011, 03:04:35 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thomas, great slideshow.......I noticed that egg as well.  :nod2: ....I do think it is a whole egg.  If it were only a half shell,
I think they would have gotten it out of there by now.
Glad you got your laptop working with the cam.
Marcia, love the lighting in your cap.

All looks well this morning.....little one seems to be keeping up with the others. It has learned to be quite vocal so that Lola
pays attention.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110531_05-49-10Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on May 31, 2011, 06:10:41 AM
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2011-05-31at85758AM.png)
WHere did this giant ospring come from!?! Huge all of a sudden!!!! Taken about 9 am.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 31, 2011, 06:19:57 AM
Nan, wondering the same thing!  I haven't been watching but noticed it when checking in.
Hope it is all right.  Lola doesn't seem to be paying any attention to it.  :puzzled2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110531_09-16-08Ca.jpg)

ETA:
It is OK.......checking out the scenery!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110531_09-20-30Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 31, 2011, 06:34:54 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110531_09-24-09Ca.jpg)

He finally made a dive for cover when Lola got up!  :lollol:

Click for slideshow -  11 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110531_09-22-54.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=6d5ec1da.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on May 31, 2011, 06:44:27 AM
OMG!!! Is that one of Lola & Kidd's??? :shock: Do those special koi Kidd brings in have super growing powers???  :lollol:

Thomas .. You are so welcome. I'm just happy it worked for you too and I loved the slideshow. :thumbsup1:

Sherri .. Love that last picture... eye-to-eye.  :mhihi:

MT .. Nice to see you and wow!!! You got some wonderful videos. I always feel so bad for the koi.  :sosad:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on May 31, 2011, 06:53:37 AM
It looks like everyone noticed this kidd this morning! :bigsmile:

Here's what I found when opening the cam :lollol:  Sherri has similar in her slide show.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_5312011_rearendup.jpg)


Then he ducks under Lola in Sherri's slide show, but it isn't long before he shoots out from under her so he can go and greet Kidd!  :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_5312011_afterkidd.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on May 31, 2011, 10:38:52 AM
Marcia, how funny that he came right back out!  Think he is going to be the adventurous one!  :bigsmile:

ETA:
Time to call it a day....  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110531_19-25-35Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110531_20-10-38Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110531_20-57-28Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2011, 02:25:31 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Looks like Lola has a brand new surfboard.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110601_05-19-28Ca.jpg)

A while later.......
KIdd watches as Lola feeds the kidds.  He figures they had enough to eat so attempts to take the fish.  Apparently not part of
Lola's plan as she dragged the fish away from him.  Of course, he retreats for a few more minutes. :bigsmile:
Finally she gives permission and he takes the fish and leaves from cam side.....(unusual)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110601_06-20-06Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 16 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110601_06-28-39.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=a692b509.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 01, 2011, 04:29:31 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Sherri, Great slideshow, Im thinking that surfboard is being used as the plank and at the end of your SS Kidd is walking it before taking off with the fish  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on June 01, 2011, 05:51:11 AM
Good Morning

Oh my word.......... :puzzled2: I am sooo behind.  What is that thing? I have to go read and try to catch up, I've been moving kids and missed so much. :rant2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 01, 2011, 05:52:32 AM
Right you are Thomas! Definitely the "walking" plank! That biggest chick will be playing on it! :eek:
Hi Joanne! Nothing like a useful piece of driftwood!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on June 01, 2011, 06:27:15 AM
Thank you for all the videos, ss's, and caps everyone.

There was a good feeding and #3 got some too.

Nan it wont be long before fatty gets on that board. Right now he/she is using it as a table. Check out the crop
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/fatchick.jpg)

and 2 new crib rails came in
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/cribrails2.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 01, 2011, 07:38:14 AM
Mornin' and thanks everyone! :-*


Well, well, well - look who has been given permission to feed the kidds - with Lola acting as chaperone, of course! :love:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUOUV9W90_Y


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2011, 05:51:33 PM
Thomas, think you are right!.......makes a better plank than a surfboard. :nod2:
.....or 'dinner table' as in Joanne's cap. :lollol:
Phew, that is one full chickie! :bigsmile:

Marcia......aw, so glad you got that....GREAT video!  love when Kidd feeds them.

Thanks everyone!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on June 01, 2011, 06:51:06 PM
Terrific video, Marcia...please keep them coming!  Hope the kidds (and parents) made it OK  :scared9: through the BIG blow this evening...a little nervous about it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 02, 2011, 02:05:24 AM

Good  Morning Everyone,
Hope all is well. I checked in on  Kidd and Lola around 4:20am and it looks like Kidd has a second job working nights to help support his growing family  :nod2: Yes a second job on the third shift as a night time fisherman.  :nod2:
Not sure who is who but this is what I saw when I first checked in…….. some one on deck eating a fish……
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110602_04-22-52.jpg)

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110602_04-25-10.jpg)

Then some one came in asking if they could have a little…..Nope….. and off they go…..

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110602_04-25-30.jpg)
And now off to work I go…. enjoy


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2011, 03:58:59 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thomas, surprised to see them moving around so early.  Thanks!
(not sure if you are going down there today, but I don't know whether I will be going)

Hope they move this stick!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110602_06-43-15Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 02, 2011, 09:32:50 AM
Watching while on lunch and Lola has one of the little ones sitting up next to her while waiting for Kidd to bring in a fish. Sherri, I wanted to go there today but Colleen has other plans for me after work (I didn’t even bring my camera with me). We’ll try again next Thursday  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 03, 2011, 08:00:57 AM
I like those 4:20 AM pictures, Thomas :)

Sherri, have you been watching this morning?  The view looks cloudy right now and I don't remember it looking that way an hour ago.  Glad to see that the new stick you mentioned has been moved out of the way ;D 

Kidd just landed with fish for the family :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 03, 2011, 08:09:18 AM
Hmmm....that's curious :puzzled2:  Lola wasn't interested in leaving the nest bowl to take the fish from Kidd.  So, after a few minutes, he flew off with it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2011, 08:11:30 AM
Mornin' Marcia  :bigsmile:
Been busy doing stuff around here but was watching on/off this morning.  
Cam went psycho a couple times very early.

Looks like some extra poop on the plank during this past hour and likely a 'poop cloud' on the screen. :rolleyes2:
Caps 10:00 and 11:00 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110603_11-03-26.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110603_11-04-55.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2011, 09:42:38 AM
Cam went down a little after my above post.  I waited a while to see if it would come back like it did earlier.
Nadda.   Just sent out an email to Louise and Frank.  Hope we get it back for the weekend.

ETA 1:15.....we're back up!!  :clap1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 03, 2011, 10:16:45 AM
Cam is back again.  Sure is touchy today.  Thanks for sending an email, Sherri.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2011, 10:48:39 AM
Holy Moly!  it sure is windy down there right now!  :shock:
I glanced up and saw the movement and thought the cam was going again......nope! it is the nest shaking!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on June 03, 2011, 04:50:43 PM
7:45pm Doesn't look windy but the poop cloud is still there, Lola on nest.. I've been without power due to tornadoes in area on the 1st. Everything fine here but people have lost so much, just miles away. It makes you think twice how precious life is!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2011, 05:46:42 PM
Hi Joanne, I wasn't thinking that you were that close to the tornado area but I just checked the map.....YIKES!  :shock: that was
too close.

Took a look at cam as Kidd was leaving.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110603_20-36-35Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 04, 2011, 07:43:37 AM
Cam is back up!  :bigsmile:

Kidds wandering all around.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110604_10-44-25Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 05, 2011, 03:56:58 AM
Good Morning Everyone, The cam is down this morning and no psychedelic colors either, looks really dark. Not sure yet and will have to wait for Colleen to wake up but we may end up down there today for a walk, if so I’ll be sure to say hi to Kidd and Lola for you all and share some pictures upon our return.
Joanne, I am very happy to hear you are okay


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2011, 05:17:50 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thomas, beautiful day to go down there ...have fun!.... I didn't go Thursday and am looking forward to checking out 'the other side'
of property.

When you mentioned pictures, it reminded me that I have pictures from our last visit......totally forgot.  :rolleyes2:
Will check them out now.  :bigsmile:

Cam still down now.......I will wait to see if it comes back by itself later this morning.  If not, will send email to Louise; they don't open till noon today and it gets
confusing for her if I say the cam is down and it has come back up. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 05, 2011, 08:34:50 AM
Joanne, it must have been frightening to have a tornado in your area :sosad: Glad to know you're okay!

10:40 I came in on a feeding that lasted until 11:00. One chick is still a lot smaller than the biggest one, but it looked like everyone got their fill :bigsmile: There's still a haze on the lens so it's hard to see the details.  Cam went down again about 11:20 or so.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2011, 09:53:25 AM
Marcia, every time I tried it was scrambled.  Obviously didn't try while you were able to see it. :bigsmile:

I sent an email about 11:45......Louise has tried a couple times to get it back but it keeps going out.  Apparently
their monitor doesn't work either.  She emailed me and said she was going to try something different.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 05, 2011, 04:17:05 PM
Happy to see the cam is up :nod2: I made it to the Audubon this morning but ran into a couple of emergencies and didn’t get any pictures. You can read more about it here  

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.60Also, I almost completed my slideshow from around the Audubon will will post that soon, just finishing up the final touches now  :nod2:  
  
ETA: I finished the slideshow and have added that also. Hope you like it


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 06, 2011, 06:45:56 AM
Cam has been up and down......trying to catch a few caps when the opportunity is there.

The first two caps are from yesterday and the others from this morning.

It looks like the nest bowl is getting smaller!  :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110605_14-21-41Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110605_15-17-32Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110606_09-21-26Ca.jpg)

Based on the coloring, I'm guessing this is #1  --- you can barely see him but #3 is in the middle.  #2 was way over to the left.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110606_09-28-30Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 06, 2011, 07:01:11 AM
A couple more taken about 10 minutes ago

I'm a little concerned about those sticks and their placement.  I thought this one had the end of one stuck under his wing.
He actually might have but moved off it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110606_09-48-34Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110606_09-49-29Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 06, 2011, 11:46:44 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110606_14-37-41Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110606_15-10-15Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 06, 2011, 03:29:47 PM
Thanks for the caps, Sherri :-*  I've been really busy today and have only had time to peek in to make sure the nest was still there (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Smiles/aww.gif) 

I know what you mean about that stick. It bothers me too :( 

Nice cap of the 3 kidds :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 06, 2011, 04:40:46 PM
Sherri, Thanks for the caps !!  :nod2: I turned on the cam just in time to see Lola feeding everyone dinner (around 6:20).  It looks  like everyone got some and is full because Lola has leftovers and  has been finishing it herself for the last 10 minutes. Its 7:35 now and she is still eating  .…. Looks like a window washer may be in our forecast for tomorrow  with afternoon thundershowers  :lollol: :nod2:…… As im typing this it just started raining here but is not in Milford…..hoping this  moves straight south to Kidd and Lola’s cam and cleans our cam tonight  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 07, 2011, 01:03:27 PM
A few caps from this morning. 
Can't figure this cam instabiity out.  It worked great for hours this morning....then downhill and out.  :puzzled2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110607_07-16-51Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110607_08-27-49Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110607_08-32-24Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on June 07, 2011, 05:51:22 PM
Wow - they are getting big!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2011, 05:13:22 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110608_07-26-52Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110608_07-32-53Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110608_07-40-54Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2011, 06:02:06 AM
.....  Not sure if I can make it to see Kidd and Lola tomorrow, I have Kawasaki here the next two days for inspections. If I can get them out of here early enough I’ll run down

Thomas, not sure if I will go either......possible t-storms coming in afternoon.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2011, 10:59:18 AM
Click for larger view

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/th_IMG_4208Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/?action=view&current=IMG_4208Ca.jpg)

I just posted a few more on the photo thread from visit 5/26/11.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg20350#msg20350


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 08, 2011, 05:40:44 PM
Thanks for all the pics! They are getting big....almost to that reptillian stage look!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 09, 2011, 09:23:50 AM
I have only been watching for a few minutes but have not seen all three chicks yet.  Has anyone?
Have to go out for a while.

ETA.....no sooner said than done!  Kidd must have brought in fish while I was typing above.
Feeding going on now with all three.  Good as that will have them some hydration in this awful heat/humidity.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 09, 2011, 09:43:25 AM
Marcia, if you are recording, an osprey just buzzed the nest a minute ago quite close.  I wasn't quick enough to get a cap.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 09, 2011, 10:59:12 AM
Hi, Sherri - sorry, I'm just now able to watch for awhile, so I didn't see the buzz-by.  Glad to know you've seen all 3 today and they've had their electrolytes adjusted :lollol:  Not funny really, as I'm sure they do suffer from the heat and humidity, too :sosad: 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 09, 2011, 02:04:37 PM
Alert!
This is line of severe storms heading to me (actually almosit overhead now) and may be heading toward Milford.
I have to shut down but if anyone is watching, please keep eye on nest.
Will come back after it passes.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/0609110420.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 09, 2011, 05:30:37 PM
Aww...poor Lola :sosad:  

However, the camera lens is clean now! :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06092011_0527_storm.jpg)

I hope everything is okay at your house, Sherri!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 09, 2011, 05:34:23 PM
Hi Marcia  :bigsmile:   ..... Yes, clear screen!!  :clap1:

I lost power for about 1-1/2 hrs……amazed that it came back on as quickly as it did as there are 150,000 people in the State without power.
I couldn’t stand not seeing what was going on so (obviously before I lost power) I opened the cam on my laptop and took caps as the storm progressed.
It was really awful and I don’t think I captured the worst of it as that is when I lost my power.
This is Lola now still all hunkered down even though the storm is over….I sure hope she, Kidd and all the chicks are OK…….some areas of the state got hail the size
of golf balls. :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110609_20-27-39Ca.jpg)

The slideshow will show you how fast the storm moved it……it begins with (? Kidd) feeding the chicks and 5 min. later they were scrambling for cover!
In case anyone is having a hard time trying to figure out what this picture is?  It is one of the chicks trying to get cover under Lola.
He tried every which way he could as you will see in the slideshow.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110609_18-04-21Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow…..
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/Storm%2006-09-11/?albumview=slideshow&direction=reverse


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 09, 2011, 06:19:05 PM
Sherri, thanks so much for the great slide show :)  I went through the pictures several times. You're right, the storm moved in very fast!  I felt sorry for the big chick trying to take cover but not managing very well. Too bad there wasn't time before dark for them all to dry out :sosad:, but I'm so glad it's over now and you have your power back :bigsmile:  And the clear view will be a real treat tomorrow morning :D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 10, 2011, 05:13:01 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Ah yes, Marcia......wonderful clear view this morning!  :nod2: (one of the chicks narrowly missed the cam a few minutes ago though :rolleyes2:)

Lola having stick problems.....She was tugging at the stick in the nest in the beginning of SS but couldn't move it so she figured
she would do the next best thing.....go get another one!  :lollol:  .....she came back with a good sized one but, of course, had to
put it in 2-3 places before she found the 'perfect spot'.
I didn't check in until a little after 7:00 so don't know whether Kidd has been in.  I kind of doubt it as Lola looks like she is waiting for
breakfast.  
All three chicks are there but #3 is laying low....I think he is OK though.
I'm trying to keep an eye on Lola's right leg as I noticed her standing on one leg a couple times.  Unusual for her at this time of day.

"Hey Mom, watch where your going with that thing!"  :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110610_07-23-43Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 26 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110610_07-17-22.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=6375b776.pbw)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 10, 2011, 07:11:30 AM
As far as I know, Kidd has still not been in.......maybe Lola went looking for him.  :bigsmile:
I'm going to take a ride down there.........beautiful day here.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110610_10-04-10.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110610_10-04-15.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 10, 2011, 07:15:05 AM
Great Sherri!  Lola and her sticks! :lollol:

All kidds accounted for this morning. I haven't seen Kidd deliver breakfast yet, though :puzzled2:  Lola's been out for a brief spin a couple of times.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06102011_0700_3chicks.gif)

Hi Sherri...have a good day at the nest :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 10, 2011, 07:18:29 AM
Marcia, GREAT animation!  How cute they are!  :bigsmile:

Thomas, if you check in......I'll be down there within the next 1-1/2 hrs if you can break away for lunch. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 10, 2011, 07:47:06 AM
I missed seeing how the fish got there :rant2: but there's a nice close up feeding going on right now :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06102011_0740_feedingcloseup.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 10, 2011, 08:35:42 AM
Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the caps, videos and updates.
Sherri, Im checking in but cant make it down there today. I am one of the 150,000 without power and being told it can take days before its restored so Im leaving work now to go and buy a generator (if I can find one) for the house.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on June 10, 2011, 09:20:34 PM
WOW..... :8)   sure can see CLEARLY NOW!!

From haze, to 'weird colors', nothing, storms, then 'surprise' a clear picture of the KIDDS VESSEL & ALL ON BOARD!

THANKS for posts, haven't checked all SS's, caps, dialogue,  info for awhile, be FUN to look at........the animations too cute!   :nod2:

Notice any NEW addition in this cap?  (Beside the obvious, chicks have grown!!!!!!)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/KIDDS6-10OOPS-1.jpg)


VIDEO--->  Might see new addition!   (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS6-10oops.mp4)
 

:blush2: about 'choppiness' of vid, but can see new decoration   :whistle:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on June 11, 2011, 04:04:28 AM
Wow the little mateys are getting big. Thank you for all the slide show are Vids.
Enough with all the storms, Wow everyone has been hit pretty hard!!

MT I love the new addition :P
Thomas I hope your electric is back up soon,
Marcia the animations are precious


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 11, 2011, 05:40:03 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Aw Thomas, so sorry you are without power......hopefully you will have it back soon. Let us know.
Marcia, great close up of feeding.
MT, thanks for the video.......yep, you got the newest addition!  :nod2: :bigsmile:

I did get down there yesterday but think you all had a better view of the chicks than I did with the camera. :bigsmile:
Based on the angle I look from, they were mostly to the other side of Lola.  I did take a few pictures though and do
have the chicks in them.

After Milford I headed to baseball fields for 2 games so got home pretty late.  I was surprised to check cam to find the
following.  Kind of late for fish to be brought in.  Perhaps Kidd was stalking the pond all day waiting for the right moment as he
was no where to be seen when I was there.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110610_20-09-19Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 13 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110610_20-08-36.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=98f2d93a.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 11, 2011, 01:48:55 PM
 :eek: Another Koi? Seems like Kidd is bringing more Koi this year than ever before.  Good catch, Sherri (and Kidd) :innocent:

Too funny, MT! :thumbsup1:  No wonder Kidd took off. He probably headed straight for the marsh to take a bath! :lollol:

I'd been watching Lola lie in this strange front-forward position for quite some time and thinking to myself how convenient it was for the sleeping chick that her tail was providing such a nice awning, when a 2nd chick popped up between her tail feathers (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Smiles/aww.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06112011_1320_chickpopsuplolasfeathers.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 11, 2011, 02:50:10 PM
Awesome Marcia! Pop goes the Weasel! :mhihi:
I think the mystery object that was on the right side of the nest has been moved to the left!
Hope you're all recovering from the storms.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on June 12, 2011, 04:42:46 AM
OT, An SUV hit and killed a 140 pound male mountain lion on the northbound side of Route 15 in Milford around 1am Saturday.  :shock: :shock:
Cams Down


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 12, 2011, 05:18:28 AM
Mornin' everyone  

Marcia, cute animation!  :bigsmile:

Joanne, they believe it is the same mountain lion that was spotted in Greenwich earlier in the week.  They also
believe it was one that had been in captivity and either escaped or was released.  
If released, I hope they catch the owner and put him in jail!  >:(
So sad  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 12, 2011, 06:20:20 AM
As of last night I am back up and running at full power  :nod2: Thanks for all the updates and videos. It was a lot of fun reading and looking through them  :nod2: I wanted to check in on our family but the cam is still down  :crying: I also seen the story on the Mt. lion and thats just too sad  :sosad: Now we are going to Head out with our camers to enjoy the last part of the weekend   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 12, 2011, 08:12:23 AM
Thomas, glad you finally got power!  :bigsmile:   Enjoy your day.

I just posted a few pictures that I took on Friday......managed to get the chicks in them.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg20632#msg20632


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JMT on June 13, 2011, 07:21:31 AM
Sherri, beautiful on site photos, The lil kidds look huge in them. THE CAM IS UP!! yes i'm yelling

Still an egg
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/egg.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/2ofthechcicks.jpg)
(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/jmt48/3chicks-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 13, 2011, 08:05:48 AM
Thanks Joanne  :bigsmile:
What a beautiful picture it is!

I haven't tried in a while as I have been watching the Maine osprey......it appears as though we have lost both chicks.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 13, 2011, 08:40:56 AM
Nice egg capture, Joanne! :clap1:

10:45 fish delivery. Short video as I got cut off at the point the video ends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNJGNf9K8uE

Aww, sorry about the Maine osprey chicks, Sherri.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 13, 2011, 11:32:30 AM
Thanks Marcia.....sure didn't take the one chick long to get over to that fish!  :bigsmile:

Yes, very sad loss at Maine nest.....they seemed fine yesterday.  Guess there was lots of steady rain and possibly
hail along with cold temps.  Ours went through that here but the Maine chicks weren't as old as ours. :sosad:

I just posted a slideshow of more photos that I took on vist 6/10.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg20686#msg20686


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 13, 2011, 02:03:19 PM
Just makes you appreciate Kidd and Lola's superlative care all the more!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 13, 2011, 02:57:48 PM
Joanne & Marcia, Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see what we had missed today with your great cam shots and video but I hate to tell you …… I just got home at 5:50 and the cam is down again  :sosad:

Just makes you appreciate Kidd and Lola's superlative care all the more!

Yes it does Nan  :nod2: I just love our Kidd and Lola  :love: They are the best  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 13, 2011, 06:30:03 PM
Cam back up.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110613_21-01-16.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 14, 2011, 04:49:23 AM
Good Morning Everyone, I’m at work trying to enjoy a little bit of a feeding by Miss Lola….
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110614_07-42-23.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 15, 2011, 09:48:24 AM
Cam is up!   :bigsmile:......hope it stays for a while!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 15, 2011, 10:07:08 AM
OH NO! not another Lola!  :lollol: :lollol:
Priceless!  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110615_12-59-24Ca.jpg)

Learning to spread their wings....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110615_13-01-32Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 15, 2011, 11:36:01 AM
Oh Sherri, how CUTE - a little Lolette!  She likes blue just like her Mama!  :D

When I tuned in, Lola was gone and when she hadn't returned after several minutes I started to wonder...but then she returned with a fish (1:50 PM)!  :bigsmile: Has anyone seen Kidd today? :puzzled2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phJgZrxnJKE



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 15, 2011, 12:02:12 PM
Well, at 2:59 Kidd delivered a fish, so no reason to worry about him. :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06152011_1159_kiddinwithfish002.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 15, 2011, 02:29:59 PM
Thanks Marcia.....glad you got the video and the next delivery as well!  :bigsmile:
I was watching as Lola came in with that fish and was very surprised!  Guess she got tired of waiting for him so went
and got her own.  :lollol:
I watched the 12:50 feeding......they are so darned cute!  :nod2:

Lola is at that terribly skinny point of the season that makes me worry about her.  Nothing whatsoever in the crop.
Looking at Kidd in your animation, he doesn't have anything either.  I wonder if the storms upset some of the fishing in
the area.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 15, 2011, 03:47:59 PM
Lolette!!!! They sure are getting alot of mileage out of that blue tarp! :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 16, 2011, 12:57:22 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
Sherri, your cap of  little Lolette and her tarp is too cute, great timing!
Marcia, your videos of Lola and then Kidd bringing in some eats are great!
A big Thanks to you both, that was a nice way for me to start :nod2:
 
ETA
Good Morning Again, I had the cam up all morning waiting for mom and dad to bring in breakfast (the kidd's were sleeping alone in the big bed without mom or dad  :lollol: ). Finally  I come in the room to shut down and head to work but how can I when I see this at 5:30 …..  Kidd, Lola and a little one not waiting to be fed  :bigsmile: Its now 5:40, breakfast is still being served but I have to run.
 
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110616_05-30-40.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on June 16, 2011, 04:50:29 AM
I can't view the cam anymore, have tried all week to get on and tried downloading the program, computer is blocked......gggrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

Great pictures by everyone, thanks.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 16, 2011, 10:19:05 AM
Thomas, thanks for the cute early morning cap.   I was watching the next feeding about 6:50 and another a couple hours later.
Cam went down sometime after 10:00 and came back up a short while ago.......apparently one of the kidds 'hit target' again and
we now have a cloudy view.  :rolleyes2:
I was going to go down there early this morning but it didn't happen......another day soon. :nod2:

Barbara, so sorry you can't get the cam.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on June 16, 2011, 11:13:51 AM
Thanks Sherri, however, I do read all the comments every day.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 16, 2011, 12:17:04 PM
Hi Barbara.  Glad you're following along :bigsmile:

Thomas...all sleeping in the 'big bed' :lollol:

Sherri, aww phooey :-\ I don't like to say I hope for rain, but I do!

I can just make out that there's a feeding going on right now.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 16, 2011, 01:15:19 PM
Sherri, aww phooey :-\ I don't like to say I hope for rain, but I do!
Well, I'm in agreement here!  :nod2:  
Might just happen......supposed to have showers overnight and 'scattered' t-storms tomorrow.
Light rain usually doesn't clear it off so guess it will depend on how hard it rains.
I vote for a 10 minute torrential session with wind driving toward the cam!  :lollol:
.....and if that doesn't happen, we will just have to send Thomas with a SuperShooter water gun!

Other than that, we are supposed to have sunny days till next Thurs.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 17, 2011, 02:01:25 AM
.....and if that doesn't happen, we will just have to send Thomas with a SuperShooter water gun! .  :bigsmile:

Sherri, I wish I knew, I went down after work yesterday and would have been more than glad to clean the cam. Speaking of which, if I cleaned it I may have been blamed for it being down this morning…..I posted a quick video of what it sounds like to be yelled at by Lola ……
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.90


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 17, 2011, 07:42:42 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Cam is up.....for the moment.  :rolleyes2: .....the good news is that the rain cleared the lens!  :bigsmile:
(nah, we wouldn't blame you Thomas ....too many other people ahead of you.  :lollol:)

From the photo thread:
So, the perch was put there to give the Ospreys somewhere to stop and perch?  
Yes, Laura......along with the nest. :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 17, 2011, 09:13:15 AM
(nah, we wouldn't blame you Thomas ....too many other people ahead of you.  :lollol:)

Okay Sherri, in that case I'll be more than glad to hit the cam with the super-soaker when ever you want  :bigsmile:

Would you believe the fourth egg is still in the nest and is not broken?  :shock:

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110617_12-02-10.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on June 18, 2011, 05:08:04 AM
:whistle: go figure.......as cam was doing it's thing, never know what might see.... :binocs:  KIDD getting a 'double' from KOI pond :?:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/Ospreywith2kois.jpg)

borrowed pic, no name attached, but if copyright, will DELETE!

See have some catching up to do on both threads.......THANKS to ALL a head of time! 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 18, 2011, 06:55:08 AM
Mornin' MT  :bigsmile:
 :lollol:  What a GREAT picture!  thanks!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on June 18, 2011, 12:18:12 PM
'WAS' a video here, but REALLY would need sea sickness meds, even on the KIDDS vessel... (looked like out on high seas, ARRRgggggggh.....) :eek:


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/kidds6-18.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on June 18, 2011, 04:58:05 PM
Marcia, I have always followed this nest before I ever even posted here, always loved the comments that you ladies made.

MT you are forever coming up with some good pics, loved the KOI.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 19, 2011, 04:50:24 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

'WAS' a video here, but REALLY would need sea sickness meds, even on the KIDDS vessel... (looked like out on high seas, ARRRgggggggh.....) :eek:
MT   :lollol: .....maybe it was Lola's yelling that Thomas refers to that was shaking the ship!  :bigsmile:

Cam is up so far this morning but......we need another good rain!  :rolleyes2: :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/Weather-1.jpg)

ETA  one minute later.........cam WAS up! :rant2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 19, 2011, 05:29:44 AM
Cam came back up again  :bigsmile:

I didn't see how the fish got there, but Lola was having some balance problems.  It looked like her talons might have been
stuck in the fish.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110619_08-08-29Ca.jpg)

Lots of serious flapping going on this morning!  :bigsmile:  (oldest chick 4-1/2 wks old)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110619_08-10-14Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110619_08-22-56Ca.jpg)

ETA 8:45
Fishing must be good......Lola still feeding a fish and Kidd has come in with another.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110619_08-42-33Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 19, 2011, 06:39:00 AM
Kidd finally takes off.....with the fish.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110619_09-08-35Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110619_09-09-03Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 19, 2011, 11:31:44 AM
Sherri, I'm sure glad you got those pics from this morning because here's what the view looks like now :lollol:  :rolleyes2:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_lenscovered.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on June 20, 2011, 08:24:00 AM
Great pictures and reports - and I can't believe how big they're getting!  4-1/2 weeks already - wow!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 21, 2011, 05:20:45 AM
After seeing Kidd trying to take a nap in Thomas recent photos, I decided to say something that I have been thinking for
a couple weeks.
I don't think he is all that well.  So many times lately, I have seen him napping and not acting as lively as
he normally does.  IMO, his behavior is also a lot different as to interacting with the chicks.  There was a time when he would
do just about anything to feed a bite or two; now he seems to stand off to the side (and catch a few winks) and wait for Lola to finish so
he can take the fish away.  Perhaps it is due to his getting older and maybe it will be different when it is his turn to teach them how to fish etc.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 21, 2011, 09:26:53 AM
Oh dear! Perhaps Kidd needs a delivery of Pirate Tonic. I hope he is just resting up in preparation for the flying lessons.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on June 21, 2011, 01:03:31 PM
Sherri, I sure do hope that you are wrong.  I agree with Nan, maybe he's just resting up.......


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 21, 2011, 04:17:15 PM
I’m  thinking that Kidd has just been very busy this spring with lots & lots of fish, every time you turned around there was another fish being delivered and a feeding going on. Or maybe after all these years he is finally standing up to Lola and saying …… Give me a break…… Just had a thought……maybe he has been spending the whole night out on the town again like he used to do in his younger years.
That cam is not looking too good right now so the next couple days of rain will be a good thing .


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 21, 2011, 08:53:37 PM
And maybe just maybe, knowing the cam view is obscured, Kidd is slacking off and taking some well earned zzzz's because he thinks we can't see him!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on June 22, 2011, 04:58:12 AM
 :whistle:
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/kidds6-21-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 22, 2011, 08:30:49 AM
MT   :haha:  :haha:

Hoping they will get the rain I have here now......can hardly see across deck!  :shock:
Of couse, I only want it to rain long enough to clear the lens.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 22, 2011, 09:36:22 AM
AHOY, MT! I'm impressed!  I thought I'd come across all of the pirate words, but that's a new one for me!
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Clap_hurray/fistbump.gif)

Well, I've been worrying my dungbie off since your post about Kidd, Sherri.  I, too, have noticed that lately he remains on the nest while Lola feeds the chicks.  Where was he before, during this time?  Was he perched on the cam or the post?  He had to have been perched nearby since he always knew when to fly in and take away the fish. I guess I've always thought he used that post-delivery time to rest, although previously it had been out of our view. If he begins to stay on the nest to eat his portion of fish I'll wonder if he's avoiding having to perch! :puzzled2:  I hadn't noticed a change in energy level or enthusiasm, but I'll keep an eye out for that - if we ever get those thunderstorms! Thanks Sherri  :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 22, 2011, 11:16:13 AM
Marcia and all, thanks for your thoughts. :bigsmile:
Hm-m, well....perhaps Marcia has a point that he could have previously been up on the cam during the feeding and we wouldn't have
seen him try to nap.  I guess I'm basing it on my other thoughts about him not seeming interested in taking part feeding the chicks
or hovering over them while Lola fed.

I believe they had rain this morning after I did but not even close to the downpours needed.  :nope:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 22, 2011, 11:50:05 AM
Good Day Everyone,
MT That is tooo funny, thanks for the laugh.
Sherri, How old do you think Kidd and Lola are. I know you mentioned that a few weeks ago but one of the first things to go with age is the memory. If I wasn’t at work I would read back and try to find it for myself but decided to take the easy way out by asking.
It Poured here from 11:30 to 12:30 and I do mean, it poured!!   
Only problem is there was no wind to blow that rain up under the protecting cover to clean off the lens.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 22, 2011, 12:33:36 PM
Thomas, here is link to post regarding Kidd's probable age.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg19415#msg19415

As to Lola, we don't know.  :nope:
We (as a forum) started watching the nest in 2007 and she has been here since so that makes her at least four.  Got to figure she
was at least 2 yrs old then so 6 yrs plus is my best guess.  Someone told me it was a 'new female' that year but it was a visitor and I don't
know how credible that info was.
Maybe a good question for Carol.........my senior brain forgets whether I have asked her if she knew any more.  :rolleyes2:

I'm surprised you got the hard rain......it didn't look that bad on the radar.
Hm-m, well now it looks like you are going to have to bring a wind machine along with the Super Soaker!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 22, 2011, 04:53:59 PM
Thanks Sherri, That was very nice of you to search that out and post the link for me. I owe you one.
I do remember you posting that but was thinking more early teens and not his late teens.  Sounds like we got a couple of questions for Carol when we see her again regarding Lola’s age.....I won’t be able to make it there tomorrow but will do my best to get there next Thurs. Also, Im trying to purchase a wind machine on-line to go with my super-soaker. Im thinking this could be a really neat contraption and if it works I’ll have a new job circling the globe cleaning cams  :nod2: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 23, 2011, 10:21:34 AM
Good Day Everyone, Looking outside right now Im thinking our cam will be cleaned soon. At 1:15 it got really dark here and is pouring again. And this time it has the wind behind it to blow up under the protective covering of the cam to help clean it…. I hope


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 23, 2011, 11:11:46 AM
Thomas, here is the radar map that shows the weather you saw out your window.....this was at 1:05.
It isn't completely clear but sure is better!  :nod2: :clap1:
Now you won't have to get so wet going out with the new machine! :lollol:

My area was under severe warnings again......thank goodness it is over!  :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/Weather105.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110623_14-02-25.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 23, 2011, 12:03:39 PM
Hi Sherri The rain has stopped. So I checked in to see if it rained hard enough to clean the lens and it did. Here is Lola trying to keep the kids dry. Guess I can put the machine away for another day.  (http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110623_14-55-16.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 24, 2011, 07:00:59 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Cam has been up and down for a while this morning.  Kidd came in while I was watching but I don't think he had a fish.
Lola took off shortly after he left though, so maybe he did.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/20110624_09-13-13Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/20110624_09-20-16Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 25, 2011, 11:43:54 AM
Hi everyone :bigsmile:  Thanks for the pictures and comments. You caught a good cap of  3 chicks in a row, and also the egg, Sherri! Thanks for standing by with the super soaker Thomas :wink2:

I tuned in about 12:30 to a pleasant scene.  Two chicks with bulging crops and another chick being fed.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06252011_932_fullcrops.jpg)


A bit later one of the chicks was playing pick up stix :love:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06252011_1019_babewithstick.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06252011_1018_babewithstick002.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 25, 2011, 11:47:42 AM
There was another bird in the area around 1:17 and at one point it came close enough to cast a shadow
over the nest :P

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06252011_1017_intruder001.jpg)


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06252011_1016_intruder002.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 25, 2011, 11:53:28 AM
And then Kidd stopped by with a fish about 2:07 :)


Video link: All 5 on the nest (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_06252011_1108_kiddinwithfish.mp4)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 25, 2011, 01:01:01 PM
Lola & the kidds :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06252011_momandkidds002.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on June 25, 2011, 04:05:01 PM
Great reports and pics, Sherri, Marcia and Thomas - I can't believe how big they're getting!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on June 25, 2011, 05:32:15 PM
Wow.. the cam has cleared and I love the animation of "Lola and the kids". Thank you Marcia. I can't believe how big they have grown also.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 26, 2011, 08:49:04 AM
~ 10:30 AM another osprey flew too close to the nest for Lola's comfort

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06262011_0734.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 26, 2011, 08:54:35 AM
This is shortly after the other osprey flew by the nest.  I'm not sure whose legs we see.  I hope that it was Kidd taking off from the cam to give chase, as Lola didn't seem upset enough for it to be another osprey...?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06262011_0734_002.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on June 26, 2011, 08:57:05 AM
Great animation, Marcia.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 26, 2011, 09:00:41 AM
Thanks Laura :)


This is a clip of Kidd on the nest with the kidds when Lola is off on a break

Video link: Kidd & the kidds (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_06272011_kiddonthenestwkidds.mp4)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 26, 2011, 10:27:25 AM
Marcia, thanks for the great videos and animations!  :clap1:

Headline from the Connecticut Post this morning:  :shock:

Small Plane Crashes at Sikorsky Airport
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/1-injured-as-plane-crashes-during-landing-at-1440544.php

This plane would have likely gone right over Kidd and Lola's nest.....not very high up either!  Here is map showing the close proximity.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/Mapofairport.jpg)

......and here is my photo from a couple weeks ago looking off toward the airport.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/IMG_4669Ca2.jpg)

This slideshow is from Friday but haven't had a chance to post.
I sat here by myself laughing out loud.  
Lola trying to find a spot to plunk in between the kidds.  At one point she gave one of the kidds the "Kidd shove". :lollol:

Click for slideshow - 22 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110624_15-24-08.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=4ed20c6a.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Bee on June 26, 2011, 05:41:30 PM
This is a long way from you but I didn't know where to post it.

I had some disturbing news today.
The osprey chicks at the platform in Irvine where I sometimes go..... they died.
Adults fed them a rat that had been poisoned..... by the Irvine Ranch Water Districts, that owns the property where the wildlife sanctuary is.
I could just cry at the stupidity of that news.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 26, 2011, 06:05:50 PM
Oh Bee! That is just awful! How sad. I'm glad you could share that with us here~ :crying:
I didn't know ospreys would eat anything other than fish...maybe chicks aren't that smart. so so sad


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 26, 2011, 10:06:57 PM
Awww (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Sad%20Shocked%20Disappointed/oh_noes.gif) The owners of the wildlife sanctuary use rat poison on the property? (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Sad%20Shocked%20Disappointed/omg.gif) I'm so sorry, Bee  :crying:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 27, 2011, 05:53:50 AM
Bee, such a shame.   So sorry. :crying:
Like Nan, I am really surprised to read that an osprey fed anything but fish.  :shock:

Shame on the Water District for using poisons where a wildlife sanctuary is involved!  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on June 27, 2011, 03:50:35 PM
How awful - hard to imagine what they were thinking.  I would think there would be a lot of better ways to deal with rats unless they were a world-class thread to the animals at the sanctuary.  And I'm also surprised that they'd be brought to an osprey nest, though I think there are rats that swim, and osprey do occasionally catch things like frogs and salamanders, I think.

I'm so sorry, Bee.  :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 27, 2011, 04:24:17 PM
7:07 Strange goings on at the nest.  I tuned in to see no adult and 3 flattened out chicks. A single osprey continues flying over and around multiple times.  Lola landed once for a second and took off again, so I know she's okay. It might be her flying round and round and round...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 27, 2011, 04:36:21 PM
7:30 Finally saw a 2nd osprey in the distance.  Lola has landed twice more, and seems to be staying on the nest for awhile this time.  Chicks are lifting their heads to look around, but that's their only movements, so far.  

7:40 Well, I guess everything is okay.  Lola is back on the nest and I think the other osprey moved on.  :puzzled2: :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 27, 2011, 05:20:51 PM
Hi Marcia, Thanks for the videos you posted over the weekend, they are came out great!!  :thumbsup1:
I was just watching that too….something had Lola really :rant2: 
I turned on the cam around 6:45 only to see her already  :rant2: I think she told the kids to lay low until she got rid of that intruder
Click below for a bunch of caps of her landing over and over. Once things settle down, one of the not so little ones got up and did some really good wingercise.  

