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Title: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on November 11, 2010, 07:39:07 AM
This nest is located at the Public Service of New Hampshire
Ayers Island Hydro Plant
New Hampton, NH

History of the Ayers Island Ospreys

In the spring of 2004, two juvenile ospreys arrived at Public Service of New Hampshire’s (PSNH) hydroelectric station at Ayers Island in New Hampton, NH. A tall structure overlooking the hydro plant and the Pemigewasset River provided an attractive site for their nest; however, it also served as an anchor for a cable car used to do repair work on the dam.

Recognizing that it would be best for the ospreys to find a more permanent, out-of-the-way location for the nest, PSNH employees waited until the birds had flown south for the winter. Then, in October, 2004, representatives from PSNH, the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department transferred the nest to a de-energized pole 50 feet away.

Apparently, the ospreys didn’t mind the change in address! The next spring, the pair returned and successfully produced two chicks, and ospreys have been returning to the nest ever since.

Working in partnership with the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, PSNH installed the OspreyCam at the Ayers Island nest in 2006 to help educate people about these magnificent birds of prey, and to share an incredible bird-watching experience with viewers throughout the state and around the world. The camera provides live, streaming video of the nest through the Ospreys Online website.

Link to the cam (WMP)
http://streaming3.nu.com/PSNHOspreyCam500

Link to PSNH web site
http://www.psnh.com/Environment/Osprey-Online.aspx

Link to the history that we have recorded on our previous forum:
http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=22582&mforum=tdbc#


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on December 30, 2010, 06:47:05 PM
I just found this posted on the PSNH cam site...I thought it was very interesting. 

Osprey Online
PSNH Osprey Project: A Natural Partnership
Challenging Year for the Osprey

It's been a challenging year for the Ayers Island osprey. After returning to the nest and successfully producing at least two eggs the adult male disappeared, presumable meeting an ill-fated end and leaving the female alone to tend to the nest and the eggs, and to hunt for food.
Fortunately, soon after losing her mate an available male in the area showed up on the scene and has been with her since. However, during this difficult period one of the two chicks died. But the good news is the nest produced one healthy chick and we have a pair of adults ready to pick it up again next year.
Note: The Osprey Cam is down for the season. Please check back again in the Spring of 2011 for its return!


JAZZEL :wink2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on December 30, 2010, 07:55:01 PM
Thanks, Jazzel.  I had heard through the grapevine that the folks on-site thought the male had disappeared, but the impression I had was that it had occurred later (and to be honest, I wondered if they'd been confused by Mom's departure for migration).  This does clarify what I had heard, and does reinforce what a good job Mom did in raising a very healthy and happy chick - and (to my mind) what a good job the new Dad did in helping the young one learn to fish and become independent after Mom left on schedule not long after the chick had fledged.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on December 30, 2010, 08:31:56 PM
Thanks, Jazzel.  I had heard through the grapevine that the folks on-site thought the male had disappeared, but the impression I had was that it had occurred later (and to be honest, I wondered if they'd been confused by Mom's departure for migration).  This does clarify what I had heard, and does reinforce what a good job Mom did in raising a very healthy and happy chick - and (to my mind) what a good job the new Dad did in helping the young one learn to fish and become independent after Mom left on schedule not long after the chick had fledged.

Judy, this is one to keep in the 2010 books for reference....along with WHOI.  I didn't follow Ayers Island closely because the nest was very hard to see...but I will go back over posts on forums to get a better understanding,...or try to.. :binocs:

HAPPY NEW YEAR :mhihi:

JAZZEL  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on March 07, 2011, 08:40:11 PM
I hope this cam will be up, and stay up, this season :mhihi:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on March 25, 2011, 08:25:46 AM
The cam is on line :bigsmile:

(http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn374/Jazzel26photo/AYERS%20ISLAND%202011/NH.png)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on March 29, 2011, 04:57:57 AM
Thanks Jazzel....great that they are prepared ahead of time, unlike CT.  :rolleyes2:

I sent Peggy a note......hope she will be up to joining us this season. :nod2:
(she had spinal surgery on Feb 1st).


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 02, 2011, 07:20:07 AM
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7393.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7406.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 02, 2011, 07:26:17 AM
Good catch, Chris!  Not sure who it is - and he or she just left.  But definitely an osprey!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/wc47cxe5wf0402100406.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 03, 2011, 09:33:03 AM
 :-\ Juvie eagle? :puzzled2: Lot bigger than an osprey thats for sure

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7442.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7452.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7457.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 03, 2011, 08:35:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rypnsB4KWVI


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: morning on April 04, 2011, 05:20:12 AM
Now this is interesting, thank you for the video.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 04, 2011, 09:32:26 AM
There was also an adult eagle there yesterday, and both the adult and juvie were there together around 10:30 am yesterday.  I have some pics on the Hancock forum, and I think CAL04 has some video, which may be the same as part of yours, Chris - I'm afraid I won't be able to watch until I get home, but am curious to see the visit again - Thanks!  I haven't seen CAL's video either, but she got the part where the juvie bumped into the adult, half-knocking it off the nest.

Interesting what we see with the cams....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: morning on April 04, 2011, 11:29:39 AM
There was also an adult eagle there yesterday, and both the adult and juvie were there together around 10:30 am yesterday.  I have some pics on the Hancock forum, and I think CAL04 has some video, which may be the same as part of yours, Chris - I'm afraid I won't be able to watch until I get home, but am curious to see the visit again - Thanks!  I haven't seen CAL's video either, but she got the part where the juvie bumped into the adult, half-knocking it off the nest.

Interesting what we see with the cams....

Hancock forum? I would like to see Cal's video right here please and thank you. I can not take on another forum, I am already struggling keeping up here, and working, and preparing soil for this years crops. :mhihi:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 04, 2011, 11:57:23 AM
You will when I get home  :bigsmile: - I try to pop in briefly on breaks, but finding and posting links from another forum is more than I can usually do without taking an inappropriate amount of personal time.   :8)

Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned it until I was able to do the follow-through, but wanted people to know there were potentially two eagles in the area, in case someone got a glimpse.

(I probably should do a disclaimer - while I'm from Maine and have been a member of this forum since its early days, I'm also an Admin/Moderator on the Hancock Wildlife Foundation forum based in British Columbia - and have been an admin there a lot longer than I've been one here.)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on April 04, 2011, 12:12:34 PM
Hancock forum? I would like to see Cal's video right here please and thank you. I can not take on another forum, I am already struggling keeping up here, and working, and preparing soil for this years crops. :mhihi:

Morning, I would need to obtain Cal04's permission to bring her video here for you to see; however, if you click on the link below, it will take you to the Hancock Wildlife forum to the post where Cal04 has provided a link to her video.  Scroll up from Cal04's post to see JudyB's pictures.  :)

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=174364#174364
Great video Cal04!!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: morning on April 04, 2011, 01:38:08 PM
Thank you, great video.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 05, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
Thanks for bringing the link over, Marcia!  I had the cam up on the corner of my screen much of the day, and didn't notice any visits by anyone, though I was busy with my regular work.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 06, 2011, 07:53:52 AM
Good morning!  

10:40 am
There's an osprey on the nest!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Ogvq90Xc2L0406100431.jpg)

10:54 am
Looking comfortable.
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/uqxZomIeGJ0406100418.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 07, 2011, 06:24:51 AM
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7686.jpg)
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7691.jpg)
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/Snapshot7692.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 07, 2011, 07:23:40 AM
About 5 minutes in the Osprey tries to land on it's nest..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0-tnOoP-8


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 07, 2011, 09:26:53 AM
So glad you were recording, Chris - I was doing something else so wasn't sure what was happening. 

The osprey has been on the nest for quite a while - was looking all around initially, probably wondering if the eagle was coming back!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 07, 2011, 10:35:08 AM
Just checked recording .. Osprey was there like 1.75 hours.. No hassles..  :8) :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 07, 2011, 11:21:32 AM
I didn't have time to take notes, but did see one time maybe around 1:30 when it looked as if something was diving at the osprey on the nest.  My impression was another osprey, but I couldn't really tell.  Only one or two passes.  There are likely other osprey passing through, some of which are likely looking for nests - so not surprising.

2:21 pm
nest is empty now.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 08, 2011, 09:26:57 AM
There's been an osprey sitting there for a long time this morning.  I do hope the second one arrives back before long.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 08, 2011, 10:42:11 AM
1:35 pm
I didn't see the arrival - but there are now two osprey on the nest.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/wCDuU1TNFn0408130447.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/yEuVtHfmYI0408130447.jpg)

I must admit I never did learn identifying marks for this pair - but it seems unlikely that anyone but Mom and Dad would be sitting there so companionably.

Welcome home!  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2011, 04:08:53 AM
Thanks for the coverage everyone.......I think I remember an eagle being very close by one other year.
JudyB, I have trouble with the ID as well, no matter how many times Peggy has tried to "learn me"  :lollol:
(BTW, I have not heard back from her as yet, which is a bit unusual......hope everything is OK....I'll send off another
email to let her know her pair is back  :bigsmile:)

Some activity this morning about 6:20

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111106191a.jpg)

Look out below!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111106192.jpg)

Seems to be in defensive mode.......something in the area?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111106194.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111106195.jpg)

6:35

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111106341.jpg)




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2011, 03:51:47 PM
No one home but guess that means they aren't incubating as yet......

6:50 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131106501.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 23, 2011, 10:10:44 PM
I took a 4 hour video and split it up into 15 minute clips and saved the first 30 seconds of each and dissolved each of the clips together :wink2:

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


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2011, 07:14:57 AM
Thanks Chris......haven't had a chance to watch as yet.

I think there are 3 eggs here.....  :clap1:

This morning about 8:00

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241108001.jpg)

9:40

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251109391.jpg)

Looks like they are bringing in 'stuff'......some sort of paper or plastic.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251109392.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251110021.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on April 25, 2011, 08:02:09 PM
This is from the other day i forgot to post it.. :rolleyes2:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/BlackWater%20Eagles/winter%202011/Spring%202011/ayer23rd.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 15, 2011, 02:08:24 PM
Thanks CLC  .....glad the danger of snow is out of the way now (hopefully!) :bigsmile:

What the heck is that in the nest?

3:45

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151103481.jpg)

5:00 nest exchange

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151105001.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 23, 2011, 03:36:43 PM
Switch at 6:10 PM
This pair reminds me a little of Kidd and Lola (markings).  I don't recall ever being able to tell them apart so I am wondering if one is a new
mate?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05231106101.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05231106282.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05231106283.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 08:03:44 AM
Can't tell a thing with this zoomed out view.   I emailed PSNH and asked them to go back to the closer view for the
hatching.  No reply and they haven't done it.  That was 2 days ago.  :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271110551.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271110552.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on May 27, 2011, 10:27:43 AM
Sherri, if you post the email address you used, I'll send a request too.  I've given up looking at this cam the view is so bad...a waste of time. :faint:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2011, 10:48:08 AM
Jazzel, this is what I used
https://www.psnh.com/Forms/Ospreys-Online-Feedback.aspx

From this page of their website......clicking 'let us know'
http://www.psnh.com/Environment/Osprey-Online.aspx


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on May 27, 2011, 02:33:57 PM
Thanks Sherri :love: I sent them an email...for what it's worth...long weekend :sigh2:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 29, 2011, 04:56:17 PM
There is at least one chick here! For sure!  :nod2: :bigsmile:
I caught the tail end of a feeding and I saw it move.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05291107491.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on May 29, 2011, 07:35:14 PM
Hancock forum members reported the the hatch this morning...but no one could get pic, couldn't be the cam view? :mhihi:

Maybe...PSNH...will adjust the cam...Tuesday :gaah:

I'm glad there are experienced cam viewers watching. :bigsmile:

Sherri, I can see the chick in your pic :thumbsup1:




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 30, 2011, 04:49:54 AM
Jazzel, glad you can see it.   I knew where it was but figured no one would see it.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 31, 2011, 05:08:29 AM
I saw two chicks for sure this morning, possibly three.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05311107531.jpg)

ETA 1:30 PM

Here is one of them ..... right under Mom's beak.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05311101291.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 31, 2011, 11:44:13 AM
Earlier today.......look at those long legs!  :shock: .... I feel pretty sure this is a new male this year.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05311112111.jpg)

2:40 PM
Two to the right of Mom's right leg.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05311102401.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on May 31, 2011, 08:11:15 PM
Earlier today.......look at those long legs!  :shock: .... I feel pretty sure this is a new male this year.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05311112111.jpg)

Sherri, my first thought when I looked at this pic was, OMG what long legs...good for fishing :lol: and he's not standing on his tippy talons!!  Looks like a feisty one :mhihi:   Most that follow this cam, agree, this is a new male.  A new male, most agree, took over the nest last season, after eggs were laid.