(http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/th_20110627_18-47-54.jpg) (http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/?action=view&current=d653d53b.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 27, 2011, 05:21:13 PM
And now for a little levity!  :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06272011_1717_nowforalittlelevity002.gif)

Thanks for the slideshow Thomas!  :bigsmile: Terrific caps!  :bigsmile: Until I saw that 2nd osprey I was worried that Lola was continuously circling because Kidd was down in the marsh mortally wounded or something.  :-\


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 27, 2011, 05:25:55 PM
And now for a little levity!  :lollol:
NO!!.... :lollol: That is just too funny, Good thing I came here to post or they may have gotten my screen too   :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 27, 2011, 05:28:16 PM
Too funny, Thomas!  Better throw the super soaker in the car...in fact, maybe you'd better just store it in the trunk. :rolleyes2: :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 28, 2011, 04:47:54 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
Marcia, sorry but I ran out of the house so fast I forgot the super-soaker.

This morning things seemed different on my way to work, I was supposed to be here at 630 but when I looked down at my GPS at 6:29 I noticed it was set for…..1 Milford Point Road in Milford (the Audubon LOL)  :puzzled2: :lollol: So since I was only a minute away I figured I should stop and check in on the family……. I will admit, I was a little nervous about last night and since the cam got pooped on I wanted to see Kidd & Lola to be sure they are well. It was just weird how long that chasing was going on for, 45 minutes that I know of…….
When I go there at 6:30 I seen Lola feeding the “not so little ones” a fish and no sign of Kidd. I do feel better seeing Lola with a fish but I would feel much better if I saw Kidd out on his perch.

Here are a couple of pictures from a foggy start at K&Ls harbor
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20osprey%202011/DSC_0051.jpg)

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20osprey%202011/DSC_0035.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 28, 2011, 05:42:49 AM
Marcia, how funny!  :bigsmile:  Unless they get one of the isolated t-storms that are predicted, the cam may look that way for
quite some time.

Thomas, great slideshow last night.   :nod2:...Thanks.
......and thank you for going down there this morning.  I must admit I am very nervous about your not seeing Kidd after the episode last
night.  It is good that Lola had a fish and we can only hope that Kidd brought it in.  However, she is certainly capable of going out to
get her own.  I'll be checking with a couple people in a little bit to see if they have seen him.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 28, 2011, 08:39:03 AM
I have spoken with Carol and Louise and neither of them are aware of any problems.  Of course, center was closed yesterday so Louise wouldn't
have been there to see anything going on.  Carol saw Kidd sometime around 3:00 PM though and Louise said she would let me know if she sees
both of them.

I will be going down there tomorrow morning.  :bigsmile:  

ETA
Thomas
, check your private email.  :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 28, 2011, 08:53:05 AM
The Kidd's have such a great support crew!!!  :nod2: :nod2:  Thomas, thank you so much for for checking on them this morning, and for the great photos, too. :bigsmile:  Sherri, thanks for all the phone calls :bigsmile: Let us know if you hear from Louise! 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 28, 2011, 11:37:46 AM
I haven't heard any more from Louise but Thomas is going back down there after work.  :nod2: :clap1:
Will check back in later as I have to leave here about 4:00-4:30.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 28, 2011, 02:59:20 PM
I did make it back to K&L’s after work. :bigsmile: I got there around 3:45 and went straight inside to use their telescopes. And glad I did  :nod2: just as I got to and looked out the window I saw Kidd taking off from the nest heading towards the river  :nod2: So I grabbed a telescope and looked to see what Lola was doing ......give you one guess…….. yep, :nod2: she was feeding the kids a nice big fish  :bigsmile: I hung out for a half hour waiting to see if Kidd came back with his own fish but we (Kidd & I) didn’t have any luck.
I did not talk to Louise but did see Frank for a minute and he said that he did seen Kidd a couple of times throughout the day  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 28, 2011, 06:22:54 PM
I just got home and came straight here!  THANK YOU for the good news, Thomas!(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Misc/Superman.gif)  You really saved the day for me (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Clap_hurray/happy06.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 28, 2011, 06:24:43 PM
AWESOME!!!  :clap1: :clap1:  Thank you so much for going there, Thomas!  That is really great news that
you saw both of them and they are OK.  :nod2:

ETA...
Marcia, we were posting about the same time.  I just got home as well...... Phew!! quite a relief, eh?  :bigsmile:
Guess we can all sleep well tonight.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on June 28, 2011, 07:07:34 PM
Wonderful news - thank you, Thomas!  :bigsmile:

Will you still be going down tomorrow, Sherri?  It is a bit of a challenge to know what's happening at the moment....  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 29, 2011, 01:58:49 AM
Good Morning Everyone, You are all most welcome, glad I could help. We had some heavy rains move through the area a couple of hours ago and you know what?..... They were heavy enough to clear the cam  :nod2: At 4:55 the sun is just starting to come up and you can see the three kids still sleeping in the big bed without mom or dad

ETA Now that I'm at work
It was so hard to leave the house when the cam looked this good. Plus look at how cute they were being. In the first cap the little one in the middle gave a hug to both its siblings then the one on our left gave the one in the middle a hug ….. too cute!!


(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110629_05-41-08.jpg)


(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110629_05-41-32.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2011, 04:06:44 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thomas, I was so happy to see the cam this morning!  it hasn't been this clear in a long time.  We got the rain and t-storms here as well.

Yes, Judy.....I am still going down this morning.  It is a combination trip of checking on Kidd and Lola and meeting my long time friend
that teaches in South America.  She is home for a month.
Not exactly sure what time I will be there but will try to remember to post as I am ready to leave.

Lola looks like she is waiting for breakfast.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/20110629_06-53-45-1.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2011, 04:20:50 AM
The family..... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/20110629_07-16-18Ca.jpg)

Kidd didn't stay very long......no room!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/20110629_07-16-43.jpg)


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/20110629_07-16-58.jpg)

....wish that fish was on the side of the nest.....those tails need to point in a different direction!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/20110629_07-37-47.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on June 29, 2011, 05:05:22 AM
AHOY ALL!

THANKS for all the reports, updates, scaps, since Marcia posted the "white out' gif!   :haha: :haha:

Good to see them ALL doing 'hardy' on the nest this morn'  :nod2:

ASKING....."CAN YOU SEE US NOW?"  :whistle:
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/KIIDDS6-29seeusnow.gif)

Vid of same time Sherri captured is pics of breakfast

VIDEO---> ALL HANDS (talons) ON DECK!  (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS6-29morningfish.mp4)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2011, 05:29:47 AM
Mornin' MT......thanks for the video!......and I absolutely LOVE the animation!  :lollol:

ETA 9:30
Leaving to go down there now.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 29, 2011, 10:35:56 AM
What a joy it's been to watch a clear view of the family today :bigsmile:  Thanks to everyone for their early reports, scaps and videos! :love:



ASKING....."CAN YOU SEE US NOW?"  :whistle:

Yes!  Here's looking at you kidd!  :D




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on June 29, 2011, 10:37:31 AM
The last express came by at 11:00 AM sharp so another should be along again shortly :nod2:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06292011_0800_kiddinwithfish-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2011, 02:18:38 PM
Marcia, saw that one come in!  :nod2: :bigsmile:
Home now but on way out again......will take a look at what pics I got when I get home.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on June 29, 2011, 02:23:48 PM
And now for a little levity!  :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_06272011_1717_nowforalittlelevity002.gif)

I could just watch that again and again!!!!  :innocent:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on June 29, 2011, 02:52:45 PM
Great video MT Seeing how fast Kidd let go of the fish and got out of the way gave me a laugh, thanks.
Marcia, Love your capture and cant wait to see Sherri’s pictures of that coming in.
I got home and of course came straight to the cam : )
This was the first thing I saw…. One being fed…..one stretching its winds…. And the other having a bad hair day…….
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110629_17-40-38.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on June 29, 2011, 03:21:48 PM
AGREE...think Marcia's gif should start each page...(http://s14.rimg.info/48c25cad0a17b28850165c4f8a1a47ab.gif) (http://smiles.int-world.com/smile.118568.html)  

This is a vid when KIDD brought in fish that Thomas captured end of feeding of! (me thinks  :puzzled2:) BTW, thx for captures everyone!!!  :8)


VIDEO---> Afternoon fish delivery (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS6-29afternoonfish.mp4)  2nd part is slowed down, see how LOLA almost took Kidd's leg!   :shock:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JUNE%202011/KIDDS6-29acts003.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2011, 06:25:42 PM
Thomas, great cap  :lollol: .....and MT, love the video.  Love when you slow it down like that!  :nod2:
No wonder Kidd doesn't stick around long after the delivery!  :lollol:

Marcia, Love your capture and cant wait to see Sherri’s pictures of that coming in.
Thomas, I saw it come in but camera wasn't set up while he was in flight.  Just looked at pics and I have him on the nest
before he made his exit.  :bigsmile:
Having a bad hip day so will try to get to pics in the AM.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on June 30, 2011, 01:01:10 AM
What a great team of observers you all are, wonderful pictures and the animation is fantastic. How many pictures are in the animation, MT? It's hard to tell where it begins and where it ends, so cute.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 30, 2011, 03:37:56 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

When first checking in this morning before 6:00, the kidds were alone.  I looked away for a few minutes but when I checked back
both Kidd and Lola came in with a fish, presumably about same time.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110630_05-41-50Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110630_05-50-03Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110630_05-51-01Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110630_05-53-11Ca.jpg)

At end of slideshow, you will see that the kidds settled back down for a nap and Lola sitting on edge of nest, fish still in talon, catching a few winks. :bigsmile:

Click for slideshow - 15 caps

 (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110630_05-40-50.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=c7ad10cf.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 30, 2011, 03:46:49 AM
Naps didn't last long........a few minutes later they are back for Round 2!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110630_06-41-14Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on June 30, 2011, 11:15:43 AM
Just posted pictures on the on site photo thread from my visit yesterday.  :bigsmile:
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg21451#msg21451


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 02, 2011, 06:55:54 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Great S/S Sherri,
All lined up waiting for breakfast….They are getting BIG
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110702_09-31-22.jpg)
Wishing You All a Very Safe Holiday Weekend, Have Fun


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 02, 2011, 02:25:28 PM
Sherri, the morning light in your caps above is just amazing! :nod2: :clap1:

Thomas, great close up, and look at those eyes!  :thumbsup1:

MT, great vid! :mhihi: Lola was going to have that fish NOW whether Kidd was still attached or not! :lollol:



Lola must have broken a speed record as she darted over to pick up dinner from Kidd :rolleyes2:

Video link Flounder delivery 4:45 (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_07022011_1345_kiddinwithfish.mp4)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07022011_1345_kiddinwithfish-1.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07022011_1345_kiddinwithfish003.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 03, 2011, 09:24:42 AM
Thomas, what a cute cap!  :nod2:

Marcia, loved the video .... once again Lola has no patience and thinks it important to half yank Kidd's leg off! :rolleyes2: :lollol:
In your second cap, while the kidds watch intently, they might be saying "Hey, what are you doing to my Dad?"  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 04, 2011, 12:05:43 PM
Maybe Kidd got my message that he should take Lola out somewhere nice for dinner tonight.  I'm hoping he chose the Beach House Restaurant over on Merwin Ave :D

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07042011_1149_kiddandlolaouttodinner.jpg)

Oh darn, guess not.  Lola's back already, and she's by herself.  Maybe later :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on July 04, 2011, 01:27:40 PM
Good Morning Everyone, Great S/S Sherri,
All lined up waiting for breakfast….They are getting BIG

Wishing You All a Very Safe Holiday Weekend, Have Fun

What a gorgeous group photo and how big and grown up they all look.. wow.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 04, 2011, 02:15:47 PM
Marcia  :lollol: .....never been there but just looked it up; looks nice......he could also take her where I went for lunch the other day.
Right up the street, great menu and great view.  :nod2:

Costa Azzurra

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/CostaAzzurra1.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/CostaAzzurra2.jpg)

.....or maybe Knapp's Landing......they may still have a koi pond.  :wink2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 04, 2011, 02:48:46 PM
YES!  That's exactly the type of place I thought Lola might enjoy, Sherri :lollol:

ARRR, but I see dinner has just been delivered once again.  Well, maybe they wanted to get the kidds fed and settled in before they leave.  That must be it! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Wink/wink7.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07042011_feeding.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 04, 2011, 03:27:26 PM
Wow!  :shock: :shock:.... Marcia, hope you have been watching!  Lola is going to need that dinner date tonight!

One of the chicks had a piece of the fish in its mouth and quite a display went on for a few minutes!
It starts with it in the middle of the three near where Lola is feeding.  Almost seems as though she is upset the chick had the piece; I thought maybe it was stuck.
Chick goes to other side of nest and manages to figure out how to put foot on piece to hold it down.  :clap1:  Phew! it at least gets out of its mouth!
However, very curious sibling wants it and makes the attempt a couple times.
No luck.
Original chick takes it back across the nest with others following.
Comes back to cam side again and a battle royal breaks out!  :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110704_17-57-59Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110704_18-01-06Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110704_18-05-53Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110704_18-06-12Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 28 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110704_17-57-59.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=670369a4.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 04, 2011, 04:17:32 PM
Sherri - I missed that period of time! What great caps you got!!  :clap1:

Do you think maybe the middle chick grabbed onto the last piece of fish - a piece which Lola intended to break up into smaller bites?  They sure stopped paying attention to Lola at that point and went after the chick with the fish!  So glad the chick figured out to step on the too-big piece!  Looks like we're heading into that period when the chicks will be vying for fish now and then!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 04, 2011, 04:28:15 PM
Thanks.....yep, I'll bet that is exactly what happened....i.e. chick got the last of the fish.  :nod2:
Too bad you weren't recording......always looks so much better vs. the slideshows.  :bigsmile:

..... :lollol: ...at one point Lola looked like 'where did they go?'  :lollol:
They all seem pretty settled in now so think I will do the same.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 04, 2011, 04:56:29 PM
Have a good evening, Sherri!

Hmm...Lola's been off the nest for nearly an hour.  It could be that after the ruckus the chicks made earlier, she decided to spend the night on the cam.  Or perhaps she took Kidd up on his offer to escort her to dinner to celebrate the 4th. :wink2:

7:55 Lola is back. I know where I think she was :innocent:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 04, 2011, 05:41:03 PM
Great S/S Sherri Good thing Lola came back after dinner. It looks like one of the little ones missed her and wanted to bond a little tonight….

I love you mom...
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110704_20-01-19.jpg)
Hugs
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110704_20-17-51.jpg)

  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 05, 2011, 03:18:26 PM
Thomas, nice evening caps!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2011, 05:43:17 AM
The "Tear the Fish Apart Educational Training Session" took place right in front of the cam this morning.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110706_08-23-31Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on July 06, 2011, 05:52:05 AM
Thanks for the great caps everyone, it looks and sounds like it got quite hairy there for a few minutes.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 06, 2011, 01:39:13 PM
Woohoo!  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07062011_1300_firstchickgetsair003.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2011, 02:02:46 PM
 :clap1: :clap1: :clap1: :clap1: :clap1:
Our babies are growing up!!  :nod2:

Thanks Marcia.....wow, he really got some air too!  Awesome. 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 07, 2011, 06:12:30 AM
Marcia GREAT video!! That is awesome….. YA-HOOOO
Sherri Were you going to head down there today? I brought my camera to work with me : ) 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 07, 2011, 09:31:35 AM
Thomas, no....not going down today.  I had considered it but too darn hot and humid for late in the day.  :rolleyes2:  

I sure do wish I was down there shortly before 10:00AM though.  Phew!!.... they were all riled up and for quite a while. :shock:
I didn't actually see anything fly by but I'm guess there was some helicoptering overhead.

Here are some caps....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_09-55-24Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_09-53-26Ca.jpg)

Click fior slideshow - 17 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110707_09-49-08.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=93dd16a1.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 07, 2011, 01:53:39 PM
Thomas, hope you got a chance to go over to the nest and were there at the time of these caps.  If so, you probably had a show!  :bigsmile:

About 4:40

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_16-39-31Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_16-39-35Ca.jpg)

Lola shot up in pursuit like she was a rocket!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_16-40-02Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_16-40-16Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 07, 2011, 02:56:16 PM
Thomas, hope you got a chance to go over to the nest and were there at the time of these caps.  If so, you probably had a show!  :bigsmile:


Lola shot up in pursuit like she was a rocket!  :lollol:


Houston, We Have Lift Off  :lollol: Great Caps :!: And your slide is amazing, those kids sure look like they are giving Lola an ear full  :lollol:

Sorry Sherri, listening to you say how hot it really is changed my mind and I came home to do a little work around here (So why am I on the computer then? LOL cus the AC feels good)   :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 07, 2011, 03:10:31 PM
Thomas  :lollol: :lollol:
Yep, I've been in the AC for most of the day as well......I have an excuse though.  "Old" people have to be careful being outside with poor air quality.  :rolleyes2:  :lollol:

No one else around today so I have been 'chatty patty' all by myself.  :bigsmile:  Hopefully someone else has been watching a bit as I am wondering whether
anyone has seen Kidd today?

I have seen Lola bring in fish by herself twice.....

About 1:15 PM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_13-14-33Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_13-15-44Ca.jpg)


About 5:50 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_17-52-35Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110707_17-53-43Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 08, 2011, 05:47:00 AM
Kidd delivered a fish about 20 minutes ago ...... the second one this morning.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110708_08-22-47Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110708_08-22-50Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 08, 2011, 06:40:23 AM
Kidd just delivered another fish a few minutes ago!  :shock: :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110708_09-34-35Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 08, 2011, 02:17:06 PM
Lola brought in a fish about 2:20........along with some company and it sure had her upset!
At one point, she took off with the fish for a few seconds (you will see two osprey in one of the caps).

They sure have had enough food today......and there will probably be more!  :lollol:
(It does make me think of all those poor nests that don't have enough to eat though)  :sosad:
Raining and severe t-storm watch here but don't think it affects the nest area.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/20110708_14-26-36Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 15 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/th_20110708_14-22-49.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/?action=view&current=6b2c386f.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 09, 2011, 04:29:30 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Hope someone will be around today.......getting kind of lonesome here.  :lollol:
I'll be leaving in about an hour and will be gone for a few hours.....not that it matters, but you never know what is
going to happen at this nest.  :rolleyes2:

They had a fish earlier but I don't know who brought it in.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110709_06-45-40Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110709_07-18-32Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on July 09, 2011, 07:35:43 AM
I can't believe how big they're getting!  I'm only watching a couple of osprey nests, and the chicks are younger - these are huge!  :bigsmile:

Thanks for all the reports - I peek in fairly often to see how they're doing, but am ashamed to admit I don't always stop to say hi while I'm here.  :blush2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 09, 2011, 03:14:47 PM
SUPER caps, Sherri! :nod2: :D

I got swamped with work on Thurs and Fri, but did have chances to check on them off and on. Now it's Saturday and the cam has been down all day :sosad:  I do see that it was up when you got your caps this morning, Sherri, but that was at 4:30 AM my time :)  Your Thurs cap of Lola jumping up off of the nest to defend is the first time this year that I've seen her do that, and I haven't seen her flap at the other osprey this year, either.  She still screams a lot at them though!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on July 09, 2011, 05:08:16 PM
Golly they are growing fast. Saw the Kidds and Lola finish up a nice fish and just after 8pm Kidd came in but is on the cam itself out of view. Must be time for the bed time story. Thinking of a trip to the nest next saturday!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 09, 2011, 05:39:15 PM
Marcia, figured you had gotten 'work busy' so thought I would just keep posting so you could catch up when you were free. :bigsmile:
Glad you have been able to check in and hope your schedule slows up a bit.

Hi JudyB  :bigsmile:......glad you check in on the nest even if you don't post......I know how busy you are.  :nod2:

Nan, next Sat. would be awesome!!. :clap1:......... perfect for my schedule as Jason doesn't have a game (I'm the 'team photographer'
for grandsons baseball).
I do hope you can make it and hopefully Thomas and Colleen will be around as well.  
Stay in touch OK?  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 10, 2011, 08:58:53 AM
Looking forward to photos from the Nan, Sherri, Thomas and Colleen, get-together!  :bigsmile:

Kidd just left the nest after delivering a fish and staying for an hour.  Lola already had a fish and was feeding the last hungry chick of the bunch, so he helped by feeding his fish to a previously fed chick which approached him for 'seconds'.  

Kidd's arrival
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07102011_kiddsarrival.gif)


Kidd & Lola feeding chicks
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07102011_kiddandlolafeedsthekidds002.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 10, 2011, 03:08:28 PM
Thanks for the slideshows and videos Sherri and Marcia.  Seeing  all these feedings explains to Judy B why these kids of Kidd & Lola’s are so big. Plus don’t foget Kidd has his own personal Koi pond  :lollol:

That would be great Nan, keep us posted if you are coming down Saturday and if so what time. We have a picnic to attend but may still be able to stop by if early enough.

Was just checking in and got a nice close up of a wing stretch……
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110710_17-53-50.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 10, 2011, 05:14:51 PM
Aw.....Marcia, what great animations!  :clap1:  ....the feeding reminds me of when we first started watching them.
It must have been great to see Kidd stay for an hour!  I haven't seen him all that much lately and when I do, he does
a quick 10 second drop and fly!   :bigsmile:

Thomas, nice wing shot!  :bigsmile:  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 11, 2011, 06:38:56 AM
Coffee break at the shop (9:30). Looks like the kids are nibbling on a fish all on their own. The fish is hidden but it does look like they (one) is eating it. Lola is there with them and I see Kidd out on his perch.  :bigsmile:   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 11, 2011, 07:37:07 AM
Hi Thomas  :bigsmile:

Hey! where are you going?!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110711_10-30-21Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on July 11, 2011, 08:54:52 AM
Wow!  That's some high jump! :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 11, 2011, 02:19:18 PM
Oh! Wow, Sherri! Good catch! :thumbsup1:  This year's camera angle should be great for watching the chicks fly in and out. I can't wait(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/cuteeager.gif)

Nice close up of the wing stretch Thomas :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 14, 2011, 03:50:44 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Checking in on the cam this morning only to find it still in psychedelic mode…….. And it was looking so good there for a while too  :sosad:….. Today is going to be a beautiful day for Kidd, Lola and the kids which only made it that much easier to pack the camera bag instead of my lunch bag  :nod2:  Sherri Do you have plans to go down there this afternoon? If so I will try to get out by 3:15 and be there around 3:30. Lets ALL hope the cam is back up before that though.
 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 14, 2011, 05:17:05 AM
Mornin' Thomas,  no, I am not able to go down there this afternoon.  Have fun if you go!

Really annoying that this cam has cut out again.....I wish they would at least have the cable company come to check and
see if it something they have done.  This is the time we really need this cam; they will be fledging soon!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 14, 2011, 10:33:55 AM
Just here to chime in with a "me too". :sosad:

Looking forward to your photos and report, Thomas! :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 14, 2011, 03:25:54 PM
Hi Sherri & Marcia  , I did make it down to see K&L after work but, I didn’t leave work until 3:30 and got there by 3:45….As soon as I walked in I saw Carol (she was asking about you Sherri & said to say hi). She had her head glued to her telescope putting up a finger saying wait a second……a pause ………and then she said………now Im going to pause to keep you all in suspense  :lollol:…………she said……..a chick just fledged where did it go? And then I said  :faint: and I got up and said its right there coming back to the nest now  :nod2:  That was so cool, just as I walked in it took its first solo flight around Kidd Island and then made three attempts to land  before it did successfully  :clap1: Even though I got there later than I wanted to, it was still perfect timing. Just wish I walked in with my camera in hand  :rant2: Sorry!! for not having any pictures of it. After the little one landed from making its first solo flight everyone just kind of settled down in the nest and things got quiet. I was expecting Kidd to come in with a nice big congratulations fish. You know maybe even something special like a Kio. I only stayed a half hour and only took a couple of pictures, nothing special so I’ll save my onsite photos for next time.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on July 14, 2011, 03:48:25 PM
Wow.. the cam went down and an Osprey chick fledged? How disappointing for you all  :nope: So good that Thomas was on the spot when it happened though.

Was there any explanation as to why the cam isn't broadcasting properly?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on July 14, 2011, 05:40:34 PM
So sorry the cam is down again so that everyone but Thomas missed the first fledge.  Thomas you must have been so excited to see the little one come back to the nest.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 14, 2011, 05:47:52 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Unhappy/pitchforks_and_torches.gif)


Just kidding :lollol:, but............(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Unhappy/censored.gif)


Thanks for the great news, Thomas! :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 14, 2011, 06:38:17 PM
Thomas!!  Awesome that you got to see the first fledge!  :clap1: .....Wow!  the oldest is only 8 wks old today.  What smart little chickies.  :bigsmile:
Wish I had been able to go........I was thinking of going in the morning.  Now with this news, perhaps I might, especially if the cam isn't back.

Marcia,  :lollol: :lollol:

Was there any explanation as to why the cam isn't broadcasting properly?
Laura, there have been lots of explanations......apparently none of them right!  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 15, 2011, 04:31:09 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
I am glad I was able to pass along the good news but I wish that cam was back up. I did ask about it and was told they did check all the connections and they were all tight and seemed fine. I think there is a break in the wire some place other than where the connections are. Sherri Didn’t they replace the whole wire last year? Or snake a new one through? :puzzled2:
I did bring my camera again today and will try to stop by after work. This time I’ll be sure to take the camera out of my backpack before heading over to check on them…..just in case one decides to fledge again.


ETA Work kept me much later than I wanted to stay and couldn’t get down there. Not hearing from Sherri all day I’m wondering if she made her way down there?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 16, 2011, 06:09:35 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Yes, I did get down there yesterday.......pretty much high tide so not a lot of activity but still a nice visit.  I was really busy when I got home until
late last night so haven't done anything yet with pictures.  I did take a quick look and I think I might have some decent ones.  Will work on them
as soon as possible.  Still not sure whether it was one of the chicks flying but don't think so.  No sign of Kidd but Lola was there the whole while.

As to the cable......yes, the entire cable from nest to building was replaced.  I doubt if it is a break in the wires.  I know that is the standard answer
when someone asks....i.e. 'we think it might be a break in the wires where they run under the water.''
It ran for over a week straight without interruption last week and now not at all.   I did take a picture last visit of the connection close to shore that
looks a little shaky; I will send that to Frank.  Doubt if any of them will touch that though; they will want an electrician to do it.  Still doesn't make
any sense of why it would run for days straight then not at all.
Nope, I still think it is the signal that they receive and I can't seem to get
them to even call cable to find out.  I was told yesterday that they can't afford to have cable come out.  My experience is that if you are paying for a service
that isn't working right, the provider will fix it.  :puzzled2:  I spoke with someone that is a friend of my son that works for a different cable company and he even
indicated that it is a good possibility of weak signal when the picture is scrambled.

......also, as an FYI..... I haven't heard anything from Nan so do not know whether she is planning to visit today.
I sent her an email this morning.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 16, 2011, 05:24:43 PM
Obviously, Nan didn't make it down here today.   I did hear from her and Nick had to work today.
She is still going to try to get down this season.  :clap1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 17, 2011, 05:53:35 PM
Camera is working!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_today.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 18, 2011, 03:24:52 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Camera is working!
Marcia, hope you got to watch for a bit........not working this morning.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 18, 2011, 05:55:55 AM
Cam up (buit very 'iffy' right now)

When I opened cam, only one chick on nest!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110718_08-31-55Ca.jpg)

However, Lola came in less than a minute later....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110718_08-32-35Ca.jpg)

...........and a chick right on her tail.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110718_08-32-49Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 18, 2011, 05:59:35 AM
Lots of attention and looking around by all........thinking maybe they see/hear the other chick.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110718_08-33-24Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110718_08-35-27Ca.jpg)

If anyone is able to tell them apart, here are the two that are on the nest now.
One has acquired quite a predominant necklace and appears larger....likely a female.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110718_08-40-29Ca.jpg)

Lola has been gone fior about 20 minutes.....wonder if she went looking for the chick.
Sure would like to see it appear before this cam goes down again!  :nod2:

ETA 9:03.......cam down again.  :rant2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 18, 2011, 06:16:10 AM
Morning Sherri!  It was almost 9 PM last night at the time of my pic so I didn't get to see much at all. Sure is nice to see your pics this morning :bigsmile:  Looks like we have at least two chicks in the air!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 18, 2011, 06:19:02 AM
Mornin' Marcia  :bigsmile:

Cam back up.....still only 2 chicks.  Very windy there this morning.

ETA 9:23
Another osprey behind 'the blob'........can't tell if chick or Lola.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 18, 2011, 06:25:59 AM
Good Morning Marcia and Sherri, Hard to see who is who but I do see three there now (9:22 Kidd time).
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110718_09-20-50.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 18, 2011, 06:29:03 AM
Mornin' Thomas  :bigsmile:
I'm almost certain it is the 3rd chick!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 18, 2011, 06:41:40 AM
Morning Sherri yep, you can se the three of them here laying down trying to stay cool today......Going to be a hot one...
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110718_09-36-25.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on July 18, 2011, 03:23:31 PM
I admire all of you, your dedication to this nest  :nod2: with no sound and the cam often not streaming when crucial things happen. I know it is even more special because some of you can actually visit the nest.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 20, 2011, 02:19:27 AM
Good Morning,
Cam is up and running ….
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110720_05-16-01.jpg)
Then one took off to Kidd’s perch….
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110720_05-17-00.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 20, 2011, 04:10:05 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Thomas, glad you were able to view this morning....thanks for the caps!
....when checking in at 7:00, it was down again. :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 20, 2011, 12:52:57 PM
Thanks for the captures, Thomas. :)  I don't know how many dozens of times I've tried over the past few days without having any luck :-\


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 20, 2011, 06:24:14 PM
I don't know how many dozens of times I've tried over the past few days without having any luck :-\
Me too, Marcia.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2011, 02:46:53 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
5:45 Cam is up.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 21, 2011, 04:19:43 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
Hi Sherri, The cam was down while at home but now that Im at work and cant watch ……
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110721_07-10-28.jpg)
Then just as I was about to post this I took one more look and in came #3….
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110721_07-13-06.jpg)
And one left again……. Sorry, I  have to get back to work and cant watch anymore. Lots to do here before I start my vacation next Wednesday  :bigsmile:
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110721_07-14-43.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2011, 04:32:35 AM
Mornin' Thomas......thanks for the caps and I'm glad you were able to watch for a bit. :bigsmile:

I have put together a slideshow of the time I was watching earlier (about 1 hr 15 min).  I left all my caps in the slideshow
so 'those of us on the West coast' can see what was going on.  :wink2:
Lots of in/out.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110721_05-54-52Ca.jpg)

“Get out of my face, please?!”
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110721_06-29-53Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 41 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110721_05-45-36.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=dc2bbb28.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2011, 04:33:47 AM
Lola came in about 7:00 and immediately notices stick out of place.
(some things never change  :lollol:)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110721_07-02-25Ca.jpg)

Activity overhead?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110721_07-03-14Ca.jpg)

Lola stayed only 5 minutes then took off in chase…..chicks react

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110721_07-06-20Ca.jpg)

......and the cam just went down again.  Hope it comes back.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on July 21, 2011, 06:46:14 AM
Great pictures, Sherri and Thomas!  They are getting so big - wow!  Let's see - #1 is 9 weeks old today!  And #3 was 8 weeks old yesterday, so they might all be flying - I seem to remember that Kidd and Lola raise little explorers who tend to take flight early.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2011, 07:14:58 AM
Hi Judy....glad you had a chance to stop by.  :bigsmile:
Yes, they are all flying.  :nod2:    I had an email from a photographer friend that went down there Sunday and
saw all of them in flight.
We have missed so much with the cam being down.  :sigh2:

Thomas, you going this afternoon? ......too hot and humid for me; staying in my AC. :rolleyes2:
Have to go out for baseball later and that will be enough of outside for me for one day as I was already out pulling weeds.
If you go, hope you see them all flying about and say hello to Carol.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 22, 2011, 01:05:46 AM
so 'those of us on the West coast' can see what was going on.  :wink2:
Lots of in/out.

LOL Sherri And those of us who are working, or should be working LOL
S/S came out great!! Thanks so much for sharing that hour and a quarter with us. Also, I couldn’t get out of work  early enough to go there and came straight home to the a/c.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 22, 2011, 05:11:13 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

LOL Sherri And those of us who are working, or should be working LOL
Thomas, the key part of your statement is should be working.  :wink2: :lollol:

Too bad you couldn't get down there but I sure do understand.  If this heat breaks, I think I will go down early
tomorrow morning.  High tide around 11:30 so if I get there for mid-tide there should be some activity.
(working on pictures today....had to finish graduation party first.  :bigsmile:)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 22, 2011, 05:45:04 AM
8:43   Cam just cam up!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110722_08-50-14Ca.jpg)

ETA
They may be waiting for food as all three have stayed on the nest since I started watching.  They have
been looking up and to the left the entire time.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 22, 2011, 06:33:46 AM
I left for a few minutes (very few!) to grab another cuppa coffee and when I returned, one of the chicks was gone and
a fish had come in.  I wish I had seen that! :sosad:

Anyway.....chick is doing very well on his own eating.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110722_09-12-03a.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110722_09-24-56Ca.jpg)

As of 9:30, third chick not back yet.   Maybe out for fishing lessons with Kidd.  :bigsmile:
( I think the other chick got the fish while I was typing )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 22, 2011, 07:58:57 AM
Wow the cam is on!  :faint: ;D

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07222011_0750.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 22, 2011, 04:44:21 PM
Marcia, glad you got to watch it for a bit before it went down again.  :bigsmile:

I finally finished the photos I took on my last visit....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_5820Ca2.jpg)

On photo thread
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg22297#msg22297






Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2011, 04:47:03 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
7:46 Cam is up.....it has been up/down a couple times already this morning since 7:00 when I checked in.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2011, 05:05:48 AM
All within a five minute period....  :bigsmile:

No chicks....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110723_07-48-55Ca.jpg)

One chick

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110723_07-49-00Ca.jpg)

Two chicks

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110723_07-49-12Ca.jpg)

Three chicks

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110723_07-55-12Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2011, 05:18:46 AM
Darn!  cam froze on me with the back of an adult facing the cam.  Don't know which one but being that
it wasn't there very long, thinking it might have been Kidd.   Anyone watching?

ETA 8:40
Leaving now to take a ride down there.
 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 23, 2011, 05:51:42 AM
Good Morning Everyone
Sherri I was watching but was in and out of the room getting all the outdoor critters ready and my first cup of coffee. All I saw was the nest go from 1 to 2 to 3 and that’s how its been for the  last 20 minutes. Just watched your S/S and loved it!!...............Sorry cant get down there today to join you. We are cleaning the house before leaving for Maine net weekend BUT we are hoping to get there tomorrow


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 23, 2011, 11:09:39 AM
Sherri, great caps - that's the first time I've seen the nest empty this year! :) :sosad:

I hope that was Kidd and I hope you saw him on your visit today!  I may have some video from the time you were there...not sure, though.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2011, 01:09:47 PM
Hi.....fun day down there. Just getting in after running a ton of errands etc. and am on my way back out.
My g'sons baseball team has qualified for the State Tournament and today is their first game.  :bigsmile:

Marcia, my photos are from 10:05 to 12:22 just in case you have anything from the time period.
I kept checking the center cam and it was running the whole while so hope you were all able to see it as well.

Be back later......


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 23, 2011, 03:58:12 PM
Woot! :bigsmile:  I think I have Lola bringing in a fish a few minutes after 12:00, Sherri...just before you left :blush2:

Cam was running well up until 5:55 PM :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 23, 2011, 04:15:36 PM
Sherri This will give you an idea what happened just before you got there. Im not sure who brought in the fish but this S/S is what I saw when I walked in the pc room. It looks like one had a fish and the other wanted it!!! And eventually the one who had it gave in and said here…..Nice sibling to share like that  :bigsmile:

Click below for S/S from 10:00 to 10:05 am 46 pics, sorry got carried away

(http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/th_20110723_10-01-48.jpg) (http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/?action=view&current=d59eb135.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 24, 2011, 04:50:33 PM
Wow, looks like things got heated at one point, Thomas! Great slideshow!  :)


I finally caught a glimpse of Kidd today :bigsmile:  He looks so small, especially up against the chick on the post!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07242011_kiddbringsfish001.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07242011_kiddbringsfish002.jpg)


Video link: Kidd brings a snack (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_07242011_1557_kiddbringfish.mp4)


Sherri, I sent you a video clip of Lola from yesterday to see if it matches up with any of the photos from your trip to the nest :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 24, 2011, 05:25:50 PM
Aw, so good to see Kidd!  Thanks Marcia and glad you got the video! :clap1:

Sherri, I sent you a video clip of Lola from yesterday to see if it matches up with any of the photos from your trip to the nest :)

Thanks!   I sent you an email just before checking in here.  :bigsmile:

Thomas, wonderful slideshow!! thanks!

I think the clock on my camera must be wrong and that is what I went by when I stated my time there.
When I got there, I barely got out of my car and two of the chicks were so close over my head I felt like I could touch them!
I could hear them but didn't see them till one of the visitors pointed up.  :bigsmile:
Got some pictures but not able to do them now.

Also, I checked the cam this morning hoping to see Kidd come in......it was on at 5:20 when I opened it.  Only 2 chicks on the nest......darn thing went off at 5:35!

ETA 8:32
Looks like a beautiful sunset there tonight!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 25, 2011, 10:35:10 AM
This is a short clip from Saturday that matches a couple of photos Sherri took on her trip to the nest :) 

Video link: Chicks try to get fish from Lola (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_07232011_091130_lolabringsfish_doubletime.mp4)

Cam has been down every time I've checked today.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 26, 2011, 02:53:32 PM
Thanks Marcia!  :bigsmile:..... will get corresponding pictures done ASAP.

Nest under a severe t-storm watch now.   Cam shows huge difference in the last few minutes.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on July 29, 2011, 02:44:08 AM
Good Morning Everyone, The cam is up and hoping it stays that way.
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110729_05-40-17.jpg)
I made it down there yesterday morning for about a half hour and going to post some pics soon.

ETA
Checking back at 7:00 the cam is down again but glad I was able to get a couple of caps to share first. Like this one : )

“Get over here and pay attention, I’m giving fish cleaning lessons”  

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110729_06-11-01.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on July 29, 2011, 09:53:34 AM
(http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/gunpowdergertie/smiley_emoticons_pirate_wink.gif)

AYE, be a Pirate Lore, but iffn you want to use your  :binocs: SPY GLASS, THOMAS be a shown' that the cam was on the KIDD VESSEL this morn

 A 'bounty o fish' to the galley.....

VIDS  deck hands (that be a 'pirating')

 Bounty brought In  (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JULY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS7-29bigfishchaos.mp4)

 ORDER on the deck  :eek: (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JULY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS7-29bigfish2.mp4)

 Preparing fish, or trying to give it the 'heave ho' (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JULY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS7-29CHAOS3.mp4)

 
PIRATING

The KIDD & LOLA have taught them well!  

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JULY%202011/KIDDS7-29acts002.jpg)


ETA:   :rolleyes2: Don't know Osprey, guess was LOLA that brought in BOUNTY FISH.... :8)  Do know it was a parent & sure fun to watch! (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/JULY%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS7-29CHAOS4.mp4[ tad of CHAOS[/url)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on July 30, 2011, 05:23:21 AM
Hi MT!  good to 'see' you!
Thanks so much for the wonderful videos........amazed that you had so much continuous time
to be able to record.