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on June 01, 2011, 06:41:25 AM
Video of two chicks being fed this morning :bigsmile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxOZ-1cMRzY



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2011, 06:00:41 PM
Thanks Jazzel!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2011, 11:54:26 AM
There are three chicks.  :bigsmile:
......might not be able to see them in this cap, but I am positive there are three.  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06031102403.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 04, 2011, 03:58:06 AM
6:45 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041106450.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041106451.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041106452.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041106453.jpg)

8:00 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041107551.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on June 04, 2011, 09:41:58 AM
Sherri, right again :binocs:  :clap1:

Here's a video of the three bobble heads getting fed :happy  What do you think the hatch dates are?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCDns1T9zw



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2011, 06:53:43 AM
Jazzel, I didn't know you do videos!  thanks!  :bigsmile:

Can't be sure of exact hatch dates.  That being said, I think they best info we have is from Judy's site.
Indication is that 3 eggs were seen by 4/25.  Then on May 29, Hancock forum reported first sighting.  I saw it that morning as well.
That would have been Day 40 (if we figured the eggs being laid on 3 day intervals).  
Then I saw two for sure on May 31.  Probably #3 a day or two later.

I have noticed that many times when Mom feeds it is "5 bites for me and 1 for chicks"  :rolleyes2:......hope that doesn't continue.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2011, 09:12:49 AM
Earlier this morning......all three.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/0608111.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 17, 2011, 11:54:04 AM
A few pictures of this family  :bigsmile:

The first 9 caps in the slideshow are from yesterday.  Very worried about how close to the edge the chicks are
at some of the feedings.  There seems to be quite a bit of rivalry between #1 and #2 and it wouldn't take much
for one of them to go overboard.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/06171112441.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 27 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/th_06161108251.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/?action=view&current=c8c44209.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 22, 2011, 11:10:52 AM
Another slideshow to document how close to the edge these chicks are.......very dangerous when
Mom is on nest with them.
Note how they seem to be right under her feet at one point in the slideshow.  She is in/out frequently and
would be easy to bump one out or have another piece of the nest fall out.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06221101175Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 16 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_06221101101.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=4e87b3aa.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 22, 2011, 12:51:41 PM
Great pictures, Sherri - and it does look quite scary.  Things will be getting busier again at work soon, but I will try to keep an eye on them when I have a spare eye.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 23, 2011, 06:09:05 AM
9:07 am

Dad just brought a fish.  Both adults were on the nest, but unfortunately I wasn't watching on a computer where I can take s'caps.  And now Dad has left - and while I was typing Mom left - not sure if she took the fish with her.  Chicks are flat in the nest, so there may be something in the neighborhood.

And now Mom is back again - I think with the fish.  It looks as if she has something in one foot.  And now she's beginning to feed, and all three chicks are coming over.

And she fed a couple of bites, and then took off again, and the chicks all went flat.  Now back.  I think perhaps Dad hasn't figured that he's supposed to deflect intruders while Mom serves breakfast - or perhaps there are a few too many osprey in the area.

And now the cam is buffering - and I need to get back to work.  Good to know that Dad is around and that there is a fish, even if it may be a well-traveled fish before the chicks get their share!

Gerard from the Hancock forum also posted some pictures - can't remember if from earlier today or yesterday - of all three chicks doing poop shots.  #3's was smaller - but he's producing!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 23, 2011, 11:32:56 AM
Judy, thank you for the morning report.....glad that you saw both adults.  :nod2:
....such strange behavior here.  I wish Mom would stay with the chicks for longer periods.
However, the good news is they are getting fed.....one way or another.

I had a really nice email this morning from a fellow at PSNH in reply to one I sent. He apologized for the constant problems with the
cam and said they haven't been able to pin point the problem as yet.  He did add that technicians will be performing system tests
over the next couple days to see whether they can identify what is wrong.

Mom was on nest about 1:50 ....don't know when she got there but left shortly after this cap.  Sure does have a full crop!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/06231101491.jpg)

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 01, 2011, 05:38:16 AM
Chicks have grown a lot since my last post a week ago!  :nod2:

Caps start with Mom feeding chicks then 5 minutes later, Dad comes in with big branch.
Apparently, chicks think this is great toy as they were trying to move it around and chew on it!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07011107381.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07011107431.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07011107432.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07011107433.jpg)

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on July 01, 2011, 08:28:37 AM
Sherri, Junglejude from the Hancock forum went to the nest yesterday.  She posted videos on YouTube.  There's a major construction project on the dam next to the nest.  The ospreys are very upset, this is the reason they are behaving the way they are, very stressed.



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 01, 2011, 12:49:55 PM
Jazzel, thanks for the info.  :bigsmile:
Better that it is construction than the eagles!  :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 05, 2011, 02:58:57 PM
The nest is getting smaller!  :lollol:
Looks like all are doing well.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07051105121.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07051105122.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07051105261.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07051105263.jpg)

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on July 05, 2011, 06:14:12 PM
SHERRi.. :bigsmile:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2011, 06:54:27 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061109403.jpg)

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on July 09, 2011, 07:59:48 AM
Rob's going to tag 2 of the juvies on 7/12 and band all three.  He tried to tag the male back in May, but he wouldn't land on the nest.  The female got trapped, so he put a leg band on her....he bands every osprey he catches, even if he's not tagging them.

I posted Rob's full update in the Migration Topic.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 10, 2011, 11:16:10 AM
Rob's going to tag 2 of the juvies on 7/12 and band all three.  He tried to tag the male back in May, but he wouldn't land on the nest.  The female got trapped, so he put a leg band on her....he bands every osprey he catches, even if he's not tagging them.
I posted Rob's full update in the Migration Topic.
Whoa!  you can't be serious!   :shock:.... are you saying that he actually attempted to trap the male and DID get the female while this nest was on eggs?  :shock: :shock:
3 eggs were seen by April 25th and the first one did not hatch until May 29th so that means the intent certainly was during that period!  Totally irresponsible! >:(


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on July 10, 2011, 07:25:49 PM
Rob's going to tag 2 of the juvies on 7/12 and band all three.  He tried to tag the male back in May, but he wouldn't land on the nest.  The female got trapped, so he put a leg band on her....he bands every osprey he catches, even if he's not tagging them.
I posted Rob's full update in the Migration Topic.
Whoa!  you can't be serious!   :shock:.... are you saying that he actually attempted to trap the male and DID get the female while this nest was on eggs?  :shock: :shock:
3 eggs were seen by April 25th and the first one did not hatch until May 29th so that means the intent certainly was during that period!  Totally irresponsible! >:(

Sherri, yes I'm serious.   Why are you shocked?  How do you think adult ospreys are trapped?  There are two ways...with eggs on a nest and a trap placed over the eggs. The second option is to wait until the eggs hatch and use the dho gaza net method.  

Rob Bierregaard is never irresponsible!!!   I've been on his taggings, you have not.  Rob's work is respected, for good reason, world wide.  

You may want to address your concerns to Iain MacLeod, at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.  Please post his reply.

A couple of links to osprey tagging, you may be interested in, or not?

Highland Foundation
http://www.roydennis.org/osprey/index.asp?id=116

dho gaza net method
http://www.natureillustrated.com/biologist.html

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/lochgartenospreys/b/lochgartenospreys/archive/2011/07/01/it-gives-us-great-pleasure.aspx



  





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 11, 2011, 02:04:01 AM
Jazzel, when I read that they tried to catch the male in May but got the female instead, I had not looked to see when the eggs were laid.  I had assumed it was while they were working on the nest.

I'm half asleep so may have missed something in the references you posted, but don't see an explanation of how they capture adults on the nest while there are eggs there.  Perhaps because I don't understand the process, it seems to me that if the adult is tangled in something or has something tossed over him or her, they'd be very likely to break the eggs as they struggled to get free.  I remember the Norfolk eagles breaking two of their eggs as they fought off an owl a couple of years ago.

I've also heard of eagle nests where the eggs have been abandoned because of an intrusion into the nest; from what I've read, the adults will return to tend chicks, but are less likely to return to tend eggs if human activity chases them off the nest.  Perhaps that is more rare than it seems from the relatively anecdotal reports I've heard, and perhaps osprey are less likely to abandon a nest because they've had something that must be upsetting happen to them there.

That's the perspective from which I come to this - and I readily admit I'm also shocked that Rob would do something that seems likely to endanger the eggs and possibly disrupt a nesting pair.

If Rob - or other experts - have written something to explain why there's no risk to the eggs or the adults in this process, I'd be happy to read that - and if it was there in the material you already provided, please let me know and I'll try to look this evening, when I'll likely be more awake.  Thanks!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 11, 2011, 06:18:31 AM
Sherri, yes I'm serious.   Why are you shocked?  How do you think adult ospreys are trapped?  There are two ways...with eggs on a nest and a trap placed over the eggs.
The second option is to wait until the eggs hatch and use the dho gaza net method.  
Rob Bierregaard is never irresponsible!!!   I've been on his taggings, you have not.  Rob's work is respected, for good reason, world wide.  

Jazzel, I obviously know about taggings without reference to other websites.  We see taggings/bandings all the time of osprey and eagle chicks when they are a bit
older as the ones Rob is going to tag at this nest.
I have always had reservation about any of it but do see the value of resulting research.
Yes, you have been on Rob's taggings and I have not.  I am not questioning how he does it when he goes......I am questioning when he goes and as far as I am
concerned, it is irresponsible to take a chance of an adult not returning to those eggs.

Opsrey are protected under the FMBTA for a reason.
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2723&Q=326054
During the nesting season, people or their pets should maintain a distance of at least 500 feet from an osprey nest. Disturbance of ospreys is prohibited under the
Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and the Connecticut General Statutes Section 26-92.


Yes, Rob's work is respected world wide....the results of his studies.   I, for one, had no idea he would go to a nest in incubation season; I wonder how many others don't know
it.
We are all entitled to our opinions.....I have mine, you have yours.  However, I choose to agree with Judy's comment above for the reasons she states.





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 13, 2011, 05:31:33 PM
Lots going on at this nest the last couple days.....I will try to put something together tomorrow for posting.

In the meantime, it looks like Mom is huddled in with the chicks.  Hard to tell if it is her due to it being dark and I
didn't see her come in.  However, the feather coloring looks pretty dark.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/07131108251p.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 14, 2011, 10:14:53 AM
Documention of July 12, 2011
This is the day that Rob Bierregaard, Iain MacLeod and a crew tagged/banded the three chicks.

Two of them have transmitters, a male, Pemi, named by the team and a female, Saco.  I do not know if a name was given to the one that doesn't
have a transmitter.
The slideshow below documents the day for the chicks prior to the banding.  

For the record and for those who do not know, there is a major construction project going on at this nest.
JungleJude from Hancock forum made a visit there on June 30th and was told the project would last appx 6 months.
Here is link to the Hancock Forum posting of her visit so you can see the magnitude of what the disruption represents…..
http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=232133#232133

On top of all that construction confusion, this nest was chosen to have the chicks tagged. :puzzled2:
So far, the male has not come back to the nest since the tagging and there is very little feeding going on.  The day of the tagging, he kept flying in and out
with a fish but kept taking it with him because Mom wasn’t there to feed them (you will see him in the below slideshow).  He and Mom were already stressed by
the construction so I imagine the tagging process just added to it.  Actually, no traditional feeding by an adult.    A couple of fish have gotten in there over the last two days,
likely left by Mom or maybe air dropped by Dad.  The chicks are at an age now where they can pick the fish themselves but there isn’t enough to go around so far
and personally, I don’t see how all three will survive if there isn’t more food.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07121102162.jpg)

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Click for slideshow – 60 caps
(sorry so many but they are in chronological order throughout the day. I left them all in so you can see the constant up/down upset caused by the construction
or whatever. The cam was shut down about 3:40 for the banding and not put back on until the evening so we have no idea what actually happened during the banding.
My last cap in the SS was about 2 min before the shut down.)

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_07121107251.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=def6105c.pbw)

Fortunately, the chicks today (7-14) seem to be more tolerant of the construction……I only wish the adults were. :sosad:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Lori on July 14, 2011, 10:57:28 AM
Oh my!!!! :crying: :crying: :crying:

Sherri ... Thanks so much for your dedication and documentation of this nest. Your slideshow was wonderful and I know that was a ton of work so thank you. Sure wish Mimiforsix was still with us. I know she lives close to this nest too and I miss her.  :sosad:
I cannot believe that this construction project has to continue at this crucial stage of the 3 chicks development and then to have the stress of transmitters on them too??? I really don't have high hopes for the poor things. Fingers crossed that the parents can get to the nest to feed all 3 of them and that we don't have a repeat of what happened at Woods Hole with the transmitter.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 14, 2011, 11:09:30 AM
Lori, you're welcome....I just think,under the circumstances, it is important to have the documentation of what is going on here.
I will have something for yesterday and today as well when I get a chance.