They sure are an entertaining family!  :lollol:

(couldn't open your last one....brought me to main page of PB. :puzzled2:)

Off for the day to watch some osprey 'live' up here in Maine.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on July 31, 2011, 03:58:36 PM
AYE, MT! T'was the lovely LOLa that provided the bounty (and laughs) in your excellent videos.  THANK YOU!  :bigsmile:

Like Sherri, I was taken to a main PB page when I clicked on Pirating and The Kidd & Lola have taught them well :puzzled2:

Off to the left is a chick feeding itself and to the right is Lola feeding a chick.  All seems well at 6:30 PM.  ;)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07312011_1530_2kiddsandLOLa.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 03, 2011, 06:04:16 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile: ...... back home after a wonderful trip.
Got lucky yesterday to see that the cam was up and put together a couple slideshows.

Marcia, good that you saw Lola.......won't be long before she leaves.

Two chicks on the alert......then they wind up fighting over fish!
It appears as though the third chick wants no part of the controvery.  :lollol:

Note the fish in mouth.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110802_18-11-01Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 14 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110802_18-07-16.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=005d6c5d.pbw)

Just a couple pictures as the sun set last night.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110802_20-39-03Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 7 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110802_19-39-00.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=a0007509.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 03, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
 :clap1: Terrific slideshows, Sherri!  The cam has been up more often than not the past couple of days, and I'm thankful for that, since it won't be long before they'll be leaving :sosad:  Most of my viewing has been quick checks several times a day, but I hope to be able to record more often, very soon.  :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 03, 2011, 02:53:50 PM
Thanks Marcia..... :bigsmile:

Have you been on today?   I haven't been able to get on at all.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 05, 2011, 05:39:52 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

This is a short clip from Saturday that matches a couple of photos Sherri took on her trip to the nest :)  

Video link: Chicks try to get fish from Lola (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_07232011_091130_lolabringsfish_doubletime.mp4)

Here is a short slideshow of pictures that correspond with Marcia's video......visit on 7/23/11.
(sorry, pictures aren't so great..... a bit out of focus :rolleyes2:)

Click for slideshow - 8 photos

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/th_IMG_6271Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/?action=view&current=92efba9e.pbw)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 05, 2011, 07:55:55 AM
Morning Sherri :bigsmile: No, I wasn't able to get the cam yesterday, and it's down again this morning :-\

Nice to see your matching on site pics of the chick trying to get the fish from Lola! :D 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 06, 2011, 10:28:07 AM
A little disturbance at 12:28 but all was back to normal within 15 minutes  :)

Video link: Unrest at the Nest (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_08062011_0928_neighborchicklandsonthenest.mp4)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 07, 2011, 10:57:27 AM
Kidd sighting at 1:43 :bigsmile:

The refresh rate is so slow today that in one frame he was there and in the next frame he was gone.

Kidd approaching the nest
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_08072011_kiddoverhead.jpg)

Kidd landing with a fish
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_08072011_kiddlanding.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 07, 2011, 04:02:10 PM
 :whistle:

Be a treasure on the vessel

1 of the 'deck hands' playing w/ a BLUE "My Little Pony"

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-7playingwithmylittlepony003.gif)   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 07, 2011, 04:53:38 PM
MT, what IS that? :lollol:  I looked back at my recordings for today, and NOW I see whatever that is, lying at the far side of the nest :nod2: It DOES look like a pony - a blue pony with a purple mane and tail?  A child's toy, maybe?  :bigsmile: You catch the BEST stuff!!  :clap1: :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 07, 2011, 05:10:56 PM
MT, I agree with Marcia, you do get the best "stuff".  That is so awesome, thanks.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 07, 2011, 06:05:38 PM
Marcia and MT.......AWESOME!  thanks!  :clap1:

Marcia, soooooo glad you caught Kidd on the nest!  :bigsmile:  .....now if the cam stays up long enough maybe we will see Lola.

MT, seeing that "My Little Pony" is a flashback!  :8) ......if I look hard enough, I'll bet I could find one that looks just like it in my kids old stuff.
Hilarious how the chick is picking at it and how the other one is looking at him.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 07, 2011, 06:45:46 PM
Sherri, another blue treasure for the nest history is so neat, huh? :mhihi:  Thanks again, MT!  :love:

I think I caught Lola at the nest yesterday. See if you think it's Lola landing at 30 sec in the video below (I've fixed the link since posting it yesterday :blush2:).  It definitely isn't Kidd. What I had a small question about is whether it was Lola, or whether it was a neighborhood chick. The light hits the bird's side feathers in such a way as to make it look like the feathers have white scalloped edges like a chick. However, the face and body shape look like Lola's and, all in all, I think it's Lola. What say ye? :)

A little disturbance at 12:28 but all was back to normal within 15 minutes  :)

Video link: Unrest at the Nest (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_08062011_0928_neighborchicklandsonthenest.mp4)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 08, 2011, 01:31:59 AM
 :rant2: That’s where my little pony went  :crying: I just got back from vacation and been looking for it the last two days. It was so hard trying to sleep without it  :lollol:
I thank you all for your comments, videos and captures while I was away, they are very much appreciated!! Now I cant wait to get down there and get my pony back. Sherri, will you be going down there this Thurs.?  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2011, 05:54:38 AM
Hey Thomas!!  I was just thinking about you as I came here to post.....my thoughts were that you are now back to the 'real world'. :bigsmile:
.......and yes, weather providing I will be going down this Thursday.
(sorry you lost your pony  :sosad:  :lollol:)

Marcia, really hard to tell whether that is Lola.  I agree that it looks like her body and very skinny as Lola is this time of year but the feathers do look like a chick.
However, as you mentioned, it could be the light.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2011, 06:52:22 AM
Lots of drama was going on for 45 minutes!   They were taking turns going in and out.
Think Kidd has paid one of his cousins (in koi, of course) to give the kidds some training in defense!  :bigsmile:
Looks like a collection of ponies!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_08-20-20Ca.jpg)

Protecting the toy chest while the others are patroling the airspace!  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_08-30-13Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 44 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110808_08-15-30.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=dc73fe80.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2011, 06:55:14 AM
About 3 minutes after the above slideshow a different kind of drama begins!
Chicks get really excited as they spot something above……

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_09-04-04Ca.jpg)

They back up to make room for… :?:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_09-04-10Ca.jpg)

Yep, must be Kidd……somewhere in there!  :lollol:
(Of course, the cam froze up on me for a few seconds shortly after this.)  :rolleyes2:
Fish came in......check out how huge it is!  so big that the chick can hardly move it.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_09-04-15Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow –- 27 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110808_09-03-43.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=bf11a43b.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 08, 2011, 10:19:29 AM
Great pictures - and what a massive fish!  Thanks, Sherri!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2011, 11:05:22 AM
Hi Judy!  :bigsmile:

Another fish came in....(or maybe the same one went in and out  :lollol:).....flurry of activity.  Didn't get a cap but saw an adult
flying off.  (I wasn't sure whether this was Kidd in the front and don't remember if it was before or after that I saw the exit....think before)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_13-21-18Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_13-21-22Ca.jpg)

Chick goes up with the fish......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_13-35-08Ca.jpg)

......but doesn't go far.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_13-41-15Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2011, 11:31:12 AM
I forgot to mention earlier that Carol has logged the chicks in as 2 females and 1 male this year.

For anyone that doesn't remember the 'My Little Pony' toys.....
Vintage 1980s My Little Pony - Blue Belle first generation, flat foot

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/il_570xN_229821396PonyCa.jpg)


Also, I posted this on the Chat thread telling about the rare bird I spotted but thought I'd give you the heads up here as well..
This was the day after I got back last week....
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=15.msg22901#msg22901





Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 08, 2011, 01:16:05 PM
 :8) Nice Video MarciaSherri, sure lots of activity on nest today......great coverage, KIDD has brought in 2 fish since 3pm, last one was another "HUGE BOUNTY" 
THANKS also for verifying "MY LITTLE PONY" w/ pic....think you have the EXACT one that is on nest!!!   :nod2: :lollol:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-8acts-1.jpg)


'might' post vid of activity   :whistle:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2011, 01:56:31 PM
MT, think chick better put up good defense to protect her pony!.....Thomas can get pretty aggressive with his toys!
Maybe the chick will send him packing to go through the trash they put out on the street to find his own!  :lollol:

I think the pony might be the same......just a little faded.  I so vividly remember my kids having them, then my granddaughter when they brought them
back in the 90's.

'might' post vid of activity   :whistle:
Oh yes!!!  I do hope you will post it!  :nod2:...The cam has been down for me during that time period......only came back a few minutes ago. :puzzled2:
Wonder what kind of fish those biggies are?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 08, 2011, 02:47:08 PM
MT, :lollol: Yep, that’s the same “my little pony” I know cus  its mine.....There has been a chick on the nest all day keeping an eye on it but they have to leave the nest sooner or later and when they do it WILL be mine again. Cant wait to see the video so I know which one took it : )
Sherri, the weather is looking pretty good for Thurs. if they wont leave it alone maybe you can help me get it back


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 08, 2011, 02:55:20 PM
Thomas....that pony is close to overboard right now! :lollol:

A few minutes ago.....
Lola?   Kidd?   only touched down for a split second and I can't tell whether there was a fish.
However, one is mantling and that same one is eating now.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_17-44-28Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_17-44-32Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110808_17-47-45Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 09, 2011, 12:00:43 PM
Wha-hoooo!!!   Everyone has a fish!    :bigsmile:

As far as I can tell, chicks brought in their own!  :clap1:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110809_14-18-07Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 23 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110809_14-17-20.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=053b6fec.pbw)

While I was processing the above slideshow, more action goes on at the nest.
The third chick comes in…… hard to tell whether it had a fish but I don't think so.  However, all of a sudden either Kidd or Lola (think Lola) drops down,
apparently with fish because the next thing I see is the 3rd chick has one. :bigsmile:

Click for slideshow – 9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110809_14-41-43.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=85b2b9b1.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 09, 2011, 07:09:29 PM
Wha-hoooo!!!   Everyone has a fish!    :bigsmile:

As far as I can tell, chicks brought in their own!  :clap1:




 :8) Sherri- great caps & SS   :nod2: Thanks, wow is right!

This happened earlier....
VIDEO--->  KIDD delivers & 2 chicks decide who gets it, OOPS! (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-9Kidddeliversfish_____________ooopswherediditgo.mp4)

VIDEO--->  Fish saved, chick shows off! (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-9chickfoundfishbroughtbacktonestthengoesawaywithit.mp4)


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-9acts005.jpg)


Thomas, might have to do some 'searching for "YOUR" My Little Pony!!!    :lollol:

missed 'Osprey ballet' practice this evening, watched last night... :-> ::)
vid--->Do Osprey wear TuTus & pink raptor slippers?? (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-8BALLETEVENING.mp4) listen & decide   :whistle:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 10, 2011, 04:31:01 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Sherri, Thanks for the Slides, its great to see all the kids with a fish  :bigsmile:
MT , Love you videos of the food fights and the very cute ballet video too  :bigsmile:
Now I have to find a treasure map of where they buried my “My Little Pony”  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 10, 2011, 11:05:02 AM
MT, what wonderful videos!  thanks!  :bigsmile:
Don't you wish we had an expanded close up view of that chase when they took off?  :lollol:
......loved the return video too.

As to the ballet performance?......priceless!  :lollol:.....perfect background music.
Lincoln Center, here they come!  :bigsmile:

Thomas, don't forget to go at low tide on your search!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 10, 2011, 12:24:01 PM
YES, SHERRI, expanded wide view would be nice....

for instance, earlier.....

VIDEO---> after intruder or 'who gets the fish?" (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-10wonderifintruder.mp4)

VIDEO---> Lots of flying around, then PSYCHO screen (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-10flyingaroundthentoPSYCOscreen.mp4)


(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-10acts004-1.jpg)

Family Portrait(s).....can you tell who the 2 girls are & the Little KIDD?
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/th_KIDDS8-10acts.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-10acts.jpg)      (http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/th_KIDDS8-10acts003.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-10acts003.jpg)  clickable

SHERRI- Lincoln Center   :haha: and THOMAS-think you will be needing more than GPS....like high water MUCKING WELLIES, hard hat (for when buzzed by 'kidds' for trying to take their "My Little Pony"), water proof cam, big time 'super soaker' (for droppings), etc.....good luck getting MLP, you will have to identify how many *stars* there are on each hind quarter of horse though..... :whistle:

as doing post, looks like youngin's are getting a lesson in taking fish in the air.....

--------------------
ETA:
Synchronized begging....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-10synchronizedbegging002.gif)

VIDEO--->  MINE....ALL MINE! (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-10MINEallmine.mp4)  :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 11, 2011, 08:06:58 AM
MT....sure looks like intruder activity to me......seems to be quite a chase going on in the background.  One of the
chicks is pretty agressive and I haven't quite figured out which one it is when it is on the nest.  Great catch of the activity!  :nod2:

'Little Kidd' would seem quite obvious by markings in your cap on the right..........however, the way it is hollering/giving orders, one might
think it is a 'wee Lola'.  :lollol:
(however, that is the one that Carol has dubbed the male)

 :haha: thinking that they should use some of the moves in the 'sychronized begging' for their Lincoln Center opening.....all they need
to add would be a couple pirouettes!

Before I opened "Mine ...All Mine" video......I expected to see a video of Thomas and his MLP!  :lollol:
Phew........fun to watch that chick shouting out to the neighborhood!  :nod2: :bigsmile:

(Thanks much for all!!  :clap1:)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 11, 2011, 09:21:36 AM
Hello everyone, The cam may be down today but  Kidd & Lola made it on channel 8 news  :nod2:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/a-sanctuary-for-wildlife-plants?ref=scroller&categoryId=10001&status=true

MT Another great video… these kidds act like they never been fed before

Sherri I got my hard hat and super soaker that MT recommended , now I need to get my hands on their treasure map to see where they buried “MY” my little pony


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 11, 2011, 11:39:19 AM
Aw, what a great job WTNH did with the video!
Thanks Thomas, for posting here.....I would have missed it as I watch CH 3.

(Got your email.....I'm not able to get down there today either.)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 11, 2011, 02:14:20 PM
MT, you do the greatest videos, I always get a chuckle out of them.  Thank you.

Sherri, thanks for the good slide shows.   

Thomas, the video was very interesting, thanks for posting the link.  By the way, hope you get your pony back.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 13, 2011, 05:18:57 PM
Has anyone been watching today? ......if so, has anyone seen Kidd or Lola?
I think Thomas and Colleen were there this morning sometime after 11:00 and I was there from 3:40 to 5:15 and all I saw was two chicks
on the nest.  Didn't even see the 3rd chick.  The last time I saw 3 chicks on nest was 08-10. 
Of course, that was only when I was able to get the danged cam!  :rant2:.... obviously getting a bit frustrated with this situation now as
the timing is critical for Lola migrating etc.

Right now there is only 1 chick on nest as darkness sets in...... I think it is the larger female.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 13, 2011, 05:49:13 PM
<raises hand>  I was watching from just before 1:00 PM my time until dark (just now)...so I guess I started watching about the time you arrived at the nest.  I saw the same thing you did; the two chicks at first, and then only one. I was so hoping to see Lola.  Usually she's there until at least the 14th. I should be able to watch again tomorrow. I'll try to get here earlier! 



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 14, 2011, 03:31:34 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Thanks Marcia.....I have been online since about 6:00;  unfortunately, the cam isn't. Makes no sense whatsoever.  :sosad:
We are supposed to get rain for the next couple days so not good opportunity to go back down there.  Maybe I will anyway; osprey do fly in the rain.  :rolleyes2: :bigsmile:
Hopefully Thomas saw more than we did.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 14, 2011, 06:57:41 AM
Good Morning Everyone, I did make it to Milford yesterday for an hour (11:00 to 12:00) and all I saw was the two chicks up on the nest. One was eating while the other was fish calling the whole time. I was able to check in a couple of times while home (between 4:00 and 6:00pm) but only saw the same thing, just the two chicks on deck. I will try to get to the nest one day this week before work and see if I can see more then. Right now the cam is all psychedelic but can make out two there. Heading out for a while and will check back a little later.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 14, 2011, 11:12:22 AM
Sorry about the loss of your horsie, Thomas :sosad:  I'd be glad to pitch in to buy you a new one though! :rolleyes2: :lollol: :wink2:

Very frustrating, the cam being down again today :sigh2: I definitely see Lola, speckled chest and all, in your wonderful slide show of the 9th, Sherri, but I don't see her in any of MT's fabulous videos since then (thanks MT!).  It will be interesting to find out if Carol saw her on Thursday the 11th, or maybe Sherri or Thomas will see her on a visit this week. I suppose it's possible that Lola would still be there on Thursday the 18th when Carol is there again, but that would be later than her past departure dates.  Meanwhile, I'll keep trying the cam!  Thank you everyone :)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 14, 2011, 04:15:08 PM
Hey Marcia.....I'll contribute to the "Thomas Horsie Fund" as well.  :lollol:
Sure wish you could find him, Thomas. :nod2:

I'm getting curioius now regarding Lola......seems early for her to leave but who knows?!  Maybe I will phone Carol tomorrow to
see if she saw her on Thurs.

Darn cam!  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 15, 2011, 03:53:57 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Thanks Marcia & Sherri for the offer of helping raise enough money to replace my “My Little Pony”. If you are going to have a benefit dinner to raise more let me know LOL.    
Carol did call me yesterday to ask some questions about an osprey nest I work next to and while on the phone I did ask about Kidd & Lola. She said she did see the three chicks on Thursday but not K&L. She said that they may be around but just not on the nest and more on the tree line or another island. I will “try” and get there tomorrow morning if I can get out of the house an our early enough (5:00am). Today the flooding out here was unbelievable to say the least. About a half mile of a main road was close to a foot or more under water and was waiting for my car to stall. Good thing it didn’t !!!    
Do you think because these three kids learned so quick how to fish that K&L may have left early? Without the cam being up  :rant2: its hard to tell exactly what is going on. Maybe Louise can tell us more tomorrow :pray2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 15, 2011, 04:30:13 AM
Mornin' Thomas  :bigsmile: 
Glad you got in to work OK.....I heard about surrounding roads being closed.  Also heard that Milford got 2-1/2" of rain per hour last night!
YIKES!!  :shock:  Hope the Kidds are OK.

Thanks for the report from Carol......so that would have been the 11th for 3 chicks.  I doubt very much that the adults have left (well, it is
very possible that Lola could have) but don't think Kidd will leave till at least 9/1.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 15, 2011, 11:10:52 AM
I’m at work with the bosses around so I cant post pictures and have to make this quick. At 2:05 the cam IS up and I see two chicks on the nest while somebody is out on the perch. I wish I was home so I could watch more. 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 15, 2011, 11:52:27 AM
2:50 and I'm just now seeing Thomas' alert that the cam is up :thumbsup1:  Will keep an eye on things and report back. 2 chicks on the nest at the moment. Oops...cam just went haywire again. Still, I'll keep the cam up, hoping the problem is temporary.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_08152011_1155.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 15, 2011, 12:08:46 PM
Hi Thomas and Marcia  :bigsmile:

I was out running errands and when I came home I saw that cam is up!......about 3-4 min after I sat down, in comes a fish!  :clap1:
....could NOT believe my good luck on that one!  :lollol:
Think you must have just missed it, Marcia.

Chicks were all excited a minute before the drop down (and it was FAST!!).
Now I'm not 100% sure who it was.....almost looks like it could be Lola as I'm seeing a lot of speckles.  What do you think?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110815_14-41-25Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110815_14-41-31Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 13 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110815_14-41-01.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=e11fdfe1.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 15, 2011, 12:32:02 PM
You're right, Sherri, I must have just missed the fish drop! :rant2:

And I do see what appear to be speckles on the chest of the bird delivering the fish in your cap :nod2: ;D


3:13
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_08152011_1213.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 15, 2011, 02:06:08 PM
LOTS of activity.....

Two more fish have been brought in! 
There was a flurry of actiivity and I couldn't get to it quick enough.....this is all I saw (the adult flying away).

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110815_16-05-52Ca.jpg)

Click - 9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110815_16-05-52.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=61f278c1.pbw)

THEN.....only a few minutes later.....another one comes in.  Looks like same adult as earlier but sure does look like a lot of necklace!
......suppose it could be some mud from all this rain etc.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110815_16-25-43Ca.jpg)

There was a huge scuffle.....you will see a cap in the slideshow that looks like 'psycho mode'.......it wasn't. It was the chicks flying up
and I think they actually hit the cam.   Then it went wacky and still is.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110815_16-25-58Ca.jpg)

Click - 10 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110815_16-25-20.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=f7290dca.pbw)

I was wondering whether there would be more fish drops today due to the horrible weather over the last two days.  I can't imagine that they were
able to do much fishing and they are probably hungry.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 15, 2011, 02:54:49 PM
Thanks Sherri & Marcia for the caps and S/S’s. I rushed home hoping to be able to watch for a while but no luck....Seeing the cam went out when it was hit by a chick definitely tells me we have a loose connection up at the cam. Sherri, Looking at your first S/S, it looks like Lola dropping off that first fish with its head still attached. Actually the second delivery looks the same way. Will they deliver it that way so the kidds will learn how to clean a fish themselves?....Still watching in hopes of the next fish clipping the cam on its way in so we can watch again : )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 15, 2011, 04:53:52 PM
Regarding late afternoon fish drop #1: Aha, I figured I'd missed a fish drop when I looked away for a few minutes and came back to see a chick with what looked like a small new fish. So I took a handful of caps in case that's what had happened - and a couple of them are identical to your caps, Sherri! :D  Afternoon Fish Drop #2 I missed entirely, supposing that there wouldn't be another one again soon. Wrong! :rolleyes2: Thanks for catching it! I agree that it's the same osprey as in the fish drop earlier today. She does have an abundance of speckles, though, doesn't she? :puzzled2:  Perhaps it's just mud, as you suggested - or perhaps Lola finally had the time to have a good soak in the water, enough so that now her white chest feathers are super-clean and her speckles stand out more than usual.  Just kidding....probably :lollol: :wink2:

Thomas, I agree with your conclusion that there's a loose wire up at the cam :thumbsup1: Yes! Maybe the next fish drop will jostle the wires to our advantage! :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 16, 2011, 11:11:09 AM
Thomas, thanks for stopping there this morning and for the wonderful picture you posted on the photo thread.  :bigsmile:
I'm beginning to wonder about the 3rd chick.  I would think that it would be there at the hour that you were there. :puzzled2:
The only other thing I can think (if the chick is OK) may be that it learned to fish on own early and may be traveling about
with Kidd.  
Thinking also that maybe we can all pay attention to which two it is on the nest at different times to figure if it is the
same two.  Of course, that means the cam would have to cooperate which it isn't doing right now!  :rant2:
It was up earlier this morning for a bit.
I still don't know if I agree about loose connection at cam...........could have been coincidence that it went out when the chicks were fluttering around.
If loose, would think it would be a lot more jittery when birds come in and out.

(I'll be around pretty much today as I am working on pictures but will likely go down tomorrow.....think only day without rain foir the next few. :rolleyes2:)

Marcia, I'm thinking there was another time that Lola seemed to have 'grown' dark feathers.....it sure wasn't Kidd and I doubt the cousins across the
way would deliver though so guess it was her.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 16, 2011, 12:27:50 PM
Cam back up......oh, puleeeeze let it stay up for a while?!

.....must be windy; whole structure is shaking!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 16, 2011, 12:31:09 PM
Yes, I've been trying to keep track of the markings to see if it's always the same two chicks, Sherri.  Good thought that it would be nice if we all try to do that :bigsmile:

Sherri, you're right that the cam hasn't gone down with any predictability as the birds come and go. However, I've noticed other times when it went down just as there was a lot of flapping going on. And a few weeks back I got a PM from someone who wondered if the problem could be at the cam because she'd noticed it go down now and then when there was flapping. So this morning when Thomas brought up the possibility, I thought, well, maybe there's something to that idea. :shrug:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 16, 2011, 12:54:21 PM
Hm-m, didn't realize cam had gone down other times when there was flapping around.  Perhaps it is a possiblity then.  :nod2:
I see no reason why they can't go out there to check the connections now that the chicks have fledged.  I'm sure it is Carol
quoting 'the regulations'.....perhaps I will be able to ask her and 'encourage' it.   :bigsmile:

As to markings......I haven't had a chance to go back yet to check but earlier on, one of them had darker markings on one leg with
very few on the other.  Of course, that could have changed.  

Thomas, where are you?......boss breathing down your neck thinking you ought to be 'working' ?  :lollol:  :lollol:




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 16, 2011, 01:42:28 PM
Oh good, I see you posted that the cam is up, Sherri :bigsmile:

On the subject of the cam: I was basically agreeing that the problem could be at the cam. I wonder if it's the wiring, though, or something else. Sometimes the cam is down completely, but often we are able to (barely) see the birds through the wonkiness, so I wonder if there's something loose within the cam itself...a focusing mechanism, or a filter of some sort?  I just thought I'd mention that prior to your effort to pull something together whereby they made a trip out to the nest while the chicks were there. Hopefully the problem IS something like a loose connection that would only take a few minutes to check and repair, but maybe not.  Again... :shrug:

I'll keep an eye on the leg markings, thanks!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 16, 2011, 02:04:59 PM
I’m convinced that the reason the cam is so intermittent is because of a loose connection at the cam. And with the family using that post as a perch isn’t helping and can also be reasons it gets knocked out of whack once up and running. We cant see them landing on it so we never connected the two.

I was here watching from 12:20 to 12:30. We had one chick on the nest while it looked like there were two down on the perch. Hard to post from work right now because we are changing over to a new system which caused me to fall way behind on my work.

Right now at 5:00 (K&L time zone) there is one chick on the nest with its back to us while one family member is down on the perch.
     


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 16, 2011, 04:04:32 PM
I been staying close to the monitor watching watching and watching while nothing changed, one on the nest and one on the perch..I go eat diner and come back and there is two in the nest and one has a fish….. GGrrrr I missed how it got there.  While typing this up the fish has been eaten and that chick took off and seem to be teasing the chick who is still in the nest by buzzing over its head and going down to the perch. The chick in the nest didn’t like the other on the perch and chased it off right away and returned to the nest…. Little more teasing and a little more chasing... Okay, its 7:00 and seems to have calmed down….. I can post this picture…… I found a way to identify this chick….. and I call her Pocahontas LOL
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110816_18-47-24.jpg)
Okay, Things didn’t calm down. One osprey is trying to land on the nest and Pocahontas is literally trying to kick it off....lots of action going on right now.....wish I knew how to do video



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 16, 2011, 04:43:16 PM
 :puzzled2: Okay, I found a way to make a video :whistle:  …… better than nothing :lollol:
In both of these short videos you can see when this intruder lands on the cam pole it gets all psychedelic for a second on us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm0dM-fbguc

And a much shorter part 2. Dont blink or you will miss it  :mhihi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4IZLqDvz04

Everything calmed down after part 2  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 16, 2011, 04:58:06 PM
Thomas, GREAT work on the videos and the coverage!   I have been gone for a while as I had to go to my daughters to watch baby.
Before I left, I saw some similar action.....actually when I looked up I thought it was Lola....but sadly, guess it wasn't.   Will post later.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 16, 2011, 05:02:10 PM
Wait a minute!!  Hold everything!!!
On second thought, Thomas, I don’t think YOU did that posting!  :nope: .... I think it was Colleen because  you didn’t want us
to know where you really were!
...... But getting up at 3am isn’t the easiest thing to do after a long night out searching for my "My Little Pony" LOL. Kidds kids did a
good job burying that piece of treasure  :nod2: 

Good job cleaning up after crawling around in the muck looking for your treasured MLP!  :lollol: :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/MyLittlePonyandThomas-2Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 16, 2011, 05:24:11 PM
Wait a minute!!  Hold everything!!!
On second thought, Thomas, I don’t think YOU did that posting!  :nope: .... I think it was Colleen because  you didn’t want us
to know where you really were!
Good job cleaning up after crawling around in the muck looking for your treasured MLP!  :lollol: :lollol:

OMG Sherri, I am laughing so hard that I am crying   :lollol: .....I really thought the cam was down when I got that back  :puzzled2: She will NEVER leave my side again


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 16, 2011, 06:07:57 PM
GREAT videos, Thomas! :clap1: :clap1: And such perfect examples of the problem at the cam!!  :nod2:

Sherri, oh my gosh....how on earth did you get a picture of Thomas and his My Little Pony?!?!  :lollol: :lollol: :lollol: 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 16, 2011, 06:39:49 PM
Thomas, now you can sleep nights without worrying about where your Pony is, I'm so happy you got it back.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 16, 2011, 07:32:41 PM
 :8) THOMAS- great videos  :clap1:

(http://s19.rimg.info/1127af8a73c62a9acf8a568b1dcc7241.gif) (http://smiles.int-world.com/smile.168419.html)
Sherri-so you got pic of Thomas being reunited w/ his MLP!  WOW!!!!
Thomas, are you a HAPPY CAMPER now?  Ummm, but did you have to take the "BLUE SECURITY BLANKET" from the nest too?   :rolleyes2:


The cam was ON, but slow
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-16acts002.jpg)

VIDEO---> FISH DELIVERY  (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-16two.mp4)

Longer version, 2 chicks on nest (as Thomas noted, 1 was below on perch, flew up twice)

VIDEO---> Afternoon nest activity (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-16fishdelivery2chicks.mp4)

Thanks Marcia, Sherri & Thomas for great scaps, vids, ss, appreciated AND find interesting about cam outage!!  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 17, 2011, 04:16:10 AM
Marcia, Glad you liked the video’s and Sherri’s screen cap!! She got lucky, right time right place.
Barbara , I slept so well last night that I couldn’t get up early enough to get to go check on the family and even got to work a half hour late.
MT, Yes I had to take the blue security blanket too, that’s what kept me and MLP warm last night…nights have been getting cold again around here. Also, thanks for the great video!! You will have to teach me someday how to do that so I wont need my camera to do so.
Sherri, Im still laughing, Thanks!! Are you heading down here today?
7:13 and the cam is all psychedelic on us
   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 17, 2011, 07:10:31 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Really late getting here this morning. :rolleyes2:

Thomas, I see that you are at work behaving yourself this morning. :bigsmile:
Interesting that you got psycho cam this morning.......I tried bringing up and couldn't even get the page to load.....still can't.

Sherri, oh my gosh....how on earth did you get a picture of Thomas and his My Little Pony?!?!  :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:  
:lollol:   I was lurking on the top floor of the observation deck!

MT, thanks for the great videos...think it looks like it might have been Kidd bringing in the fish.  He sure was quick!
......good catch that Thomas took the blankie.  He better watch out if down there and Lola sees him.......think she may
have planned on taking that with her!  :nod2:

FYI....I just sent an email to Frank and Louise regarding the page not coming up.  While I was at it, I told them about the
observations of Kidds hitting the cam/loose connection.  Figured nothing to lose, so I asked if they could go out there (giving all the
reasons why I think they should be able to....i.e. kidds fledged, Lola leaving etc). ---actually don't expect a positive answer there
but no harm in trying. :wink2:

Thomas, I have been back/forth of whether I am going down today but I think .....yes.  :bigsmile:





Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 17, 2011, 08:28:56 AM
Good morning everyone! :bigsmile:

MT, another super video, thank you! :8) Very interesting activity, also.

I'm able to bring up the cam at the moment but had trouble just a few minutes ago.  Right now there's one chick on the nest, standing on a post.  It looks like Sherri will have nice weather for her trip to the nest today :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 17, 2011, 09:33:03 AM
Sherri, I hope you made it down here, the weather is beautiful today. Im scared to go outside because I probably wouldn’t come back in…plus Im watching the cam and its looking really good right now. Hope they listened to you and ran out there to fix it.
The nest was empty from 12:05 (when I started  watching) until this young lady showed up around 12:15 and did a little preening. But then got upset when someone got to close for comfort and landed on her cam…..
Made a quick S/S before heading back to work….its 12:30
Click below for S/S
(http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/th_20110817_12-14-39.jpg) (http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/?action=view&current=107b9373.pbw)
 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 17, 2011, 10:08:31 AM
Well, after the "menacing" shadow cast over the nest as shown in Thomas' slide show :), there's was another short period of unrest at 12:43 PM.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_08172011_0943_overhead.gif)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 17, 2011, 12:25:11 PM
At 3:20 Im checking in while on the clock and I got two quick caps of one chick eating a late lunch while one watches. I also see someone down on the perch....
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110817_15-18-19.jpg)
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20Cam%202011/20110817_15-18-36.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 17, 2011, 01:47:17 PM
Hi everyone.....well, you all got more action than I did!  :lollol: .....thanks Thomas and Marcia! :thumbsup1:

I didn't wind up getting there until 1:10 and could only stay till 1:55.  
There was only one chick there the whole while, none on the perch.  The only exception was 3 osprey flying overhead about 1:49.  Two kept heading to the
left but one came by and buzzed the nest.  Should have been close enough to see on the cam.

I did hear one off to the left several times but I couldn't find it.  I went to 2nd floor to see if it was on the phone poles but nadda....... :shrug:

Sherri, I hope you made it down here, the weather is beautiful today. Im scared to go outside because I probably wouldn’t come back in…plus
Im watching the cam and its looking really good right now. Hope they listened to you and ran out there to fix it.
It was just as beautiful sitting out there as it looks.....gorgeous day.  Sure wish I didn't live so far as I would go every day.  :bigsmile:

As to them fixing the cam?.........it 'taint gonna happen!  :nope:   .....didn't hear back from Frank yet but saw Louise and she said Frank is leaving in a
couple days for 15 days in Australia! ....so, that takes care of that! by the time he gets back, our Kidd family will likely be on their way to SA.

4:44 Osprey just dropped down quickly on nest and was ushered off by resident.  Yikes! actually wonder if they are going through 'training sessions' here.
Sounds funny but hey, what do we know?  :bigsmile:
Seems early for migrating chicks to be coming through.   There are a couple at the nest across the way.....maybe like the Hatfields and the McCoys.
(oops.....anyone remember them or am I 'the elder'? :lollol:)

Off to a Photoshop class in a few minutes but will check in later.......hope the cam stays up.   Should be beautiful sunset.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 17, 2011, 02:20:47 PM
Nice close up shots, Thomas! :bigsmile:



I didn't wind up getting there until 1:10 and could only stay till 1:55.  
There was only one chick there the whole while, none on the perch.  The only exception was 3 osprey flying overhead about 1:49.  Two kept heading to the
left but one came by and buzzed the nest.  Should have been close enough to see on the cam.

Here's a video of the time period you mention, Sherri :) You know, I think we might be missing 'stuff' between refreshes. :rant2:  I do see an osprey flying by, though! :bigsmile:

Video is only 1 minute in length, but covers a 4 minute period in quadruple time.

Video link: 8/17...Nest time 01:46 - 01:50 PM (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_08172011_1046-1050.mp4)


4:44 Osprey just dropped down quickly on nest and was ushered off by resident.  Yikes! actually wonder if they are going through 'training sessions' here.  Sounds funny but hey, what do we know?  :bigsmile:
Seems early for migrating chicks to be coming through.   There are a couple at the nest across the way.....maybe like the Hatfields and the McCoys. (oops.....anyone remember them or am I 'the elder'? :lollol:)

Off to a Photoshop class in a few minutes but will check in later.......hope the cam stays up.   Should be beautiful sunset.

The Hatfields and the McCoys...too funny!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 18, 2011, 02:25:17 AM
Off to a Photoshop class in a few minutes but will check in later.......hope the cam stays up.
Sherri, By the looks of the last picture that I seen you post here , you should have  graduated by now and at the top of your class too  :nod2: At 5:25 the cam is not up & hope that changes.
Marcia, Cool video , like the quadruple time  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 18, 2011, 07:09:08 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Marcia, thanks for the video. :bigsmile:....definitely the right time frame as the one that buzzed the nest is (I think) the one that we see flying
by.  Believe that one circled around.  Be back in a few minutes with corresponding photos.
Thomas,  :lollol:

Cam came up a few minutes ago with chick standing on fish, hollering away.   Likely something above but think it was also frustrated as
it was having a hard time standing on the fish!  :lollol:  Wish we knew if got own fish or brought in.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110818_09-53-13Ca.jpg)

Click - 11 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/th_20110818_09-51-15.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/?action=view&current=4ba15254.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on August 18, 2011, 07:32:02 AM
Morning Sherri ....... looks like maybe one of the other siblings wants to join in on breakfast!  :) :) 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 18, 2011, 07:48:02 AM
Hi Patti......good to see you here!  :nod2: :bigsmile:
I agree.....one of chicks likely very nearby as this one sure is calling out a lot.

I just posted pictures from visit yesterday......
Marcia, I was wrong about the low flying one in the video.......it looks like it was right after the nest was buzzed.
I included a picture (osprey kind of blurry) of what I think matches.

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg23208#msg23208


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 18, 2011, 02:24:16 PM
I took a quick ride by after work and ran into Carol. She told me the chick who was on the nest when I got  there (3:30) had brought in it own fish  :clap1: But didnt see Kidd or Lola today :(
At 5:24 The cam is up and running with two chicks on deck  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 18, 2011, 02:45:20 PM
Sherri and Thomas, great pics, thanks.  Thomas, the early morning one is very pretty.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 18, 2011, 03:06:35 PM
Thanks Barbara.  :bigsmile:

Thomas, that is great that Carol saw the chick bring its own fish!   :nod2:... Thanks for going there.
Just got home and very happy to see that the cam is still up!  2 chicks still on....looks like both of the 'females'.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 18, 2011, 05:31:51 PM
(http://s.rimg.info/a11d98cd66ef3acdb09cc2530d8d7b67.gif) (http://smiles.int-world.com/smile.13866.html) Hi Barbara & PattiO......
Marcia, nice video, sure captured the 4 minutes!   :8) & the animation neat.  :nod2:
Sherri, another nice SS of the HUGE fish that was on nest this morning :!: She certainly wasn't going to share that BOUNTY..
Thomas, thanks for s'caps & updates  (actually kind of surprised YOU dared show your self near the KIDD nest after taking their treasured MLP)  :->

hmmm, perplexed (know nothing new... ::)),  but Marcia made comment how much might miss doing a refresh, how about a blink....so Carol might have missed this....
note time stamp

VIDEO--->  Kidd (?) delivers fish...real quick  (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-18afternoonfish.mp4)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-18acts002-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 18, 2011, 05:39:21 PM
Hi MT and Marcia, sorry I keep forgetting to thank you for your vidoe's, really enjoy all that everyone does, I can't get the cam at all.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 19, 2011, 11:42:17 AM
Been watching quite a bit today.......sure I missed a lot though.  :bigsmile:

.....hmmm, perplexed (know nothing new... ::)),  but Marcia made comment how much might miss doing a refresh, how about a blink....so Carol might have missed this....[/size][/font][/color]note time stamp

Well now, isn't that interesting! ....no doubt that Lola brought that fish!   Can't put anything over on our MT......no way!  :nope:  :bigsmile:
GREAT catch MT!   Thanks!!
Guess Carol must have thought because she didn't see it, the chick brought it which isn't a very logical conclusion.
Makes a good case for trying to go there more often. :nod2:  I do know that she doesn't stand at that window for the whole 3 hours and sometimes gets
involved talking to people and misses things.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 19, 2011, 02:33:26 PM
I do know that she doesn't stand at that window for the whole 3 hours and sometimes gets involved talking to people and misses things.
Especially when some one there telling everyone what he had to go through to get his my little pony back  :whistle:  :lollol:
Glad to hear their cam was up and running so much today. Our new system at work took on the part of acting like the cam and was down most of the day…..couldn’t wait to get home and see what I missed : ) 
Its 5:30 and there has been two chicks keeping an eye on the harbor making sure all is well.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 20, 2011, 07:00:47 AM
Cam just came up!! :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 20, 2011, 07:50:07 AM
Thomas, thanks for s'caps & updates  (actually kind of surprised YOU dared show your self near the KIDD nest after taking their treasured MLP)  :->

Look out Thomas!......she's watching you down there!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110820_10-23-45Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 20, 2011, 03:17:07 PM
Thanks, Barbara :bigsmile:

Neat slide show, Sherri!  The chick does look mad/frustrated at something  :lollol:

Thanks for going to the center on the 18th, Thomas :bigsmile: And hurray for MT, for catching the video that shows who really brought the fish! :clap1: :D  One little thing, though - and I know the point is that an adult brought the fish and not a chick but, since we're trying to keep track of Lola so we can determine her departure date, that is Lola delivering the fish, not Kidd; unless Kidd has grown dark feathers on his chest :biggergrin2: And just where has Kidd been lately, by the way? :puzzled2:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_necklace.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_necklace002.jpg)
still shots taken from MT's video


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 20, 2011, 03:30:07 PM
I opened the cam to a classic scene of two chicks, each with an outstretch leg attached to the same fish :lollol:  I couldn't get set up to catch the best part, but here's the end of the story.
Video link: 5:21 PM...Two Chicks One Fish (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_08202011_1421_2chicksonefish.mp4)


From back on the evening of the 17th
Video link: One-upmanship in the Dark (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/?action=view&current=milford_08172011_1722_kiddssquabbleinthedark.mp4)





Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 20, 2011, 04:32:34 PM
Thanks for the clarification on who brought the fish in Marcia   :nod2: that is why a "?" mark  :lollol: knew it was a parent though......
1 upmanship vid was great! 
Just happened to see the classic scene that Marcia posted end of.....NOT going to say who brought in fish  :lollol:...the video starts out normal, then dbl time to quad, then back to normal.....OBVIOUS reason as the TWO CHICKS fought over it for 10 minutes! 