Peggy (mimiforsix) did check in a couple times at Hancock forum over the last couple days so is aware of what is happening......I believe
it is difficult for her to sit in the coimputer chair for any length of time due to her back.
I miss her, too.  :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 14, 2011, 11:39:50 AM
About 25 minutes ago.....
Believe this is Dad.  He was only there for seconds and he left a fish!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07141102130DadCa.jpg)

Here is a slideshow of the first 5 minutes after the fish delivery.  Somehing caused them to flatten for a few minutes.
They just got up again and are now trying to eat the fish.

Click - 10 caps

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 15, 2011, 03:12:33 AM
Documentation of July 13, 2011

This is the first day after the banding....parents stayed away again.

Surely can't get much in the way of ID for these chicks......they are so similar in markings.  However, it is the two on the
right with the transmitters.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07131109455twoOnRtTransm.jpg)

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Click for slideshow – 51 caps

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 15, 2011, 04:13:13 AM
Good news......Dad returned a couple times with fish yesterday.  Mom stayed on nest feeding the chicks.

This morning....
6:18  Mom comes in food calling

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151106181mom.jpg)

6:27  Dad obliges and comes in with big fish.....I missed getting the cap of him coming in.
Dad looks like he could use a good meal........awfully skinny!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151106271.jpg)

A scramble for the fish.....Dad takes off, Mom gets fish and starts feeding the chicks...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151106441MomFeeding.jpg)

After about 25 min of feeding, Mom leaves with the fish

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151106561MomTakesFish.jpg)

I do believe all three got fed........at least enough to sustain them till the next meal.  Hopefully the parents will continue coming
in like this.
I haven't seen any of the construction work going on as yet this morning.  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 19, 2011, 07:20:40 AM
Documentation of activity July 15, 2011
Slideshow of activity for a couple hours in the morning after the above posted feeding.

Chicks seem to be getting used to the crane going back and forth and the men
working so close by. 
There apparently was a fish in the nest as you will see the chicks eating at it.

Look out below guys!  :whistle:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/0715110851LookOutBelowGuys.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 46 caps

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 :lollol: :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151105453.jpg)

A serene ending to the day with Mom. :love:

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 19, 2011, 07:33:57 AM
It was very quiet over the weekend without the work crew.  Both parents were seen quite often
with Dad bringing in lots of fish.
Overall it seems as though they are doing quite well considering all they have been through and the activity
they have had to adjust to.
So far Mom and Dad won't come in with the work crew around but they are likely very close by.

This morning before the crew arrived…..

6:29 Mom  comes in……Dad right behind her with a fish.

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(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/07191106293.jpg)

There was a bit of a scuffle over the fish that winds up in a tug of war between Saco and Pemi.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/07191106294.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/07191106381tug.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 19, 2011, 08:05:34 AM
They zoomed out yesterday afternoon for a very brief period but I managed to get this cap.  Gives more perspective as to where the
crane and nest are located.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07181104011.jpg)

Here are a couple pictures I took when I visited the nest in 2009.
Nest on the pole to the rear and left of those green structures.

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(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/IMG_8342Ca2.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 19, 2011, 08:13:39 AM
WOW!  11:05 .....Dad just got brave and came in with a fish!  :shock:
Chicks still fighting over it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07191111051.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07191111053.jpg)

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on July 19, 2011, 11:02:11 AM
Sherri, what a great job you're doing with the documentation of this nest through the banding and construction(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Good%20Job/thumbsup.gif)  It's amazing how well they've carried on in spite of the continuous intrusions over the past week! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Sad%20Shocked%20Disappointed/blink6.gif)

That picture of the poop shoot in post #73 is hilarious!  With the chick's head hiding its legs the way it is, it's not difficult to imagine that its legs are up in the air and that the chick is standing on its head :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 20, 2011, 04:15:52 AM
Thanks, Marcia  :bigsmile:
It has been a week now since the banding and they seem to be adapting quite well.  I think the parents are having
more of a difficult time as this is something out of their 'norm'.  They have been here other years.  However, the
chicks likely don't know the difference as this has been going on for a while now.

Yes, does look like chick is standing on head.  I have caught them doing that a few times now and it is so funny to see. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 25, 2011, 11:52:11 AM
Thursday 07-21-11

Mom with chicks early morning before the work crew comes in.
A little later in the morning, Dad comes in briefly to drop a fish.

Slideshow – 22 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_07211105391.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=ee2cb9ca.pbw)

Friday 07-22-11

Slideshow starts after the work crew arrives…..believe fish had already been brought in
In the afternoon you will see Dad come in with a fish…..and a scramble amongst them to see who gets it.
They are doing quite well with self feeding now, though glad to see Mom still feeding.  Gives them all a
better chance of getting a few bites.
Dad comes back a second time in the afternoon but it appears as though he has grass….wonder if he dropped a fish.

Slideshow – 35 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_07221107381.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=03fd82a6.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 25, 2011, 11:53:16 AM
Saturday 07-23-11

I wasn’t able to watch a lot on Saturday….they seemed to do well and from other reports on the Hancock forum, there were fish deliveries.

Slideshow – 16 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_07231107051.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=f98c306f.pbw)

Sunday 07-24-11

Again, couldn’t watch much but reports for the day are good.  Here are just a few caps that I was able to get during the day.

Slideshow -

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_07241105261a.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=0da3869e.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 25, 2011, 11:54:34 AM
This morning….
Spreading wings and flapping….

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07251111423.jpg)

Up, up and away (almost)……she got up and out of sight as the others watched.  :shock:
(I think it was Saco....not sure)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07251111451.jpg)

Appears to be raining now as they wait for a meal.  Due to their ages (oldest 8 wks yesterday),
I think there will be less fish brought in for a while.  This will give them incentive to fledge. :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07251102431.jpg)

We aren't seeing much of the construction activity today.........you can bet it is going on though!  just working in a different area out
of sight.  :bigsmile:

ETA
Dad came in with a fish around 3:00


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07251102561a.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 27, 2011, 06:42:26 AM
One of our chicks has fledged.......we believe it to be Saco.

8:43   She was still there.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07271108431.jpg)

When I checked back at 9:05, she was gone and is still gone now at 9:40

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07271109161.jpg)

"Where do you think she went?"

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07271109181.jpg)

Note: there was a report from the satellite transmitter that Saco had taken flight on Saturday, 7:00 AM.
None of us noticed that she was gone but I have caps of her on the nest at 7:05.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on July 27, 2011, 06:59:28 AM
Sherri that GPS report from 7/24 is very strange :puzzled2: You have a 7:05 pic, and I have a video that starts at 9:03 am with all 3 on the nest :eek:

Anyway, this video is her take off at 8:49 am this morning
:bigsmile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xb3j8Wqwf0


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on July 27, 2011, 09:57:41 AM
Video of C2's fledge, 10:56 am :bigsmile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RF1kvj12as



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 27, 2011, 10:20:55 AM
Thanks for posting the videos here, Jazzel.  :bigsmile:

The written update is that Pemi fledged this morning as well......10:56.
Both Saco and Pemi are still off the nest now at 1:18.  Hope they are OK
and will return safely.

Pemi about 10:20 this morning practicing before he took off.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07271110201PemiUp.jpg)

Tiny2 takes a turn and gets air about 10:35

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07271110351Tiny2Up.jpg)

Immediately after Pemi took off, Tiny2 finds himself all alone.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07271110561Pemioff.jpg)

Note:
Presuming that it was Saco first then Pemi based on observation made at Hancock forum.  Perhaps that will be confirmed
by transmitter information.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 27, 2011, 02:55:22 PM
Update....
As it turns out, it was Pemi that fledged first this morning and Saco was the 2nd one out.
Saco did fine but poor Pemi had his share of problems.

Here is an email update that I received from Iain MacLeod, Executive Director, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.
He is working with Rob Bierregaard on the migration program and was on site for the banding etc.

Kudos to Iain, the PSNH staff and construction crew!  :clap1:

From Iain:

" An eventful morning at Ayers. The first to fly this morning was Pemi (the male). His first flight was not good and he ended up crash landing on the dam and then falling in the water. Thankfully the barge crane crew was there and rescued him in their little boat. PSNH called me and I headed down there right away. Pemi was on the shore, wet and tired. He perched in the sun and we waited for him to try again. While I was waiting, Saco took a nice flight and after a couple of nice loops above the dam, she landed on the larger crane (not the floating one). Work was stopped as everyone admired her. After nearly half an hour I gave them the okay to gently move the crane to encourage her to fly to a better spot. She enjoyed the ride back and forth for a while and then took another nice strong flight over the dam circled below the dam and landed on a the far side of the dam structure (a relatively safe spot). She is flying well and I have no concerns about her. As the data suggests, I don't think this was her first flight. Both adults were in the area watching the action. Pemi finally tried again, but he was so low on shore that he could not get any lift and he ended up in the river again. The workers from the barge crane were immediately over there and I was able to grab Pemi and get him off the shore.
 
We cannot put him back in the nest as the third chick will certainly flush and likely end up in the water too. So after letting him dry off for a while, I brought him over to the far side of the dam which is quieter and has a nice slope to launch him off. I waited for a nice wind gust and launched him. He flew quite well, went half way across the dam and tried to land on the barge crane. He was not able to get a grip and slipped off and into the water again. Once again the crew was there to grab him. I decided that that was enough for today and took him back with me to the Science Center for the night. I can feed him up for the next day or so and then we will try bringing him back on Friday morning.
 
Never a dull moment with this project.
 
The construction crew and all the PSNH staff were wonderful and saved this guys bacon three times."


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 30, 2011, 09:10:14 PM
Hi everyone -

Sad news - in spite of all the "second chances," Pemi didn't make it.

Here's the email we received from Iain:

I am very sad to have to report that Pemi didn't make it.

I asked Rob Bierregaard to offer some thoughts and perspective on Pemi’s death. The paragraphs below will be posted on the Science Center website and Rob's site early next week, but I wanted to send you something sooner as I know you are all so concerned. It's been a tough week!

While we all marvel at the migratory feats of endurance and navigation that this satellite technology shows us, we also see the cold, hard side of nature. We know that for all animal species, the first year is the hardest. Mortality rates are often in the neighborhood of 80-90% in the first year. This mortality comes in waves. First, there can be starvation if there's not enough food at the nest. Then comes the vulnerability of the first, clumsy flights and landings. I've watched young Ospreys take their first flights and have been amazed at how well they fly. It always looks like they've been flying forever. Then you see them make their first landings and you know that's the tricky part. Young birds at this stage are particularly vulnerable to predators. It's what made the first post-DDT captive-reared Peregrine releases at old traditional eyries almost always failures--Great-horned Owls and no mom and pop Peregrine to fly interference for the young. One of my Cape Cod Ospreys died when it dislocated both legs apparently diving into shallow water. Then comes the third wave when the parents stop feeding and the birds have to feed themselves. Here's where natural selection really weeds out the wheat from the chaff. Then comes migration with all its inherent dangers.

So, what happened to Pemi? On Wednesday morning he decided to take his first flight but crash landed in the river just above the dam. He was rescued quickly by the construction crew working on the dam and brought to shore. A couple hours later, having dried out in the sun, he tried to launch himself again but once again ended up in the water. He swam to shore with a little guiding from the nearby boat, and my colleague on this project, Iain MacLeod scooped him up and assessed his condition. After waiting for him to dry out, Iain brought him over to the other side of the river and launched him from an elevated open spot. He made a tentative but sustained flight half way across the river, attempted a landing on a crane structure, but missed his footing and ended up in the river again. The work crew rescued him yet again. Iain decided to keep him overnight at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center to allow him to completely dry out, regain his strength and have a good feed. After stuffing himself on trout on Thursday morning, Pemi was brought back to the dam at 5 p.m. He made a strong flight up the river, gained several hundred feet, turned and headed back across the river impoundment over the nest, then missed his landing on a power pole on the slope above the nest. He was seen gliding down to the ground below the pole in a powerline cut. Although Iain was disappointed and concerned that he didn't nail his landing, open ground and exposed ledge was just yards away and Iain was confident that Pemi would reach the open sloping ground and make the short flight back to the nest. Half an hour later, web-cam observers noted a tagged bird make a clumsy landing on the nest and Iain went to bed hopeful that Pemi had made it back safe and sound.

On Friday, after a whole day when only one tagged bird was seen at any one time on the nest, Iain went over to the area where Pemi was last seen. There he discovered that Pemi had gotten into a jungle of chest-high ferns and apparently couldn't launch himself back up. A fox or coyote killed him. Getting airborne off the ground is always hard, and would be more so for a youngster not fully muscled up, and even impossible in the conditions that Pemi encountered.

It's fair to ask if the transmitter was part of the problem. We can't be 100% certain, but all our experience says that it probably wasn't. I've now tagged 35 juvenile Ospreys, and others around the world have tagged that many or more, and no one has seen that the transmitter causes problems. Many of my Martha's Vineyard Ospreys have taken off from the Vineyard and covered over 1,000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean in 50-60 hour non-stop flights. When they get to the Bahamas, they often don't stop at the first island they see, but just keep right on flying.

Some of the first year mortality is part of the process of natural selection, some is just plain bad luck. We saw that vividly last fall when we lost 4 birds crossing the Caribbean in a particularly bad hurricane season. Life, especially out in the tooth and claw natural world is just not fair. It just happens.

Iain MacLeod
Executive Director
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
www.nhnature.org


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 30, 2011, 09:19:15 PM
As a followup to the update I posted in the previous post....

I always cry when a chick I've watched dies.  I know it's a risk - and I still watch - and even though I know the odds, it's always very hard when we lose one.

I think Pemi's passing was a bit more personal than most for me.  As a bit of background - I've known Sherri for quite a while, and she was in Maine today and we planned to meet for lunch - and in a moment of madness - we decided to have lunch in New Hampshire.  At Ayer's Island.  Even though it wasn't exactly in the neighborhood.

We had a beautiful day - the weather was perfect - the traffic wasn't as bad as we'd feared - and the nest site is lovely (though that crane is really, really big!).  Saco and Tiny2 were on the nest to greet us when we arrived, and Dad showed up before too long with a fish.  We had good binoculars, but weren't sure who got it - but did watch the usual bit of ballet as the other chick tried to find a way to tiptoe around the one who was eating and grab the fish.  

About an hour after we arrived, we saw a fourth osprey approach the nest - and both held our breath hoping it was the third chick - but it was Mom.  We had a bit of a letdown - we'd really hoped we'd see all three chicks while we were there - but we hadn't seen Mom on the cam for a couple of days, so were happy to see her.

It was a lovely day, with a bit of a shadow hanging over it because we both had thought/hoped/prayed we'd hear Pemi peeping somewhere down the river, and maybe see Mom bring him a fish.

And we arrived home to learn that he was gone.

Sherri and I both have pictures from today - and I think I can speak for both of us in saying that it may be a day or two before we're ready to look at them and post them here.

Saco and Tiny2 looked great - and Dad was his usual proud self as he provided for his "ospring"!  I was below the dam when Mom arrived so didn't have a good look even with binoculars - but she is also doing a great job in trying circumstances.  In a day or so, we'll be ready to embrace all these wonderful things we saw - and do have pictures to help put the giant crane into perspective.  We also got a few pics of the cam - for those who wonder what it is we're seeing.  

I can't speak for Sherri - but tonight I just need to take a bit of time and say goodbye to a young osprey.

Pemi, from banding day
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6030/5940211214_83bacef726_z.jpg)
copyright PSNH, some rights reserved (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)

Rest in peace, little one - and fly free forever, far beyond the sky. (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/brknhrt.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on August 03, 2011, 12:53:19 PM
I've been watching the one with the transmitter for a few minutes and it appears that it might have been cheeping for some food but nobody came.

4:05 three were there, act like one of them brought food

4;06 one left, I think a parent and if it had food, it left with it. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 04, 2011, 06:26:08 AM
Thanks Barbara.....
I have been posting on the Hancock forum regarding this nest as there are more people watching and interacting with it
over there and, under the circumstances, it is good to have info in one place.   I will do a "catch up" here though as soon as I get the chance.

So far, all is well since the loss of Pemi.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 09, 2011, 08:29:27 AM
All seems to be going well for Saco and Tiny2.  The good news is that, though I'm sure there is still a lot of construction work going on,
it doesn't appear to be as close to the nest as it was in the beginning.

Here are links for tracking Saco on her journey .....

Iain MacLeod .  Project Osprey page......click on maps for updates.
http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/overview.html

Rob Bierregaard - tracking
http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/maps11/saco.htm

They have both fledged and apparently spend a good amount of time 3/4  mi. upstream with the parents.  Dad still brings in fish and they
handle eating on their own very well.  Not sure whether they are catching their own but if not, they should be very soon.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071112461.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071112462.jpg)

For the most part, they get along pretty well but do have an occasional tussle over a fish.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08031109522.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08041109581.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 09, 2011, 08:30:40 AM
…..this is when all is going well.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08041109361.jpg)

A funny looking ‘osprey’ appeared on the nest a couple days ago… :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071111191.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071111192.jpg)

I missed getting the s’cap but the heron had just been buzzed by an
osprey and ducked to avoid getting bonked…..was quite funny to watch.  The heron got out of there right quick after that.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071111193.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 09, 2011, 08:40:29 AM
Here are photos that I took while visiting the nest with JudyB on 7/30.

The slideshow starts with a few pictures of the surrounding area and the construction equipment......thought it might give you a better idea of
the proximity, especially the crane. Then we move on to some pictures of Tiny2 and Saco as well as Dad coming in with a fish then flyng off to
perch nearby. Mom also came in for a very brief visit.
As you know, we were not aware that Pemi had passed at that point......we didn't find out until that night when we received the email from Iain. :sosad:

Saco flew out at one point and you will see her perched on a pole up higher on the hill.
The slideshow ends with Saco flying back into the nest.
(Sorry that some of the pictures of the youngsters are quite fuzzy but I'm guessing that it is about 1000 ft away from where we view.)
Judy took a lot of pictures as well, which I'm sure will be different than mine when she has the chance to edit them.........she was the adventurous one
and went to the rocks and shoreline below the dam.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202011%20-%20My%20Photos/IMG_6722Ca3Small.jpg)

Click link for slideshow of the rest of the photos….
http://tinyurl.com/3rtf7kg


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Doralyn on August 09, 2011, 11:39:43 AM
Amazingly beautiful pictures, Sherri.  I was really touched by the death of Pemi.  First, because I have a few pictures I took of the three from the week before that happened and just never found time to get them posted.  

Secondly, because Pemi was our everyday name for out first Maine coon cat, Pemiquid.  We came to Maine to get him in 1991 and brought him back to live here in 1998.  And we drove by through Bristol both going and coming back from Maine with him in the car.  We ate at the Turkey Farm Restaurant at the head of RT 104 with him in the car, and Amy made trips out to be sure he was OK.  

And thirdly, I drove through Bristol, NH, probably 30 times between 1996 and 1998 house-hunting and engineering our move from New York State to here. I was just a mere amount of feet from that dam and never knew it!!!!  I preferred the route up US RT 4 from Hudson Falls, NY (home) to Rutland, VT, through Lebanon, NH and onto RT 104 at Danbury all the way to Meridith and RT 25 because of its beauty and diverse vistas.  Next time I do that, if I ever do, I will have to stop and see this site.

Thanks again for the pictures, and when August and family visits are over, I will post the pictures I got of Pemi and Saco and Tiny2 two weeks ago here.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on August 09, 2011, 02:25:41 PM
Sherri, what a great group of pictures you have there, thanks for posting them for us.  So sad about Pemi.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on August 14, 2011, 05:12:04 PM
Sherri, thanks for all the pics, and the slide show of your visit to the nest is terrific :nod2:  :bigsmile:

I'm still feeling quite sad over the loss of dear Pemi  :crying:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 15, 2011, 04:38:14 AM
Thanks everyone..... :bigsmile:
It really was a wonderful visit as we didn't know about Pemi at the time.
I'm with you, Marcia.......still feeling very sad about losing him.  There will be a constant reminder every time I check Saco's charts.  :crying:

Both Saco and Tiny2 continue to do very well......they don't spend much time at the nest.  Usually just to wait for Dad to deliver a fish.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on August 21, 2011, 08:46:13 AM
The osprey with the transmitter has been on the nest for a couple of minutes.......11:46 am now.

12:19 chick is still there but I've gotta go. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 11:29:20 AM
Thanks Barbara.   :bigsmile:

I had an email from Iain MacLeod this morning indicating that Saco is on her way south.  Here is what Iain reported:

"I downloaded latest data for Saco and found that she is well on her way south. I'll have an updated overview and map on the Science Center webpage soon (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/overview.html)
 
She did some exploring on Saturday and Sunday and then left the nest for the last time between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Those shots of her on the nest at 9:11 were her parting shots. She took a big loop around the western Lakes Region, roosted near New London on Monday night and by Tuesday night she was near North Goshen in north-west Connecticut . . . so she is well on her way. Let's hope she stays inland as Hurricane Irene sweeps north.
Iain MacLeod
Executive Director
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
"

Further follow up with him indicates that he will post updates at least once a week until Saco is settled in South America.
Rob Bierregaard will post tracking on his website as well but doubt if it will be as often as Iain's.
Tiny2 is still on the nest but being that he doesn't have transmitter, we can only guess at his departure by his absence on cam.

Sweet Saco, fly well, be well and be safe......we will be thinking of you.   :love:

Saco......on August 12th

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08121106102Saco.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08121106101Saco.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2011, 01:05:08 PM
Iain has just updated Saco's tracking map!
http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html

Dad and Tiny2 are still at the nest.   A fish was brought in for Tiny2 at 3:18 this afternoon.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2011, 01:36:45 PM
Another new update for Saco today!  She was in New Jersey (inland) on Thursday night.  :bigsmile:

From Iain:

"Saco made it to NJ by Thursday evening. At 6 p.m. she was perched next to a nice little wetland surrounded by lots of
lakes (nearest lake is Wawayanda) in the Highland Lakes area of Sussex County, NJ.  Looks like a nice spot to hang out and
ride out a storm. Since leaving Ayers Island on Monday morning, her point to point distance is a little over 280 miles."


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 29, 2011, 10:34:34 AM
I've just heard from Iain - Saco's in Virginia!  :bigsmile:

Here's what he had to say:

"What a good girl. She did a lovely loop around the storm, and by 6 p.m. Sunday she was on the coast of Virginia just south of Tappahannock in Essex County Virginia. Looks like a nice place for an Osprey (see second image). She seems to know what she is doing. At one point on the 26th she was within 11 miles of Hawk Mountain in PA, so she was following a very busy raptor migration corridor."

I see that the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is reopening at noon today, so hopefully all the new maps will be up on their site today or tomorrow - here's the link: http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/overview.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/overview.html), then click on the Maps button on the side.

I'm having better luck getting the cam this afternoon - still a lot of stuff floating down the river, and still no osprey in sight.

But seeing how well Saco handled the storm makes me think Tiny2 is likely OK as well, wherever he may be.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 29, 2011, 12:14:01 PM
Iain has posted Saco's maps!  She really did a beautiful big circle around the storm and the DC metropolitan area!  Thanks, Iain! :)

The link is in my previous post.

Seeing her path, I really do think Tiny2 may have taken off as the storm approached and made a similar big loop around it.  Gerard from the Hancock forum has been taping the nest today and hasn't seen Tiny2 or Dad.  The cam is finally staying up for me as well, so I'm also keeping an eye on it.  Still some big trees and such floating by, though less than there was this morning.

Upon reflection, it's almost certain that fishing is near impossible - and I suspect Tiny2 and Dad were mostly using the nest as a convenient place to transfer fish - so it's possible they're still around, but haven't had a reason to visit. 

Guess we'll have to wait and see.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 31, 2011, 01:39:31 PM
Judy, thank you soooo much for posting the info here!....as you know from other thread, I am still without power.
If time allows while I am on here, I will check Hancock thread.
What wonderful news!....I have been so worried about her. It is terrific that she is in the migration path of Hawk Mountain!  couldn't be much better
than that.

I do hope that Tiny2 and Dad are safe, whether they are still there or on their journey.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 01, 2011, 02:41:42 PM
Saco's headed inland a bit - she's now in West Virginia!  :bigsmile:

Here's the latest from Iain:

"Here is Saco's migration story so far.
 
Saco left the nest for the last time on Monday, August 22 at 9:11 a.m. and, after a tour of several nearby fishing locations, she headed west and spent her first night perched on the shore of a small beaver pond just south of Pleasant Lake near New London. The next day, she travelled 135 miles and ended up perched on the edge of another beaver pond near North Canaan in Connecticut. On the 24th, she travelled 55 miles to a hill-top roost site in New York, then by the end of the next day she was 32 miles away in New Jersey.

On August 26, as Hurricane Irene swept towards the east coast, Saco made a 150 mile push and ended up spending the night near the Holtwood Dam on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. After fishing on the spillway below the dam (which must have looked a lot like home), she pushed on another 85 miles, spending the night and next morning on the Potomac River near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Tuscarora, West Virginia. On Sunday, August 28, she made another good push, traveling 132 miles to the coast of Virginia, ending the day perched on the edge of the Rappahannock River just south of Tappahannock.