VIDEO---> TALON TUG  (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-20Fishdeliverywhichchickgetsit.mp4)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-20acts-1.jpg) (http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-20acts003-1.jpg)



Sherri,  :haha:  at pic of chick watching for Thomas!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 20, 2011, 05:09:37 PM
Hey!! you guys have been busy!!  :lollol: :lollol:

Don't have time just now to watch vids as have to leave but thanks and will watch in AM!  :clap1: :clap1:

I got this fish coming in at 7:28.....somehow I don't think it looks like either one of them!  :lollol:
Looks like Kidds face but where would the speckles come from?? (which surely look like more than what is there due to FULL crop!)
Either of you recording that one?   It was quick as usual.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110820_19-28-32Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 20, 2011, 06:00:01 PM
Marcia & MT  GREAT videos of the food fight, very interesting!! THANKS for sharing!!
Taking another look at MT's video I’m going to agree with Marcia that, that was Lola bring in the fish on 8/18….And again tonight…..That leads me to being a little worried about Kidd. Its been a while since we saw him last. Or even since we saw three chicks on the nest at the same time……. Just a thought here…. Maybe the kids are underfed because of only one (Lola) bringing in the food and that is why they are fighting over it so much. I’m hoping and praying, Kidd and #3 left before Lola for a change or they are still there but the cam just hasn’t been working enough for us to see that.

Sherri ,In your capture,  I’m thinking Lola again bringing in the fish…not only is there a necklace but I don’t see the white spot that Kidd has behind his eyes. That white spot directly behind his eyes is how I ID’d him the last couple of years.....You can see that spot pretty good in this picture I found of him that was posted by Marcia on 7/24 http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_07242011_kiddbringsfish002.jpg    ... One of the chicks does have the same spot and wonder if that could be the one male chick Carol noted


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 21, 2011, 05:30:26 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Marcia and MT.....thanks for the vids etc. - That food fight is hilarious!  :lollol:

Marcia, good catch on the 18th ID.... I have changed my post to reflect same.

Thomas, never noticed the white spot.  Probably too small for my bad eyes.  :bigsmile:
Wonder if it has always been there?  spots do sometimes change over the years.  One day I'll go back to my 2007 photos.

Anyone have record of when we positively ID'd Kidd here? .......reason I ask is we had those terrible storms come through a while back;
hope it doesn't coincide with that.  
If the stinken cam was up early mornings when fish are normally delivered by him, I think we would have a better idea of what is going on.
Guess I'll have to go down there and camp out for breakfast, lunch and dinner!   :lollol:

Phew.....late for Lola here...... I don't know; somehow just doesn't look like her head but I did just take the time to go back to find some old
pics to study the under wing markings and sure enough, it is her. :nod2:
Kidd has a lot more white closer to his body on the left wing.

Thomas, chick on the left is the one Carol has logged as the male and I haven't seen him in a while.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110722_11-11-53Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110722_11-13-05Ca.jpg)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 21, 2011, 05:34:34 AM
Cam up!!  :bigsmile:  ...... same two chicks on nest.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 21, 2011, 04:23:47 PM
Sherri, I agree with you that Lola looks different than she did at the beginning of the season, and I do remember that we've noticed the same change in her looks at the end of other seasons.  I don't remember noticing changes to her chest markings previously, but there may have been.  The changes in her face, I do clearly remember! Her face looks more elongated, or something, at the end of summer.  There must be a shift in hormones at the end of the breeding season and I wonder if that could have something to do with the change in her looks.  Her hormones would probably shift again prior to migration back to her breeding territory, and so maybe that's why she looks like good ole Lola again by the time she arrives back in the spring. Also, I think ospreys molt at this time of year, and maybe that's affecting the look of her chest markings.  I don't know if these could be reasons for why Lola looks different at the end of summer :shrug: :sleep2:, but it must be Lola that we see bringing fish, since I doubt that a neighborhood mother is catching and bringing fish to our nest for our chicks  :haha:, and I doubt that it's one of our chicks bringing fish to the nest for its siblings  :haha: :haha:

I think the last sighting of Kidd was on the 9th.  I haven't checked yet on the last sighting of all 3 chicks.

Thomas, the white spot by Kidd's eye is interesting.  I hadn't noticed that before!

When I had a chance to watch today, I didn't see too much to report about, except a few times that a chick bolted from the nest to give chase  :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 21, 2011, 05:03:28 PM
Sherri & Marcia’ The white spot is something I picked up on when I first started watching three or four years ago. At first I couldn’t tell them apart and I had to find something so I could ID him (or her) and that worked for me and has been there ever since.

I looked back through the pictures and videos from the last couple of weeks and found our last cap (video) of Kidd was in MT’s video dated 8/9 ….. the last cap of the three chicks was also by MT (THANKS MT) on 8/10. I don’t mean to get you all worried but truthfully….I am. Lola should have left by now and she is still there delivering fish to her kids. I will try and get there again before work this week & see if I have any better luck than what I had the last time stopped.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 21, 2011, 05:07:44 PM
:whistle: MT is useless in identifying KIDD & LOLA, but think know chicks, so if ID'd all 3 it was 8-10 last saw them together from here!
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-10acts003.jpg)

Beginning of this video it is either KIDD or LOLA, which is 8-10 also
 ALL MINE (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-10MINEallmine.mp4)

ALL interesting observations, THANKS!!!  
all I can identify is MLP  :lollol:  Still can't believe THOMAS took their treasure  :shock:
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-17acts-1-1.jpg)
 

SOS, this OSPREY brought in a fish, who is it?????  Notice left & went down to perch
VIDEO---> WHO AM I??? (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-21WHOisIT.mp4)

Long video, but def. HARASSMENT, whomever causing the ruckus even 'buzzed/taloned out" osprey on perch
VIDEO--->  Harassment....neighborhood bully? (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-21Harrassmentkeeplookingatpercharea.mp4)


ETA:  OOPS, Thomas posted when posting..... :nod2:  dbl documented then!!!   :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 21, 2011, 05:11:08 PM
Marcia, I really needed a good laugh today and you sure did give me one.   Neighborhood Mom feeding......siblings bringing fish for sibs.  :haha:  :haha:
On a more serious note.....yes, face / head looks elongated here....just couldnt find the right word to what I thought was different and why I questioned. :nod2:

Ah Thomas, yep......I am starting to get very concerned about Kidd and why Lola is feeding.  Not a good thing for Lola as she needs to bulk up and get
going.   Darned hurricane right now is not a good thing but our sweet family does seem to make it through.
Thanks to both of you for looking up the Kidd sighting.....I haven't seen him much at all so don't think I have anything other than that.   I will check the 3 chicks
though as I have a ton of caps I never posted.

Great if you can get there.......I will try as well.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 21, 2011, 05:13:56 PM
Hi MT!!  :bigsmile:.... I posted about the same time as well and didn't 'see' you.
Off to watch your vid and will be back.

Don't worry about Kidd/Lola ID.....seems I had trouble as well!  :lollol:

ETA:

Just went back and checked my pictures......yep, 8/10 is last day that I had all three chicks.  That is the last time I saw the male as well. :sosad:
I think that is after those big storms went through but Thomas might remember more as he works down that way.
Odd happenings all over......we haven't seen Mom osprey on NH nest since 8/6 and she usually leaves a little after Lola.

Watched vids.........thanks MT  :bigsmile:
OK.....I'll stick my neck out :rolleyes2:.......think Lola with the fish and chick that has Lola's face coming back in. :shrug:

Phew!  that was some harrassment episode!  One thing for sure, our chicks are afraid of nothing!  I don't recall ever seeing chasing
going on for that period of time.  :nope:

Thinking Thomas better watch out if he goes down there this week.  That chick doesn't look to happy and she knows who did it!
After she is through stomping him she might send the neighborhood bully!  :lollol:




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 21, 2011, 06:07:38 PM
Oh I've been concerned about Kidd's whereabouts for several days now, Thomas...  :-\

MT, I'll say it's Lola with the fish, too :bigsmile:  And that harassment video - wow! That's the first time I've seen something like that go on down at the perch  :P  I suppose it's good practice for the real world, though, and our chicks always seem to hold their own!  :)  Thanks for the videos!

And as far as your captioned pic of the indignant chick that had its pony taken goes, I say to the chick....
What comes around goes around!  :booboo:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 22, 2011, 04:27:42 AM
Good Morning Everyone, I did get out of the house early enough (5:15am) to be able to swing by and check on the family. I got there at 5:55 and stayed until 6:20, the whole time there all I saw was one quiet chick. I couldn’t get a good picture because it wasn’t light enough and the shutter wanted to stay open too long to get a positive ID. It didn’t call out for breakfast and just sat perched next to the cam doing a little preening.

MT, LOL about the talon stomp!! Knowing they were keeping an eye out for me had me hiding behind a tree while there this morning. AND I’m laughing even harder at all you can identify is MLP. You know you are all better than I am at this and taught me everything I know about the family. Also thanks for the wonderful videos but I don’t know who I am : )

Sherri I hope you can get down there and see more than I did. Not sure about storms around that time frame and will ask around the shop. The last BIG storm that moved through here was the one that flooded us out on the 15th. If you get a chance try talking to Carol, she told me she lost a couple of nest and wonder if it works into that time frame

Marcia What comes around goes around LOL!!!

Sorry if I didn’t get to everything, I tried to make this quick and have to get back to work. Last week we got a bad system virus and I have to be careful about being on the net. It didn’t come from my computer but they are monitoring were we go.         


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 22, 2011, 10:40:08 AM
Thomas, thanks for going over there this morning......much appreciated as I know you have to leave so early to do that before work.
Did Carol say she just lost those nests recently to weather? Reason I ask is that I know she had a couple nests that didn't have eggs......one was one
of the two across the marsh.  Think it was the one she references as "the rock".

Cam came up about 11:10 for a very few minutes and hasn't been back on since.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110822_11-11-14.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 22, 2011, 11:09:15 AM
Cam just came back!   one chick there and it has a fish.
ETA
Keeps coming on and off so don't know how long this is going to last. :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 22, 2011, 01:12:26 PM
Just coming here to post that the cam was on but Sherri beat me to it.

Thank you for going to the nest before work this morning Thomas.  Wish there was better news.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 22, 2011, 01:34:40 PM
At 4:30 I just got home and the cam is still up with a chick on deck and someone down below on the perch.

Thank you for going to the nest before work this morning Thomas.  Wish there was better news.
Your welcome Marcia & Sherri, maybe I'll have better news tomorrow when I "try" again.

Thomas, thanks for going over there this morning......much appreciated as I know you have to leave so early to do that before work…..Did Carol say she just lost those nests recently to weather? Reason I ask is that I know she had a couple nests that didn't have eggs......one was one of the two across the marsh.  Think it was the one she references as "the rock".
Different Nest subject!!
Yes Sherri that was one that she lost, four in total. We didn’t get into all the details about the different nest but mainly the one next door to where I work....There the female just disappeared before the chick was old enough to fly which lead to a very sad ending and that broke her heart so she called asking if I saw anything strange, which I didn’t.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 22, 2011, 01:46:05 PM
Hi Thomas.....that nest next to your work was a really strange situation.  The chick wouldn't have been able to fly till well
after the normal time to migrate.  Wow....I'm so sorry to hear that.  I wonder what happened to Mom.  :crying:  Guess it is good
there was only one chick.

I'm in the process of going to post my photos from the visit where osprey totally submerged.

ETA
OK......I finished posting them......had so many that I had to make 4 separate posts.  :rolleyes2:
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg23348#msg23348


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 22, 2011, 05:27:33 PM
Hi everyone.  I know that normally Lola leaves first, and Kidd stays with (most of) the chicks for a few more weeks, feeding them and at least demonstrating how to fish whether or not he really teaches them.  But I also know of other nests where the male has left first, at least part of the time (I'm thinking that's happened once or twice at Loch Garten, though I'd need to check my notes).

I'm going to assume Kidd and the third chick may have accidentally started their migration by being blown about a bit in the storm, and decided to stay where they were until it was time to head south.  Kidd could no doubt make it back to the nest, but the chick might not have the location locked in, and by the time he was rested enough to try a long flight back, Kidd had no doubt found some nice fishing spots, so may have decided to teach him there.  ("Decided" isn't the right term, but the instinct to provide for his offspring may be stronger right now than the instinct to return to the nest, even though the rest of the family is there.)

I think Lola should be fine as well - she doesn't have to go all the way to her winter home in one jump unless she wants to do that, so could hang out in the southern US for a week or two (or six).  And she's a mighty strong osprey - so when the time comes she might just tell the chicks "catch me if you can" and fly straight to Rio!   :wink2:

Like all of you, I'm going to be worried a bit until I see them both back on the nest next spring - but I truly believe they are fine and will be back.  :love:

My sympathy to Carol and the others who observed the nests that were lost in the storm.   :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 23, 2011, 03:36:16 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Judy, thanks for your thoughts.........sure hope you are right.  :nod2:  
I hope Lola doesn't leave right now......she would definitely be heading into the path of Hurricane Irene.

Anyone see this yesterday a little after 3:00? I think it was a fish drop but when I looked up, there was flurry of wings.
Got the cap and missed the next when departing.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110822_15-09-04Ca-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 23, 2011, 03:50:14 AM
Good Morning Everyone,  I have to start by thanking Judy B. for the wonderful words of encouragement. You know a lot more than I do about osprey’s and will take your word for it, but will feel much better when I see Kidd next spring. Until then he will always be in my thoughts and prayers….Safe travels buddy.

Hi Sherri, No I missed that, with the problems work has been having with the computers and as busy as we are I “try” to stay off the net as much as possible….Are you heading down today?

I just got back to work from my morning visit to K&L harbor. It wasn’t much different from yesterday. Only one quiet chick perched watching the sun rise. So I decided to do the same by going over to the other (beach) side. I was taking some nice sunrise pictures and a video that I can share later hen I get home of what that side looks like. THEN I heard something run by me from behind….turned out to be a cute little fox. Good thing I had my little pony to keep me safe  :lollol: 
 
Just after that I heard the osprey call out so I walked back over and caught what I believe was her making a quick lap around the marsh and returning to the nest without a fish. That brought me up to 6:20 which was time to get to work 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 23, 2011, 05:11:23 AM
Kidd had no doubt found some nice fishing spots, so may have decided to teach him there.

Imaging "the boys" at some nice KOI pond(s) then!

"The GIRLS" have shown they are NOT to be reckoned with...they have been manning their vessel with gusto, Lola has kept the food coming the best she can.....when time to leave, gets to her "VACA" spot, the CABANA BOYS better give her 5* treatment & more!

Thomas- Sure do appreciate you taking the time to go to nest & report back, THANK YOU!
Sherri- good catch on fish delivery, hard to do with 'psycho' screen


VIDEO--->  Food delivery (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-22fooddelivery.mp4)

to "ALL" so dedicated/attached to "KIDDS"....MEGA positive thoughts.........


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 23, 2011, 07:32:51 AM
MT.....terrific that you had the vid for that delivery!  Thanks!  :bigsmile:

Thomas, thanks for going there again this morning.  Hopefully all the rest out fishing.  :bigsmile:
Look forward to your sunrise pics.

I'm heading down there now........will plan on staying till at least 1:00 in case you can break away for lunch.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 23, 2011, 09:20:11 AM
Cant wait to hear what you see there Sherri. Im stuck in the shop for lunch but was able to take a quick peek around 11:30 and looked like more than one on the nest....Cam was and is down so hard to tell.    

Your welcome MT & Sherri Glad I work close enough to be able to do that for all of Kidd and Lola’s extended family. Also, Thanks MT for the video. What a great way to spend my lunch when I cant be down there : ) 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 23, 2011, 04:22:32 PM
Thomas, good that the cam was up for you to see two at 11:30.....my first photo was snapped at 11:56 and the 2nd chick was on the perch at that
time.  However, Kevin (photographer) was there a little while before me when both were on the nest.  Apparently one had a fish and the 2nd one stole
it and took it to the perch.   He did not see the fish come in so we don't know how it got there.
Did the cam come back on at all?  it was off when I arrived at Center.

As it turns out, I could have waited till you got thru work.........my last photo was at 4:07!!   :lollol:.....  All that while ............no Lola or Kidd.  :sosad:  Maybe she
decided to head out today ....... gorgeous weather here.  We'll see what tomorrow brings IF the cam comes up!  :rant2:

I have lots of pictures to go through as it was an exciting time there........what I can tell you is one sib will NOT let the other one in the nest!  :shock:
Several chases every single time it tried.......and the one in the nest finally started dive bombing the one on the perch.  Maybe due to the fish being stolen!
Kevin was there the 10th and the 12th and he saw same type behavior.

OH!....meant to say that I was on the observation deck at the time of the earthquake!!  thank goodness I wasn't on the top deck!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 23, 2011, 04:35:02 PM
 :rant2: :rant2:  Cam just came up after my post for a minute or two!  Gone again now but it looked like chick on nest took off
after another that I saw flying in background.

 :puzzled2:  Wondering if this behavior has anything to do with Kidd being MIA.....I never remember the chicks actually fighting like
this and it makes me wonder if the two females treated the male this way.   Maybe they wouldn't allow him back on nest and some
of the 'intruder' behavior we have seen could be him.

I'm off to the Bailey's!  :lollol:  ....oh, BTW....MT, good bench there at Kidd nest now, too!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 24, 2011, 04:33:41 AM
Good Morning Everyone
 Hi Sherri, Happy to hear you had such beautiful weather while there, with the exception of a small earthquake. Glad to know you and the observation tower made it through it…..No the cam didn’t come back on at all for me. I “tried” to watch through lunch but didn’t have any luck. Strange to hear how protective one of the chicks is with their nest by not even let a sibling in it.

That leads me to this mornings visit. When I got there (late so I couldn’t stay long) no one was on the nest and while walking to the tower I could hear one fish calling from down the private road. When I got up top I could see her perched up on top of the first telephone pole calling out. Then after about five minutes she took off to the nest and within a minute another female osprey (sibling???) who was perched further down the road tried to make two attempts at landing on the nest but she wouldn’t let it land so back to the telephone wires she went. I “thought” I had some good pictures to share but quickly noticed I had the camera in landscape mode and they were all a blurrrrrrr.

Slightly off topic....I ‘thought” I would have learned something about keeping the camera in the right mode because I did the same thing on Sunday while at Bent of The River Audubon, there I (Colleen) found our first ever sighting of a Humming Bird Moth and my pictures came out blurry due to having the camera in the wrong mode. Colleen did get a couple of okay pics though.
Time for me to start working and will try and check in throughout the day, have fun and good luck with the cam….At 7:30 its currently down            


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 24, 2011, 05:31:31 AM
THANKS Sherri and Thomas for the latest updates.  
sure seems from your observations that the "LLL" (little Lola look alike) is very possessive, of vessel.... wonder where she learned that!!!   :whistle:  :rolleyes2:

No cam, just 'psycho' screen this morning.....did see a chick in multi color  :lollol: (most likely 'LLL') land on nest around 6:15 am

 :8) Sherri- so a good "BB" at the center, someday might have to try it out!  

yesterday just before 2 pm, my bench moved.....AND NO Bailey's consumed, go figure!!!   :lollol:

S'cap from Monday
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/KIDDS8-22acts003.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 24, 2011, 06:49:21 AM
MT,  Cool capture!! Your 6:15 observation is what I noted above during my onsite visit this morning. I do have a short video of her leaving the telephone pole and heading to the nest…..I could download it later and add if you like but have to warn you….I’m NOT good trying to video tape something that is moving.....coffee break is over, back to work  :rant2:  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 08:17:13 AM
Cam up!!! ....one on with fish; don't think it is LLL.
Be right back.....was composing post.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 08:37:07 AM
Thomas, thanks for going by again this morning.  Maybe they are on poles to have better sighting of Lola/Kidd.  

As I was typing this, cam came up!  It has now gone out again….didn’t last long…such a critical time period and we can’t find out what is going on
without Thomas getting up at 3:00 AM or me driving an hour!  I’m beginning to wonder whether it is not only the osprey landing etc, but might be the little
birds underneath on loose wires.  There are lots of them.

MT…..yep, that bench is waiting for you…..and the 'stash'.  :nod2: :bigsmile:
LOVE that cap you got Monday!

Thomas, yes….would love to see the video.  Don’t worry about blurry…..I have posted a lot of them! :rolleyes2:
So very strange that you mention the Hummingbird Moth.   I had never seen one either and the day or two after I saw the Leucistic Grosbeak,
there was one in my yard.  I have a couple pics that aren't terrific but will post them at the end of my next set from yesterday.  It was harder
to get a shot of that than a hummer!   I thought it was a huge bee at first…..very  :8)

I am working on the pics from yesterday so I can get them posted in a 'timely manner' for chick ID.  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 24, 2011, 09:18:16 AM
Thomas, yes….would love to see the video.  Don’t worry about blurry…..I have posted a lot of them! :rolleyes2:quote]

Sherri, Your wish is my command : )
Don’t mind the camera man, not only was he using too big of a lens to do video with (300mm) but he stinks at trying to follow a osprey in flight (so he hit the stop button)
This is the 6:15 am osprey mentioned in MT’s post from earlier…
video is only 15 seconds long...enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYxatWIqea8

PS, Sherri, I cant wait to see your HBM pixs, that was the coolest thing to see….hope yours came out better than mine



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 10:29:01 AM
Thomas, that was great!  (you are too critical of yourself  :nod2:).
Thanks!
Do I have to be up on third deck to see those poles?  maybe I have been looking in wrong spot.

News!  our NH osprey that has the satellite transmitter headed out on Monday.   Last night she was in N. Goshen, CT!!
Figured she flew right over us this morning if she left.......wouldn't it be funny if she went to Milford nest?   :bigsmile:
Maybe a couple of ours would fly with her.    :bigsmile:   Be safe, Saco.  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 11:41:38 AM
I'm afraid to post that the cam is up for it usually goes away minutes later.  :rolleyes2:
However, for right now.....it just came up. :bigsmile:

Very windy! .....beautiful migration day (as long as they stay inland!)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 12:21:47 PM
Last night about 7:30 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110823_19-30-26Ca.jpg)

This morning when cam up first time....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110824_11-16-13Ca.jpg)

This afternoon......she has been in and out chasing a couple times

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110824_14-42-21Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110824_15-07-55Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 01:51:31 PM
Fish just delivered a couple minutes ago........anyone get a cap?   I wasn't quick enough to see who it was!  :rant2:

This was right after the delivery.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110824_16-48-53Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 24, 2011, 02:16:43 PM
sluggish, from mobile, but gives an idea

VIDEO---> Who delivered FISH? (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=KIDDS8-24fooddelivery.mp4)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 02:27:00 PM
Wha-hooooooo!!  you are the best, MT!!  THANKS!

I do believe it is the Captain himself!  :bigsmile:
Doin' the happy Irish dance here!  :nod2:

From video:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/082411MTvid1.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/082411MTvid2.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 24, 2011, 03:01:31 PM
MT You are the best!!.:clap1:... That is GREAT news!!... &…..That is the Captain…..Thomas is doing the happy dance too and having a party….you all invited….fireworks after dark  

ETA
Thomas, that was great!  (you are too critical of yourself  :nod2:). Thanks!
Do I have to be up on third deck to see those poles?  maybe I have been looking in wrong spot.

1) Thanks!! (yes I am, I work in quality so I like things to be perfect or as close to it as I can get it)
2) The second or third floor will do...the poles will be eye level, straight towards the H.River.  

And, as promised, our fireworks after dark …..Just for you Captain...
http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Miscellaneous/night%20pictures/?albumview=slideshow


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 24, 2011, 03:53:40 PM
What wonderful news!  :bigsmile:  So glad you were able to catch the delivery, MT!

(Hmm - I wonder if Li'l Kidd saw Saco - the NH osprey chick with GPS that Sherri and I observe - and tore off south after her, screeping "how many channels do you get on that thing?" as he reached cruising level....) :mhihi:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 24, 2011, 05:06:03 PM
Mt, thanks for that great catch.   :8)

Thomas, those were beautiful fireworks, thanks. 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 25, 2011, 03:05:52 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thomas, thanks for the fireworks celebration!  :bigsmile:

(Hmm - I wonder if Li'l Kidd saw Saco - the NH osprey chick with GPS that Sherri and I observe - and tore off south after her,
screeping "how many channels do you get on that thing?" as he reached cruising level....)
:mhihi:
Judy  :lollol: ...hey, it is a long trip.  Maybe she figured she could travel with her and get a little entertainment.  :bigsmile:

I got quite excited a little while ago thinking the cam might come up.......nadda!  It came up long enough for one snap and down it went.  :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110825_05-46-09Ca.jpg)

Not such good news for the nest area if the current projections for Hurricane Irene stay.  :nope:  ..... path goes between Bridgeport and New Haven
and nest is right smack dab in the middle of the two.   Still a couple days away so will hope for best.




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 25, 2011, 03:51:35 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Got a late start today and couldn’t make an early morning stop. But I did bring my camera so I do plan on leaving early enough to stop on my way home before they close the doors…… Even though I didn’t go there I did have the family on my mind while driving in. I wondered, just where could Kidd have been  :puzzled2: and came up with …… In the Big City…..I bet he went down to Manhattan, parked his ship on the Hudson (like most pirates do) and was having a good ole time up until Lola found him on her way south and told him ”GET BACK UP THERE AND TAKE CARE OF THE LITTLE ONES!!!”

Sherri, Of all the projected paths I see with this hurricane there is one Im hoping it takes…….the one that has it moving out to sea  :nod2: Glad to see you and Barbara made the party and enjoyed Kidd’s fireworks  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 25, 2011, 05:12:40 AM
Thomas, you could be right.......he does seem to sneak away for the night life now and then. :lollol:

I'm going down today but will be earlier as I want to catch up with Carol on the early end of her shift.
Supposed to have nasty storms this afternoon and if so, she likely won't stick around.  :nope:

First I have to go out and stock up on water and batteries.  :bigsmile:
I haven't seen the 'out to sea' projected path.....most all of what I heard is getting us in some form no matter what.
Guess we will have to wait and see.  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MT Belfry on August 25, 2011, 05:14:26 AM
So twas thee CAPTAIN that delivered bounty o fish...  :8)

missed the party & (http://s18.rimg.info/68885565e0ebdc4e4f14f204dbeca0df.gif) (http://smiles.int-world.com/smile.150423.html), Thomas, sure glad you recorded, but see that you had a 'special' 1 added, pyrotechs had to scurry to get it done........    :whistle:

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/th_sky-1.gif) (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/EmtyBelfry/AUGUST%202011/?action=view&current=sky-1.gif) click     :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 25, 2011, 05:20:30 AM
MT,  :lollol: :lollol:   love it!

We were posting around the same time.

Cam just came up......one on nest.   Saw another down on edge of marsh.....thought at first it was fishing but think maybe was trying
to land and wind kept it hovering.  

ETA

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110825_08-17-11Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 25, 2011, 06:24:16 AM
Thomas, I haven't seen the 'out to sea' projected path.....most all of what I heard is getting us in some form no matter what. Guess we will have to wait and see.  :nod2:

Sorry, My bad….not “out to sea” I should have said further east and not such a direct hit to that area. Being in work I type too fast wasn’t thinking straight…..Another projected path has it moving inland (up into New York) which is fine by me also…Anything other than a direct hit to Milford (Kidd & Lola Harbor).

MT  :lollol: your protechs are amazing!! Love it, Thanks!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 25, 2011, 06:41:23 AM
.....Another projected path has it moving inland (up into New York) which is fine by me also…Anything other than a direct hit to Milford (Kidd & Lola Harbor).

Thomas, careful :lollol:........inland up into NY  will get me!  I'm close to the CT/NY border.  :lollol:

Chick keeps going in and out.....wish an adult would come in.  I have to leave in a few minutes.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 25, 2011, 07:24:44 AM
Changed mind about going down there.........radar indicates storms too close to me and makes no sense to drive the hour.  Very windy
there as well so likely wouldn't be getting pictures.
Tomorrow supposed to be a sunny day......might try then.  
I do have to go out now for a couple hours.  Cam still up so hope someone sees something interesting.  Same chick on now. :bigsmile:

ETA
Well, it was up when I was typing.........gone when I clicked.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on August 25, 2011, 07:39:13 AM
Nice updates! Are all the chicks still with Kidd or have some followed Lola....prayers for Lola and all who have begun their journey that they find safe harbor from Irene.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 25, 2011, 08:48:34 AM
Thank you, thank you, everyone! :bigsmile:

I was swept into a work vortex for awhile but after catching up with the posts, pics, and videos, I’m convinced that it was Kidd that delivered the fish in MT’s video on Tues the 23rd (and we see Kidd again in MT’s video on the 24th - thanks for the great stills, Sherri).  And, unless MT has a stashed delivery video that we haven’t seen yet :wink2:, we haven’t seen an adult with a necklace since the afternoon of Sat the 20th.  Now, even with Kidds' return on the 23rd, he was still missing for two solid weeks, and he disappeared at the same time as the male chick, so we still need JudyB’s great explanation for where the two may have been. And if Lola left, say, on the morning of the 21st, that means she’s had the time to get to wherever she wants to be prior to Hurricane Irene.  So I really think all is well with the family, although the very best thing would be if the male chick returned to the nest area along with Kidd, and we’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to see him again :)

Thomas - such a great audio/video of the chick food calling! Excellent!  :D

So sorry to have missed the fireworks party :rant2:

Sherri, I’m glad you didn’t try to make the trip over to the nest today.  Take care of yourself, and keep us posted!

Hi Nan!  So glad you checked in. Maybe my post helps you catch up with at least a part of what’s been going on lately with the family :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 26, 2011, 04:46:10 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Hope you are all well and if in the line of the storm that you prepared. Hoping none of us lose power and that we all remain safe.

Now on to K&L Harbor. I didn’t want to stop on my way in today because I was running late and because of the fog (very foggy this morning) and thought it would be a waste of time. But decided to go anyway which turned out to be good and bad. The bad was walking through a BIG spider web with a BIG spider in it….made sure he was still in it and not on me LOL…..The good was I got to see four osprey and their body guard on the ground (the fox) along with a beautiful sunrise again. All that made me a half hour late for work but was well worth it, minus the spider LOL.   
 
When I got there I heard one on the nest and there was one down on the perch. They were calling out to one I heard that seemed to be on the telephone pole again. But when I looked in that direction (from the parking lot) I saw the third was up on top of the observation tower. While taking some pictures and videos it took off towards the nest and tried to land there but LLL (little Lola Look-alike) wouldn’t let it, so to the perch it went. At this time a fourth osprey headed that way, it came from the telephone pole area.  The osprey who was on the perch left because the one who was on top of the tower kicked it off, BUT LLL didn’t want it there so we ended up with a three osprey chase that I couldn’t keep track of because I was hiding behind the trees and couldn’t see much.  Why was I hiding? Because there is wanted posters all over the place with my picture on it and Red (fox) was patrolling the grounds.

Hope this all makes sence, Im trying to rush in my report so I can get back to work. I’ll post some pictures and a video later when I get home. Which should be early because I have a few things to take care of and only working a half day : )

PS
Good to see you Nan….. Marcia Thanks for your insight of what’s going on and happy you liked the pictures and video


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 26, 2011, 05:04:02 AM
Hi Nan!  :bigsmile:

Marcia, thanks for your thoughts and especially confirmation that you believe it was Kidd on the 23rd (that gives Lola extra days to have been out of here! :bigsmile:)

Thomas, wow!......great observations this morning.  Really looking forward to your pics/video.  Thanks!  :bigsmile:
Did you wind up going after work yesterday?
I have been wondering all along whether the male is still there and has been a victim of the females not allowing him on the nest.  I am going to review some of
my photos as I'm thinking that one of the chicks that did fly by might have had very little speckles; could have been him.  I didn't post them as they are
quite out of focus.
Hm-m, on the observation deck roof?  :lollol: Is Sal back?  :lollol:

Many osprey migrating through the area now so I would multiple sightings.....think we can be sure of one thing though.....LLL and her sis will do their best to keep
them away from the nest! :nod2:

Thomas, seems as though the osprey have enlisted more help to be on the watch for you!   A spider?!  :lollol: :lollol:

I'm going down this morning.........probably won't be able to stay long as I have to get back here to prepare for the hurricane. :rolleyes2:
Seems pretty certain it is going to hit us in CT......just a matter of where the strongest hit area will be.  Currently I don't have good feeling regarding the
nest area.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 26, 2011, 05:34:45 AM
Hi Sherri , No I didn’t get down there yesterday, had a customer in here and thought I could have got him out earlier but we ran into a couple of problems that kept him here longer that I anticipated…..I think the spider was a bigger shock to me then the fox was  :nod2: LOL, I don’t like spiders!!!!!.... Hope you have fun while there and yes,I am a bit worried about our family and still hoping the hurricane goes up into New York …(less coastal damage) sorry I know that puts it closer to you (and I) but anything to keep out feathered family safe. While down there this morning I did yell at them to go west and go now!!!   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on August 26, 2011, 08:08:52 PM
Oh boy! Thanks for all the updates! Thomas' adventures with fox and spiders .... we need a Thomas Cam! Maybe one mounted in the parking lot? Maybe in the guise of a spider web? I sure don't like the projected path for Irene. Prayers for you all in that area as well as the Ospreys.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2011, 02:31:08 AM
Ah, Nan....a Thomas Cam!! that would do it (as long as it operates better than the other on site cam!).  :lollol:

I posted this on the Chat but putting it here as well in case you all don't read there.....it will give you a better idea of what we can
expect here.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Zoomedoutviewofprojectedpath08-26-11Ca.jpg)

Enlarged view showing where we are.  Just for reference, it would take me only 10-15 min. to drive to that center blue line.  Thinking it
would take Thomas about the same time.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/EnlargedprojectedpathofHurricaneIrene1Ca.jpg)

Will be back in a few minutes with info from my visit yesterday.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2011, 03:10:29 AM
I was going to wait until Thomas posted his morning visit before posting mine but think he is busy out looking for MLP's family....or hiding from
Foxy or Charlotte. :wink2:

I didn't get there till 2:30-ish to find that the center was closed!  :rolleyes2:   By the time I walked around to the other entrance to
get on the deck, it was 2:38.  Quickly snapped the first photo and it is a good thing I did. Almost like it was waiting for me to get there
because it took flight one minute later!   Yikes!  blurry photos but sure didn't have time to set up camera properly.

At first I thought it was Kidd but..........not at all sure now.  Anyone?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/IMG_8115Ca2.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey4-Connecticut/IMG_8121Ca2.jpg)

I stayed for an hour and there wasn't another osprey in sight the entire time. It was really eerie how quiet it was!
Makes me think that LLL and Sis have gone based on how protective they were of the nest.  There was most always one of them on it.
That being said, I'm wondering if a couple of the four that Thomas saw early morning might have been migrants that ours might have joined.
I tried reading through the 'psycho' screen during the day before I left and I couldn't make out
any on the nest. Could be way off on all of it but guess we will find out .......... hopefully they will all be OK wherever they are.

(Thomas, center closed today, tomorrow and Monday.)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 27, 2011, 05:20:17 AM
I was going to wait until Thomas posted his morning visit before posting mine but think he is busy out looking for MLP's family....or hiding from
Foxy or Charlotte. :wink2:

Im hiding Sherri, Did you see all the wanted poster they hung up down there with my picture on it ?

Not sure who that is in your picture, I had a hard time trying to ID the one in the video I just posted on the on-site picture thread. At first I thought Kidd but after looking more I don’t feel the same way and do think it’s someone migrating through (looks like a young male).  

I too tried to keep an eye on the cam yesterday as much as possible but it was down. I would still watch to see if I could spot anyone but looked like an empty nest. I’m hoping they all went west away from the storm before migrating south. If so, Be Safe my osprey friends and we will see you in the spring. I will keep trying to get down there before work next week and see whats happening


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 27, 2011, 08:10:37 AM
I would expect that any offspring of Kidd and Lola would have pretty good instincts - and will keep my fingers crossed that they find a safe place to ride out the storm.  Safe travels, young ones - and Kidd and Lola.  :love:

(Hmm - Chris/nightengale said her place in far western New York was outside the storm zone - maybe we should suggest that she check her roof for cheeping visitors.  :mhihi:)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2011, 01:33:58 PM
Judy  :lollol: :lollol:  I'm sure Chris would welcome them!

Yes, this family has managed through a lot of storms to get where they need to be and back again.
Going to be tough going till we know and that likely won't be till next spring.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 27, 2011, 04:55:03 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/milford_hurricaneirene.jpg)

Hoping and praying for our osprey family :crying:  Sherri and Thomas, I'm really worried about you guys, as well as all of the humans and critters in the path of this hurricane :-\



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2011, 05:33:26 PM
Thanks Marcia.....  :huggie
I have been going back and forth all day whether to stay here by myself......I'm scared out of my wits! (hm-m, guess I should be OK then as that
shouldn't take much!  :lollol:)
I could go to Jenn or Greg's house but am really afraid I might not be able to get back here for the cats.......flooded roads or downed trees.
Our utility company already left phone messages saying they expect major outages and we could be out for a week or more.  :rolleyes2:
The last I heard I am supposed to have tropical force winds through the night with the hurricane force hitting in the morning.

I am very worried about our osprey family......
Good news so far for Saco from NH nest.  Got email today from Iain that she took a westward turn and was inland New Jersey on Thrus night.
Hope she stayed inland if she left yesterday.

I'll try to be in touch if I lose power.
Hope all in path will be safe.......be careful and try to stay in touch somehow. 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 27, 2011, 05:51:16 PM
Sherri, I'm sending you an email...or two, or three... Keep that laptop battery charged in case you lose power :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 27, 2011, 05:54:29 PM
Do you have neighbors you know within walking distance, Sherri?  Or somewhere you could go for a "time-out" if things are messy for the next week or so?  