She spent the night of the 28th-29th along the Rappahannock around some nice water-side cottages and boat docks. She hung out here until 9:00 a.m. working her way along the tidal edge (fishing) but by 10 a.m. on the 29th she was on the move again and crossing the Mattaponi River near King William. By 4:00 p.m. she was at Big Island along the James River having traveled 168 miles point to point. I am missing data for the 30th, but by 6 a.m. on the 31st, she was 80 miles to the west-north-west on the other side of the George Washington National Forest. From 8-11 a.m. she was fishing along the Greenbrier River near Buckeye in Pocahontas County, WV. By noon she was on the move again by the late afternoon she had reached the Elk River near Sutton in Buxton County, WV (another 109 miles under her belt/wing). She spent the night here and was still fishing here at 10 a.m. on September 1st (today). No surprise, she is hunting just below a large dam. Her point to point total since leaving the nest is about 926 miles."


Here's the link for the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - http://www.nhnature.org/ (http://www.nhnature.org/) - click the link for "Project Osprey-Track" and then click "Maps" (I could do a more direct link, but there's lots to see on their site).

One of the things I find interesting about today's map is that she's actually turned slightly northwest and headed inland a bit, rather than continuing south.  I wonder if she's looking for a nice place to rest up a bit now that she doesn't have the storm driving her onwards.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 01, 2011, 04:57:46 PM
Thanks Judy!!!  :bigsmile:

So far, so good.....be safe, Saco. :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on September 01, 2011, 05:25:44 PM
Yes, thank you, JudyB.  I really enjoy Iain's reports, and the maps are great, too. Saco's clever handling of the storm gives me hope that many other of this year's ospreys were able to manage in spite of the storm as well.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 01, 2011, 05:38:26 PM
Same here, Marcia!  Tiny2 probably left as the storm was approaching - and I can now happily picture him doing a nice sweep out towards mid-New York, before turning south - perhaps towards West Virginia.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 07, 2011, 11:08:34 AM
Another update from Iain - I think Saco likes West Virginia!

"Saco has settled in along the Elk River in Sutton, WV. She has been busy fishing there for the last five days. Most recent data was through 6 p.m. yesterday and she was back and forth along the river just below the Sutton Dam. I'll be posting a couple new maps including a fun one of her first 10 days of roost sites."

Link to Saco's maps - http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html); you may need to refresh/reload the page to see the newest maps.

Thanks, Iain!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 09, 2011, 05:22:50 AM
Thanks Judy.....good to know she is still safe.
Perhaps she is waiting for the rest of the family to catch up with her.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 13, 2011, 09:44:03 AM
Update September 10 by Iain..... :bigsmile:

"Still on Elk River in Sutton. She really likes it here!"


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 22, 2011, 08:05:41 AM
Iain's update September 20......

Saco is STILL in West Virginia!  :bigsmile: ......must be really good fishing there.

http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 26, 2011, 02:50:29 PM
Update on the 23rd........still there!  :bigsmile:

http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html

From Iain McLeod

"September 23
She is still relaxing along the Elk River in WV. She is spending more time down river at Gassaway but still returning to her favorite haunts in Sutton.
This map shows positions for the last four days only. All of the positions on the 22nd were in Gassaway, so maybe she has caught every fish in the river in Sutton!!
When will she resume her migration? "



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 07, 2011, 08:09:22 AM
At last report, Saco was still lingering in West Virginia...

This is from an October 5th email from Rob Bierregard:

"Saco, our New Hampshire youngster, who was the first to head south, is completely stalled up in West Virginia. Homer did the same thing
back in '05 or so--headed south and then turned around and retreated to the mountains, where he stayed until late October."


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 11, 2011, 11:41:02 AM
GREAT news!  :bigsmile: ......Saco has finally started her move south! .......and wasting no time about it either!

From Iain MacLeod:
http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html

October 8
Saco finally decided to leave the Elk River and the town of Sutton and follow the urge to head south. At 11 am on October 5,
she was hunting along the river for the last time. By noon she was heading due south and by the end of the day she was 129 miles away in West Virginia.
She roosted hear Buffalo Mtn. in southern Floyd County. On the 6th she moved another 207 miles all the way through North Carolina, passing just east of
Charlotte. She roosted just south of High Island near Wateree in Sumter County South Carolina. On October 7 she continued south through South Carolina,
past Savannah and ended the day roosting along the Altamaha River in McIntosh County in Georgia. Since leaving Elk River she has travelled over 500 miles
in two and half days. Her over all, migration route since leaving Ayers Island (excluding most of her month of back forth along the Elk River) is just over 1,500 miles.


and the latest update today.... :bigsmile:

October 11
Saco is really on the move. On October 8 she left Georgia and headed south through Florida, ending the day roosting just north of Gainesville, FL (Alachua County).
From roost to roost she travelled 120 miles. On the 9th she continued her southward journey, going another 85 miles to end the day roosting next to Rt. 98/50 near
Brooksville in Hernando County. On the 10th she was on her way between 9 and 10 am. By 2 pm (last data point in this download) she was just west of Alafia River
State Park in Hillsborough County, FL. Straight line distance from Sutton, WV is a little over 750 miles.


She is getting very close to the time when she will encounter flying over her first open water........be safe, sweet Saco!  :love: :love:




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on October 14, 2011, 07:07:39 AM
Sherri, thanks for that info, she has really taken her time on her migration.  I hope that she will be safe.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 14, 2011, 07:50:06 AM
Good morning!

Saco has safely crossed 100 miles of open water and is now in Cuba!  Here's the link to her map page on the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center website - http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html)

It looks as if she hopped from island to island at the south end of Florida - then made a nice straight flight across the channel (or whatever that body of water is properly called).

Cuba seems to be one of the safer stopping points, but is not without risks, so I'll be holding my breath a little and sending good thoughts until we get the next report.

Thanks again to Iain MacLeod and the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for providing the updates! :)

Here's the report from Iain:

October 13
Saco is now safely in Cuba. She continued her southern push through Florida on October 10 ending the day near Peace River (after a little fishing) just north of Arcadia in DeSoto County -- another 90 miles under her belt. On the 11th she pushed on in a more south-easterly route over Labelle and the Big Cypress National Preserve, ending the day in the middle of the Everglades about 35 miles west of Miami (127 miles from her previous night's roost). There is a gap in my data (which will fill in on the next download) and my next point is from 1pm on the 12th when she was 54 miles south near Plantation Key; 13 miles from Key Largo. By 3pm she had started out over the Caribbean Sea just south of Vaca Key and made the 100 mile crossing over to Cuba in 6 hours. She landed near Varadero in a very swanky looking resort area.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 14, 2011, 10:37:17 AM
Thanks Judy.......was just coming to post.  :bigsmile:

Phew!  deep breath for the crossing of water.  However, as you say, many dangers still ahead. :pray2:

Here is her crossing to Cuba....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/10-11-11crossingtoCuba-1.jpg)

........and here is where she landed ....... beautiful park!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/ParqueJosoneenVaraderoCRB.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 18, 2011, 05:17:49 AM
New report on the 16th.......us through Saco's activity of the 15th....
Thanks Iain!  :bigsmile:

October 16
After roosting near Varadero, she was on her way by 10 am on the 13th. By 12pm she was passing Jovellanos and ended the day in a remote swampy
area east of El Jiqui (another 73 miles). On the 14th she was on her way by 10am. After passing El Rincon, she jogged east again and hit the southern Cuba
coast at 1pm east of Guasasa. She stopped off to fish along the south shore of Behia de Cienfuegos. She spent the night here and was fishing near the same area
as yesterday, but was on her was again shortly after noon. By 9pm on the 15th she was just east of Trinidad, Cuba having logged another 35 miles.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 24, 2011, 06:21:30 AM
Saco is still in Cuba......
Here are the last two reports from Iain MacLeod......thanks Iain!  :bigsmile:

October 20

Most recent data download filled in the missing days. She was still present at her previous night's roost site just east of Trinidad at noon on October 16,
but by 1pm she was on her way again. At 3pm she had hit the southern coast again at Bahia de San Pedro. She stopped off for a couple hours on an island
in a small tidal lagoon, then spent the night on a wooded hilltop a couple miles inland and about 2.5 miles from the town of San Pedro. She was still there at
9am on the 17th but by 10am was heading south-east again looping around some heavily farmed land and paralleling the coast about 2 miles inland. She stopped
briefly at 2pm on a wooded ridge in the midst of heavily farmed land, but continued east ending the day about 18 miles west of Florida, Cuba, about 8 miles inland.
On the 18th she was on the road by 9am. She passed just south of the city of Camaguey. By 4 pm she had found a nice little lake just east of El Jobo where she
did some fishing. She spent the night and the following morning here (about 60 miles from the previous night's roost) and then doubled back by 4 miles to another nice
looking lake west of El Jobo where she was fishing at 3pm on the 19th. She's now about 2,485 miles into her journey.

October 19

I got a partial download today with a fresh GPS data point for 9:00am this morning showing that she was near Camaguey. There is a gap of a couple days (which will
fill in on the next download), so I don't know her exact route, but clearly she is still steadily making her way east through Cuba. She has traveled about 300 miles since
hitting the coast of Cuba late in the day on the 13th.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 25, 2011, 05:33:40 PM
Saco's in Haiti!

I got an update from Rob Bierregaard today - it was quite short, and all he said about Saco was "Saco finally made it to Haiti" - link to his website is http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration11.htm (http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration11.htm) but it doesn't have an updated map.

The last update on Iain's website is the October 20 one Sherri posted, so I guess he hasn't had time to add the new coordinates so he can post a new map. 

Still, we know she's moving on and doing well - and I think the instincts that helped her deal with the hurricane right when she began her migration will guide her safely through the storms down south.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 26, 2011, 10:25:22 AM
We have an update, with thanks to Iain MacLeod and the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center:

October 25 SACO IS IN HAITI
She spent the night of the 19th near those lakes near El Jobo. She spent all the next two days there too -- must have been good fishing, or perhaps the northern edge of hurricane Rina kept her grounded. She's on her way again between noon and 1 p.m. on the 22nd and headed east-south-east less than 50 miles before stopping for the night south-east of Ramirez. By 9 a.m. on the 23rd she was 3 miles to the north of her roost over a small wetland (breakfast?). She continued for a short way on a north-east route and then was heading east again. She logged another 91 miles at a good pace and at times over 3,000 feet up. She ended the day just east of Biran near Parque Nacional la Mensura. By 9 a.m. on the 24th she on her way again and gliding at 3,300 feet up and averaging 30 km/hr and heading east. She left the south-east tip of Cuba somewhere between Rio Seco and Jauco shortly after 3 p.m. and was over open water until 9 p.m. (last location of this download) when she was just seven miles from Ile de la Gonave, an island just off the west coast of Haiti. She was cruising at 27 km/hr and 1,600 feet up and climbing, so would have easily made landfall within the next hour.


Link to the update and accompanying map is:
http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 27, 2011, 08:02:12 AM
Judy, thanks for posting Iain's update.  :bigsmile:
I'm still holding my breath till she reaches destination.   Seems like she still has to cross her largest body of water yet, right?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 27, 2011, 05:42:29 PM
I think so, Sherri, unless she hops down the chain of islands then goes for a cruise aboard one of those party boats they have in the Caribbean!  :8)

And I'm also holding a bit of my breath - though hearing that NX is OK has helped me relax a little overall!  (And both Loch Garten chicks made it safely to Africa, as did two-year-old Rothes, who made her first, non-breeding, trip back to Europe this spring.  So I know osprey chicks can be successful! :) )


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 28, 2011, 04:08:09 AM
Judy, thanks for the update on the Scotland chicks.....I have not been following them.  That is wonderful news!  :bigsmile:

Can't wait for the next update on Saco to see which way she headed.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 28, 2011, 08:43:40 AM
Well, there's a new update, and I'm afraid the news isn't good.  There's still a chance Saco will be OK - and I'm keeping my fingers crossed - but it looks as if she may have gone down in the Caribbean.

Here's Iain's update:

October 29
Saco is in trouble. Her last position is hundreds of miles out in the Caribbean and possibly on a ship heading in the wrong direction! After reaching Ile de la Gonave on the evening of the 24th, she spent the night close to the north edge of the island. By 10am on the 25th she was well on her way heading east-south-east. By noon she had reached the main island of Haiti and was 20 miles west of Port-au-Prince. She ended the day roosting near Oviedo on the southern most tip of Haiti about 140 miles from her previous night's stop. I'm missing a bunch of points for the early part of the 26th, but by 2 pm she was more than 100 miles to the south out over the Caribbean. By 7pm she was another hundred miles to the south-south-west about half way to Venezuela. Then she started veering south-west rather than south. There is another gap in data, but she kept flying and by 10am on the 27th she was 308 miles from the 7 pm point (!) still out over the middle of the Caribbean Sea. By 11am she had slowed down and was heading west (wrong direction) further away from South America. By noon she was heading north-west. She was still over a 1000 feet up and moving at 28kph. By 5pm she was still moving west still more than 300 feet up and going at 27kph, but made a course correction and started heading south-west again but her speed and altitude were dropping. At 6pm, having flown continuously for more than 30 hours and covering 640 miles non-stop, she suddenly slowed to a crawl and her next hourly point was just 2 miles to the north (!). Her next two points were over a span of just 3 miles, drifting north; the last point being at 9pm on 28th. She was about as far from land as she could possibly be (300 miles of open ocean in all directions!!). Rob thinks she hitched a ride on a north-bound ship for the last three hours of data (which is the best case scenario) but I fear she might be down and floating in the water. Now I have to wait for three days for another update, but I fear the worst.