I don't think I'd leave our cats - but I would try to find someone I could contact or who would contact me or look in to see if I needed more Kabibbles.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2011, 05:55:51 PM
The battery in my laptop doesn't hold charge......might get 20 min out of it.  I have to use it plugged in.  :rolleyes2:
Guess that makes a case for buying a new battery eh?  :bigsmile:

I'm going to shut down in a couple minutes.......think I'll go sit on a bench with Bailey's!  :lollol:

ETA:
Yes, Judy.....neighbor on one side really nice.  I have quite a bit of cat food so think they should be all set.
I could go to son or daughter if I have a problem with house, if I could get out.  Could give the cat food to neighbor
to feed them..........absolute last resort as I don't know them all that well and the cats would spaz.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 27, 2011, 06:04:31 PM
Sherri Not that its any better here but you could always come here and ride the storm out with Colleen and I. Plus I have a Jeep, that goes anywhere and we could get you back home to car efor the cats.

I too am very worried about our osprey family and Colleen made me feel a little better by reminding me that when they travel south every year its during hurricane season. And where they travel to they get lots of bad storms so they should be used to it and know how to handle themselves. My thoughts and prayers are still with them.  Best of luck, Im charging my laptop now and hope I don’t need it in the morning.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 27, 2011, 06:10:22 PM
Bless you, Thomas!  And you even have a jeep! :bigsmile:  My thanks to Colleen also, for reminding us that ospreys do migrate during hurricane season every year, and that they are used to tropical storms  :)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2011, 06:15:36 PM
Thanks Thomas....do so much appreciate the offer.  Will try to stick it out here for now and hope for the best.

I remember that Kidd left last year in the midst of running into a bad hurricane.  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 27, 2011, 06:24:06 PM
Thanks Marcia, Winters in New England you need a Jeep :nod2:.... Colleen got lucky about them migrating during bad weather.She knows more about these osprey than me and.... I just dont want to admit she is right  :lollol:

Sherri, You have my number, please feel free to call if you need me


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 28, 2011, 10:37:06 AM
I just talked to Sherri and she is doing fine this morning! :bigsmile:  Thomas and Colleen are also fine :bigsmile: Both are without power, but neither had trees come down, and the sun is even out right now.  Sherri said she will try to get out tomorrow or the next day to someplace where she can plug in her laptop and post to the forum.  Thomas has to go to work tomorrow, so maybe we'll get a report from him tomorrow, if his work has power.  I notice the cam has been completely off line since last night so the center must be without power as well.  So, lots of disruption, but it could have been so much worse!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 28, 2011, 10:58:23 AM
Wonderful news - thanks so much for posting, Marcia!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 29, 2011, 09:20:24 AM
Good day everyone, hope you are all well. Marcia, Thanks for passing along the update on Sherri & I. We are doing okay and I am still without power, I did not talk to Sherri today but seeing she didn’t post yet Im sure she is also in the dark. I also plan on staying without power for a couple of days, maybe a week even. Hearing on the radio that there is almost 750,000 others in the state that are also without power and heard 2,000 utility poles were snapped. So its going to take a bit to get us all up and running. Milford is a mess and had to take three detours just to get here. Im not even going to try and get to the Audubon today but will think about it a little more tomorrow. Im on lunch now and going to check out our local TV channels to see what I missed. If you like you can Google …..WTNH channel 8, WFSB channel 3 or WVIT channel 4. Wishing you all the best, enjoy & have a great day


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 29, 2011, 09:35:25 AM
Good to "see" you back online, Thomas!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 29, 2011, 11:10:21 AM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
Still without power and may be for quite some time.  However, as Marcia said....it could have been way worse for me.  People at the other end of my street were not so lucky as trees down.  I just had lots of small to med branches down.
Believe it or not, I am in the press box for our baseball association right now! :lollol:  Can charge my cell phone
and use the laptop but not for an extended period of time as others had the same idea and need to use.
My town is 56% without power but one adjacent town is 100% out and another 97%.  YIKES!
By the time it got to me it was tropical force vs hurricane so I can only imagine how much worse it would have been
I'll check in again as soon as possible.
Hope all are well........Thomas, be careful traveling those Milford roads.

(Marcia, wonderful to finally talk to you yesterday ..... :nod2:...and Thomas, thanks for all the helpful hints you gave me re: hurricanes.   Good talking to you as well.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 29, 2011, 12:08:29 PM
Good to hear from you directly, Sherri!  (Off-topic - Saco, the NH osprey with GPS, is in Virginia!  She made a beautiful loop around the storm.)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 29, 2011, 02:11:38 PM
Thomas and Sherri, so good to see a post from both of you.  Sorry that it might be a while before power is restored.  I hope that neither of you have lots of food in the freezer or fridge.  Both of you stay safe.  Sherri, lucky for you that you can use the press box for recharging your phone and using your laptop.  Thanks for checking in, both of you.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on August 29, 2011, 03:02:39 PM
Greetings from Massachusetts! I finally figured out that I could hook up the Verizon Fios box and wireless router to my generator along with the freezer and fridge! Got our priorities straight here! No power. no significant damage. Just inconvience. We're hearing it might be friday or later till power restoration. Oh well. There are folks much worse off. Prayers for all.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 29, 2011, 04:23:44 PM
Nan, how rude of me to not be thinking that you could also be in dire straits?  Glad to know you have a generator and will do okay, nice to hear from you.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 30, 2011, 11:28:31 AM
Marcia, wonderful to finally talk to you yesterday ..... :nod2:

I agree, Sherri - and let's not wait for the next hurricane to do it again!  :lollol: :bigsmile: What a clever method you came up with to get online!  :nod2:

Thomas, good to see your post!  Wishing you and Sherri a speedy return to the world of the power enabled. Glad that you've taken steps to protect your fish.  Good thinking!  :D

Nan, so glad you had no signifigant damage and that you figured out a way to get your Fios up and running! :thumbsup1:

How did you fare, Barbara?  Did you have tree damage, or anything?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on August 30, 2011, 01:48:35 PM
Vermont sure took a hard hit...I really missed seeing the news reports of how other folks were fairing. Glad all is well so far.
Our power came back on at 5:45 this morning! Now back to bird watching! :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on August 30, 2011, 02:08:20 PM
Wait a minute!!  Hold everything!!!
On second thought, Thomas, I don’t think YOU did that posting!  :nope: .... I think it was Colleen because  you didn’t want us
to know where you really were!
...... But getting up at 3am isn’t the easiest thing to do after a long night out searching for my "My Little Pony" LOL. Kidds kids did a
good job burying that piece of treasure  :nod2: 

Good job cleaning up after crawling around in the muck looking for your treasured MLP!  :lollol: :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/MyLittlePonyandThomas-2Ca.jpg)

So glad to finally know what an "MLP" is! What a great tale!!!!!! You don't go online for a week or so and you miss the best stuff!!!!! I'll try not to let that happen again.  One thing tho'......I know how big Lola & Kidd are. And I know how big a "MLP" is.....so if/when I get back to Kidd Harbor I obviously will have to be VERY careful not to step on Thomas!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 30, 2011, 02:21:11 PM
Nan -  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on August 30, 2011, 03:02:50 PM
Marcia, we fared very well, barely lost any small branches even.  Water has come up a lot but no damage of flooding either.  Thanks for asking.  We were very very lucky.

Now if we can just get Sherri and Thomas set up with power, everything will be great. 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 31, 2011, 11:37:00 AM
Barbara...oh, that's right, you could have easily had flooding problems!  Very glad to know that you did not!

Nan, you crack me up!  :haha:

Well, apparently the center's power has been restored, since the cam website has been back online since late last night. Too bad there's been nothing to see since then, though, except the 'psycho screen' :nono2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 31, 2011, 12:36:05 PM
Well, the cam seems to be working now - and showing a lovely view of the post holding up the nest.  They are getting closer....  :mhihi:

Edited to add pic - took me a while to find a few minutes for a break.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/QWt5X3Z09B0831150822.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on August 31, 2011, 12:44:53 PM
Good Afternoon everyone, I am sorry but being at work I have to make this quick and will write more tomorrow when the boss isn’t here. LOL But I did stop by the Audubon this morning and the nest is still up but the cam is not and will have to be replaced. I did take a photo and will try to post that tomorrow also.Enjoy & Have a Great Evening


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on August 31, 2011, 12:55:34 PM
Oh!  Thanks for the alert, JudyB!  I'd just checked again right before posting that all there was to see was the psycho screen, so this lovely view of the pole and marsh grass must be brand new :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2011/Milford/Milford_08312011_1251.jpg)

Thomas, looking forward to seeing your photo from this morning!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 31, 2011, 01:00:46 PM
Hi Marcia and Thomas!  I just got back to add my picture to my post above - and see you've also captured the new look, Marcia.  I'm going to keep mine as the light is a little different, and the differences in the grass do show that it is transmitting!  Looking forward to your report, Thomas - and I completely hear you about work getting in the way - speaking of which - Bye!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on August 31, 2011, 01:30:38 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:

I have not been able to get online again until now......yep, you guessed it.  :nod2:... Still no power and from what I am told, the problem
that is in my section of restoration is massive.  Latest is that they told me I should prepare for a week or more but they hope it
will be sooner.  :sosad:    However, I took a ride around surrounding neighborhood and it is a mess.  
One of my friends has tremendous damage.  So, though it is very frustrating I still feel that I am luckier than many.

Nan, glad you got your power back and didn't have to wait for that estimated time frame. :clap1:

Thomas, how about you?   do you have your power?
 
.......and now the very sad news regarding the damage of the storm at the center.
I had an email from my photographer friend, Kevin, who visits the center frequently.  This is his description of what he found there yesterday.

"Tuesday I went down to Milford….I didn’t check the platform first and headed out to the sand bars.  Irene reshaped everything and the shorebirds were more than I could capture. Hundreds many thousands and 25-30 species and talk about getting close. They came to me ... Over 400 captures ... now to edit.

Before I left I checked the platform …… the camera and brace are destroyed ... now Frank will have to choice but to repair it or do away with it altogether ... the center was closed because they have no power as most of Milford and Stratford is out.

Nearly 4 hours photographing at high tide and having the tide go out with the sand bars being leveled and the marsh reshaped the water never really went out ... "


It sounds as though he had an incredible experience with the camera.......so many different birds.  I'm wondering
if there were many migrants that had gotten blown off course.
Thank God the plovers aren't nesting now!

Yep, Marcia........we shouldn't wait till the next hurricane to talk ...... I'd have to be wishing for no hurricanes and that would mean no talking! :lollol: ....Phew, I don't want to go through this again any time soon!
So....let's do chat again soon without a hurricane.  :bigsmile:

I don't know when I will get back here again but hopefully it won't be too long.

OH!  I just noticed posts from Thomas, Marcia and Judy since I started typing this.
That is really strange that the cam is working now based on what Kevin and Thomas thought.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on August 31, 2011, 02:01:35 PM
Great to hear from you, Sherri!  I'm wondering if the camera is hanging from its cabling or something - not readily visible from wherever Thomas and Kevin were able to go.  Looking forward to seeing Thomas's picture tomorrow.  Kevin's experience does sound amazing - wow.  Does he put his pictures on the web?

Time to head for home - Hugs to all of you.  :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on September 01, 2011, 04:03:51 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Hope all is well.

Sherri Good to hear from you and thanks for posting Kevin’s email to you. I talked to Carol last night and she is okay and just got her power back yesterday (8/31).
  
As promised here are a couple of pictures from yesterdays quick visit. The good new here is that the nest is still standing and we should be getting a new cam wired in and do hope they replace the wiring too. I heard they do have a better camera stored away that someone donated a couple years back but never felt the need to put it up. Lets hope they do and don’t use the old one which I am surprised to see still working, thanks Judy & Marcia for posting that.  
 (http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20osprey%202011/CSC_0097.jpg)
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20osprey%202011/CSC_0087.jpg)

As far as my power goes…..The transformer blew up the street from me and a new one is on order for a Saturday delivery. So Im being told it could be anywhere from early Sunday to Wednesday the latest. Wishing you all the best!!  Be Safe!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on September 01, 2011, 08:03:14 AM
Thanks for the pictures, Thomas - and I'll also keep my fingers crossed that they'll install the new camera and wiring while they're fixing the supports.  I just checked the cam, and it's showing the psychedelic version of the view Marcia and I caught yesterday.

Glad to hear you have an estimate for getting your power back, Thomas - I guess those big transformers aren't something you can buy at the local Wal-Mart or Costco.  :mhihi:

Keeping my fingers crossed that things continue improving.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on September 01, 2011, 12:44:35 PM
Wow Thomas - thank you for the pictures, and glad to know that Carol is okay.  I don't know...between Kevin's vivid description of the area (thanks Sherri) and now Thomas' picture, I'm left thinking that I'm just glad the whole thing is OVER (except for picking up the pieces), and hoping this never ever happens again! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Sad%20Shocked%20Disappointed/sadeyes.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on September 01, 2011, 04:41:26 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
Sorry to be using this thread for communication but I know there are some that don't read the PChat and vice-versa so I am using both.

Bad news of the day for me....my son found that we could enter my electric account number on a power restoration site and it comes up September 8th!  YIKES! ....yesterday I was understanding.....today it is wearing thin.  :nod2: :lollol: I sure hope it will be before that as that is another week!
Anyway.....Thomas, sorry you haven't gotten yours either and will have extended time.  
Thanks for the pictures.   I have one as well (see below) as I was down there today and spent the afternoon
with Carol.  She said you were getting pictures from the osprey nest near your work for her.  So sad. :crying:
Don't you remember two years ago when they were trying to install new wires etc and run the big screen?  that was supposedly
going to be when installing that other camera on the building.)

No osprey..... :nope:  We are pretty much convinced they took off.  She thought my picture looked like Kidd as well so I chose to think it was and he was saying goodbye on the 26th when I saw him.  :bigsmile: :love:
Hope all of 'our family' is OK.

There were some unusual birds there though.(Avocet and some sort of Stilt).....we  (Carol, Louise and I)saw what we think is a
Wilsons Storm Petrel......some other 'expert' said it is a 1st yr. Laughing Gull but we don't think so.  Thank goodness I have a picture that will be sent to Scott when I have my own power back.

I miss everyone and being able to be online when I want to be.  :sosad:   If anyone has tried calling my land liine and leaving a message, I can't get to my messages.  :rolleyes2: .....so, if can't get land line, try cell phone.
Take care everyone....

If the connection wasn't loose before, it is now!!  :lollol:  Maybe we can finally get rid of the blue can housing!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/IMG_8256Ca.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on September 01, 2011, 05:08:05 PM
If the connection wasn't loose before, it is now!!  :lollol: 

Thanks, I really needed the laugh, Sherri! :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:  Maybe the electric company is just being very conservative with their estimates of restoration dates so as not to disappoint anyone.  Let's hope so because another week is an awfully long time for you to wait :(  It must have been great to meet with Carol, and see all of the unusual birds today.  I'm sure that was Kidd in your picture on the 26th and I hope he was soon on his way after that.  Hurry back! We miss you, too!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on September 01, 2011, 05:47:06 PM
Thanks for checking in, Sherri!

(Admin here - at least part of the discussion is about the nest - so legal!  :mhihi:  )

A week is a very long time - but at least it's not mid-winter, and I'm guessing you can get out to hang out at a local bookstore or coffee shop or something, just for a change of pace.  Still, this definitely sounds way near the bottom on my list of fun things to do.  :huggie

PS - one of our apartments will be vacant in a day or two, and we're pet friendly.....  Though I can't imagine 8 hours in a car with 12 cats - 20 minutes in a car with either of ours is enough to drive me crazy!  :whistle:

( :blush2: Would one of you let me know where the cam is in the pics?  I haven't had time to go back to see how this is supposed to look.  I will on the weekend - but it's a busy week.  Thanks!)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on September 02, 2011, 03:47:22 AM
Good Morning Everyone, Hope all is well.
At work so Im making this quick. Before my boss comes in (and customer who will be here at 6:45am for inspections)

( :blush2: Would one of you let me know where the cam is in the pics?  I haven't had time to go back to see how this is supposed to look.  I will on the weekend - but it's a busy week.  Thanks!)

Judy B Here is a link to one of Sherri’s onsite pictures of a nice close up of the cam. They keep a coffee can around it to prtotect it from rain, snow, sleet and wind but not osprey poop  :lollol:
 http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_7802Ca2.jpg

Sherri Sorry to hear it may be another week before getting your power. Colleen just called me and said that the utility trucks just went up the hill so Im guessing they just may have found a transformer at Wal-Mart.or Cosco. Thanks Judy B Even though you said they wouldn’t find one there, Im thinking they took a look anyway :lollol:. I am hoping we have our power by time I get home tonight and praying Sherri Will have the same luck (power much sooner then they are telling us).    

Wishing you all the best!! Be Safe and Have a Wonderful Day.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on September 02, 2011, 06:12:32 AM
Thanks for finding Sherri's pic, Thomas - I don't think I noticed that one when it was originally posted, and it does show clearly where everything was before the storm.

Good luck with the Costco transformer, Thomas - and I do hope you all get power back sooner rather than later.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on September 02, 2011, 08:17:20 AM
Sherri, I can't believe that it's going to be another week before your power is restored.  Glad that you are at least able to check in every day.  Can't wait to see the pics you took yesturday.  How long do you suppose it will take before the new cam gets set up?

Thomas, glad that you are able to check in too, hope they will get you restored soon also.

Take care both of you and stay safe.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on September 02, 2011, 11:29:38 AM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
A little bit of good news......a line crew was on my road today!  I have everything crossed that restoration will be sooner than
was estimated. Marcia, maybe you are right that they gave a conservative estimate. :nod2:

PS - one of our apartments will be vacant in a day or two, and we're pet friendly.....  Though I can't imagine 8 hours in a car with 12 cats - 20 minutes in a car with either of ours is enough to drive me crazy!  :whistle:
....be careful, Judy.   When I heard yesterday that it was going to be September 8th, I was ready to head to Maine.  Now that I know I have a place that accepts pets, I might just pack it up and head North!   :lollol:
(as a side note, imagine LakeMaMa with all her critters driving from Texas to New Hampshire!  :bigsmile:)

Barbara, sorry....I didn't take any pictures yesterday other than the one of the Wilson's Storm Petrel.   The others were way too far out in the marsh for my camera.
JudyB, that reminds me.....you had asked whether Kevin posts his pictures online.   I don't think he does but will check.
As to getting the new cam up?   I'm hoping they will do it in the fall but expect that will more likely be another fire drill in March.  :rolleyes2:
They are planning on using the large screen for center viewing.  Hope so because Louise just rearranged the room under the present monitor.
She made a reading room for little kids right there at the window. :sigh2:

Thomas, hope you have your power back today!  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on September 02, 2011, 03:22:24 PM
Judy B Glad I could help, just hope Sherri, doesn’t mind me sharing her picture LOL, AND so far that Costco transformer IS working :nod2: Yep I have power. Now lets all cross our fingers and toes that Sherri will be right behind me and posting the same real soon.

I do have to work tomorrow and planning on stopping at the Audubon afterwards. If I can get a cam update I will be more than glad to pass it along.




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on September 02, 2011, 05:01:51 PM
Hi all...... I have power!   Came back about 4:30 and I have been 3 hours trying to get everything back in order!
OH.....I am soooooo happy! I feel like I won the lottery!  :nod2: :lollol:

Thomas, glad you are up as well.  :bigsmile:

A huge thanks to all who emailed, PM'd and phoned me ..... your support and friendship means so much.  :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on September 05, 2011, 03:30:29 PM
I didnt make it to the Audubon on Saturday due to having to work a full day. By time I got out I was too tired and went home. BUT I did go there today around noon for an hour and in that time there we didn’t see one osprey :nope: Be Safe Kidd & Lola, we'll see you in the spring    

Sherri So happy to hear you are up and running at FULL power. For those who don’t make it over to PC, I did post some helpful hints on page 82 that helped us get through the few days without power. I think they are worth taking a look at when you get a chance  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on September 09, 2011, 05:18:04 AM
Thomas, good that you posted those worthwhile hurricane tips on the Chat....thanks.  I think a lot of people might read there
but don't post.  

Interesting view on the cam this morning!  Reminds me of a double decker bird house (with an umbrella)!!  :bigsmile:

"Shelter From The Storm"
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%204%202011/20110909_08-06-39.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on September 11, 2011, 06:34:00 AM
Thomas, good that you posted those worthwhile hurricane tips on the Chat....thanks.  I think a lot of people might read there
but don't post.  
Thanks Sherri. I hope our friends here do go over and read them. I am lost without Kidd and Lola and dont know what to do with my free time so I found my way over to private chat and posted them tips :nod2:

Also not knowing what to do, I found a way to put together every K&L screen cap that I have on my pc from this season into a video. Because there are so many it is a little long, 18 minutes long. I tried to shorten it but the least amount of time I can keep each picture is one second, so when ever you have time.......enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwKIi_3UJno

Many thanks to all my friends here who made this year so much fun  :nod2: Cant wait to do it again next year  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on September 11, 2011, 09:42:07 AM
 :innocent:That is wonderful Thomas! I love when the big crib rails come in when the chicks get just a little bit adventurous!  :mhihi:what a great idea.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on September 12, 2011, 09:25:04 AM
Thomas, wonderful video.........thanks for doing that!  :clap1: .....I miss seeing them as well....hope they are all OK.

Kevin was down there the other day and saw 10 osprey flying around and fishing over the Sound.....not near the nest.  Likely migrants.  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on September 13, 2011, 05:27:00 PM
Thanks Nan and Sherri
I’m very happy you both liked the video. I have a program (windows live movie maker) that came with this computer and wanted to give it a try. The video first started with 24 minutes worth the video and knew that was much more than anyone would want to watch so I had to go through all the screen caps and delete as many as possible to get it down to the 17 minutes it is. Could you imagine how many I would have had to go through “if” the cam was up all season :puzzled2: Now that I have an idea how to do that, and its not that hard, I’ll try to do it every year and find a way to add some music....or just ask you to turn on your radio while it's playing :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on September 14, 2011, 04:26:14 AM
...... I’ll try to do it every year and find a way to add some music....or just ask you to turn on your radio while it's playing :lollol:

Thomas  :lollol: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on September 19, 2011, 07:50:47 AM
So, I'm in Fort Lauderdale for the week and saw a lovely pair of ospreys yesterday. Some folks who live local said they thought they were migrating through. I choose to think that Lola and Kidd met up down here and are having a little time away from the Kidds. :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on September 19, 2011, 08:00:43 PM
What a wonderful thought - thank you, Nan.  :love:

Hope you're having a marvelous time!  (off topic - it's getting cooler here up north....)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on September 20, 2011, 01:16:31 PM
Water taxi guide last night pointed out a mansion on the inland waterway where the owner put in a koi pond for his daughter's 8th (?) birthday and stocked it with $30k of koi.  Said the Pelicans took away every last one!!!! I suspect Kidd was pirating in the area too! :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on September 20, 2011, 02:29:50 PM
Nan, I have no doubt it was Kidd and Lola!  :wink2:

Holy Moly!  $30K of koi? ......if Kidd was pirating in the area, he may decide to never leave!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 15, 2012, 01:03:36 PM
Good news everyone!  :thumbsup1:

I spoke with Louise today (finally) and she gave me an update of what is going on.  Her voice sounded
very upbeat so I was hoping it was good news.......and it was.

They took down the old cam that was hanging and found that it was totally shot.  They got a new one
and she doesn't know where it came from or what type.  The sanctuary manager (didn't know there was one)
got involved in the process and from what I understand, he built a new stand/arm for the cam.  He wasn't sure
how it should be constructed so Louise gave him one of my photos that shows the whole platform close up and
he was thrilled.
They came today to install it but here comes the bad news.......they came at low tide!  :lollol:
She thinks they will likely come back tomorrow to finish the work.  Frank will be back on Saturday and then the
next process starts......getting it running!  :bigsmile:

So........cross all you've got that this will run smoothly and we will have a cam.   I will be in rehab when (note I say when and
not if) Kidd and Lola return and she has promised to email me if she sees them, or hears of them being seen.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 15, 2012, 01:17:52 PM
Well, I look kind of funny sitting here with everything crossed but anything for Kidd & Lola! :lollol:  Hopefully, the cam set up will come together in a week or so and then maybe we won't need that email from Louise because we'll be watching for Kidd & Lola ourselves, but whenever the cam is ready I'll be here!  Thanks for this promising news, Sherri.  You'll be checking in from rehab, wont you?  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 15, 2012, 01:25:50 PM
That's great news Sherri!!! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/clapping_smilie_gif.gif)
I sure hope the sanctuary manager and Louise gave him instructions to keep the cam out of poops-shot way.  :lollol:
Cannot wait to see it. I wonder if it will still be streamed through Axis? Woooooo Hoooooooo! Everything is crossed.  :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 15, 2012, 01:50:28 PM
Hi Marcia and Lori.....glad you spotted the news.  :bigsmile:

Yes, watching them return on the cam would be ideal!  we can only hope.  Yep, I will be checking in from rehab
for sure.  Maybe even the hospital depending on how I feel.  :bigsmile:

Lori, I did mention that to Louise.  Hopefully she told them that before they built the new arm or whatever they did.
She did say she told them it had to be very sturdy due to the osprey flying in on it. 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: jazzel26 on March 15, 2012, 02:08:07 PM
Sherri, wishing you a speedy recovery/rehab :love:

Only positive thoughts on Kidd & Lola, as they have proven, a strong pair/good genes :thumbsup1:





Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 15, 2012, 02:16:03 PM
Sherri, that is GREAT news, thank you so much for calling Louise. Everything is crossed here and as I was reading this, Crybaby meowed and when I looked down I saw this……………

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/WOW%20forum%20pics/Untitled.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 15, 2012, 06:40:56 PM
Wonderful news about the cam, hope they will have it up and running in a few days.  Thanks for checking on it, Sherri.

Will look forward to hearing from you when you are feeling a little better.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 16, 2012, 06:47:11 AM
Thanks Jazzel  :bigsmile:

Thomas  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 16, 2012, 03:49:42 PM
Thanks for all the updates!!!! Waiting with joyful anticipation! :binocs: :binocs: :thu:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 16, 2012, 05:47:15 PM
How long before one mate arrives and then the next? I think it's only a few days (provided they make their successful journeys). I'm only asking because one of the the Blackwater Osprey's returned yesterday and has been hanging around a lot on the nest waiting.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 18, 2012, 11:32:02 AM
Laura, ours usually arrive within a couple days of each other.  Once they arrived the same day!  :bigsmile:
If you check page 1 of this thread, I have a lot of that type information posted there back to 2003.
Also, eggs laid, hatched, fledging etc.

Hi Nan......yes, the anticipation starts getting into high gear now!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 18, 2012, 03:04:57 PM
I stopped by there today and the cam and cam arm is still not up  :rant2: When we got back from our walk Louise was chatting with some landscapers and didn’t want to be rude and interrupt. So I’m going to try and get there again on Tuesday after work in hopes of seeing the cam up and running. Everything is still crossed here, which made for a difficult time taking pictures and hiking today.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 18, 2012, 08:47:43 PM
Thanks Thomas......(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Bored%20or%20Falling%20Asleep/hourglass.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 19, 2012, 04:47:57 AM
Thanks Thomas for the update. That's a bummer! Sure hope they get it up and functioning soon. It used to be so fun to be able to watch for their arrivals on the cam.

Sending good thoughts Sherri's way today. (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/flower1gif.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 19, 2012, 02:21:35 PM
Your Welcome Marcia and Lori, I should be stopping by there tomorrow and hopefully have a better update when I get home from work

Had a dangerous thought here today (yes, any time I thinks its dangerous)  :nod2: Now Im not trying to get Kidd & Lola here any sooner and trying to give the Audubon more time to get the cam up but……………… being a leap year………you see where I’m going with this?..... K&L are most likely to arrive a day sooner than the normal , Shhhhhhoot


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 19, 2012, 04:13:08 PM
 :shock: what happens if they return and the platform isn't ready? (or is it at least in place!?!). Would they go someplace else!? Waiting for Kidd & Lola, the true sign of Spring!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 19, 2012, 05:02:48 PM
Hi Nan!! :bigsmile:  Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think the platform with the nest on it is still in place, it's just the arm that the cam is mounted to that needs to be rebuilt (which has been done?), and installed (which has not been done).  So I think Kidd and Lola do have a home/nest to return to, it's just that we don't have a way to view it yet.

Think only GOOD thoughts, Thomas!  :wink2: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 20, 2012, 01:04:55 AM
That is correct Marcia and yes only GOOD thoughts here  :bigsmile:

Nan, Remember the end of last year the cam started to fall and we only had a view of the marsh below? Well the cam finished that fall and ended up “in” the marsh and broke. So they are now replacing the whole thing (perch/arm and cam).


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 20, 2012, 09:58:42 AM
and I hope without the purple coffee can :lollol:

Carol is concerned about the sturdiness of the structure and is hoping they will check it when they
put up the arm.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 20, 2012, 10:22:11 AM
Sherri  (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Wave/wave2.gif)  :huggie

Yes - without the purple coffee can!

Take your time mending but hurry back - all at the same time!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 20, 2012, 12:54:51 PM
 :love: Be well Sherri!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 20, 2012, 01:46:07 PM
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20070607_09-39-10-1.jpg)

Sherri  :lollol:  :lollol: :lollol:
Anxiously awaiting word from Thomas.......


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 20, 2012, 02:02:59 PM
i had an email from Louise :bigsmile:

I got a call from our sanctuary manager last night that the Osprey were back. They went out and put up the structure to hold the camera but there is no camera at the moment. We need a new one. I think that if they pop out and put it up quickly, they will not disturb them too much. We are waiting for a call from one of our staff. I have only seen the male so far today.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 20, 2012, 02:04:53 PM
Lori!!! "Yeah, no more can!"  :haha: :haha: :haha: And Lola has the perfect expression on her face!  :thumbsup1:

Edit: Sherri, what? No camera?  I thought they'd already bought a new one.  Weird.

YAY, so they BOTH made it back, again!  :thu:  Amazing!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 20, 2012, 03:52:59 PM
Okay, got the good news bad news, wellll..... got the GREAT news , not so good news…….

Chapter One

I left work a little early so I can get inside to use the Audubon’s scopes before they close at 4:00 in case one of them was back. When I arrived I instantly saw two, 2 (TWO) ospreys on the nest AND the cam arm is up..........ONLY problem was, there wasn’t a cam attached. :rant2: BUT at least they are half way there and do have the arm up  :bigsmile:

I ran inside before they closed and Lousie told me right away that Kidd was back, I said “so is Lola” (she referred to them as the male and female, how dare her LOL). She said “what?” I said “I just parked my car and both are on the nest”.  So we both ran to the spotting scopes to be sure and sure enough they were both there. Now we didn’t have the best of angles to identify them both for sure but seeing two ospreys up there and knowing Kidd was already back I would say IT’S THEM (well 99.99% sure its them). Just after we seen them Lola flew down to a log that is on their island for a snack before taking off.

I’ll be going back on Thursday at which point I will get an update on the cam. As of now, Frank just got back today from a vacation and hopefully will start to work on it asap before the eggs are laid so he doesn’t interrupt them. I told Louise if it was man power he needs I’ll be more than glad to volunteer my services (an take a day off work by calling in sick, ssshhhhh dont tell me boss) .

Sorry to add the on-site photos here but……. I thought it was best thing to do until we get the cam up and going. Plus it goes along with all the above post  

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/KiddandLola008-1.jpg)

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/KiddandLola018.jpg)

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/KiddandLola027.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 20, 2012, 04:40:37 PM
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Lil%20smilies/wow.gif) Lola & Kidd are back!!!!!! What incredible news to come and read!!!
Sherri and Thomas... you have made our days!!!
Thanks so much Thomas for the pictures. Tell them no egg laying until we have the cam up.  :biggergrin2:
:bow5: Oh Frank......................  We need our cam ASAP.  :lollol:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 20, 2012, 04:44:32 PM
I love the photos.. gives such a good perspective of the nest and cam arm. Good luck to them to put the cam up soon. I think the Osprey will not mind.. just think about how disruptive it must be when we climb up and take chicks to band them, yet they keep on going.

So glad for the update Thomas - we won't tell your boss... or he might  :rant2: and then you might  :crying: and we will all feel very  :sosad: for you.

Sherri  :love: lovely to see you have posted.. have we had any updates anywhere on how you are, or are these the only posts? I just don't want to miss anything...  :nope:

I've been watching the Blackwater Osprey - interesting - I've never really watched them as closely as you all have, so I'm still learning. Those two just stand around a lot, for hours, not doing anything.. haha.. shouldn't they be gathering sticks or something useful?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on March 20, 2012, 06:02:31 PM
I'm really  :bigsmile: to see Kidd & Lola back but very  :rant2: they haven't installed the cam yet!  Did they think the Osprey would wait?   :whistle:  Don't they know all the adoring fans are waiting.  :doh2:   :lollol:

Very grateful for your pics Thomas!  Good job! 

Feel better Sherri!!  Good to see you!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 20, 2012, 06:10:59 PM
Thomas, thanks for those wonderful pictures.  Such great news that they are back, that will help Sherri to get better real fast!!  Now they need to get that cam up there and going.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 20, 2012, 06:25:28 PM
Great news!!!!!! I'd rather have Kidd and Lola back and no cam rather than the other way around! But here's hoping the cam can be up fast.
Thanks for the photos Thomas!!!! Good to know you are ready to help!  :bigsmile: :binocs:
By the way...with them both reappearing together again..it really makes me wonder if they actually have a condo down in So. America (or wherever) together too....


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 20, 2012, 07:38:11 PM
YAY, Thomas comes through for us once again with his fantastic photos and entertaining stories :8)  :nod2: Thank you!!

You are so right Nan, Kidd & Lola making it back home is the news of the day, not the lack of a cam :)   However...   :gaah:  :lollol:

Barbara, yes, Sherri knowing that Kidd & Lola aren't too far away should provide sufficient motivation for her to do whatever is necessary to get back on her feet as soon as possible!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 21, 2012, 12:15:05 PM
Thomas, what wonderful pictures!  Thanks!

I am so thankful that they came back again. :love:
However, what a time I had putting this all together.  i had posted about no coffee can then Lori puts up
a picture (thinking in my mind it was a REAL picture from this years cam  :blush2:)
Then Thomas said after his visit no cam......I'm saying 'Lori got a picture ...... why isn't the cam showing up in
Thomas' shots?
TRICKSTERS!   :lollol: ....between trying to understand this and try to figure out what the dickens was happening at Norfolk, I felt like
I was in the anesthesia again and real foggy coming out of it! :lollol:
 
......and I must have misunderstood Louise but I swore she said they had a cam.........guess not because I just got an
email from her today.........and you are NOT going to be happy!
Here it is....

"Both are here and they are setting up a nice nest. It’s amazing that they arrived on the same day again this year. It used to be him, then she came a couple of days later. I don’t know what is going to happen with the camera. We need a new one. They are inexpensive, though. The problem is, will we scare them away? Frank put a call in to Twan to see what he thinks. Lou"

It would not take them very long to get that cam up and I wrote back to her and told her what I thought......well, almost everything.   I should have said if they got off their butts and did this work in the fall when they should have we wouldn't be facing this problem not.
..........and I actually don't think that Twan would be as much problem as Carol.   She is very 'by the book' and I'd hate to see this season ruined
for us!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 21, 2012, 12:26:54 PM
Now that I have scared everyone with Louise's email............I just got another one from her.
It's getting better! :bigsmile:

"The plan is to go out tomorrow morning and test the other camera. Then, we need a huge ladder because that contraption is sky high. I have a call in to the firemen to see if they can help out."


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 21, 2012, 06:10:11 PM
Sherri, lovely to see you're posting and it's encouraging news  :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 22, 2012, 01:03:38 AM
Good Morning ,

Sherri, Its great to hear from you and many THANKS for passing along Louise’s email, they do seem to get better and better : )  

I'm glad you all enjoyed the pictures and update as much as I enjoyed reading your reply's, those smile faces you all used gave me a big  :bigsmile:, love the way you all used them. I’ll try to get there again today around closing time and see if I can come home with great news in telling you they got the cam up. Lets keep everything crossed


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 22, 2012, 01:12:12 AM
Mornin' Thomas  :bigsmile:

Great that you are going to try to get there today!  the more we can stay in their face, the better!  :lollol:
I'm thinking that it is one thing to get the cam up and yet another to get it running!  hope it all goes well so
they don't get frustrated with it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 22, 2012, 06:50:44 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Just had email from Louise......

" The guys couldn’t go out this morning.  The plan now is to go at high tide this afternoon and check out the camera. If it works ok, then we need to get a giant ladder. The fire department never called me back yesterday." 

 



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 22, 2012, 07:36:25 AM
I have never seen anything like this organization that doesn't know what the heck they are doing.......
I wrote back asking what cam she was talking about as she had said the old cam was shot.....and said that new
ones aren't expensive.

This is the camera that hung there in 70 mph gusts flapping around.....also out there in all kinds of freezing weather in the winter.
I would not get my hopes up here ...... this is going to be another fire drill and the next thing we will hear is the camera doesn't work
and now they can't disturb the osprey.   I feel it coming.  :rant2:

Answer:
The old camera is still hanging out there so they will see if it works. We also have the other one that someone donated to us. That is kid of new.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 22, 2012, 08:07:42 AM
Why do they wait for high tide? Is it because they have to go out by boat or can they walk when tide is out?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 22, 2012, 08:28:15 AM
They have to go out by boat.   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 22, 2012, 08:31:02 AM
Aha  :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 22, 2012, 08:37:52 AM
Maybe Thomas will be there and can crack the whip! ............or cry a lot about how many people watch
the cam.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 22, 2012, 08:46:32 AM
Sherri, we appreciate the updates but don't you worry about this!  You have enough on your hands right now and, what will be, will be  :)  ;)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 22, 2012, 03:03:43 PM
Good Evening, ………I just got home, and had to shower first then run here to explain......

Chapter Two……… Starts out with, I got sunburned today. How did I get sunburned seeing I work all day? Funny you ask : )

Well I was planning on (as you know) stopping by to see Kidd and Lola after work, BUT… I got a phone call around 10:30 from Carol who got a call from Louise asking if I could get down there by 1:00 to help Frank with the cam. It took some scrambling at work but did manage to get there by 1:00.

We (Frank, a guy named Tom and I) loaded the canoes with a couple of big ladders on one canoe and us in the other with some equipment towing the ladders. That was a problem all in its own and we got soaked within minutes. We eventually got out there, YES I was ON K&L Island who took off upon our arrival : ). We worked out there for two hours (in the sun, hence the sunburn on my head) trying to figure out the wiring without any luck. The new but used cam did work at one time when they had it in the center but we just couldn’t get it working out there, we tried many wiring configurations but just couldn’t get it so back to shore we went. Trying to paddle our canoe in mud/very low water was not easy. We even had to leave the ladders out there on the island because of how low the water was.  

One person in the center came up with an idea so I offered to make a nice donation towards it to get them moving on it….…… So to save all our wiring problems we thought of and need your HELP trying to locate a wireless. We looked quickly online while at the Audubon but couldn't find one. If ANYONE knows please let me know ASAP so we can get it up in less than one week.

I will check back soon (after dinner) in hopes of seeing some info on a cam we can get overnighted or a store I can go to and pick it up here in Connecticut


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 22, 2012, 03:51:42 PM
Thomas, just got here and read your post......not feeling so hot tonight but wanted to just post a couple thoughts.

One, and most important, I want you to know that I am bawling my eyes out now just reading what a kind person you are.
This world ought to be filled with many more people like you and I am so proud to say you are my friend.
Thank you for all this effort you are putting in to our Kidd family.
I don't know anything about cams but I am going to send Lori and Judy alerts as they are familiar with the CA and Canada
 high quality nests and perhaps the equipment used......hence might come up with ideas.

I'm going now to send emails...
 :huggie :huggie to you, my friend.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on March 22, 2012, 05:04:41 PM
Thomas, just got here and read your post......not feeling so hot tonight but wanted to just post a couple thoughts.

One, and most important, I want you to know that I am bawling my eyes out now just reading what a kind person you are.
This world ought to be filled with many more people like you and I am so proud to say you are my friend.
Thank you for all this effort you are putting in to our Kidd family.
I don't know anything about cams but I am going to send Lori and Judy alerts as they are familiar with the CA and Canada
 high quality nests and perhaps the equipment used......hence might come up with ideas.

I'm going now to send emails...
 :huggie :huggie to you, my friend.



I just want to ditto what Sherri said about you, Thomas. I'm miles away, what can I do... not much... I feel so helpless. One suggestion though...  :mhihi: :puzzled2: why not wait til the tide is out and walk out there?  :lollol:

OK.. I imagine it's soft silt and mud.. and impossible.. I thought I would just ask though.

I wish I could help and admire your devotion and dedication. My only suggestion is to approach anyone with an interest in wildlife and who has the knowledge and experience with such cams and the only ones that spring to my mind with my limited knowledge is Audubon (whom I think you said you approached) and BRI.

Good luck.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on March 22, 2012, 05:13:20 PM
Hi Thomas and Sherri!  I don't know much about the cam side of things, but Richard Pitt from Hancock Wildlife did a series of articles on one of his websites about how to do live, streaming video - link is http://www.now-pages.com/ (http://www.now-pages.com/).  Richard has terminal cancer and isn't getting involved in any new projects, so I really can't ask him for suggestions.  I'll try to look through his articles and see if anything pops out.

I'm not completely sure what you're trying to do, so I have a couple of questions.

The cam will need power - how is it going to get that?  The "middle of nowhere" cams the Institute for Wildlife Studies has on the Channel Islands off the coast of California generally have solar arrays nearby.  I don't suppose there's a power outlet on K&L Island?

Am I understanding that there is a video cable - but it's possibly the wrong type for the new camera?  

When the camera worked at the office, was it using the same type of cable?  I think there's a limit as to the distance you can run cable without some sort of booster, which the new cam might not have.  Don't know about that, though.

Posting this now - more after I do a bit more research.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on March 22, 2012, 05:30:34 PM
I'm noticing that this page of Richard's handbook - http://now-pages.com/article.php?story=Live-Wildlife-Streaming-08 (http://now-pages.com/article.php?story=Live-Wildlife-Streaming-08) - says it's important that the camera have the ability to be hooked up to a regular TV, as that will mean the stream doesn't use proprietary software to view it.

I see lots of online places that sell security equipment - but don't know enough about them to offer advice.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: willpatt on March 22, 2012, 05:34:54 PM
Click here. (http://www.bing.com/search?q=wireless+cameras&form=MSNH56&mkt=en-ca&qs=n&sk=&sc=2-16&x=0&y=0)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 22, 2012, 05:48:23 PM
Sherri,  :huggie THANKS for the very , very kind comment, it brought tears to my eyes

Laura, THANKS for the idea to contact BRI, I just got back here from sending them an email

Judy, MANY THANKS to you too for trying to help and for your questions. After reading them I think the hardest thing and didn’t think of is power. No there isn’t any out there and if its needed we would have to think about solar. That can be a whole weekend project right there alone and we are really pressed for time...... What we are trying to do is just  get a cam signal from the nest (500 feet away) to the Audubon. They have a BX cable running from the TV out to the island that had a broken cam on it from last year. We took off that cam and “tried” to replace it with this one that seemed to have the same three wires sticking out of it. They have a BIG mess of wires out there on the island, some attached, some snipped off and some taped up. We "tried" to wire it the same but our only problem was that after two hours of trying we couldn’t get it to work and headed back to shore. Another question I asked Frank is how good is that TV back at the Audubon that they are using in the center, who knows, that may have a problem too. Now that Im thinking about it I do have a 19” I can put in the car and take there for my next trip and let them have just in case.

I hope this answers your questions, and I HOPE these wireless cams don’t need power directly to them, but after thinking about it I’m sure they do. Heading to bed now and will sleep on this and hope we can come up with a quick solution tomorrow so we can install it early next week.

Willpatt, THANKS,I just saw your link and opened it. I will clink on the links inside and read more first thing in the morning (3:15ish) getting too late for me now.  

Goodnight all and a big THANKS again  :huggie    


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on March 22, 2012, 05:53:35 PM
The only other thing I can think of - and it may be more expensive - is something with a powerful zoom set up somewhere on shore.  We wouldn't get the intimate look we did last year - but would be able to see something.

Are the wires color coded?  If not, I'm thinking there's some sort of electrician gadget that might help you figure out which ones do what.  The cams don't need a lot of power, so it probably is in the cable going out there - but it could be part of the problem if the cam you're installing needs more than the one you're replacing.

Trying a new TV is a great idea.

Good luck!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 22, 2012, 06:19:17 PM
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. :huggie

Thomas, I'm thinking that a really good idea would be to have them contact Ken Elkins.   Louise, Carol and Frank know who he is and how to reach him.  He used to be the director there and took care of the cam.  I don't know if he is the one who originally installed it or not but he certainly was involved in working on it and he loved the osprey.   He is currently director at Bent of the River.  If he knows about installing it and getting the process back to the building, my suggestion would be to buy a brand new cam similar to what worked for years......new cable if needed so there wouldn't be any doubt whether there are breaks in it.......and possibly a new TV, which I know someone offered to purchase last year. :nod2:   If you start from scratch with everything new along with the know how to do the installation, then I think it should work.  
I don't have much money to do with but can make a small donation toward it.  I'm sure others would as well.   I do know you have to have an electrician involved for the hookups and I think Carol knows who it was that gave their time.  Louise and Frank do for sure.

At least you would be starting the season with something they are familiar with and not something they would have to learn, and therefore slow the process.
 ...........and you are welcome for the comment! it comes from the bottom of my heart. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 22, 2012, 06:40:38 PM
Sherri, you are so right about Thomas , he is always right there and willing to help anyone, he is such a nice guy.

Thomas, good luck helping with the cam, hope you get it figured out soon.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on March 22, 2012, 07:21:27 PM
Sherri,  :huggie THANKS for the very , very kind comment, it brought tears to my eyes ....

well ... now you are both bringing tears to my eyes :nod2:

I've said it before ... and I'm sure I will say it again .... the people on this forum are the very best ... they just don't get any better  :love:

Thomas ... I'm afraid I don't have wireless cam knowledge whatsoever.... only wired surveillance cam info .... I will forward your posts to my son Jeff who is an IT Major to see if he has any suggestions ... by the way, you are one in a million ... bless you.

JudyB ... I wasn't aware of Richard's illness ... very sad news indeed :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on March 22, 2012, 07:45:16 PM
Richard has discussed his illness in his blog, so I'm not betraying a confidence by mentioning it here - but it's not my story to tell, so I generally only mention it to people I'm pretty sure have worked with him over the years.  It made sense to mention it here, to explain why I didn't just ask him for suggestions.

He's an amazing person - and like most illnesses, it's so sad and so unfair....   :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on March 22, 2012, 09:01:15 PM
All I have to say right now is ...... Thomas - why didn't you have your hat on that bald head of yours!!!   :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 22, 2012, 11:02:44 PM
Wow  :shock:, thanks everyone for your excellent suggestions, and a special thank you to a very special person - Thomas.  I would be more than happy to contribute toward the cost of the cam project!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on March 23, 2012, 03:39:54 AM
Thomas ... Jeff's expertise is not in wireless cam applications ... so far nothing specific from him to aid your project ... but he is looking into it.

JudyB .... I had the opportunity to speak with Richard by phone several years ago ... wonderful, knowledgeable gentleman ... more than generous with his time and knowledge ... I am so sorry to hear about his illness and I'm sending positive thoughts his way  :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 23, 2012, 04:44:42 AM
I was out last night so I'm just now getting caught up.

Thomas .. (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/A%20smilies/theMan.gif)
And an amazing man at that! Thank you so much for everything. I would also he happy to contribute to the new cam. We sure appreciate all that you're doing.

Sounds like there are lots of great ideas. As far as the IWS Channel Island cams go, they are all solar-powered along with lots of massive car-type batteries for backup power. The Channel Islands get lots of sunny days so they work great there. I should also probably mention that the solar panels are quite huge so they would need a place for those as well.

Do you think Reese would have any ideas? I'm going to keep thinking...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 23, 2012, 06:06:43 AM
Wow! Here it is... Our dream system with all the details. We may have to save awhile though.

NJ Osprey Project - OspreyCam proposal -- Wireless, web-linked camera on an osprey nest at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in. Oceanville, NJ.
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/downloads/cwnj_122.pdf (http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/downloads/cwnj_122.pdf)


This link has good info too.
Solar Powered Wildlife/Trail camera Camera Systems
http://www.jessan.com/Wildlife_camera_diagram.cfm (http://www.jessan.com/Wildlife_camera_diagram.cfm)


One more with a solar cam and an osprey in the nest right now to boot. It's in CO.  :bigsmile:

Setting up the webcam was no easy feat, with the people at Boulder County Parks eventually using solar panels to power the webcam and a wireless connection to span the 500 yards from the webcam to a nearby building with Internet access.
http://www.bouldercounty.org/live/environment/land/pages/ospreycamera.aspx (http://www.bouldercounty.org/live/environment/land/pages/ospreycamera.aspx)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 23, 2012, 06:35:14 AM
Love my 9:30 coffee break at the shop  :[c]
WOW, What a great group of people we have here!!!. I cant thank you ALL enough for all the help that you have been providing me with. I did a lot of copying and pasting this morning when I got to work and forwarded your suggestions to Frank. I am now going to do the same with the more recent post (links from Lori)  and will spend more time reading through them at lunch. I should hear back from Frank later this afternoon. Leaving early yesterday I kind of fell behind here and trying to make up for it so while on the clock I’m trying to be productive and stay off the net (for a change)

PS, you are all wonderful and appreciate you very kind words,  :huggie to you ALL   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on March 23, 2012, 07:19:59 AM
l don't want to be a downer ..... but this all sounds too involved and complicated to get going at this time of year - especially since Kidd & Lola are already back?  How can this possibly get done in time?   :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 23, 2012, 09:45:18 AM
I would love to contribute directly to a new system or whatever is indicated! Thanks for all the hard work and drive Thomas!!!!
Would someone please bring Sherri some Kleenex!!!! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 23, 2012, 02:33:28 PM
Talked to Louise earlier to see what direction did they want to go in. She and Frank said THANKS!! for all the suggestions and information that I passed along to them and that they appreciated it very much. They agree with Patti that there is a short window in getting this up and running and that it would be best to stay with the same system for now.  To be sure there is not a problem with the TV they are going to get a new flat screen for it tomorrow.  She said they were going to use the same new (but used) cam and I told her that, that style of cam, which is similar to the old one is fairly inexpensive and that they should just buy a new. That way we'll know it works and it’ll come with proper installation instructions instead of us trying this wire combination and that one until we get it going. The plan now is for us to meet Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 and head out there to try this again. I wish we could have done it sooner but he is quite busy this weekend and I have appointments Monday and Wednesday leaving Tuesday our only option. I am being very optimistic that this is going to work but if for some reason it doesn’t,  I will do my best to talk them into mounting one on the building so there is something which is far better than nothing. Wish us luck


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 23, 2012, 02:41:01 PM
That sounds like a great plan Thomas. I like the idea of a zoom cam from the shore  :binocs: if nothing else can be accomplished this season... Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 23, 2012, 03:04:08 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
I can not believe this is the first opportunity I have gotten to be here today! One thing after another now that I have been transferred and they have really kept me going.   :lollol:
I have to go catch up on all other threads but want to thank all of you so much!.....such a wonderful group!  Thomas, what a great
idea to send those suggestions to Frank.   Maybe now he/they will realize the level of commitment and concern from this group that I have been telling
them about for years!

I just have one question.......did they agree to go ahead with a brand new cam?  Good Lord, I hope so.   No time to screw with one we don't know about for sure.   
Do you know what the appx price of one like our old one is?   I know what you have offered to donate and I see that some others have offered to donate to
it (THANK YOU!!).  Probably could get some more as well and it seems to me that we could one way or another raise the total for it.   No skin off their nose for someone else to pay for it (they are just used to doing the easy way or cheap way out....LOL)

You are the best, Thomas..........go get 'em Tiger!   :lollol:
(will post health update elsewhere)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on March 23, 2012, 08:29:42 PM
Yup, yup .... forgot to say I would also be willing to donate!!!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on March 23, 2012, 09:39:08 PM
Good to know that the new cam plans are moving ahead :thumbsup1:Thomas ... you are great! Jeff confirmed that he won't be much of a help with specifics ... He did a bit of research ... and told me it will be a costly proposition ... many good suppliers. If everyone contributes ... the cost will be spread out... sure hope something can be installed soon as not to miss the action at the nest ... it has such a loyal following ... it would be a shame not to be part of it.

Sherri ... good to see your post :nod2: :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 24, 2012, 05:44:11 AM
I just have one question.......did they agree to go ahead with a brand new cam?  Good Lord, I hope so.   No time to screw with one we don't know about for sure.    
Do you know what the appx price of one like our old one is?   I know what you have offered to donate and I see that some others have offered to donate to
it (THANK YOU!!).  Probably could get some more as well and it seems to me that we could one way or another raise the total for it.   No skin off their nose for someone else to pay for it (they are just used to doing the easy way or cheap way out....LOL)
You are the best, Thomas..........go get 'em Tiger!   :lollol:
(will post health update elsewhere)

Good Morning Everyone  :[c]

Sherri, while on the phone with Louise she was running back and forth relaying my comments to Frank who was running a class. They both sent me emails with questions but I didn’t get them until 3:30 due to being in a meeting most of the afternoon. The last thing I mentioned to her was the idea of purchasing a “NEW” cam and Louise agreed that sounded like a really good idea and would tell Frank.  I’m not sure what he is going to do though, I am sure he will be buying a new flat screen TV at Costco’s today.  He asked me if I was a member and would pick one up for them. He wants to buy it there because they offer the best warranty plan, sorry Frank, I only belong to BJ’s.

As far as donations, I would wait until Tuesday until they figure out exactly what they are going to do and what they are going to purchase to get the cam back up and running again.  At which point, I will let you all know and you can make a decision as to what you would like to do then.  At a minimum, I do know that they are purchasing a new TV for Kidd and Lola and the price of a new cam is between 100 to 150 dollars.

And again, I cant that you ALL enough for your kind words and help in trying to resolve this matter. THANK YOU  :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 24, 2012, 07:36:28 AM
Mornin'  :bigsmile:

In between appts now so thought I would get a quick note in here.
Good!   sounds like a NEW cam if Frank agrees.  For Pete's sake....I hope so.  I thought the cam would be more like 700-800 and that
was their reluctance!  :rolleyes2:

See email from me regarding the TV.
thanks for all you are doing.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 27, 2012, 03:08:55 PM
Chapter Three…….

Good Evening Ship Mates, What a difference a few days can make. Five days ago I was out on K&L Island and ended up getting sunburn on me head. Now today I leave work at noon, took my time had lunch and got to the Audubon by 1:00. High tide was at 3:00 which we need to canoe out to the island (an hour before and after would be nice). BUT with temps in the low 40’s and VERY high winds, getting out there would be dangerous in a canoe. So I hung out and hooked up the new TV in hopes of them winds dying down which sadly never happened.

The next couple of steps in hoping to get this all working is to get someone there tomorrow to make sure the AXIS box IS good, if not a new one will have to be purchased. That is what converts the signal from the cam to the TV for our viewing on line. Justwant to make sure everything is working before we fight with the new but used cam again. Then Louise found a local electrician who we never met and is willing to meet us there Thursday to see if he could help wire this up correctly (free of charge, but we’ll throw him a few bucks for being do nice). Still being optimistic that we can get this up and running by the weekend. That’s our deadline before talking plan B, a rooftop cam.

So, while I was there I was not just working but also keeping an eye on Kidd and Lola. As beautiful as she is how could I not? I did get a few pictures and a video or two that I’ll share shortly. The BEST and Most important thing IS that Kidd found his Koi pond : )

Sorry pics are not the best due to only bringing my point and shoot today, just wasn’t planning on having the time to photograph them.
Here is Kidd looking through the telescope, first cleaning the Koi for Miss Lola before he brought it up to her and then him fighting with some sticks while she ate the Koi down on the log.  
Lots of work being done on the top deck today : )

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/KiddandhisKoi.jpg)

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/Kiddfightingwithstick.jpg)

ETA

And for more pictures and videos from today, please click here….

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg36227#msg36227


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 27, 2012, 05:42:11 PM
Oh my Thomas .. Your posts are always a-maz-ing!!! You are the best! (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/applause.gif)
I am so thankful that we have you here and I am sure Sherri will be over the moon when she reads your post and sees your pictures. Please let us know what we can do to help and if you need some $ sent.

I cannot believe that Kidd has struck the (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Critters-Creepies/orangefish.gif) pond again! Kinda makes me sad but nothing but the best for his beloved Lola.  :lollol:

Thanks you so much Thomas and now I am off to see all your pictures and video in the other thread.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 27, 2012, 05:55:52 PM
I like that photo looking through the telescope, Thomas  :thumbsup1:  And, yes, what Lori said about letting us know if you need money!  :nod2: So, AXIS box Wednesday, and electrician Thursday...exciting! :mhihi:  The rooftop cam sounds great too if the nest cam doesn't work out  :bigsmile:  Thank you for being there, Thomas!



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 28, 2012, 01:32:36 AM
By the way…… Kidd and Lola said to say HI to Everyone and tell you that that missed you  

THANKS!! Marcia and Lori, I am happy to know you both enjoyed them. And even happier that I can share K&L with you all while we wait for the cam.

As far as money goes, they need all the help they can get here. This is going to run them a few hundred dollars that they really don’t have. And that’s just for the TV and the possible new converter thingy which Frank thinks is also bad. It has been giving them nothing but problems the last couple of years and is why the IP address changed last year. It’s the same unit but had to hack into it and somehow changed the IP address. That’s why we had a new link in 2011.

Now you can send whatever you want and say its from you who belongs to the WOW forum and "Sherri's" thread page (as I'll be doing tomorrow) but I cant make any promises that this is going to work. I would hate to ask you to send them $$ without any guaranties that we’ll be watching K&L this year. If we have to go to a rooftop cam, that would be a whole other project  and again, no guaranties but they are trying.    


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 28, 2012, 10:34:46 AM
Is this the correct address?

1 Milford Point Rd
Milford, CT 06460-5221


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 28, 2012, 10:39:39 AM
Thomas, sorry I didn't get here sooner.....one thing or another yesterday and I totally forgot it was the day
you were going there.  I don't subscribe to topic notifications either.
Anyway, thanks so much for all you are doing! ...and the pictures and videos etc. :huggie

I must say I was pretty shocked to read that they are going to use the 'old' new cam and not be willing to spend
the couple hundred dollars for a new one, especially that we can guarantee them it will be paid for!   Really annoying!
I'm worried about the cable...last yesr Frank kept saying he thought that was the problem so now it doesn't seem
to be?
They were supposed to set up a way to donate specific but I'd bet the farm that they never did it.  Such a shame that
they can't see how profitable the end result could be.  :puzzled2:
I guess the main thing is to make sure all that has to be done at the nest gets done first before someone says you can't
go out there.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 28, 2012, 12:33:50 PM
Well, a 'lurking bat' (only one guess at who that is :whistle:) just contacted me to suggest that I do what she did and contact Louise to make a donation via credit card over the phone, so that's what I plan to do as well.

Louise:
203-878-7440 (ext 502 to leave a message if she isn't available when you call)
lcrocco@ctaudubon.org


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 28, 2012, 12:41:57 PM
Sherri and all - Louise said they were having a brand new cam sent by overnight mail so that it would be there when the electrician comes tomorrow! :D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 28, 2012, 01:34:58 PM
Marcia, thanks for the heads up!

WHA-HOOOOOOOOOOO!  :clap1: :clap1: :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1:

I was delayed getting here after your message as I came back from a hard session at PT and decided
to lay down.......fell asleep.  See message and rush here to check.....are you sure I am not dreaming?  :lollol:

This is wonderful news!.......and tell 'the bat', great idea to do via phone with CC to Louise.  The more she
speaks with people, the more understanding she will get how much we love the osprey family.
(just keep in mind they aren't used to calling them Kidd and Lola even though I have told the story several times) :bigsmile:

Also, if you want to speak directly with Louise, the center closes at 4:00 and unless something has changed, she
doesn't work on Saturday.  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 28, 2012, 01:35:42 PM
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/clapping_smilie_gif.gif) .. That is great news Marcia!!!
You tell that (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Critters-Creepies/Batty2gif.gif) friend of ours that she best migrate back on over ... and soon! I will definitely be calling with a credit card. My boss is either out tomorrow or Friday so I can do it then during business hours.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 28, 2012, 02:16:34 PM
Thanks Marcia, That’s wonderful  idea the “lurking bat” had, thanks for sharing!!  And that’s GREAT news about the cam!! The new (but  used) cam didn’t have wide angle like the last one did and I tried to talk them into new because of that reason and also having installation and wiring instructions would be a huge bonus

Sherri,Thanks for the compliment and not a problem about the delay in coming over here, we all understand. Now do ALL your PT and get plenty of rest, K&L are patiently waiting for your full recovery and return to the harbor.

Our plans is to meet there tomorrow at 3:30 and head out with the electrician. I didn’t talk to them at all today so Im not sure how they made out with the video/converter box. I’ll be sure to fill you all in when I get home tomorrow and MANY THANKS for all your support!!  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 29, 2012, 04:31:50 PM
Hello Everyone, I just got back from K&L Island and said I would give you an update upon my return.  

Chapter Four……..(I really do feel like Im writing a book here, and as long as it's about Kidd and Lola I love it)   :love:

I got to the Audubon at 3:15 and the two electricians were already there inside talking with Frank. What wasn’t there was the new cam, it ended up being shipped ground and not overnight. By 3:30 we all went out to the island for close to an hour trying to figure this out but had no luck. We then went back into the center itself and spliced into the wires trying it there, after another hour of trying still no luck. Without knowing how this “should” be hooked up the electricians called it quits at 5:30. The problem is there are no connectors on the ends and just open wires to try different configurations with. What they originally did was run a coax cable (like your TV cable wire) out there and splice a connector onto the end of it with three open wires coming out. So the next step is to wait for the new cam to come in tomorrow and see if we can give this one more shot this weekend. HOPING we can get some help from the original person who hooked this up but the chances of that is far to none. The organization he works for just got a grant that he is working with.  So, most likely Saturday we’ll be heading back out for another try. I am sorry and really wish I had better news, let’s all cross our fingers and hope Chapter Five has a much better ending.

Well I did see Kidd today, he wanted to bring in a little grass while we were on the island but decided to leave us alone and come back after we were gone. And while I was out there I did pick up all the sticks that blew out of the nest and made a nice neat pile for them. Now they wont have to travel so far to the lumber yard to get that nest ready for the little ones : )      


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 29, 2012, 04:58:56 PM
Hi Thomas.....thanks for the update.  :thumbsup1:
You might know something would get messed up as to the delivery of the cam. :rolleyes2:
Are they sure it is going to be there tomorrow?  we will just keep our fingers crossed that it will all work out.
Gosh, it would seem like the original guy might be able to come in for just a few minutes to show how he hooked
everything up the first time.  Hope they aren't just presuming and not asking to give him the opportunity to decline.
Are the electricians that were there today coming back Saturday?

.......and they aren't consulting with Ken, why?   I don't know if he was involved in the wiring but he might know
something about it.   I certainly hope it isn't a matter of 'pride' that they aren't consulting him.
Was Carol there today?  I am presuming so as Thursday is her day to monitor.  If so, what is her take on all of it?

Bottom line, regardless what they do or don't do, please know how much everyone appreciates YOU and what you
are doing to help get this going!   :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 29, 2012, 05:50:28 PM
Bottom line, regardless what they do or don't do, please know how much everyone appreciates YOU and what you
are doing to help get this going!   :huggie

First of all, I want to second what Sherri said, Thomas :nod2:  It's incredible all the work you've done and the time you've spent to try to get this project done on time. I have to say, though, that chapter four is rather discouraging :-\  Do we know when the new camera was ordered, because it usually takes 5 to 7 days for a package to arrive that has been shipped by ground.  But, like Sherri, I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: willpatt on March 29, 2012, 07:30:17 PM
Three wires only :?: Exiting the cable out there :?: Seems like too few to hook a camera up. Anyway I know little or nothing about it except a good electrician with a meter should be able to test only three wires to see what they do and where they go :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on March 29, 2012, 08:19:52 PM
You have my admiration Thomas :nod2: ... wonderful what you are doing to get this cam up and running ... you deserve to take a bow for sure!
 (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/SmileyBravo.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/Smileytakeabow.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 30, 2012, 04:18:40 AM
GOOD Morning Everyone,
WOW!!!!! Sherri, Marcia, Willpatt & Chris How can I ever thank you all enough for the VERY kind words? I am so appreciative of this and it brought tears to my eyes this morning while reading through them. I just wish there was more that I can do to fix this problem. Due to photographing a pre prom party tonight for my nephew I wouldn’t have the time to help. Tomorrow I have a new appliance being delivered in the afternoon which Colleen said she’ll stay home for so I can go help out. The other problem we have there is the tide, the only time that we can access the island is during high tide. And I think that’s around 4:00ish which is a good thing because the morning weather report is not good and includes snow, sleet and rain.

Being already at work Im going to answer most of the above questions as best and quick as I can………..

I did forward them everything that was posted on the forum, including Ken’s name….. the cam should be there today, I think it’s coming from New York………the original guy just has his plate too full with this grant his organization got, he did tell us (Frank) over the phone how to try it……….I’m not sure about the electricians coming back tomorrow. They were talking to Frank when leaving while I was cleaning up the mess around the TV area. Just in case they are not there, when I go back tomorrow I am bringing a meter from work, with only three wires one has to be hot while the other two must feed the cam……..And I didn’t get to talk to Carol much other than on the phone from the island asking if they had a signal from the cam on the TV. I do know she wants that cam up and running to though. She spent most of her time looking for Lola who she didn’t see. Due to the high winds again Im sure she (Lola) was ok and just hanging low in the marsh somewhere.  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 30, 2012, 05:28:41 AM
Awesome work Thomas!!! Our hero!  And if nothing else remind them that a zoom cam from the shore would be lovely just so we can watch them coming and going and soak up some of the local flavor!!! (sound would be lovely...with a filter for airplane noise LOL). I guess we're spoiled with our webcams! Give my love to Lola And Kidd!!!!! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 30, 2012, 08:57:06 AM
I've been so busy with the Cali. nests and hatches I forgot all about the continuing saga down here.
 
Thanks Thomas .. For the latest chapter and though it's not my favorite chapter, I just have a feeling that it's all going to work out. We sure do appreciate all of your time and hard work on this because without you and Sherri, I really wonder if we'd even get to watch Lola and Kidd ever again. :nope:

I did just call Audubon and Louise was busy at the moment but will call me back...
ETA- I spoke to Louise and she seemed optimistic. She told me too that the cam was overnighted. :puzzled2: She also said they were working on things today. :puzzled2:
We also talked about running out of time since Lola likes to lay her first egg on April 6.  :lollol:
I'm thinking only positive thoughts........


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 30, 2012, 03:57:52 PM
Thomas, glad that Frank spoke with the original electrician......at least that will give an idea of what
to do.  Almost afraid to ask, but is the new cam identical to the old one?  i.e. would it be the same wiring?
Hopefully you will be OK with weather tomorrow.....I think the shoreline is getting only rain and with a little luck,
it will be done by high tide.

Lori, glad you got a chance to speak with Louise today......maybe Frank went ahead and did some other
work related to it.
Being that April 6th is so close to Easter this year, perhaps we ought to have Thomas put an Easter basket out
near the nest......maybe Lola will put an egg in it!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 30, 2012, 04:43:27 PM
Being that April 6th is so close to Easter this year, perhaps we ought to have Thomas put an Easter basket out near the nest......maybe Lola will put an egg in it!  :lollol:
Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crawling off the floor here... (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/LOLsmilie.gif)
She would prefer a basket of many different pretty pastels colors please.  :lollol:

Louise is probably beginning to think were all wacky and she has her script prepared to read to all us wacky Lola & Kidd loving folks.  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on March 30, 2012, 07:52:23 PM
Lori ... I think they would have to be pretty blue eggs.   :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 31, 2012, 03:20:32 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

.....Louise is probably beginning to think were all wacky and she has her script prepared to read to all us wacky Lola & Kidd loving folks.  :mhihi:
......and I'm beginning to think she might be right!  :haha:

Thomas, good luck today!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 31, 2012, 04:41:00 AM
Good Morning,  :[c] Thanks Sherri,

I did get in touch with Frank last night around 4:30 and talked briefly to Louise around 1:30. Between talking to the two of them I found out that they had their IT guy there most of the afternoon working on the problems with the cam. The new one did come in yesterday and it’s a good thing. Reason being, both old ones were no good. No wonder we couldn’t get them working. The IT guy fixed all the internal wiring and had the new cam working inside. He and Frank were heading out to the island around 4:45 to see if it works on K&L Island. I would have loved to go help but had other commitments last night. I’m not sure if it did work out there and if so whether or not they were going to try and mount it to the new arm up on the nest. Frank told me to give him a call around 10:00 when he gets in this morning and we’ll chat about what’s the next step in getting this running so the world can keep watching “The life and times of Kidd and Lola”. High tide is 5:00pm ish at which time I have new appliances’ being derived but Colleen said she would stay home for that if I am needed to go to Milford to help out. I’ll keep you all posted later today, in the mean time, enjoy & have a GREAT day!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on March 31, 2012, 05:06:14 AM
Thanks Thomas!!!!! That's incredible news!!! I just know we are going to be able to see Lola & Kidd very soon. :thu:
We might have to send Louise a big bouquet of flowers after all this.  :lollol: (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/A1%20smilies/flowers.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 31, 2012, 05:14:21 AM
Thomas, awesome news!  :clap1:
.....that is terrific progress so far.  Let's hope the rest of their day went as well.
Look forward to hearing what happened after you speak with Frank.

Thanks to Colleen for staying home for the appliances delivery!  I know she probably doesn't mind too much
as she loves this nest as well.  What a team!  :thumbsup1:
Tell Colleen to get a screen name and join us here this season......would love to have her here!

Lori, :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on March 31, 2012, 05:48:53 AM
 :binocs: :thu: woo hoo! Things is looking up! THanks Thomas and everyone!!!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 31, 2012, 08:46:38 AM
What a ride this has been!  :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Misc/rollercoaster.gif)

Here's hoping for good news later today! Thanks again Thomas!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 31, 2012, 10:12:35 AM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
..... a little more good news.

I just got off the phone with Thomas a few minutes ago.  He called me as he was driving down to Milford to
check up on me (probably making sure I am behaving myself!  :lollol:).
Actually, he wanted to pass on an update as to what he/they are doing.
He spoke with Frank again and all still looks like it is going to be good!   :clap1:  They are quite confident
that we will be up and running very soon.  There is still work to do but at least they seem to feel good
about the end result.   With whatever it is they are doing, we will wind up with a new link so don't get discouraged
if you try the old one and it doesn't work.  

There are a few things that still need to be done out on the island and Thomas is going to try to talk Frank into
doing that today vs tomorrow or Monday (huge challenge in itself! :lollol:).  
I'll let Thomas explain better, but I think he said the cam or the arm (not sure) is secured with only one bolt ( :rolleyes2:)
and might be a problem if we have strong storms.  Thomas is bringing a bunch  of twist ties to see if there is some way he
can anchor it a bit better.  
They have a new TV for inside but decided they want one a little larger so Thomas is going exchange it today.......think
he said they are getting a 32" which will be great.

The whole bottom line to this is that it looks like we will be all ready for Lola's 'egg in a basket' by April 6, which by the way, I
would be very happy to have her lay 1st egg in celebration of my going home.  They are planning to let me go home on
Friday if all goes well. :bigsmile:

Thomas will check in later when he gets back to let us know how it went.

ETA
I just remembered something else.  He said the cam will still be with Axis which makes me ask the following question.
Wasn't there a problem last year with Axis and Wndows 7?   He said he had a problem that he was never able to straighten
ouit and had to use an old computer just for this nest.
However, am thinking others had problem as well.  Now that I have Windows 7 on my new laptop, I want to be
ready for it!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on March 31, 2012, 05:43:51 PM
Good Evening Everyone, Hope All Is Well. Many thanks for all the wonderful comments

Big Thanks to Sherri for passing along the message about the cam this morning.  I should have asked her to title it Chapter Five for me : )

As you all know I did get back down there again today and came home with wonderful news for all. Notice I did not say “great”? that’s because we still have more work to do and will most likely by done on Monday.

So as we stand right now, the IT/Cable Company Guy was there for 7 hours yesterday at a cost of over  $100.00 an hour, WOW!!, Im in the wrong trade. He ended his day around 7:30 last night with the cam up and running. Using Frank to climbed the ladder and mounting the camera using just one bolt and tape, yes I said “tape”. My plan for today was to return the 22” TV he just bought and get a bigger 32” and hook it up while Frank was running a birthday party there for some children. If time allowed we were going to go out and secure the cam a little better with wire/zip ties and bring in the ladders that are still out on the island. As you have already read above, that did not happen and we’ll be finishing it up on Monday. Now this new cam is not covered (is waterproof) and will have rain drops on it when it rains (like today). Im not sure if we are going to cover it in a can again or not. We were thinking “if it gets pooped on the rain will wash it off” . Frank and I want to know what’s your thoughts on that?? I'm just so happy it's up and running and if it needs changing we can (and WILL do it in September, just too close to egg laying time to do so much more work. And yes I really wish they had thought about doing this much sooner)

The cam will be online early next week for the world to see and will have a new IP address. For now here is what our new view will look like. This was taken off the old TV before I switched it out to the new. Sorry I was quite busy there and only took a total of 3 pictures the whole time and all 3 were of the TV. Those things just don’t photograph too well so I needed a couple. Now if you look closely at the center you can see the ghost that has been hanging around the Audubon a lot the last couple of weeks : )

Our Lola waiting for lunch
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/fox031.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on March 31, 2012, 05:55:11 PM
Thomas, this is truly wonderful news, thank you so very much for all the hard work you have done already to get this cam going.  It is going to be so exciting.  You are truly our hero.

Sherri, great news on you going home.  Now don't overdo when you get home.  (((HUGS)))


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 31, 2012, 06:27:42 PM
Oh happy dance, the cam will be up and running early next week!! The view looks GREAT Thomas (and I see you :wink2:)  :lollol:

I suppose I'd vote No on using the coffee can as a camera cover this year but I'm interested to know what everyone else thinks.  One year the Oregon cam was purchased with a type of sun visor on it for the purpose of cutting down on glare but I don't think we've had a problem with glare here, even before the camera was covered.  The camera was uncovered in the early years, right?

Job well done, Thomas!  I just don't think we would be at this point today if you hadn't been there  :thumbsup1:

Sherri, wonderful that you might be able to go home Friday! Woo Hoo!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on March 31, 2012, 07:41:03 PM
Awesome report!  you're the best, Thomas!  :nod2: :thumbsup1:

Well, I guess I would vote for no coffee can but if they did use one, don't paint it purple!  LOL
Now that is just coming from a photographers point of view......totally screwed up nice pictures.  :bigsmile:

However, I'm wondering how wise it is not to have some protection for it.  Taking the poop shots out of it, what about
'stuff' blowing around that might get stuck on the lens (wet marsh grasses etc).  If there was something there, it might
help eliminate something like that.
.....and to be honest, I can't remember about the earlier years.   Did I take on site pictures of the set up?  Too tired to
go back now to look but it almost seemed to me there was something there.

Yep, real happy to think I might be able to be home for Emily's birthday and Easter.  :bigsmile:

Marcia, I see the 'ghost' as well...........what a fun picture! :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on March 31, 2012, 09:41:40 PM
Did I take on site pictures of the set up?  Too tired to
go back now to look but it almost seemed to me there was something there.

Sherri, you did take on-site photos, and the camera did have a cover each year  :)


This was the cover throughout 2007 and 2008
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milfordcam20072008.jpg)


The 2009 season opened with this cover...
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milfordcam2009.jpg)


But then in your photos taken 3/31/2009 (posted on 4/3/2009) the coffee can appeared!
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milfordcam2009_0331.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2012, 02:31:49 AM
Marcia, thanks for doing the research on whether there has always been a cover.  :thumbsup1:

My opinion has definitely changed then as to whether we should have one.......I vote yes but NOT
the coffee can! :lollol:.
Reason being, if it has always had a cover, we have no history of what might occur if we don't have one.
If there is a down side to not having it, there isn't a thing anyone can do about it after it happens as they won't be
able to go out there.
I think we should take our chances on the 'kidds' poop shots.   It looks like this arm may be set higher than in
the past so maybe it wouldn't be as much of an issue.

Thomas, do you know what type of cam it is?  i.e. do they have the ability to zoom?
It is a little bit different compared to other years.....I'm interested in what you all think.
Perhaps won't get as good of close ups of eggs and hatching but will get a bit more of their flights in
and out which might be fun.

Here are comparison pictures as to the zoom......I tried to find one with the osprey kind of the same distance from the cam
as the one Thomas took of the screen yesterday.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Miscellaneous/20080321_15-15-44ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Miscellaneous/TVscreenOn03-31-12ca.jpg)

A trip down memory lane....I am also including one with an egg (which BTW, was taken on April 6, 2008)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Miscellaneous/20080406_09-27-43ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2012, 04:28:58 AM
Good Morning Everyone,   :[c]

It is good to come here and see all your smiling faces  and many thanks for all the compliments. I just knew if I couldn’t help then Sherri would have left PT and headed down there to do it herself and we didn’t want that just yet : )

Marcia, That’s not me you see but the ghost of Thomas’ past : )

The new view is pretty cool, it defiantly shows that the Earth IS round!! And a lot more of the surroundings. We watched for a little bit yesterday as Kidd was out on the log cleaning a fish for his bride. Then you can see her getting all excited as we watched him approaching the nest with lunch. When he got there she just lounged at the fish while poor Kidd was kind of stuck to it. We think she also had his foot and was pulling so hard that she tripped him. He did let go and was okay while the hungry Lola took her fish down to the perch. From this view the perch is much clearer to see along with the huge log that washed up on the island. See below….

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/3-39200.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 01, 2012, 05:12:39 AM
:thu:  Cam's up!!!!!! :thu:

Great news on this thread all the way around!!!

Sherri .. That's incredible that you might go home on Friday! Your fur and feather babies will be so overjoyed to see their Mom. How are they doing since you've been gone?

Thomas .. Many, many thanks again for all you've done and all you continue to do. Love the ghost of Thomas' past.  :lollol: I can't tell you how nice it is to see Lola back on the big screen. Their nest looks to be about done, complete with soft grasses.

I guess if the cam has always had a cover, we best not mess with not having one.  Wasn't the last one a Maxwell House can?  I'm pretty good at coffee brands/colors. :mhihi:

Sherri.. Judy had posted these instructions on page 10 and that's what I did on my work computer with W7 so I could use IE. It worked perfectly...
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg12510#msg12510 (http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg12510#msg12510)

Oh, and if you made a mad scramble to check the cam ... April Fools!!!  :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:
( :mhihi: I couldn't resist)




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2012, 05:39:01 AM
Lori  :booboo:   :haha:
Go read your email!

All fur and feather at home doing OK but sure are wondering where the heck I am! :bigsmile:

Thomas, 'ghost of Thomas past!'  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 01, 2012, 07:50:14 AM
Glad to see you got it up and running after all your work, Thomas!   :thumbsup1:   Keeping my fingers crossed that it will be live soon so everyone can watch!