Link to the map - http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html)

In addition to keeping my fingers crossed, I'm also keeping in mind that it looks like she's had a wonderful life so far, learned to ride the currents, seen interesting parts of the world, and eaten lots of fish.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 28, 2011, 09:03:01 AM
No words......just hope.  :crying:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on October 28, 2011, 11:28:31 AM
Here's hoping she has hopped a ride on a cargo ship or some private yacht, fingers are crossed.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Judy on October 28, 2011, 07:40:44 PM
I didn't know about any of this until I saw Saco mentioned on the whooping crane thread.  I am so sorry and how upsetting especially when you are following her.   :sosad:  Hugs to everyone and especially Sherri and Judyb.  I hope that Saco somehow makes it.  It makes you cry after reading about Saco and her journey.   I was surprised reading about Pemi and how hard a time he had and how he died.   :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 29, 2011, 04:05:16 AM
Thanks Barbara and Judy  :huggie
We are trying very hard to remain optimistic until the next update comes in.  
Yes, Judy.....it has been quite an extraordinary story of the nest this year.  I feel very bad for
Iain as well being that this is the first year that NH has been in the satellite tracking program.  They
are trying to find out more about inland osprey vs the shoreline families.
Keep the positive thoughts coming.  :nod2:
Either one of us will update here when we have any news.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 31, 2011, 05:05:25 PM
I haven't heard from Iain yet, but Rob Bierregaard has posted an update, and I'm afraid it's sad news.  :crying:

From Saco's page on Rob's website (http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/maps11/saco.htm#6_Sept-5_Oct_2011 (http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/maps11/saco.htm#6_Sept-5_Oct_2011)), for our records.

26-27 Oct 2011: She left around 9:30 AM. About 9 hours later she was 208 miles into the crossing, averaging 23 mph. 15 hours later, when her GPS turned on for the 27th, she had covered another 309 miles, so she was still over 20 mph average for this period. And it was probably a bit more than that, because her track wouldn't have been the very straight line we see on this map, but something more curving. Somewhere in here, she must have run into bad weather that pushed her north and west of her intended direction. She was down to about 18 mph during this period, and then hit the water around 6 PM.

27 Oct 2011: I hoped she was on a boat at this point, but now know that she was dead. The signal was moving about 2 mph, and continued to move northwest sending signals to the satellite for another 14 hours. Presumably it was just her body floating in the current.
     I hate writing Osprey obituaries.


I guess it's time to say goodbye to a spunky young osprey who survived a whole series of challenges - from the construction that left her and her siblings on their own much more than usual as chicks to the hurricane that was heading up the coast as she was heading down on her first great adventure.  

Rest in peace, young one, and fly free forever, far beyond the sky. (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/brknhrt.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on November 01, 2011, 08:07:28 AM
Judyb, I was trying so hard to be positive, hoping it would help our Saco.  So sorry to hear of her fate, it seems like she was almost doomed from the beginning, all that construction didn't give them a very good start.  Sherri is going to be devestated.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on November 01, 2011, 08:58:41 AM
You and me both, Barbara.  I wish we all lived closer together so we could have a real hug and a cry, but this will have to do.  :huggie


Iain has posted:

November 1
My worst fears are realized. There have been no more updates from Saco's transmitter, so we can now be sure that she ditched in the Caribbean and died. A tragic, but probably all too common fate for young Ospreys. Looking at the weather data shows that she flew into terrible weather sweeping west through the Caribbean Sea (see radar shot below). The storms pushed her off course and hundreds of miles from land and after 30+ hours and 600 miles of flying, she dropped exhausted into the sea. It has been a very tough 10 day stretch for the tracked Ospreys. Three of the other seven Ospreys were lost. To see the sad details of Rob's other birds go to http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration11.htm Right from the start of this project, I have known that only 50% of young Ospreys survive their first migration, and at each step of Saco's epic journey I have braced myself for disaster to befall her. Having watched her via webcam since the first day she emerged from an egg last June, having held her in my hands; felt her heart beating; looked into her eyes, having watched her take her first flights, and now after vicariously migrating with her for more than 3,600 miles over the last two months, her loss gut wrenching. In a text message I received from Rob, he summed up our feelings well: "Someone needs to tell mother nature that we don't need any more teachable moments about the danger of fall migration."


Link to the maps and all of Iain's updates - http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Saco_maps.html)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/brknhrt.gif)
:huggie

Thanks to Iain MacLeod and Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), the Jane B. Cook 1983 Charitable Trust and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center's Innovative Project Fund, and to Dr. Richard O. (Rob) Bierregaard, a Distinguished Visiting Research Professor at the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC, for making it possible for us to follow Saco on her great adventure.  I know we all wish it would have ended differently - but she did have a great two months before she ran into that awful storm.  There's more information on the project here - http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/overview.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/overview.html).

And while it's off-topic, for the first time since I've been following the nest, both tagged chicks from the Loch Garten nest in Scotland successfully made their first flight to Africa, and their two year old sibling made her first trip back to Europe (though not yet to Scotland), and safely returned to her wintering grounds - so sometimes it does all come together in a happy fashion.  Link to that site is http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/tracking/lochgartenospreys/index.aspx (http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/tracking/lochgartenospreys/index.aspx)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on November 01, 2011, 05:09:30 PM
Judyb, I have sent you a PM.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on November 02, 2011, 11:00:24 AM
Thanks, Barbara.  I've replied.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on November 02, 2011, 11:19:06 AM
You're welcome.  I've also replied.  Have a good day.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Judy on November 03, 2011, 04:19:04 AM
Thanks Judyb for the report, how heartbreaking.  :crying:  Yesterday when leaving the refuge I thought about the adult bald eagle with a bad eye that I have followed for several years and it has not returned as far as I can tell.  I believe it was a female and she might have been fairly old.  Then I thought of Saco and it is very hard to think of her struggle without crying. Though I didn't follow the thread, in reading about her story that has been covered so good here it touches you deeply.

I didn't see ospreys yesterday like I have lately and now I am wondering how many of those migrating ospreys will make their destination and return. I don't see how an osprey can know when to cross the water.  I think I will be thinking of Saco for quite a while when I see an osprey.  I wish there was a way to help them make the journey.  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on November 03, 2011, 05:19:31 PM
(((((Judy)))))

I do realize that they are learning a lot from the osprey with GPS units - things like perhaps where to not put a wind farm, or what sort of structures can divert migrating birds away from danger without reducing the power generated from the windmills.

But I am selfishly thankful that they didn't put a GPS unit on the youngest chick, the one we called Tiny2 - and he (or maybe she - they also didn't do a gender test, and she(?) was looking pretty big the last few weeks before she headed south) - he or she left the same time as Dad, so without a smidgen of data, I'm happily picturing Tiny2 hanging out somewhere in the tropics, perched in a palm tree and waiting for the next flying fish to pass by.  :love:

 :huggie


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on November 06, 2011, 07:56:19 AM
Guess there isn't much need to say how terribly sad I feel over the loss of our Saco.  Every time I see any kind of
bird flying in the yard, I think of her and cry.  :crying:
She did so well for such a long time......hard to think of her just not having the strength to continue on.

JudyB, thanks for your thoughts of Tiny2.....I'm sure the palm tree he is perched in will be a good one for him to
spot the fish coming by.  I worry so much about Kidd and Lola when reports of our other feathered friends come in
in.  I pray they will be OK once again this year.

Fly free with the osprey angels, our dear, sweet Saco.   You will always be remembered.  :love: :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Judy on November 06, 2011, 10:13:24 AM
......hard to think of her just not having the strength to continue on.

Sherri that is what tears at my heart when I think of Saco.  Once again I am so sorry for you and Judyb since you both saw her and followed her.  I do feel that Tiny2 must have made it.
It is amazing with this research to think how Lola and Kidd have been able to go back and forth for so many years.  Their experience and sense of weather must help them each year.  I assume that most of the osprey nests with cams have the same ospreys return also? 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on November 07, 2011, 09:16:50 AM
I'm guessing most of the nests do have the same adults returning - but also suspect the percentage is lower than for eagles.  I also think it can be hard to tell.  I think it was in 2010 when we thought there might be a new female at the Maine osprey nest - but the only reason we thought that is that she wasn't very good at feeding the chicks - tried to stand on the edge and lean over, which meant she couldn't reach the newly hatched chicks - and she tended to tip over.  :nope:  But fortunately she figured it out before long, and I think the male helped feed until she got the hang of it. :)

But if it wasn't for that, I don't know if I would have noticed that it wasn't the same female as the previous year.  I didn't notice any unusual amount of courtship by either of them or nest defense by the male - unlike what we saw when a younger male tried to court Wray at West End, or the way Belle at NCTC chased what is now the new male off for quite a while before becoming more open to his advances. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jazzel26 on March 31, 2012, 12:39:42 PM
One on the nest today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he3nF7MNb-A


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on March 31, 2012, 04:25:18 PM
Wonderful!!  :love:....... thank you Jazzel.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 01, 2012, 02:20:23 PM
Thanks, jazzel!

April 1, 2012

5:07 pm

Someone's at the nest!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/3bCLO2pSNI0401170457.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Mkr5ErTFLL0401170457.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/ZDG31ssBG50401170457.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/uhwxVNHKJv0401170405.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 02, 2012, 05:13:27 AM
Thanks Judy......think your caps may be Dad. :bigsmile:

Not sure on this one this morning......likely same

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04021208151.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 02, 2012, 08:17:56 AM
I was also thinking Dad, though both are usually on the slim side after their long flight.  I agree that it looks like the same one - amount of tail overhang is similar!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 03, 2012, 05:55:32 AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2012

Someone's home this morning - not sure if it's the same one as before - markings are similar - or if this one is a bit more rounded and Mom-like.  :puzzled2:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/ORoI5nVR800403080406.jpg)

He or she does seem to be looking around quite intently - I wonder if someone else is in the area....  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 03, 2012, 06:24:42 AM
Morninn' Judy  :bigsmile:

Think still Dad .....need more views from front though

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04031209201.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04031209202.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2012, 05:42:17 AM
I haven't been able to watch much but whenever I have checked in the last couple days, I have not
seen anyone.

I did just check Ian's site and he has updated:

They plan to have five transmitters on NH osprey this season!  :shock:
Here we go Judy.. :nod2:...

http://nhnature.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 05, 2012, 06:29:59 AM
I did just check Ian's site and he has updated:

They plan to have five transmitters on NH osprey this season!  :shock:
Here we go Judy.. :nod2:...

http://nhnature.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Sherri - I'll check that out on my next break!

9:29 am
Someone just arrived - lovely fly-in and float down.  I think it's the same one we've been seeing - and he is again tracking something flying overhead.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 05, 2012, 07:21:48 AM
Thursday, April 5, 2012

10:10 am
Two adults on the nest!

I haven't seen if the new arrival has a band, but the male seems comfortable being next to her.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/KKipZO52Hv0405100425.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/K6L7hDjpVH0405100425.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/v1HvEVkSjp0405100425.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/ToRiB0SwQT0405100457.jpg)

Because it's easier to post pictures on the Hancock forum, I'll probably do any additional reports there, and be back later to post a summary - link to the thread there is http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=339647#339647 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=339647#339647).


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 05, 2012, 08:40:08 AM
11:39 am
Both left not too long after my previous post.  One is back now, but I don't know which one.


12:20 pm
Both are there.  I was away from my desk so don't know if the one that arrived at 11:39 was there until the other one joined it - there was one there every time I looked, but long periods of time I wasn't watching.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2012, 09:39:04 AM
Thanks Judy  :bigsmile:
Awesome!  thank goodness she got back safely!  :love:.....  I feel confident that it is 'our female'.  :nod2:

A couple more pics of them together about 12:30

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04051212301.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04051212302.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04051212351.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 05, 2012, 10:51:14 AM
Thanks, Sherri!

I sent Iain MacLeod from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center a quick email to let him know I'd seen a second adult, and he confirmed that it's our banded female, with the silver band on the left leg.  He'd also said that he thought this was the same male as last year, because he arrived early (more common for returning adults) and looked comfortable on the nest.

So - welcome back, Mom and Dad!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 05, 2012, 02:18:32 PM
from 2:57 pm -
They do look cute together....

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/rz2YeIgEX60405140405.jpg)


and from 5:10 pm -
I do believe they're getting more comfortable with each other....

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/oZ8LYoG7TT0405170456.jpg)


6:40 pm
About 10 minutes ago I noticed that they were both on the nest, and then one flew off with a fish.  Of course it looks as if the one who's still on the nest is calling for food - so I'm not actually sure who had the fish - but the fact that there were two on the nest, and a fish was involved sounds like a step in the right direction!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Ixj85nR6bq0405180436.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2012, 10:02:06 PM
Thanks Judy........love the lighting in that last cap.  :bigsmile:   So glad they both made it back.
Thinking it will be good that we (and they) won't have all that construction equipment to deal with
this season.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2012, 12:50:21 PM
I have been watching Mom on the nest for about an hour and half.....don't know how long she had been there
before that.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04071203001.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2012, 04:42:35 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Mom has been on nest since the picture was visible.....possibly before.  
Has anyone seen Dad recently?    I have not seen him and am beginning to get concerned
that they aren't rebuilding the nest.  It is in need of quite a lot of work after the storms that
we had since they left.

She has been calling out for a few minutes.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081207451.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 08, 2012, 06:38:42 AM
Morning, Sherri!

I didn't see Dad yesterday - wasn't watching constantly, but had the cam up quite a bit, and am also getting a bit concerned.  Nont sure how much is lighting and time of day, but it looks as if there are some more sticks on the right in your picture today than in my pictures from the 5th - but I certainly haven't seen the sort of nest-building activity here that I've been seeing from the Maine osprey pair.

I won't be able to watch much today - am hoping to see them both working on the nest when I get back online late this afternoon.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 09, 2012, 09:26:59 AM
Monday, April 9, 2012

I wasn't able to watch much this morning, but tuned in shortly before noon and found Mom on the nest, just hanging out.

And I have indeed seen Dad!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/WUm5xwGE8R0409120414.jpg)

That s'cap was from 12:21 pm, and he left right afterwards, but was back for a minute or so a minute later.

12:26 pm
And he just arrived with a stick.  Excellent.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2012, 10:00:34 AM
Wonderful news Judy...........thanks!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04091201051.jpg)

Hope they won't keep the zoom this tight.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 11, 2012, 03:34:47 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Some big sticks coming in this morning - missed a lovely s'cap of one arriving.  Definitely making progress here!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 07:06:07 AM
Great.....thanks Judy  :bigsmile:......hope to watch a bit when I get home this afternoon.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 11, 2012, 07:10:52 AM
He's in and out delivering this and that, and has paused along the way for a bit of bonding at least twice - I think things are definitely on track here! :)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 09:51:35 AM
Wonder if he has plans for that big branch?! ...if so, sure want to see him try!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121212491.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2012, 03:43:48 PM
Sure is looking more like a nest now!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111206401.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2012, 03:46:33 PM
6:40

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141206391-1.jpg)

Trying for size

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141206392-1.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141206393.jpg)

Wish they would zoom in some in case eggs are early here.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2012, 03:36:19 AM
6:25 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151206251.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151206282.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 7 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_04151206251.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=6e5ee7a3.pbw)

I wonder what that white 'thing' in the nest is.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2012, 02:15:25 AM
Mornin'  :bigsmile:

I sent an email to the appropriate person at PSNH yesterday afternoon asking if they could zoom in some so
that we can watch for egg laying.  

ETA 6:05 AM
Nest was empty when I first checked but Mom is there now

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171206021.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171206022.jpg)

ETA  6:10
Dad joined her right after I posted above......moving sticks around

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171206083.jpg)

He left, but circled around to make sure we have eggs!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171206141.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 06:19:08 AM
I am 99% certain that an egg was laid this morning.....  :nod2:

When I first checked in at 6:10, Mom was sitting on edge of nest looking quite puffy.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206111.jpg)

Dad came in at 6:18 and was fussing with the nest bowl and trying it for size.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206186.jpg)

Mom then moved into the nest bowl

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206201.jpg)

Dad says ‘once more for good luck’  and takes off  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206213.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 06:20:16 AM
About 5 minutes later, she appears as though she could be laying an egg. :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206262.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206271.jpg)

About 6:39, she appears to be turning an egg, then settled down. :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206392.jpg)

Click for slideshow of all caps from 6:10 to 6:40
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Slideshow%201%2004-19-12/?albumview=slideshow&direction=reverse


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 06:22:56 AM
At 6:42 Dad came back in with a stick……puts it down immediately and takes extreme interest in the
nest bowl!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206421.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206444Ca.jpg)

He tries to wiggle his way onto the bowl but Mom won’t hear of it…….she stays put.
He manages to get in there and they are both are competeing for incubating time! (presumably).  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206452dad.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206453.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 06:24:28 AM
He stays there for a solid 25 minutes in the nest bowl with her before he finally takes off. :bigsmile:

 :love: :love: :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206541.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191206582.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191207041.jpg)

About 7:10 Mom finally got up and stirred a bit and he took off (good trick Mom!)  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191207052.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 06:25:36 AM
She then checks nest bowl and settles down again.....probably with a sigh of relief.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191207091.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191207101.jpg)

Click for slideshow of all caps from 6:42  to 7:10 AM
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Slideshow%202%2004-19-12/?albumview=slideshow&direction=reverse




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: PattiO on April 19, 2012, 06:35:23 AM
Awww how sweet was that!!!   :love:  I just love the 'good' Daddys.  Thanks for all the pics Sherri!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 07:00:13 AM
There is construction work or activity of some sort going on below this morning and our pair is clearly very agitated
over it.  :nod2:...... They have come in and out since my earlier posts a few times. 
Though not strangers to activity at this site due to the massive construction project last year, I think the timing might
be bad due to the first egg just being laid only 3 hours earlier.
Hope they will be OK and continue to incubate.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Walpolema on April 19, 2012, 07:03:57 AM
They both seem determined enough to be not put off by the construction.... :pray2
Great photo story!!! Love them both incubating!!! :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2012, 07:20:01 AM
Here is slideshow of the several in and outs showing their upset over the activity.....

This is Mom in the nest now at 10:20

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191210201.jpg)


........she came back at 10:14.  Hope she will stay there now but she is still upset.
I feel so bad for her!  :sosad:
I have to leave now......hope someone can keep an eye on them.

From 8:45 to 10:15
Click for slideshow - 23 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_04191208441.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=c114f7b5.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 19, 2012, 07:49:58 AM
Wonderful pictures and slideshows - so glad you were here to catch all the activity, Sherri!

I have the cam up, but will be doing other things so may not post much unless something happens.  Happily it's a sunny day and not too chilly, so the egg should be fine if the parents leave it alone from time to time.

I'm also likely to be on the Hancock forum more than here today - (we're on hatch watch for our White Rock eagles) - so here's a link to the thread there for this cam - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=346902#346902 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=346902#346902).


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on April 20, 2012, 09:35:41 AM
Sherri, what a sweet slideshow of both on the nest  :love: 

Sorry about the upset today.  Maybe they are accustomed to this sort of thing but I'll look in on them as I can  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on April 20, 2012, 12:17:35 PM
Sherri, I've been watching for about an hour now and it's been as calm as can be at the nest :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 20, 2012, 02:44:24 PM
Thanks so much Marcia.........I have been gone most all day and haven't been able to watch.
Hopefully it was a quick construction project yesterday and they will be OK.
She should have another egg over the weekend and I see that they have zoomed the cam out again.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2012, 09:38:16 AM
Cam zoomed way out again  :puzzled2:  ....... and now I can't get it at all.
It was up earlier this morning. 

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211206201.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211206231.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2012, 03:37:35 AM
Cam still down this morning.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 23, 2012, 03:28:59 AM
Cam is up this morning.....
I sent an email last night to the 'general contact us' address in case the person I originally wrote to is
no longer there (never got a reply).
Have no idea when it came back on though.....might not have had anything to do with it.  Do wish they
would zoom in though.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231206251.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2012, 05:04:12 AM
Cam still zoomed way out...........afraid I have no paitence for this at egg laying time.  :rolleyes2:

Mom on nest........looks well.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241207591.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2012, 05:32:35 AM
The zoom has gone from bad to worse...... :sosad:
I sent an email to the contact address on their osprey page.

5:40 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251205401a.jpg)

6:40 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251206401.jpg)

8:25 AM .....can't even see the nest!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251208271.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 26, 2012, 05:00:57 AM
Thankfully, the cam has been adjusted and is now zoomed in.  :thumbsup1:

Nice sunny day in NH and Mom seems to be enjoying it....,

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261207571.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 26, 2012, 11:10:50 AM
Dad taking a turn....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/042612020072.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2012, 09:45:37 AM
An interesting addition to the nest!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021212231.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2012, 12:13:17 PM
.....and look at the changes a couple hours later!  :shock:
My goodness!   the odd part of this is that this pair never brings in 'stuff' like some of the other nests!  :lollol:

This is Dad...3:04
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021203041.jpg)

Mom comes in 3:06.....looks like she may have brought something

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021203061.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021203062.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021203063.jpg)





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2012, 12:14:26 PM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021203064.jpg)

Where's Mom?  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021203065.jpg)

Whatever she has, she is wrestling with it!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021203081.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 04, 2012, 04:40:12 AM
Maybe trying to keep the nest dry!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05041207371.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on May 08, 2012, 01:28:26 PM
Whichever one is on the nest is doing some yelling by the looks. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2012, 06:48:34 AM
Thanks Barbara  :bigsmile:......I don't get over here that often......yet.  Will be here more when chicks hatch.  :nod2:
I do check in on them though and can't get the cam this morning.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2012, 10:54:24 AM
Cam is up today.  :thumbsup1:

1:45  Dad taking a turn

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111201481.jpg)

1:50  Mom comes in and Dad leaves.....think she brought a clump of nest grasses....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111201511.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111201512.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2012, 10:41:09 AM
They have cleaned up their nest a bit.  :bigsmile:

Must admit I have no patience whatsoever to watch the cam zoomed out........hope they move it in sometime.
I believe today is Day 33 for the first egg.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05221201301.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 22, 2012, 11:05:36 AM
It's a hard call, Sherri - it will be very hard to see any chicks with the cam pulled back like this - but today they've been coming and going a lot, and I've been seeing some fly-bys - possibly mostly them, but not necessarily - and if it was zoomed in much more, I'd be wondering what was going on a lot more than I am now.  I've been posting on the Hancock forum - it's hard to do both forums, so I generally pick one or the other to post about each cam.  :whistle:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2012, 01:30:30 PM
Thanks Judy  :bigsmile: .....yep, I agree it is a hard call.  However, I do hope they zoom when it gets
closer to day 35-37.
Sorry I haven't been able to get to Hancock to see that you have been posting.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 22, 2012, 01:43:05 PM
I haven't been posting there very often before today, Sherri - was there today because Jude had noted that the eggs were being left alone quite a bit, and she hadn't seen Dad for a while.  Both adults have been around, and someone is on the eggs most of the time, so I think all is OK again there.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2012, 08:15:33 AM
Day 36 ....they are zooming in the wrong direction!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05251210581.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05251210582.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 25, 2012, 08:48:51 AM
11:45....Zoomed in but out of focus....we're getting there. :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05251211451.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2012, 05:07:28 AM
They were up early this morning and had already switched by the time I opened
the cam.   I have not seen any evidence of hatching as yet.

Dad on duty at 6:08 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271206081DadOnCa.jpg)

Mom came in at 6:11

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271206111Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271206112Ca.jpg)

Dad back for another switch at 7:35

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271207341switchtodadCa.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271207343Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2012, 05:08:05 AM
Mom didn’t stay away long…..she was back 10 minutes later (7:45 and is still there now)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271207441sheBackCa.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271207443MomCa.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2012, 10:18:22 AM
There might be something going on here....
I hadn't been watching for a couple hours then looked at 12:48 to find Dad on nest with
Mom.  I don't know how long he was there or whether it was a switch but I don't think so.
He wasn't leaving and was trying his best to get her to get up.  She wanted no part of it.
I'm wondering if he could hear some peeping.

He finally left at 1:03

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271212595.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271212596.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 14 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_05271212481.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=b134ab4c.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 27, 2012, 01:22:13 PM
Thanks for the report and s'caps, Sherri - and you were right!  :bigsmile:

4:09 pm
There's a chick!  :love:

Dad came in with a fish, Mom got up, and the little one has popped up and tipped over several times. 