Not easy for me to call during business hours, so my donation will go in the mail to Louise's attention on Monday.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 01, 2012, 11:27:15 AM
Thank you Thomas and Coastal Center staff!!!!  :clap1:To whom/what should a donation check be made out to? will putting
"osprey cam" in the memo insure it goes to the right place?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 01, 2012, 11:46:44 AM
You are most welcomed Lori, Judy and Nan.

Also Lori, thanks for posting the page for with Judy’s instructions for setting up AXIS with W7. I have a new notebook that I have to do that too. Plus I got Kidd and Lola’s
WiFi password so while Sherri and I are up in the observation tower we (I lol) wont have to run down to the Audubon’s monitor for a close up to see who’s on the nest  

Nan, make the check payable to the Connecticut Audubon Society and yes put a note in the memo field for "coastal center osprey cam" (that’s what I did). Also put Attn: Louise on the envelope so we know she gets it. She already has a collection of these going to help pay for this.

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.

Thought I pass along one other thing I did try an do for us and the cam. When hooking up the new TV and entering all the new settings I did try to put on close caption and see if we could see just what Kidd and Lola were saying : )  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 01, 2012, 12:19:54 PM
Very funny, Lori, with your April Fools joke!  :nono1: :lollol:  You had me going there for a second  :faint:  Thanks for the link to Judyb's instructions for viewing in IE  :thumbsup1:

Thomas, haha...closed captions  :lollol:  Thanks for the picture of the new view as seen from the TV at the center!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 01, 2012, 01:19:04 PM
The instructions are actually Judy's, not mine - though she and I are both aware it can get confusing! 

And Thomas - I'm not sure we want to know what Kidd and Lola are saying - I think "Talk like a Pirate Day" once a year is all I can handle! LOL


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 01, 2012, 06:08:48 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
.....I'm busier here at rehab than I am at home! enjoyed reading your notes when I was finally able to
get back here.

,,,,,,,,To whom/what should a donation check be made out to? will putting
"osprey cam" in the memo insure it goes to the right place? 
Nan, as Thomas suggested, make sure it is to the attention of Louise along with a note that it is for
osprey cam and that you belong to the group that Sherri and Thomas  are involved with.
Or you could call there on Tuesday when they are open and speak to her if you want to use credit card. :bigsmile:

Thought I pass along one other thing I did try an do for us and the cam. When hooking up the new TV and entering all the new settings I did try to put on close caption and see if we could see just what Kidd and Lola were saying : )   
:haha:
Thomas, you crack me up!   I just wish all of our group could meet you in person.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 02, 2012, 03:58:06 AM
 

 Nan, as Thomas suggested, make sure it is to the attention of Louise along with a note that it is for
osprey cam and that you belong to the group that Sherri and Thomas  are involved with.
Or you could call there on Tuesday when they are open and speak to her if you want to use credit card. :bigsmile:

Two quick things for everyone here.
1) ther Audubon is closed on Mondays

2) This is VERY important to everyone who EVER makes a credit card donation over the phone. FYI, if you are ever to give out any private information over a phone do NOT use a cordless phone and use one that plugs into a wall. If there is someone within 100 to 200 yards of your call who has a police scanner they can very easily get all you private info. & I would hate to have that happen to any of you.  
  
Thomas, you crack me up!   I just wish all of our group could meet you in person.  :bigsmile:
There is a reason Sherri that I won the class clown award more than once   :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 03, 2012, 03:00:39 PM
 Hello everyone,

Sorry it took me a while to get back here and post the latest update on what going on with our cam. But I finally got it myself by getting in touch with Frank.

As long as our Lola is not sitting on an egg I am to meet Frank tomorrow at 8:30 and be on the island around 9:15ish. At that point we’ll spend more time securing the cam to its new arm and then add a hood/cover to it protecting it from the famous poop shots from above. I will do my best to make sure this is done to the quality standard that I am accustomed to at work. And being the Quality Leadperson  that's pretty high : )

No promises but I am hoping their cam WILL be live for all to see after we are done. I’m sorry it (our work) wont be live for you all to take a video for “America’s Funniest Video’s”

Wish us luck AND dont worry, I stopped at the fish market to keep them two busy while we do this work. Last thing I want to do is upset either one of them. Did you ever see an angry pirate? LOL    


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 03, 2012, 04:24:46 PM
That's great news Thomas!!! Sounds like it won't be long now before the cam goes live. :biggergrin2:
I sure hope you got regular old (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Critters-Creepies/fishyYllw.gif) and didn't raid Kidd's (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Critters-Creepies/orangefish.gif) pond. 

Thanks so much again...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 03, 2012, 05:16:52 PM
Wow Thomas! ... YOU are making it happen ... you are one special person  :nod2: ... I am sure the work will be superb ... up to ISO Standards and more  :thumbsup1: We'll be rooting for you!

Who's with me? Three cheers for Thomas!

Hip, Hip Hooray!    Hip, Hip Hooray!     Hip, Hip Hooray!

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/happy-clapsmiley.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/Smileycheerleader2.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/SmileyHappyDancemed.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/SmileyCheerleader3.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/Smileyclappinghandsoverhead.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/Smileywoohoo.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/SmileyToasting.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/Smileywoohooprance.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS%20II/SmileyHappytrampoline.gif)  (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS%20II/Smileycheerleader3inarow.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS%20II/Smileycheerleadermed.gif) (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS%20II/Smileycheerleaderpurplepom.gif) 

... we're your biggest cheerleaders Thomas :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 04, 2012, 04:21:26 AM
 :haha: just picturing THomas skulking the neighborhood for koi ponds! :haha:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 04, 2012, 11:11:01 AM
Chris, I'm with you.........HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY!! Thomas is our HERO.  Thank you Thomas for all that you have done.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 04, 2012, 12:28:04 PM
THANKS for all the support and cheers  :nod2: Your beginning to make me feel like a King  :bigsmile:
 
Here is the final chapter to getting the cam up and running.

Frank and I did make it out to K&L Island today to try and do the last couple of things to finalize this project. But with the full moon coming upon us the high tide was a bit higher than normal. An hour before high tide there was already a minimum 1 to 2 feet of water on the whole island. With that much water it made it dangerous to use the ladder. Plus we were already wet, well I was wet and Frank was soaked. His boots were only knee high and filled right up with water as soon as he stepped out of the canoe. Me? I was lucky enough to still have my old fireman boots from my days of volunteering and they come up my whole leg keeping them dry :)

There really isn’t anything else we can do until the season is over and our lovely pirate family decides to migrate. At that time Im going to talk frank into taking down the can and arm so we can rebuild it, making it more secure. Also taking any problems we face this year and try to fix them for next season so we dont have to go through all this again at the last minute. I do think it will be a big challenge to get Frank to do this mid September, we’ll see.

I was told the cam “should” be online today. No promises though, they don’t do that there and needs to be done down at headquarters.

Here are two pictures I’ll share from today......

This is the new set up with Kidd’s koi cleaning perch in the background . And below is us leaving the island heading back to shore.

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/theisland.jpg)

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/KLisland033.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 04, 2012, 12:45:48 PM
Well, thank goodness you had the proper gear for working in deep water, Thomas! :shock:  Volunteer fireman, eh?  :clap1: That is one terrific picture of you as you head back to shore  :bigsmile:  I don't know much about cam set-ups, but as long as what we have is safe for the Kidd family, and we have a working cam, I'm happy.  I believe we would be without a cam at all if it were not for you and all of your effort.  Now it's finally time to relax and watch our new cam!!  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 04, 2012, 01:43:51 PM
Awesome pictures Thomas.  :thumbsup1:

Thanks so much for all you have done to get this going!  I know you are a bit disappointed that you couldn't get some
things done that you wanted to but, like Marcia said, as long as the Kidds are safe and we have a cam to watch, I'm happy
and I'm sure everyone else is also!  :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 04, 2012, 02:15:36 PM
Nice koi camoflage Thomas!!!! Trying to get up close and personal with Kidd eh??? Thank you so much!!!!!
Can't wait to get the new link! :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 04, 2012, 04:05:33 PM
Thank you all so much for your very kind words, they are appreciated so much. I know you all would have done the same exact thing if given the opportunity and therefore I thank you all for being such a wonderful group of friends  :huggie Now let the fun with our family of pirates begin (once they turn on the cam)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 05, 2012, 08:14:11 AM
Ahhh ... you did good Thomas :nod2: .... great pics :thumbsup1: I have not been a regular visitor to the Milford Cam or Thread .... but I stop in occasionally and know that there is a loyal following for Kidd and Lola ... you have made their daily observation and documentation this year a reality .... I will be sure to check in on the cam and check out the fruits of you labors .... Many thanks go out to you! :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 05, 2012, 09:23:17 AM
Wow, I've just caught up with all that has been happening recently. Somehow I got stuck in the screenshots thread thinking I was reading this one until Thomas very kindly reminded me to check here. I'm amazed at the amount of work and time and effort it has taken. What a great story. I am now also waiting anxiously to see the cam go live.

I am on the estuary of two rivers at the moment in North Devon and we have a huge tide, it can be as much as about 26ft sometimes. It would completely cover the Osprey nest LOL.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 05, 2012, 03:35:38 PM
Glad to have you caught back up to speed there Laura, now it is time to enjoy our family.

The cam IS LIVE sorry it already has been pooped on BUT IT IS LIVE!!!!

Here is this years link...... http://casosprey.dyndns.org:81/view/index.shtml

I think I need to find my super soaker from last year  :nod2:  That is sun glare to the left and poop to the right

Here is the Audubon’s site with the connecting link (an the flyer for this years “Return of the Osprey". I am going to print up a couple of pictures and have them framed in hopes of raising a little more $$ for them)

http://www.ctaudubon.org/2011/04/osprey-cam/


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 05, 2012, 03:51:04 PM
Not sure when Sherri will be stopping by, so I've put the link on the first page.

Thanks again for all your work, Thomas!

Added -
Well, the cam opened right up for me with Firefox - and I see what you mean about a few challenges - but the sun won't be at that angle for long - and hopefully the next rain will help with the rest!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 05, 2012, 04:11:11 PM
Great Thomas, glad to be one of the first to see the live cam. Can I ask a stupid question? Sorry.. but is there sound? I don't think so. I did speed reading.. and am not sure if this is a new cam or a new old cam. With the sun on the left and the poop on the right, I have just seen an Osprey in the middle  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 05, 2012, 04:23:48 PM
That's great news!!!  :thu:
Thanks so much Thomas for all your hard work on getting the cam up and running. We sure appreciate it.
It's wonderful to see them again.  :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 05, 2012, 04:41:03 PM
Laura, That’s sun glare on the left, poop on the right and LOLA  :love: in the middle  :nod2:
Sorry, no sound. This is a family orienated site and we cant have two pirates yelling at each other all day for everyone to hear  :lollol:

Your Most Welcomed Lori, glad I was able to help bring them to you

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/20120405_19-35-59.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 05, 2012, 05:48:41 PM
Wonderful!  And thank you for the new link Thomas :bigsmile: I just got back and it's dark now but I'll be checking the cam first thing in the morning. I can't believe they christened the camera lens already!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2012, 09:39:08 PM
Judy, thanks for adding the link to the first page for me.  :thumbsup1:

I'm afraid that what you see is what will likely be there for a bit as I don't think there is any significant rain in the
forecast.  Guess it will be OK as long as the osprey stay in the middle!  :lollol:
Such a shame......we never used to get a poop problem until the chicks came along.
Wonder why that is. :puzzled2:

Thomas, nice that you are going to donate pictures for the auction.......I did it last year and I told
Louise that I will be doing so again this year.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2012, 03:52:30 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Unfortunately, it isn't only sun glare on the left.....it is more poop or stuck nest materials :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120406_06-56-57Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 06, 2012, 04:05:26 AM
Good Morning  :[c]
Sherri, I did see a little rain in the forecast and Im hoping they change it to a lot of rain : )

You know what today is? It’s the 6th and do you know what happens on the 6th? Yes we will see our first egg and YOUR GOING HOME (happy dance)

As for the pictures I picked out to print? There are a dozen I want to do but HOW do I narrow that down to just two or four or six or……..


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 06, 2012, 05:09:02 AM
So lovely to check in and see Lovely Lola on the nest! She keeps glancing over her shoulder, looking into the cam as if to say, oh you people again!!!!  :innocent: 8:06 am! Here's to whatever April 6 could bring!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: PattiO on April 06, 2012, 06:36:20 AM
Soooooo Thomas ... what?? You forgot to take your Windex with you or what??   :lollol: :haha:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 06, 2012, 07:17:03 AM
Checking out the view, looking out over the water .... At 10:12 AM, ET ....

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/Milford%202012/Mil0406121012A.jpg)

Happy Osprey watching :nod2: :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 06, 2012, 08:07:39 AM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:  Here's the handsome Captain Kidd at 11:00 AM.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford04062012_kidd.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on April 06, 2012, 08:20:28 AM
Happy to report that new link actually worked for IE8.  Miracle of miracles!

So good to see this nest again, along with one of favorite opsrey couples!  Remember successful fledging of 4 chicks in 2008?  That was a stellar year for this nest - great cam, great osprey family.
   :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2012, 04:13:21 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
Well, I'm home!!  :bigsmile:

MaryG, welcome to our osprey family.  :bigsmile:

As for the pictures I picked out to print? There are a dozen I want to do but HOW do I narrow that down to just two or four or six or……..
Thomas  :bigsmile:....have you ever been to one of these affairs?  Reason I ask is that there are usually a lot of donations for auction with very little
space to display them.  Last year I only had 3 pictures and the tables were all cramped.  You might want to pick a couple that you like the best.

Well, here is our very unacceptable picture...if she had an egg, you'd never see it!  :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120406_18-59-12.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 06, 2012, 04:42:38 PM
Sherri!!! So glad that you are home and so happy to see you back on the forum. Were all your critters overjoyed to see you walk through the door?
It is a shame about the cam view. Today is her egg laying day too.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 06, 2012, 05:16:45 PM
Sherri, so nice to know that you are home, don't over do it.  I'm so sure that your babies are happy to see you.

Nice to see the cam up again, can't wait for eggs.  Our Thomas is quite a guy, thanks again Thomas.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on April 06, 2012, 05:49:49 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Sherri.  Have been reading this forum for years but haven't been very active. 

Is cam on the fritz again?  Or just taking a time out.
  :sigh2:

What's happening, Thomas, our great leader?   :whistle:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 06, 2012, 07:07:33 PM
Welcome home Sherri :nod2: :bigsmile: :thumbsup1:

Ahhh, well ... poop on the cam lens ... nothing we haven't dealt with before .... we'll all pray for rain  :nod2:

As added insurance, with the exception of Sherri who is recuperating from her THR ... here are some instructions to be sure we get that lens washed off ...

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/nightengale%20III/RainDanceInstructions.jpg)
.... remember, turn clockwise..... :wink2:  :lollol:

Cam is working for me :nod2: :bigsmile: :thumbsup1: Thanks again Thomas (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/SmileyThankssign.gif)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 07, 2012, 03:35:03 AM
Good Morning,  :[c]  You are ALL most welcomed,  :huggie I am so thankful that I was able to help get this going for you all to watch, you really are a wonderful group of friends

Empty nest from 6:20 to 6:35 and I don’t see an egg

Sherri, It is so great to know you are now watching from the comforts of home.  This will be my first “Return of the Osprey” and will just bring two pics. They will be either sunrise’s, great egrets or American oystercatchers, all taken on site of course. Going to Milford photo today to print them and then going to mat um, does that sound okay?

Mary G, welcome to the forum. The cam is brand new and we just installed it about a week ago, unfortunately it already got hit by a poop shot.

Chris, thanks for the rain dance instructions BUT next time warn me to do that OUTSIDE now I have a mess to mop up, well Colleen has a mess to mop up : )

I’ll be heading down to Kidd and Lola’s harbor shortly. When I get there I’ll be meeting Carol and the Harbor master (Ross and not Kidd the TRUE harbor master) to plan out and mark the location for our next platform. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it as far away from K&L as possible. Also, the platform we put up back in the fall does have sticks on it : )        


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 07, 2012, 09:21:18 AM
Thomas, they sure are keeping you busy there at audubon!  :nod2:

Thanks for the rain dance Chris - we need it! - and nice to see you posting again MaryG  :bigsmile:

12:11 PM Lola looking as pretty as ever  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_04072012_lola.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2012, 09:57:34 AM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:

Thanks for the 'welcome home' messages.......sure is good to be here....I always loved playing Hopscotch when I was a kid and now I get to play
again....only hopping over cats!  :lollol:

Chris, hope the rain dance works.....I'm sure we will be in good practice for it before this season is over.  :bigsmile:

Sherri, It is so great to know you are now watching from the comforts of home.  This will be my first “Return of the Osprey” and will just bring two pics. They will be either sunrise’s, great egrets or American oystercatchers, all taken on site of course. Going to Milford photo today to print them and then going to mat um, does that sound okay?  
Thomas, sounds great.....especially your oystercatcher.   I was also thinking that it was you that had a great picture of a (? gull) with a crab......that would make a good one!
What about osprey?  you had some really nice ones through the season.

Wonderful news that it appears as though your new platform is being used!  :clap1:

Well, no egg yesteday for sure......however, today would be a great one for the first egg.  It is my granddaughter Emily's 19th birthday!  :love:

I took a lot of caps this morning in case the sun got bad before Marcia and those of you on the west coast got up. :bigsmile:
Caps still not all that great but I did the best I could by working on each in Photoshop.
They were both very busy bringing sticks and grasses and fun to watch.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120407_08-09-06Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120407_08-09-15Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120407_08-11-13Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120407_08-14-52Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 33 caps from appx 8:05 thru 8:30

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120407_08-07-12.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=eb16e08b.pbw)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on April 07, 2012, 10:00:46 AM
Thanks, Thomas, and others for illuminating me re: poop on cam lens.  Now I remember this same "situation" on previous camera at this nest!

I have archived many photos from 2008 season on a local forum's website.  If anyone interested, there are some terrific shots of the 4 chicks and their progress throughout the season.  Let me know if you want to view, and I'll post the link. 
 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2012, 10:06:45 AM
Mary, would love to see them!   that was one of my favorite years.  :bigsmile:

Not sure whether you are aware but we have a dedicated thread for on site photos.   I have been going down to the nest for years
taking pictures and posting here on the forum.  The good news is that Thomas now goes as well and posts his great pictures there as well.

Here is link for the 2011 season.

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.0

.......and here is link to our old forum and the on site pictures which start with 2008.  Unfortunately the first year (2007) that I took photos, they were mixed in with the regular
discussion thread so have to hunt for the pics.

http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=209&start=0&mforum=tdbc

I'm hoping to get down there as soon as possible with the camera again.  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 07, 2012, 11:56:36 AM
Sherri, Thanks for this morning’s S/S and taking the extra time to get them just right for us. Good Job!!........Yes, I do have the unlucky crab picture who was hanging out of the gulls mouth. That is a good one that I forgot about and will have to go searching for. We are thinking two of the oyster catchers that I love. I dont think my osprey pictures came out the best and will save that for others to bring.

Mary, I too would love to see your 2008 family portraits.  Please pass along your link : )

Been watching Lola sitting up on deck for a while now waiting for that first egg


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 07, 2012, 12:03:38 PM
Careful around the cats, Sherri! :eek:

Thanks for tweaking your caps in Photoshop; it makes a big difference!  I see that they were quite active this morning with fixing up the nest.  Maybe they know it's your granddaughter Emily's birthday today, and Lola is thinking it's time to lay her first egg in celebration?  :D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 07, 2012, 12:59:46 PM
Chris .. Love the rain dance.  :lollol: We sure need one...

Sherri .. I'm sure all the feather and fur babies are in 7th heaven right now having you back home. As everyone else said though, be careful and don't push to hard. Thanks for the pictures from this morning.
I've been watching for awhile and Kidd has been rearranging stuff and pulling apart clumps all while trying not to get blown off the nest. :lollol:
I'm having issues though with the cam on Firefox. It will only stream for a few minutes and then it freezes. I'm going to try switching over to IE.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 07, 2012, 04:39:12 PM
Yikes!  I'm not sure you really even want to see this  :nope:  :nod2:, but Kidd is at the helm when Lola drops down onto the nest near the cam.  Then Kidd flies up and lands on Lola, and then, well, see for yourself...  :whistle:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_04072012_mating.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 07, 2012, 05:14:36 PM
WOW Marcia, THANKS!! That is the BEST footage we ever saw here and think National Geographic will be knocking on your door  :nod2: I guess since there still isn’t an egg Kidd has to keep trying :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2012, 03:03:22 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Well, no egg on the 7th to celebrate Emily's birthday.  :bigsmile:

Phew!.....Marcia, nothing like being up close and personal!   :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 08, 2012, 04:33:46 AM
Marcia ..  :shock:  :lollol: :eek:  :mhihi: really up close and personal.  :haha:

Morning Sherri .. Lola's standing in the middle of the nest but she doesn't seem to be in the zone. I've always wondered why osprey don't make a nice egg cup like other birds do.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 08, 2012, 11:09:30 AM
Well, I've had the cam up for about an hour and Lola's been on the nest the whole time.  I wish I could report egg-laying behavior but mostly she's just been surveying her kingdom and every once in a while adjusting her gown (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Smiles/awww4.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 08, 2012, 12:07:15 PM
3:00 PM Lola

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_04082012_1200_flyabovecam.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 08, 2012, 03:23:32 PM
Is our Lola lying on the nest at 6 :23? hmmmmmm.
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2012-04-08at62358PM.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 08, 2012, 04:04:24 PM
I don't see anyone on the nest at 7:00 PM.

7:02 Kidd flies in.
7:03 Kidd flies off.

7:06 Lola flies in.

Also, that may have been Lola flying in and out at 7:02/7:03.  Very hard to see faces in the lighting at the moment.



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 04:16:30 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Marcia, terrific animation yesterday!

Nan, unfortunately her time on nest at the time of your cap must have been a nap.. :lollol:
No egg this morning (yet)...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_06-48-40.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_07-10-21Ca.jpg)

I haven't been watching very long but did see Kidd come in.
(Have PT appt this morning so will be gone for a couple hours after 9:15.)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 04:29:33 AM
Speaking of Kidd......he came in shortly after I posted above with obvious trouble overhead... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_07-21-08Ca.jpg)

Kidd with his big scary wings!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_07-21-22Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_07-21-53Ca.jpg)

Then they both left.........Lola back now


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 09, 2012, 04:50:35 AM
Morning Sherri  :bigsmile: I was watching too. Definitely looked like a neighbor must have been in the area.

Marcia .. Love Lola's leap too. Looks like she landed right up there on the cam.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 04:53:20 AM
Mornin' Lori....
Kidd back in now  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 09, 2012, 09:25:50 AM
On lunch and can only check in for a minute. Kidd looks like he is on the defense while Lola is sitting down trying to relax. This was taken at 12:20....maybe she is getting ready : )

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/4-91221.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 09:36:48 AM
Hi Thomas..... :bigsmile:

Was just getting ready to post some caps that were taken just a few minutes ahead of yours....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_12-07-02Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_12-09-23Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_12-13-05Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 13 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120409_12-09-30.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=ab525d77.pbw)

Have more coming in a minute or so...........Kidd came back in and he has a stick stuck in between (I think) his body and his wing.  :shock: He couldn't
shake it loose and he wound up taking off with it.  Haven't seen him since.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 09:46:40 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_12-27-53Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_12-29-01Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_12-29-50Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_12-29-59Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120409_12-27-24.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=b041fe79.pbw)

Sorry I didn't put the slideshow caps in Photoshop.......it takes a bit of time to do them and have been trying to get other things done here also.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 09:51:27 AM
Well, guess Kidd is OK......I glanced up just as the cam was stopping and he came in for hanky panky! (unless it was another male which
I highly doubt!  :lollol:)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 11:26:31 AM
If I had to guess, I'd say that Lola might be in labor......nothing scientific.  Just the way she has been standing
for quite some time and 'my gut' instinct.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_14-22-42Ca.jpg)

ETA 2:44
Something really strange just happened after my post.  Lola shot straight up off the nest (almost like the wind lifted her, but I don't think it
did).  She came right down and landed in the spot in below cap. (I could have missed something flying by as the reason she went up though)

Anyway, I still think she may be in labor based on posture.
Marcia or anyone else that may remember, is it my imagination that a couple times when she was in labor she kept the head down like
she seems to be doing now?
It is very windy there today so could be the reason but......guess we will find out sooner or later.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_14-38-36Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2012, 11:46:05 AM
Well, she does have a consistent hunched up look that she didn't have yesterday, and April 9 is the same date she laid the first egg last year, as well as being the latest date that she's laid the first egg over the past four years, so it wouldn't surprise me at all to see an egg any time now, Sherri! :nod2:  In fact, the more I look at her, it could even be any minute now...

Sherri, responding to what you added to your last post:  I saw the fly up and landing, too, but I didn't know what to make of it  :shrug:  Yes, I remember seeing the standing-but-hunched look before, in particular one year when it was pouring rain, and she did produce an egg while in that position that year.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 11:50:41 AM
Yes! so glad you are here, Marcia!!  :bigsmile:
I wish she would move back to the center or an egg is going to be behind the blob!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2012, 11:56:24 AM
Yes, she NEEDS to move back to the center of the nest so we can see better!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 09, 2012, 11:56:38 AM
Gosh - wish I could watch, but we're on hatch watch at Delta 2, and I can't watch more than one or two cams at a time (I do like my job, but....  :lollol: ).

I'll be checking back for updates on my next break!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 12:00:45 PM
Yes, Lola..... we are in the waiting room!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_14-53-59Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_14-54-07Ca.jpg)

Thank goodness she moved back....

Did you see that big wing spread a few minutes ago?  ....goes with contraction?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 12:06:05 PM
Marcia, you recording?  afraid time might be limited to get a cap if she lays egg and turns around.

Wow!  so windy!  look at that water!  :shock:
If Frank was out there now he could swim back!  :lollol:

ETA:  she better be laying an egg or the 'egg' is going to be on my face!'  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2012, 12:14:34 PM
Ok, yes, I have her up on my other computer now, and am recording, Sherri.  Now if you could just keep the cam from stopping on a whim...  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 12:35:26 PM
 :thumbsup1:
Seems to be no rhyme/reason for the stopping.....not regular intervals.  :puzzled2:

I was just thinking that it is good that it is somewhat overcast instead of that bright sun.  Better picture.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2012, 12:38:25 PM
Lola out and back in again...gone for only a few seconds.  No egg, yet  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 12:52:06 PM
Just before she took off as mentioned in Marcia's post........I think she may have gone off to chase but only
made one swing around.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_15-36-30Ca.jpg)

When she came back, she was very preoccupied with something off to our right.  She finally took off again for a very short time.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120409_15-37-57Ca.jpg)

Seems a bit more settled now....time to get back to egg laying!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 09, 2012, 01:22:55 PM
421 pm Kidd keeps coming and going while Lola stays on the nest. He just brought her a bed ruffle and she's trying to figure out where to put it. :rolleyes2:
4:30 pm oops she made him exchange it for a naugahyde sofa!
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2012-04-09at44049PM.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 01:51:33 PM
Nan  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 09, 2012, 04:07:13 PM
Nan  :biggergrin2:

I'm seeing spots right now trying to watch.  Wow! Is that bright. :shock: :lollol:

I guess I looked at the wrong egg-laying dates. I just realized 2011 was in the next post down. Here I thought she was really late from April 6th.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 09, 2012, 04:32:58 PM
Kidd in at 7:30 pm and Lola takes off....first I've seen her leave the nest for hours!
Still no egg.
I have to keep refreshing every so often too... :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2012, 04:36:15 PM
I saw the part earlier when Kidd kept coming and going :nod2: but after that I had to buckle down and get some work done :sigh2: Getting dark now...someone just took off so nest is empty right now, and I don't see an egg  :nope:

Hey Lori, I thought you were probably right about April 6 being Lola's first-egg date for the last 3 years when you mentioned it, it was only today when I looked up the dates myself that I noticed that 2011 was in a separate post and that Lola's first egg was April 9 in 2011!  :huggie


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 09, 2012, 04:57:36 PM
And now as the sun has disappeared over the horizon...Kidd who returned to the nest, is on the far edge of the nest box scanning the marsh for his Lola. :sleepyawn2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 09, 2012, 04:59:49 PM
It's been a strange day at Kidd and Lola's  ???


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 09, 2012, 07:29:18 PM
I guess I wouldn't be surprised to see an egg by dawn's early light.  :investigate2: :pray2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2012, 03:40:10 AM
Mornin' everyone ....running late today.....need more :[c]   :lollol:

Sorry if I confused everyone by dropping down a spot to post the 2011 info.  :blush2:
The first post was getting rather long so I used one of the 'reserved' spots to continue.   I will put 2012 in that same post.

Nan, no such luck.....no egg this morning.  I think Lola is playing with us!  :wink2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_06-25-29Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_06-25-45Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_06-30-48Ca.jpg)

Kidd came back.......Lola must be off getting her second cuppa, too.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_06-35-03Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 10, 2012, 04:40:19 AM
Off topic, but I thought you might be interested to know that the Scottish Wildlife Trust have given permission for us to post images of the Osprey as long as we credit them all with a © notice. I haven't looked at this cam much, but it's a great view, panning and zooming AND sound!

The thread is:
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=37.0


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2012, 05:18:33 AM
Laura, thanks for the news........that is terrific!  :clap1:

Even though off topic, I feel it is OK to add this note regarding the nest and the remarkable female
affectionately known as “Lady of the Loch”.  There are likely people reading here that are not aware of her history.

This is the 22nd year she has returned from the long migration journey and it is believed she is about 27 yrs old.
She was seriously near death in 2010 and we all watched and prayed for her, bawling our eyes out at times.
Then the miracle occurred and she recovered. :love: :love:

If interested, here is the coverage of her illness and recovery on our old forum.
http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=234&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=240&mforum=tdbc


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 10, 2012, 05:36:23 AM
Yes, Sherri, Lola is a tease!!!! :lollol: But once she starts...she just keeps popping them out!
Thanks Laura!!!! The Scottish Wildlife Trust is one of my favorite nests! I'd love to get there in person sometime! :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2012, 06:28:36 AM
They are likely being pestered again by others..........Kidd has been around pretty much all morning to
let them know not to mess with his territory.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_08-49-31Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_09-18-49Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 10, 2012, 06:50:21 AM
Morning...  :bigsmile:
I'm seeing lots of stick moving this morning but no egg laying. Come on Lola!
At 9:49am .. Empty nest.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 10, 2012, 09:18:23 AM
Good Day Everyone, Thanks for all the updates and photos that are keeping me busy on lunch while I was suffering from empty nest syndrome…….WOW Lola just showed up with a huge piece of marsh muck while I was typing …… seee …..she is getting that nest ready for some eggs : )
 (http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/1.jpg)

ETA, Sorry that cap is so big, I had the screen set to 2X and used my screen cap to take it. Also Kidd is now there at 12:18 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 10, 2012, 09:28:35 AM
Marsh muck! :P A good sign indeed Sir Thomas! Thanks for the info on Lady of the Loch Sherri!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: MaryG on April 10, 2012, 09:38:00 AM
Laura, thanks for the news........that is terrific!  :clap1:

Even though off topic, I feel it is OK to add this note regarding the nest and the remarkable female
affectionately known as “Lady of the Loch”.  There are likely people reading here that are not aware of her history.

This is the 22nd year she has returned from the long migration journey and it is believed she is about 27 yrs old.
She was seriously near death in 2010 and we all watched and prayed for her, bawling our eyes out at times.
Then the miracle occurred and she recovered. :love: :love:

If interested, here is the coverage of her illness and recovery on our old forum.
http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=234&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=240&mforum=tdbc


I stay glued to this one - have for several years.  Amazing bird.  One wonders if she is part osprey and part superwoman!

Sherri - thanks so much for your link.  Here's a wonderful video on the life of "Lady".

http://vimeo.com/33233531


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2012, 10:31:45 AM
Thanks Mary  :bigsmile:
We have a current thread on this forum if anyone is interested in following the nest.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=37.0

Kidd had just come in and Lola took off!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_13-23-24Ca.jpg)

"Was it something I said?"  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_13-23-47Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 10, 2012, 11:09:02 AM
I don't see an egg!  :rant2:

Busy day here and the first chance I've had to check a nest, and of course the one I checked was Kidd and Lola's to see what's going on. :bigsmile:  Maybe this afternoon will bring an egg  :love:

Thanks for all the posts on the lady of the loch, and Sherri,  :lollol: "Was it something I said?"  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 10, 2012, 01:22:58 PM
Kidd says, "Where's the egg?  It must be here somewhere!"

3:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nfgw8cQ5Fk


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 10, 2012, 02:43:52 PM
I don't remember exactly when it was that Kidd began this session on the nest by himself, but it seems like it's been about an hour that he's been there alone; waiting for Lola, I suppose.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2012, 03:22:31 PM
Kidd says, "Where's the egg?  It must be here somewhere!"
Guess he never found it!  :lollol:

I haven't been watching a lot today as I have been lying down trying to keep leg elevated but I did note that Lola
took off a couple times when I checked.

She is there now.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_18-18-22Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 10, 2012, 03:34:43 PM
MaryG thank you for the link to the video, I enjoyed it and learned a lot about the Lady of the Lake.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2012, 03:56:28 PM
Hey Marcia......think maybe Lola is looking for the egg now!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120410_18-54-06Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 10, 2012, 05:31:11 PM
She is there now.....

Yes, Kidd left about 2 minutes later and Lola landed right after he left. Then a few minutes later Kidd came back to join her on the nest, and then the cam froze and I had to leave, so I don't know what happened after that, but from the looks of your pictures, Lola stuck around and busied herself with looking for an egg  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 11, 2012, 03:02:28 AM
Good morning Everyone, Since Im running so late here I thought I check in before leaving for work and by the way our Lola seems to be acting Im stopping at the bank to bet ALL my $$ that we have an egg there. Hope im right or I wont be able to pay the mortgage this month : )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 11, 2012, 03:32:54 AM
Well, one was in incubating position when I looked in.  Other arrived with a stick, first one got up and the both peered down.  First one back down again.  Other one off for another stick.  Tries to push first one aside - first one pushes back.  Both turn and look over their shoulder as if to smirk at the camera. 

There may well be an egg - but they sure didn't give me a look at it!  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 03:56:25 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

I do believe I am seeing the egg here.... :nod2:  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_06-52-29Ca2.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 11, 2012, 03:56:27 AM
Morning!  :bigsmile: Looks like an egg to me!  :D

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford.gif)

(3:50 AM here...back to sleep!)  :sleeping:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 03:58:18 AM
Marcia......GMTA!!!!  :lollol:  Our posts couldn't have gotten much closer!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 11, 2012, 04:11:44 AM
Well that sneaky Lola!  :mhihi:

Thomas .. Are you a millionaire now with your big bet you placed?  :lollol:

Great captures Sherri and Marcia of Lola's precious first egg... 2 seconds apart.  :thu:

Loved JudyB's post too and that so sounds like L & K.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 04:32:03 AM
Mornin' Lori   :bigsmile:
.......Thomas, share the wealth!  :lollol:

I sent Frank and Louise an email telling them of the egg and said that we would likely record the date as 04-11-12 as it wasn't there when it got dark last night.

Late getting here this morning but just in time to see Kidd come in  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_06-48-43Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_06-50-03Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 15 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120411_06-46-17.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=9a6727a2.pbw)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 04:39:36 AM
 :love: :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_07-36-45CaKidd.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 11, 2012, 05:25:02 AM
Congratulations to Kidd and Lola - and their online family!  :bigsmile:

I was pretty sure there was something there from the way they were acting - guess they were just waiting till everyone was here before providing a look.  :love:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 11, 2012, 05:42:05 AM
 :thu: ;D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 11, 2012, 06:28:01 AM
GREAT Caps Everyone  :thu: and a big YAHOOOO with Congrats to Kidd & Lola. Also K&L, thanks for the Cha-Ching!!! Now I will be able to pay the mortgage too LOL
 
Marcia, Did you get a call at 3:50 am from the delivery room? All is fine you may go back to sleep for a bit  

Lori and Sherri, Not quite a millionaire but one step closer. A round of  :[c] on me  :whistle:
  
ETA, While on my 9:30 Coffee break Lola was nice enough to give me a peek before settling back down on it.......

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/1-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 06:49:02 AM
A round of  :[c] on me  :whistle: 

Gourmet, no doubt!  :wink2:

These caps and slideshows were right after I posted the picture of Kidd incubating.
My son stopped by so wasn’t able to post earlier.

Lola returns and promptly gets Kidd to move….
He leaves but comes right back with a clump of ‘stuff’ that is difficult to move around.  It is
quite obvious that this is annoying Lola and he finally stops.   He takes off and (of course!), she
moves what he had just put down!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_07-58-10Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_08-00-38Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 25 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120411_07-52-13.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=b92ecba6.pbw)

He comes back again but he brings company…….I think it may have actually touched down on the nest but not sure as there was a flurry of wings.  
I saw it fly off but don’t think I got it in a cap.
Kidd took off in chase, Lola calmed down and all was well again.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_08-00-54Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow –  9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120411_08-00-44.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=c5483ee9.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 07:04:22 AM
Let the fun begin!!   here comes the 'stuff'.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_09-43-55CaOrange.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 11, 2012, 09:16:33 AM
Oh great!  An 'orange thing'!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 11, 2012, 10:35:37 AM
Oh great!  An 'orange thing'!  :lollol:

 :lollol: Yes, ... I see we are doing a bit of interior decorating  ... in this season's most popular hue ...'koi orange' ...
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/Milford%202012/Mil041112132P.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 11, 2012, 10:50:53 AM
... in this season's most popular hue ...'koi orange' ...

 :haha:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 11:27:04 AM
:lollol: Yes, ... I see we are doing a bit of interior decorating  ... in this season's most popular hue ...'koi orange' ...
:lollol:  Yep, have to remain fashionable!

Cam went down a few minutes ago.......anyone else?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 11, 2012, 11:40:41 AM
I can't get on either...a lot of the cams and other websites seem very slow today too. :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 11, 2012, 11:42:19 AM
I haven't been watching Kidd and Lola, Sherri... I've been following the female osprey entangled in baling twine at Longmont  :crying:  Come over and see
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?board=68.0



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 11:47:43 AM
I just had an email from Frank at Audubon in reply to my letting him know the cam is down......

"Yes, thanks… the site is down for maintenance…  I’m not sure what their doing.. updating something..
It should be back up tonight or tomorrow.." 


Oh no, Marcia......I'll check now.  :sosad:




Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 11, 2012, 12:00:26 PM
The cam will be back tonight or tomorrow?  :(  Oh well, if it has to be down, now is a good time, before Lola's 2nd egg arrives.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 12:06:35 PM
Marcia, my reply to Frank was 'at least she laid the egg first!'  :bigsmile:
Hopefully there won't be a problem getting the cam back up when they are done.  The whole web site is down.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 11, 2012, 01:19:29 PM
Yee Haw!!!!! Must a been a rain shower on the high seas! I can see clearly now!
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2012-04-11at41712PM.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 11, 2012, 01:52:13 PM
 :o ??? :-X :doh2: ;D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 11, 2012, 02:02:25 PM
WOW, Im loving the view, honestly though, I only work a couple of miles away and didn’t see one drop of rain all day BUT who cares!! We have a clean lens : )

I noticed that orange kio thingy coming in during my 9:30 break and it looked like it was some kind of flag on a stick.

It must be high tide there now because most of the island is under water while the captain sits out on his perch waiting for Lola to ask him to come in and give her a break

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/Untitled.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 11, 2012, 02:17:03 PM
I think Lola got her break and more!  :blush2: I came back to my computer screen to find the cam had frozen on this image...so I snagged it for you all!
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2012-04-11at51209PM.png)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 11, 2012, 02:27:46 PM
Just WONDERFUL to be able to tell who is who now  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford04112012_cleanlens.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 11, 2012, 02:58:07 PM
Great news over here too!!! Wow! Did they clean the cam? The view looks so different to me but that might just be a clean lens.  :mhihi:

............"Can you see me now???" :lollol:
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-11-12-002.gif)

Oops, forgot to mention too that I got a very nice thank you letter today from Frank at CT Audubon for the cam donation.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 03:13:32 PM
Wha-hoooooo!!!  :clap1: :clap1:

I was lying down to get my leg elevated, fell asleep then decided to try the cam when I woke up....
I thought I was dreaming!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_18-08-52Ca.jpg)

ETA 6:35

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_18-33-07Ca.jpg)

I just heard on the news that there was a small, but intense band of showers moving along the coastline and that is what
went through the center.  Sure did a great job!  :nod2:

6:44
Kidd comes in for a turn.... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120411_18-44-31Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 11, 2012, 03:55:31 PM
The lovely serenity of Kidd Isle...the Capt'n himself of course!
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/revnan8/Screenshot2012-04-11at65310PM.png)
Hah! The way he is positioned here and above it looks like he is wearing orange duck feet! :nope: :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 11, 2012, 04:11:18 PM
Now that I figured out how to hook up my laptop to watch Kidd & Lola on my 42” TV my wife is hoping it gets dark by 8:00 so she can watch her prime time shows…. I told her if not there are other TV’s in the house  :lollol:

What’s  better then this  :love: ………
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/KL010.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 11, 2012, 04:30:00 PM
Wow.. how did the lens become so clear? If the cam was down for a while, would someone have taken the chance to clean the lens? i do doubt it.. but... coincidence?

Love the 42" TV, Thomas.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 05:16:15 PM
Thomas  :haha:

Laura, there were some strong showers that went through the area earlier this afternoon.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 11, 2012, 05:23:08 PM
Now that I figured out how to hook up my laptop to watch Kidd & Lola on my 42” TV my wife is hoping it gets dark by 8:00 so she can watch her prime time shows…. I told her if not there are other TV’s in the house  :lollol: ......

 :eek: :nono1: :lollol:

.... very nice to have a cleaned up view :nod2: :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 11, 2012, 06:14:54 PM
Thanks everyone for the great caps, just great to see them on that wonderful nest and to see an egg again.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2012, 03:06:01 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

How nice it was to wake up to a clear screen.......such a beautiful start to the day!

Kidd on duty.....I'm guessing he brought breakfast before I checked in.  Looks like Lola may be down on the perch.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120412_06-01-06Ca.jpg)

ETA 6:15

Kidd senses that Lola is coming back so he takes off (or so I thought.....instead he circles around till she gets back). :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120412_06-07-55Ca.jpg)

Lola says...."A girl can't catch a break!"  :rolleyes2:
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120412_06-08-58Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 10 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120412_06-07-30.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=a4c504c8.pbw)

ETA 6:19
He came back in and Lola put him in 'time out' and is back to incubating!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 12, 2012, 03:55:09 AM
Good Morning Everyone,  :[c]

Sherri, love the early morning S/S especially the one of Kidd who looks like he is carrying the world in his talons (his talons are even with the horizon).

At work now and will be “trying” to leave early so I can stop by the Audubon before they close. I have my pictures develop for their fundraiser and want to drop them off.

As for the laptop connecting to the TV? If you have a newer TV and it has a VGA jack (one that looks like a monitor plug) all you need is a double VGA cable. That will give you video only and you can buy a audio cable that goes from the laptop headphones to the audio input. Radio Shack sell both together as one for $35.If you want to do this contact me via PM and I’ll give you more info   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2012, 05:22:46 AM
Mornin' Thomas  :bigsmile:
......not sure about the whole world in his talons, but he sure does have his territory!  :nod2:

Kidd must have eaten his oysters this morning and he came in a snuck up on Lola again!  :rolleyes2: :lollol:

He came in, touched down for about 5 seconds......took off and circled around.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120412_08-19-14Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120412_08-19-21Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120412_08-19-45Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 12, 2012, 08:39:35 AM
Sherri, nice to see them going about making more eggs this morning :nod2:

Thomas, I also picked up on Kidd having the whole world in his talons as soon as I saw Sherri's picture , and now I can't get that song out of my head!   :signhelp2: :lollol:

Kidd gave us a close up at 11:40 this morning.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_041220121140_kiddcloseup.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 12, 2012, 09:21:46 AM
Marcia, I LOVE that close up of the captain  :love: and I too have that song in my head

I just read this on the Audubon’s webpage……..

And yes, because what goes in one end comes out the other, that whitish-gray smudge on the lens of the Osprey Cam is exactly what you think it is. We’re working to get a ladder out there, clean the lens, and then put a cover on it. –

I wonder if this is what happened yesterday and why we now have a clean lens. I will be going there on my way home tonight and will be sure to let you all know. I do hope they did put a cover on it



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: JudyB on April 12, 2012, 09:28:51 AM
Hmm - I've seen cams that look better after a good rain - but this was the first time I'd seen one that looked excellent - so I suspect they did indeed visit, though it boggles my mind that they can do that safely now that there is an egg.  But Kidd and Lola do seem accustomed to people and pink ponies and all sorts of things stopping by, so....

Looking forward to hearing the next chapter in the continuing saga.... :)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 12, 2012, 09:33:03 AM
Thanks Thomas, I did wonder also... let us know.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 12, 2012, 10:55:12 AM
1:47 PM  From the looks of the lens it appears to be raining lightly in the area.  Lola incubating.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_041220121045_raindropsonthelens.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2012, 03:19:24 PM
Hmm - I've seen cams that look better after a good rain - but this was the first time I'd seen one that looked excellent - so I suspect they did indeed visit, though it boggles my mind that they can do that safely now that there is an egg.  But Kidd and Lola do seem accustomed to people and pink ponies and all sorts of things stopping by, so....
Hi Judy and all.....
Please note that the statement that was put out there on the web site was on April 6th, before the egg.  :bigsmile:
....looks like they had hoped to get out there over last weekend.

http://www.ctaudubon.org/blog-ct-audubon/


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 12, 2012, 03:55:58 PM
Sherri, THANK you for picking up on that. BAD Thomas!! That’s the bad thing about trying to read too much while only on a half hour lunch, some things are overlooked.

I did stop by there but only for a couple of minutes before they closed. And while there I did notice there is not a cover on the cam. Im still hoping we can rework that whole thing after this season and before winter.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2012, 04:00:55 PM
1:47 PM  From the looks of the lens it appears to be raining lightly in the area.  Lola incubating.
Hm-m-m......if Lola was incubating at 1:47, then this must be Kidd down in the grass!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_0490CaKidd.jpg)

......and yes, it was raining and yes, I took a ride down there this afternoon.   I was told yesterday that I could drive so that was all I
needed to hear!   :lollol:
....what Thomas didn't mention was that I met up with him as well (he didn't want to 'spill the beans' before I posted.)
Great to see you Thomas....and not to worry about the post.  It was hard to see that date and I almost missed it myself.

I will have more pictures but the drive took the stuffing out of me and will get to them tomorrow afternoon after PT. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 12, 2012, 04:20:20 PM
Wow! That's incredible news Sherri that you were able to go out and meet Thomas. I can't believe that you are driving already!!! :eek: What a gorgeous picture of Kidd and he is looking as handsome as ever.  :love:

Hey Thomas.. On our wish list is a perch built on the nest stand on the opposite side of the cam (like Woods Hole has) and I just know that you are re-working that cam arm and getting rid of that wire. UGH! I still can't believe that they did that. :rolleyes2:

Thanks Marcia .. for the great gifs of L & K. Lola has the prettiest dark face/mask. There's certainly no mistaking her.  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 12, 2012, 04:35:30 PM
Sherri, that is wonderful news but I wonder if you should have driven so far on your first outing....nice picture of Kidd.  I knew that you would head up there soon to see your babies.  Nice reunion with Thomas too, that's nice.

Marcia, love the gif.  So good to see the Osprey's all coming back.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 12, 2012, 04:36:22 PM
When I pulled in the driveway I saw what I thought was Sherri’s car and said to myself NO WAY!! So when I got inside with the pictures that I am donating to the Audubon I ran right pass rhe desk to see if that really was Sherri and IT WAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That made my day : ) And on the way out I had to tell her to slow down, take it easy, wait for me : ) Also. I love Kidd's picture  :love:

Lori
,  Love your wish list, that is a great idea and will mention it to them.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 12, 2012, 05:49:47 PM
Oh, Kidd looks wonderful, Sherri, great photo :bigsmile:  I'm surprised that you took such a long drive but so happy that you're out and about on your own now.  That must feel fantastic!  :8)

Lori, what a terrific idea to build a perch for Kidd and Lola's nest like they have at Woods Hole!!! :thumbsup1:

Thanks for stopping by the center, Thomas  :)  So I take it that nobody went out to the nest yesterday and so it must have been the rain alone that cleaned the camera lens so well?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 13, 2012, 01:26:47 AM
Sherri, so glad you were able to make it there, you must be coming along leaps and bounds.. so wonderful.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2012, 04:11:54 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]
Glad you liked the picture of Kidd.....he sure is one handsome osprey! ...... and thanks for all your good wishes. I wasn't sure whether
I should attempt the drive but figured if it seemed like too much, I could turn around and go home.  :bigsmile:   Glad I went but it is
amazing how something so seemingly easy can wipe you out!  :lollol:
.....Louise was just as surprised as Thomas when I showed up as I had emailed with her in the AM and didn't tell her my intentions.  :bigsmile:
Really glad I went as I came home with a beautiful reward of a picture of an Oystercatcher in flight, courtesy of Thomas!

Kidd in the early morning light

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120413_06-34-02Ca-1.jpg)

Lola returns....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120413_06-39-00Ca.jpg)

Likely no need to tell what happens before he leaves..... :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120413_06-39-23Ca.jpg)

Still just one egg this morning....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120413_06-39-34Ca-1.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120413_06-38-49.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=039ae978.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2012, 04:33:11 AM
Good Morning Everyone,  :[c]

At 7:25 Lola just came back from the galley and relived Kidd of his morning egg sitting duties
 
Marcia, I think if they were to try and get out to K&L island they would have cannon balls fired at them. Have you ever tried to board a pirates ship while being unwanted ?  : )

Sherri, glad you like the picture. I have to laugh though, your first trip out and it was to K&L’s. Bet you just couldn’t wait and was about to call a cab for a ride there anyways   


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2012, 04:57:44 AM
 :haha: :haha:  That must have been quite a sight flying through the air!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120413_07-54-23Ca.jpg)

(Thomas, yep.....all they had to say was 'you can drive'  :bigsmile:)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 05:07:50 AM
Morning all!  :[c]

Not only those new sticks(?) leaning against the cam, Sherri, but is there a new bluish-tinted rag type of thing now, too?  And a new brownish-grey thing as well, to the left of the rag?  What went on there over the past few minutes?!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2012, 05:45:00 AM
Mornin' Marcia  :lollol:
I don't know what went on but whatever it was, it didn't take very long ......I was busy for about 10 minutes and came back to it!  :bigsmile:

Thank goodness that center stick is out of the way now....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120413_08-48-11Ca.jpg)

Wonder what will be next?!  :lollol: .....one thing for sure, never a dull moment at this nest.  :nope:
......maybe trash collection day in Milford and Kidd is just being helpful to the workers by picking up 'stuff'.

ETA 8:58

Kidd came back in.....they moved things around a bit and Lola took off.

Click - 10 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120413_08-52-52.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=687e5955.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 13, 2012, 06:20:06 AM
Morning Sherri, Thomas and Marcia   :bigsmile:
Sherri .. Thanks for the great pictures and slideshows this morning.  :thu:

If I didn't know better I'd think Kidd was trying to block our view and what the heck that big grey thing?  A flipflop?  :haha:
I don't know how they even keep track of their eggs in that nest. :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 06:30:34 AM
Lori - I'm with you on the grey thing being a "flip flop"  :haha:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2012, 06:37:16 AM
 :haha: LOVE this family of looting pirates  :nod2:
I see Kidd is showering his bride with gifts. But being a married male I would get that shoe out of there (they do hurt as they fly through the air. Colleen has a good arm)   :lollol:

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/FMODSmathers/Clip%20Art/AF1pirates008HL.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2012, 07:21:44 AM
Yep.....flip flop!  :lollol: ......thinking the other 'thing' looks like a piece of tie dye cloth?
I hope he leaves room for another egg!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 08:23:06 AM
Pages of advertisements from a newspaper?  This guessing game is too fun  :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milfordstuff.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 13, 2012, 08:24:26 AM
Now I can't get the song (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Lil%20smilies/music_ani.gif) Margaritaville (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Lil%20smilies/music_ani.gif) out of my head with the tie dye and flipflops.  :lollol:

The sky looks like a painting today.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Osprey/4-13-12-001-1-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 08:28:47 AM
Now I can't get the song (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Lil%20smilies/music_ani.gif) Margaritaville (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Smiley%20Gifs/Lil%20smilies/music_ani.gif) out of my head with the tiedye and flipflops.  :lollol:

 :lollol: Well, I just hope they didn't fly all the way back with the stuff!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 08:54:46 AM
"This place is a mess"  :mhihi:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milfordstuff002.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 13, 2012, 08:55:53 AM
 :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:

Look at her in this picture
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-13-12-g1.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 09:05:13 AM
Too many Margaritas?  :haha:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2012, 09:17:59 AM
OMG, you all have me laughing so hard here and I feel guilty having this much fun while at work : )

I wonder what Kidd said that made him put his foot in his mouth …….
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/20120413_12-09-12.jpg)

ETA, I was about to shut the cam off and get to work when Lola came in real quick and seeing them both on alert I knew something was up. Then at 12:21 a intruder touched down real quick. Kidd seems quite upset still at 12:28 (the way he is jumping around the nest has me a little worried for the egg) Im surprised he or she didn’t take off to scare this intruder off. Got to run and will check in later


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 09:47:51 AM
Thomas  :lol:

Sorry, I don't have 12:21.  I wish I had seen the touch down but had to break for work.

12:27  This is the closest to that time that I have.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_041320121227.gif)

Now it looks like wrapping paper!



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2012, 10:49:53 AM
Great caps and animations!  thanks!
You are all cracking me up here with the comments!

I wonder what Kidd said that made him put his foot in his mouth …….
:haha:

Where did it all go?  :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120413_13-45-12Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2012, 11:56:52 AM
I just posted my on site pictures from visit to nest yesterday.....
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg38313#msg38313

There is a slideshow link after the photos....


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 13, 2012, 12:29:59 PM
Thomas!!!  :lollol:

Marcia .. Kidd was mighty proud of that colorful paper and it even had a big green star on it which was probably marking where he had hidden his treasure. Shame it's gone to the marshes now. :mhihi:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 13, 2012, 03:47:19 PM
Lola has 2 eggs!!!!! I think she just laid it.  :biggergrin2:

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-13-12-g1-1.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2012, 03:57:27 PM
WONDERFUL!! thanks Lori  :thumbsup1:.......I was just about to check out for the night.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 13, 2012, 04:09:33 PM
Yay Sherri .. I was just about to email you. Trying to keep up with the hatch at PH too.

Beautiful Lola as the sun sets...
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/20120413_18-59-24.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 13, 2012, 05:33:33 PM
Awesome!!!! That's our gal!!!! :love: :mhihi: And we know she couldn't do it without Kidd or Thomas or SHerri! Group effort!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 05:42:50 PM
Great news!  Thanks for catching it Lori  :bigsmile:  What a beautiful sunset!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 13, 2012, 05:49:38 PM
GREAT news to come home too, thanks for catching that Lori LOVE that sunset and wish I could have spent it with her.

Great Team work here Nan, that goes for the cheering squad that is watching through the spyglass too : )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2012, 09:56:28 AM
Well, I was 'blessed' with a gall bladder attack last night so am very late getting it going this
morning. :rolleyes2:
However, when I opened the cam earlier, I caught Kidd trying to make eggs for next year (surely has tried
enough for this season already to have a baseball team!  :lollol:)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120414_11-29-51Ca.jpg)

Though I am still 'on the fence' as to whether I like this new view, I must admit I like the better ability to catch them in flight.
Don't think I am going to like it much when the chicks hatch though vs the old cam.  :nope:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120414_11-30-08Ca.jpg)

About a half hour later I checked to find 'a thing' under Lola...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120414_12-01-19Ca.jpg)

She stood up and off it went with her watching it.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120414_12-01-34Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 14, 2012, 10:43:25 AM
Ouch!  Sorry to hear about the gall bladder attack, Sherri  :sosad:

Too bad that Lola lost her latest teddy bear/security blanket when she stood up.  Thanks for the pics!

Off to do tax returns  :lump


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2012, 11:18:52 AM
Thanks Marcia......I'm hanging in there....still a little 'achy'  :bigsmile:

A good look at the eggs.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120414_14-12-30Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 14, 2012, 11:31:40 AM
And a great look at that perfect flip flop too. That might even be my size!  :lollol: I would have loved to have seen Kidd flying through the marsh with that in tow.

Sherri .. I love that picture of the eggs and your earlier pictures too. So sorry to hear of your gall bladder attack. Is is something new or has it always been an issue. My Mom has been there, done that too with her gall bladder. They removed it through a tiny incision. Just amazing.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2012, 12:31:03 PM
I would love to be able to sit down there for a whole day to see some of the stuff he drags in.  :lollol:

Lori, no.....not a new problem.....been going on for a few years now and I have managed to keep the GB.  :lollol:
Long story but scar tissue that I have from hernia surgery may prevent them for doing laparoscopic method and might have to go to
old fashioned 'cutting'.
I say..... :nope:  if I can avoid it.  :bigsmile:  Haven't had an attack in quite some time so was surprised and can't figure what triggered it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 14, 2012, 04:42:31 PM
Sherri, so sorry about the gallbladder attack, no fun at all.  I hope you will feel better real soon.

Kid and Lola have been fun to watch and to see what has been added new each day to the nest.  Thanks for all the scaps, lots of great ones.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 15, 2012, 03:56:56 AM
Well, I was 'blessed' with a gall bladder attack last night so am very late getting it going this
morning. :rolleyes2:
However, when I opened the cam earlier, I caught Kidd trying to make eggs for next year (surely has tried
enough for this season already to have a baseball team!  :lollol:)

 :haha: That is TOO funny!! (the baseball team)...........Sorry to hear about the GB attack Sherri, You now have my permission to sit back and do NOTHING other than keep an eye on K&L all day

Kidd just came in to give Lola a coffee break around 6:50, still two eggs on the main deck.

Marcia, Today is my tax day. I see you are a lot like me and wait to the last minute to do them.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2012, 04:48:14 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks Barbara and Thomas......feeling lots better today.  :thumbsup1:

A typical early morning in Milford.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120415_06-15-26Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 12 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120415_05-43-16.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=3a8def5b.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 15, 2012, 05:44:55 AM
Take care of yourself Sherri! (and you'd better check for missing shoes in your closet!). So I guess they have a liferaft at Kidd Isle now. As I recall flipflops float!!! :hmm


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2012, 09:02:06 AM
 :haha: :haha:   He just brought it back!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120415_11-57-20Ca.jpg)

Lola comes back.....she must not want it there as she attempts to move it

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120415_12-04-57Ca.jpg)

She gets her wish!.......off it goes!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120415_12-05-03Ca.jpg)

.....but it gets caught on the nest platform  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120415_12-05-07Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 15, 2012, 09:17:36 AM
 :haha: I can't believe he found it and brought it back again. Thanks Sherri...


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 15, 2012, 09:25:05 AM
Very funny, Sherri!  :lollol: :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2012, 10:39:26 AM
Lola had a rough 15 minutes earlier......Kidd not there and she had a very persistent intruder.  Phew!  she was hopping mad!  :shock:
You can see the shadow of the intruder in quite a few of the caps.
(sorry so many in SS but don't have time to sort through them)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120415_12-46-42Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 42 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120415_12-46-03.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=602de880.pbw)

Kidd was evidently out fishing during the episode as he just came in a few minutes ago with a big fish!
He had to travel around with it though as the intruder came back!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120415_13-19-17Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120415_13-19-17.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=0d7b7161.pbw)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 15, 2012, 01:18:57 PM
4:15 PM :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_041520121615_twoeggs.gif)

Oh my, I see Lola had a lot of trouble earlier, Sherri!  Glad Kidd finally showed up to help out.  Yikes!!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 15, 2012, 01:25:46 PM
Wonderful documentation over here ... thank you everyone! :bigsmile:

Did they lose their life raft again? ... the SS Flip Flop :lollol: Kidd does love his treasure finds  :wink2: ... so glad the intruder is gone :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 15, 2012, 01:54:25 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone,

Love your 4:15 video MarciaThanks

Thanks for the S/S’s Sherri, I had a little different view than you did so I can confirm that at one point there were two intruders. Lola was really ticked off as the first one kept landing on the camera arm. She was calling for Kidd to come help but my guess was that his fishing hole was too far away for him to hear her. She had defended the ship for almost a half hour before he came in. When he did get there with his prize fish I think she was too tired to eat and he ate most of it down on the perch. He offered it up a second time but Lola still didn’t want it and she flew to the perch while Kidd stayed on deck eating the last of it himself. I was a little worried about it because he seemed a little clumsy around the eggs while eating. All this took place from around 12:45 to 1:30.

Will have a S/S by days end, both camera batteries have died and one is charging now  


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2012, 02:39:13 PM
Thomas, glad you were down there.   I wondered at one point whether there were two intruders.  :nod2:
Looking forward to your pictures.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 15, 2012, 05:18:10 PM
Sherri, This picture is the same as one from your cam caps where Lola is lifting off the nest with a stick.
The one with a time stamp of 13:15:16. It falls in place with the last half of my first slidshow
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%202012/KiddNLola148.jpg)

I loaded all my pictures and made three S/S’s to show what our poor Lola had to put up with today.
click below.......

http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg38678#msg38678


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2012, 03:22:43 AM
Thanks Thomas!  commented on photo thread that there might be a 'same time' cap of Kidd coming with fish as well.
Meant to point out here yesterday about her taking the stick to beat the intruders!  :lollol:

From last night.....love this peaceful scene!  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_05-25-55Ca.jpg)

Early switch this morning.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_05-39-59Ca.jpg)

Of course he can't hold still....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_05-58-55Ca.jpg)

Lola returns.........looks like we still have two eggs  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_06-15-24Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2012, 04:52:30 AM
 :lollol:  I'm still trying to figure this one out as Lola comes in....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_07-45-04Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_07-45-07Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_07-46-15Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 16, 2012, 05:09:47 AM
That's Lola's magical powered wing in action.  :lollol:
Wonderful captures Sherri. I love the B&W ones from last night too.
Today should be the day for egg #3 I would think.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2012, 12:04:37 PM
Lori    :lollol:

Still two eggs...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_15-00-29Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 16, 2012, 12:27:24 PM
I think you just missed it Sherri. Pretty sure Lola just laid her 3rd egg!!!
ETA- Per Sherri, it is the brown egg under her butt that was laid. :nod2:  :lollol:

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/4-16-12-011.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2012, 12:30:28 PM
I'm watching Lori.......and I think you might be right.....either that or she is now.
Very restless since my last post.  I am wondering if I saw a brownish egg.  :puzzled2:

ETA.....still not sure

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_15-32-53Ca.jpg)

I can clearly see two eggs and wonder if another behind her foot.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_15-38-29Ca.jpg)

She needs to get up!!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 16, 2012, 12:41:26 PM
She laid it. Go back a page and look at my capture. In your 1st capture, the new egg is right behind her leg.  :bigsmile:

Here's a quick view Sherri that shows the 3 eggs. So glad you were here!!!
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/mainepatriotsgirl/Ct%20Ospreys/MIL4-16-12-g006.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2012, 12:54:21 PM
Awesome! thanks Lori......you sure got better caps than I.  :nod2: :thumbsup1:
......but are you sure that is the new one?  I don't recall either of the two being so brown as the one
in your animation and my cap.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 16, 2012, 01:11:13 PM
Sherri...  Not sure which one she laid but I know there are now 3. :lollol: :lollol: :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2012, 01:13:25 PM
 :haha:  .....then I think it was the brown one!  :haha:

I let them know about #2 and #3 at Audubon so they don't get the dates mixed up.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 16, 2012, 01:23:09 PM
Wonderful - 3 -  :clap


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 16, 2012, 01:38:29 PM
Way to go Lola!! :thu: 

Thanks for the pictures, Sherri - including the one of Lola's magic wing  :lollol:

Great animation confirming 3 eggs, Lori!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2012, 01:49:48 PM
Lola trying to catch a nap as Kidd watches over her   :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120416_16-47-06Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 16, 2012, 02:02:05 PM
That is GREAT news, congrats K&L on your third egg : )
Thanks everyone for today’s screen caps,  videos and observations. Good to know you all have it covered while Im at work : )
Sherri, I LOVE seeing the captain on Guard Duty like that watching over his Lola : ) He is still there at 5:00

ETA
Lola giving Kidd (and us) a look at 5:15  .......
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/20120416_17-15-26.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2012, 02:56:18 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Lola waits for Kidd to come in....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120417_05-38-46Ca.jpg)

She didn't have to wait very long...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120417_05-49-47Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120417_05-49-51Ca.jpg)

She was off in a flash!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120417_05-49-54Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 17, 2012, 03:40:24 AM
Good Morning Sherri (and everyone else too),  :[c]

Thanks for the early morning caps. Do you think she ran (flew) off to the post office to file their tax return? If so they’ll be with mine : )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2012, 03:44:36 AM
Mornin' Thomas  :lollol:....I don't know....if she did, must be a long line because she hasn't returned yet!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 17, 2012, 06:31:16 AM
3 eggs! How wonderful! We always are amused by Lola's loose feathers as the season progresses. I just found this info in the Loch of Lowes Blog:
Quote
female ospreys take the opportunity of breeding season to undergo their annual feather moult. As they are sitting around a lot and don’t have to do a  lot of flying or fishing, it is a good time to replace and re-grow important feathers so she is in peak condition  before autumn migration. By contrast, males we think tend to moult in winter, or in a more staggered way, and right now they need to be in tip top form to provide for a family.
http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/wildlife-webcams/loch-of-lowes/
©Scottish Wildlife Trust


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2012, 10:12:59 AM
Nan, that is fascinating that there is a difference between the male and female moulting time.   Thanks!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 17, 2012, 12:30:53 PM
Great picture of the eggs and Kidd & Lola last night, Thomas, and  :lol: at the notion that Lola ran out to get their tax return in the mail!

Those early AM shots from this morning are great, Sherri.  Kidd is so dependable, huh?  :8) He's on duty again right now.

Very interesting info on molting times, Nan - thanks!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 17, 2012, 03:54:49 PM
Just wondering where Emty is this spring? :puzzled2:
I just messaged her! I hate to think she's missing all the Kidd action!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 17, 2012, 05:02:05 PM
Good question, last online August, 2011.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: nightengale on April 17, 2012, 10:17:24 PM
I miss Emty too ... used to post on the Buffalo Falcon Cam Thread a couple of years ago ... I really enjoyed the posts :nod2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2012, 05:22:25 AM
Kidd came in with fish but I suspect he was being chased so took off with it and circled around.
Lola grabbed it and took off with it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_07-58-04Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_07-58-54Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_07-59-35Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_07-59-38Ca.jpg)

In slideshow, an osprey touches down after Lola left and I'm not sure whether it was her or an intruder (almost landing
on the eggs!).   :shock:

Click for slideshow - 17 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/th_20120418_07-58-04.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/?action=view&current=1393b44e.pbw)

Perhaps Emty is keeping an eye on the Kidds and just not posting... :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 18, 2012, 06:32:49 AM
Good Morning Everyone,  :[c] Great pics of Kidd bringing in a fish Sherri

Taking a break from our audit and I see this morning’s paper was delivered  :lollol:

(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/20120418_09-28-42.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 18, 2012, 06:46:50 AM
Morning! :bigsmile:

Thomas, I was just about to bring the same picture!  :lollol: Hope the audit is going well  :nod2:

Sherri, I watched your SS a few times, great caps!  Which of the 17 caps is of the possible intruder? :signhelp2:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2012, 07:35:54 AM
Mornin' Thomas and Marcia  :bigsmile:
Thomas, hope the headlines are good news!

Marcia.....this one

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_08-00-10Ca2.jpg)

But then I looked at the cap before that and it appears as though there are two........as well as one (or two) in the distance

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_08-00-06Ca2.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 18, 2012, 12:04:09 PM
Okay thanks, Sherri.  I'll look at the slideshow again with those pics in mind. Maybe the other ospreys are after the flip-flop  :lollol: :rolleyes2:

Kidd just flew in to deliver a fish to Lola and give her a break from incubating  :bigsmile:  Maybe the other light-colored egg is buried in the nest material. Off hand, I don't think I saw it clearly in your slideshow from this morning, either, Sherri.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford_041820121148_switch.gif)



 :lollol: Lola just came back and bullied Kidd off of the eggs.  I'll bring an animation of that.  All 3 eggs clearly seen at this next switch!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 18, 2012, 12:11:46 PM
 :lollol: Poor Kidd, he tried to hang on for dear life by anchoring his beak in the nest. But what Lola wants, Lola gets!  :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Milford/milford041820121204_lolabullieskiddoftheeggs.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2012, 01:21:07 PM
Phew! Marcia, glad you spotted that third egg because I was very iffy about it this morning......I didn't say anything as
I was going to wait till I got another look.  Been gone all afternoon so this is first that I am getting here.

Oh my! how funny!  love the anmations!  Kidd hanging on with beak and she uses her magic wing
to give him a wing whack to help him out of there!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2012, 02:49:30 PM
Time to move now, dear. :bigsmile:......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_16-31-45Ca.jpg)

....or I'll drop something on your head!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_16-31-50Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_16-31-54Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_16-32-00Ca.jpg)

......smart boy.....outta here!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120418_16-32-18Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 18, 2012, 05:11:08 PM
Thanks for your video’s Marcia, They are too cute …..and funny (poor Kidd, what Lola want Lola GETS).  Audit is going well so far. Hopefully I can say "great" tomorrow night. Sherri, I hope on Friday night those headlines read “T.L.I. & Thomas Passes Their ISO Audit” and yes, Kidd is a smart boy by leaving when Lola TELLS him too : )

Here is this evenings sunset with Lola picture  :love:
(http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/20120418_19-41-32.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 03:09:46 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thomas, very pretty sunset picture!  :thumbsup1:

Switch this morning......still 3 eggs.   Anyone thinking 4?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120419_05-54-41C.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 19, 2012, 03:45:34 AM
Good Morning  :[c]


Anyone thinking 4?
  :hooray (that's me jumping up and down saying..."I am")


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 19, 2012, 05:22:44 AM
Oh I vote for 4  :love: :love: :love: :love: and love the sunset picture Thomas!
Here is some more handy dandy info from the Lady of Loch of Lowes blog at the Scottish WildLife Trust.
Maybe Lola and Kidds will have grandchildren at the new islands Thomas has been helping to make!
Quote
Q: Is it possible/conceivable/likely that the male bird could be the offspring (or, given the number of broods she has had, offspring of offspring) of the female ‘Lady’?   Is there anything instinctive in birds to stop inbreeding such as this or does it in fact take place as a natural matter of course?

A: Yes, as our female has bred here for so long, it is entirely possible that many of her offspring have returned to breed in the area and that this new male could be one of them- we certainly can’t discount this idea as he is not ringed so we can’t be sure of his origins or age.

Normally, in nature there are some instinctive behaviours that help prevent inbreeding ( such as one gender of offspring spreading out to leave the ancestral area) and it is generally thought that in Ospreys males are attracted to their natal area, whereas female chicks are more likely to nest elsewhere. There are definitely more records of male chicks sighted on natal nests that female ones. However, this doesn’t prevent mother/ son couplings, which become more likely the older the breeding female is in situ- and as our bird has been around for so long, this is perhaps more likely. There are recent examples of such matings and we are starting to realize it is not that unusual perhaps- an area of ongoing research!
copyright Scottish Wildlife Trust.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 06:50:57 AM
Thomas  :lollol:

Nan.....yep, that is why I posed the thought of whether Bonnie and Sal are old enough to breed yet.  :bigsmile:
They have had offspring before them as well.

Well, off topic but still pertain to osprey on this forum.
I have seen many funny moments here at this nest but what I witnessed this morning at the PSNH nest certainly comes
high on the list of one of the best!  :thumbsup1:
We had our first egg there this morning and it would be well worth it for you to take a look at my posts regarding what
happened there.  Priceless Dad......he must be related to Kidd!  :lollol:

Five posts begin here:
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=61.msg39056#msg39056

(Iain MacLeod just confirmed to me via email that we indeed do have a first egg  :bigsmile:)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 02:47:57 PM
Just getting home and checked nest.........am I seeing 4 eggs or 3 eggs and a foot?  :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120419_17-36-53Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120419_17-36-58Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120419_17-37-05Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 19, 2012, 03:29:00 PM
Thanks for the caps Sherri, Looks like four to me, 2 light colored ones on the left and two darker ones on the right.
 Lola just gave me a 10 second peek and this is the best I could do.
  (http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss132/tommytwospeed/Milford%20Osprey%20cam%202012/20120419_18-25-15.jpg) :pray2


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 19, 2012, 03:40:08 PM
omg (little one for now until we know for sure  :bigsmile:)  Very late for something and I have to run but I had to at least take the time to write something!  :blush2: :innocent:  ;D


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 04:04:55 PM
 :lollol: :lollol:  Amazing!!  thanks for your cap Thomas.....I do think it looks like four.  :shock:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 19, 2012, 04:09:31 PM
You guys have such good eyes. :eek: :8)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 04:39:02 PM
Yep, I don't think there is much doubt.......four eggs!  :love: :clap1:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120419_19-34-32Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 19, 2012, 05:03:12 PM
Like Laura said......."such good eyes" Sherri
This is me once again jumping for joy  :hooray Congrats Kidd and Lola  :flower


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Laurad on April 19, 2012, 05:19:18 PM
Have they had 4 before? Lots of feeding to be done.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 05:34:41 PM
Yes, Laura.....they have had 4 eggs four times that we know of.  Quite an amazing pair.  :bigsmile:
Never any worries about feeding them as Dad is an excellent provider.

Page 1 post gives a pretty good history of this nest....
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=17.msg50#msg50

(I have to update for 2012 which I will do within the next couple days).


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 19, 2012, 06:11:07 PM
It's true! It's true!  There are 4 eggs! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/grin_woohoo.gif)  :lollol:

Thanks for all the great pictures, Sherri and Thomas  :bigsmile:  Much appreciated and I can't wait to tune in tomorrow!


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Walpolema on April 19, 2012, 06:18:27 PM
 :hooray :chick :chick :chick :chick :bliss


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 20, 2012, 03:35:34 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Marcia and Nan    :lollol:  Yep, 'tis true  :nod2:

Here is Lola with the precious cargo after just switching with Kidd.  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120420_06-28-18Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 20, 2012, 04:05:49 AM
Good TGIF Morning Everyone,  :[c]
Sherri, GREAT capture. There is no mistaking there, we definitely have 4 precious pieces of cargo  :love: Also, will you be going to the “Return of the Osprey” tomorrow night ?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 20, 2012, 04:23:56 AM
Mornin' Thomas  :bigsmile: .....glad this audit week is done for you!

Yes, as far as I know, I will be going to the 'gala event' tomorrow night.  :bigsmile: ...Are you
still planning on going?


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 20, 2012, 09:24:14 AM
Quick check at 12:20 finds our Lola on deck  :love:

Mornin' Thomas  :bigsmile: .....glad this audit week is done for you!

Yes, as far as I know, I will be going to the 'gala event' tomorrow night.  :bigsmile: ...Are you
still planning on going?

Thanks Sherri, The auditor is finalizing his audit now and it sounds pretty good.
I already paid for our tickets so Colleen & I will both be there tomorrow night : )


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 20, 2012, 09:43:46 AM
Morning everyone! Great picture this morning, Sherri.  Still excited that we have 4 eggs  :mhihi:  I just turned the cam on and Kidd is on duty.  Congratulations, Thomas, on the good outcome of the audit!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2012, 03:16:33 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Quite foggy there this morning.....Kidd on duty already.
We are supposed to get very heavy rains tomorrow.  Though I hate to see our
family get soaked, we really need the rain here.

Thomas, heads up!  I went down there yesterday to bring my photos and I found that the Center is going to be
closed today, including the parking lot, until the time of the party!  Thought I'd let you know in case you
planned on going earlier;  no place to park.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120421_06-05-44.jpg)



Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2012, 05:01:25 AM
Lola finally returns this morning......she had a nice, long break as I have been watching for two hours
and Kidd was already on the nest.  :bigsmile:

It didn't take Kidd long to get out of there though!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120421_07-54-41Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/20120421_07-54-49Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Lori on April 21, 2012, 05:30:05 AM
Sherri .. I was so happy to read about Lola's 4 eggs. Looks like she has 2 white and 2 brown.  :lollol:
She's an incredible osprey that's for sure and Kidd... well, let's just say he'd have 100 eggs if all his 'action' produced eggs.

I hope you and Thomas have a great time tonight. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Thomas on April 21, 2012, 06:02:04 AM
Good Morning  :[c] Great caps Sherri

I just checked in on the family at 8:50 to find Lola sitting on the eggs while Kidd was snacking on a flounder. An intruder must have passed by because Lola got up and let out a yell then took off. Kidd was too busy snacking that he didn’t even notice she was gone. But once he did (about a minute later) he want over to take his turn sitting on the eggs. Lola then came back , grabbed the flounder and down to the perch she went.

Sherri, I just missed you yesterday. Once our closing meeting took place I left for the Audubon where I helped out for a couple of hours setting up for tonight. I asked Frank if he wanted me to stop by early today to help finish up (thinking an hour early like 4:30ish) and he said sure if you want to come by around 2:00 that would be great. So Colleen and will be there around that time but don’t know how we’ll get into the lot just yet. Will there be a gate keeper? Maybe Kidd & Lola  

Thanks Lori, me too and cant wait : ) 


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2012, 07:03:36 AM
Lori  :lollol:  Good that the last one is brown as we will be able to keep better track of it at
hatching time.

Thomas, not sure if gate keeper that early.  There will be one closer to the time of the party though.
Well, you will be there earlier than I will if you are going at 2:00......  Louise knows I am coming early so that I can get a
closer spot to park but not sure yet what time I'll be there.  If no one at the gate when I get there, I'll call you!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2012, 09:49:15 AM
Thanks for the caps and comments!  Let us know how the 'gala' went, Sherri and Thomas  :bigsmile:

9:30 An intruder lands on the cam and Lola has had it with this nonsense and so she gives chase.


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/milford042120120930_intruderoncam.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2012, 09:53:09 AM
Here is Lola's return to the nest after the chase, with the intruder in tow.  The intruder lands on the cam again!  :toe

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/milford042120120932002.gif)


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2012, 10:33:37 AM
Marcia, thanks for the terrific animations!
Phew! guess the intruder didn't get the Lola message yet!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Barbara on April 21, 2012, 01:16:18 PM
Wow, 4 eggs again, that's great.

Sherri, Thomas and Colleen, hope that everyone has a wonderful time tonight, sounds like it will be quite a party.

Thomas, congrats on the accreditation, I had no doubt that you would make it.


Title: Re: Osprey Cam, Milford, CT
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2012, 03:06:05 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c] .....and an extra cup for Thomas!  :[c] :lollol:

We had a great time last night.......good food, good drink and great people! (not to mention lucky ones!  Colleen won 3 of the raffle prizes! told her
I'm taking her to the casino!  :lollol:)
Thomas, perhaps you can take pictures of the items Colleen won and put them on the picture thread......along with an explanation about
the Pale Male sculpture!
The people that had a bidding war on my photos last year weren't there and I think Thomas got 'stuck' with them.  :sosad:
Overall it didn't seem as though people were bidding like las