Looks as if Mom had a quick meal initially, and now she may be feeding the chick.  I'm seeing quite a bit of movement - I've only seen one chick for sure, but there might be two.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/Video%20transparent.gif)  First Look at a Little Chick (http://youtu.be/EJ-v6txieHk) (5 minutes)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2012, 03:25:50 PM
OMG!!!  Wha-hooooo!!  :hooray

Wow!  AW-w-w-w!   I'm nearly speechless as I thought maybe peeping but didn't think an
actual wee one!   Off to watch your video!  THANKS!  :flower :flower


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 27, 2012, 03:30:34 PM
6:28 pm
Mom has been at the nest eating for the past few minutes, but we're in that silhouette time of day, so I really couldn't see if the little one was popping up.  Earlier this afternoon it was at the stage where it would sit up then tumble over, so I think it was quite young - and wouldn't be surprised if it was sleeping.  Fortunately it usually gets easier to watch once the sun moves a bit, so I'm hoping for another clear sighting tonight.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2012, 03:34:31 PM
I just watched your video......this is the greatest news of the day!   wonderful!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 27, 2012, 03:50:46 PM
I was so happy to see the little one pop up!  :love:

6:47 pm
Both adults were on the nest, and it looked as if Mom was calling for fish.  Dad started at her for a moment, then left.  Mom's now busy rearranging the "crib rails" on the side of the nest.  Little one is popping up occasionally.  I'm recording, but haven't seen more than an occasional top of the head.  I paused the video at about 2:30 to see if a fish appears.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 04:47:32 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

7:18  Caught the tail end of a feeding......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281207381.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281207382.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281207383.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281207384.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281207385.jpg)

I have a terrible time keeping this cam going..... :rant2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 04:50:43 AM
Regarding above post.....
I didn't see the fish come in nor have I seen Dad this morning.....likely he brought the fish though.
Cam doesn't play more than 2-3 minutes then cuts out or freezes up on me......both on Vista and Windows 7 systems.
Sometimes I don't realize it so that is likely how I missed Dad.....and most likely TWICE!

I have no idea what the 'object' is in the nest but it wasn't there at 6:18 this morning....
Here is a picture of Mom at that time....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281206181Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 28, 2012, 04:58:24 AM
Thanks for the info on the "object" Sherri - I was just going to go back through my pics as I didn't remember seeing it before.  Knock on wood, I haven't had a problem with the cam.  I open it directly in WMP - not sure if that makes a difference.  And oh - good morning!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 05:00:47 AM
Mornin' Judy.... :bigsmile:
Yes, I open direct as well but have tried thru their web site as well with same results.

Here is an enlarged cap of the wee one......I saw only one so far.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281207382CaCropped.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 05:30:01 AM
Switch at 8:13.....

Dad on.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281208131.jpg)

He poked around a bit then took off with something (fish?)......all I know is my heart was pounding and I dared not
look as it was pretty close to the chick.
I did see the chick after though.....(I hope!)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281208151.jpg)

Mom was right back at 8:16

Click 8 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_05281208131.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=5b3db0a1.pbw)

8:29 Dad back on now with Mom


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 05:48:30 AM
8:29  Dad in (new fish?)

They were both looking around a bit then Dad started eating the fish!  :lollol: .... perhaps he was
just preparing it for her.  Can't tell whether he left with anything at 8:37

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281208352fish.jpg)

Click 7 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_05281208301.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=4c69c211.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 06:58:45 AM
9:45  Dad was on nest...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281209451Dad.jpg)

Mom came in a minute later and Dad took off

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281209452.jpg)

(I'm going outside now to do some gardening before the sun gets too strong)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 09:03:24 AM
I came inside to get some water and happened to see that Dad has just brought in a fish...
I still see just one chick....had a good feeding.  She is a good Mom. :love:
......off I go again

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281211531.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 10 caps  11:45 to 11:55

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_05281211461.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=28e053f4.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 28, 2012, 02:54:25 PM
I went down to watch them this afternoon.The parents would switch on & off the nest and one brought a fish into the nest.
Too my surprise there is another osprey trying to encroach on these two. Both parents went after it then came back to the nest. A few minutes later the other osprey was back,but landed on a dead tree limb on the left side of the dam. It was very cool to see all this,but now am wondering
about the lone osprey.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 28, 2012, 03:25:24 PM
Hi tele - and welcome to the forum! 

Thanks so much for letting us know what was going on at the nest today.  I have had the cam up some of the time, and noticed that they seemed concerned about something. 

It may have been a younger osprey who has not yet found a place to nest - they do sometimes try to take over a nest from an established pair - or may be checking to see if it's available.  It also may be an osprey who lost his or her nest, perhaps blown down over the winter.  That part of New Hampshire does look like an attractive area for osprey, so it's not surprising that it's becoming a bit crowded there. 

It's also possible that it's a chick from a previous year - they usually stay in South America until they're two years old, then return and look for a mate and a place to nest.  I wouldn't be surprised if they occasionally stopped by the old homestead to see if they could get a few fish!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 28, 2012, 04:52:43 PM
tele.....welcome to our forum  :bigsmile:  It is nice to have someone else interested in this nest and have
the ability to go on site.
Thanks for bringing your visit information here.  I haven't watched much this afternoon as I have been doing
yard work (ugh!) and didn't see what Judy mentioned.

They will probably be OK but is good to know so we can keep a good eye on them.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 28, 2012, 05:59:38 PM
8:30 pm

I think there are two chicks.  :love:  It looked as if the older one was being fed at the side of the nest, and every now and then I think a second one popped up, looked around, and tumbled over.  :bigsmile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76IZ4nEKcgY


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 29, 2012, 03:38:40 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

Judy, haven't watched your video yet (and thanks) but was coming here to say there are two chicks so
you are right.   :nod2:  

Dad came in with a fish at 6:20 and I watched a feeding.
(off to edit my caps.....hope I got the two of them in one)

ETA
There is quite a lot of 'stuff' in the nest so makes figuring out where those chicks are quite difficult.
However, based on where Mom was feeding, I don't think they were right next to each other in my caps.


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05291206281.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05291206311.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 13 caps   6:20 to 6:40 AM

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_05291206211.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=84d14b5f.pbw)

Judy, I watched your video and for sure there were two.....I saw them both at the same time a few times. :thu:
I think you should state yesterday as hatch day for 2nd chick.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 29, 2012, 07:42:06 AM
Thanks for the slideshow and the confirmation - so hard to see the little ones with the cam pulled back - but useful for watching what/who is in the neighborhood - always some tradeoffs!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: PeggyJean on May 30, 2012, 09:37:33 AM
Video of big live fish from CLC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zn6POn0VJM


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 30, 2012, 09:40:05 AM
Thanks, PeggyJean and Chris!  May I post this on the Hancock forum as well?  I was watching when it came in but wasn't recording - that was some fish!  And I was really glad when the little one finally popped back up after being bonked with the fish!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: PeggyJean on May 30, 2012, 10:26:37 AM
 :nod2: any time :bigsmile: there are times in the description that work as links to the time in the video....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 30, 2012, 11:10:37 AM
Thanks so much!  :bigsmile:

And thanks for all the videos you do!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 31, 2012, 04:25:04 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Whoa! that was one huge fish! :shock:....I would have loved to have seen him come out of the water with it and watch him
fly to the nest!  Couldn't have been an easy task for him.  That fish would feed quite a few osprey nests for a couple days!  :lollol:
Thanks Peggy and Chris for the video! :thumbsup1:......I'm still watching it now.
I didn't have much time to watch any of the nests yesterday so glad to see this.




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2012, 03:19:32 AM
6:15 AM

Dad in with fish....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011206151dadFish.jpg)

Pretty sure I saw three chicks!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011206152.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011206161.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011206171.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011206211.jpg)

ETA  6:25
.....then I couldn't spot it again before she finished feeding so not sure :rolleyes2:

ETA  7:40
I can't seem to get on Hancock this morning  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2012, 10:45:36 AM
1:35

I still believe I saw three being fed again....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/0601120136threeCa.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011201362threeCa.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011201363threeCa.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 01, 2012, 11:03:48 AM
Hancock forum was down for a while this morning - back up now.

I thought I saw three yesterday or maybe the day before, but wasn't sure, and didn't see the third one again once I was set up to record.  Must have been yesterday - wasn't during the incident with the very big fish - and yesterday was almost as hectic as today!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 01, 2012, 04:51:45 PM
I just watched some of a feeding and I am now positive there are three chicks and......oh my!, I thought I saw four!   :faint::lollol:

I can't catch the three in a cap though I'm pretty sure they are in this one. 
Judy, I hear you about seeing what is going on etc but they do need to zoom for a couple days so we can confirm
the chicks.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06011207431threeFourCa.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 01, 2012, 08:41:19 PM
Hi,
 Thanks JudyB & Sherri for welcoming me! I am going to go watch the osprey tomorrow afternoon. I hope I get some good pictures. Last time I went I took a lot of pictures of them hitting the other osprey with their wings and then catching fish,but the pictures came out too blurry,so I guess I was too excited to see all this going on,but that is what usually happens!!  I will post on here tomorrow evening with any news.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2012, 04:14:48 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, that is wonderful that you are visiting the nest again today! .... we will be looking
forward to hearing of what you see.  Would love to see your pictures as well.  :bigsmile:
I checked the weather for the area and it says 'light rain' which is what it looks like now.
Hopefully it will clear up.
I haven't seen Dad yet this morning but I got on late and the cam keeps shutting down on me. :rolleyes2:

Not sure whether you read back into this thread any, but JudyB and I visited the nest last year and had
a wonderful time.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06021208151.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 02, 2012, 07:10:33 AM
Good morning!  Happy you could confirm three chicks, Sherri!  (Maybe four?  :faint: - these are good parents - but it's not that big a nest!)

Hope the weather clears up and you have a good visit to the site, tele!  It is a lovely area.

10:00 am
I just watched a brief feeding - and I do agree that the cam needs to be zoomed in a bit if we're going to be able to see anything.  I just watched a feeding, and tried to count blurry bobbing heads - and am still slightly cross-eyed from the experience!

In case anyone else would like to try....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi2fcxyMjqc


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2012, 07:17:39 AM
Mornin' Judy  :[c] .....thanks for the video

Well, it would be unusual for there to be four but.....never know.  :lollol:

I was going to give 'the bobbing heads' count a try but getting an error message on video.
Perhaps it hasn't cleared thru YouTube yet?

ETA.....nevermind above about vid.....it is playing now.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2012, 08:00:18 AM
OK...Judy, I watched video a few times and here are a few caps as to what I came up with.....and the numeric point of
your video for reference. Perhaps you can go back and watch those points to see what I am seeing.
I'm 99.9% sure I saw at least three more than once.
I have 9 caps so will put into two posts.....I have included a couple where Mom is reaching back to feed, just to confirm
that a chick is back there when you see two moving closer to her.

At :42 of video
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid42possible4.jpg)

At 1:49
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid149reach.jpg)

At 2:06
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid206.jpg)

At 2:26
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid226.jpg)

And next frame 2:27
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid227.jpg)




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2012, 08:01:56 AM
At 2:42
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid242.jpg)

At 2:53
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid253.jpg)

And next frame 2:54
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid254.jpg)

At 2:59
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/JudyVid259.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 02, 2012, 08:22:50 AM
Thanks, Sherri - I thought I saw her reaching down several times to feed a somewhat smaller chick.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2012, 08:23:53 AM
Hi Judy.....I was just coming back here to say I have totally lost the cam.....are you still on?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 02, 2012, 11:42:07 AM
No - cam went down not long after I posted, and I didn't have time to watch so didn't try reloading it.  Just checked, and it's still down.  Weather is a bit messy, so power could be out.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 02, 2012, 02:19:05 PM
Just got home a little bit ago. It is a rainy,dark,dreary day. Nothing happening at the nest,but did see a head pop up twice. The rain was in sheets in the wind. Will go see them tomorrow  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2012, 09:43:01 AM
tele, thanks for coming back to let us know you made a visit.  Sorry it was such a bad weather day there yesterday.....the
cam is still down so I can't tell what is going on weather wise today but hope it is better.   Also hope you don't have to travel too
far to get there.   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 03, 2012, 01:30:34 PM
Hi Sherri,
  was down watching the osprey and the third one is still hanging around. It tried to land in the nest,but mom or dad kept jumping up at it then the other parent went after it again.They were very vocal.One caught a fish and took it to the nest then a little bit later it came back to the nest and took what was left and went on a limb and ate the rest. I only live 4 miles from the dam. I did take more pictures,but I think it is just a bit far across the dam for them to really come in good,but I am still going to keep trying!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 04, 2012, 04:22:48 AM
Cam is up!  :thu: ....but not zoomed in.  :sosad:

tele, having been there, I know what you mean about the distance to the nest.  It is most difficult to get good pictures, even with my
long lens.  However, they are still pictures from on site and wonderful to have!  :bigsmile:

Too bad they are still being bothered by another osprey.  Maybe it thinks it will get an easy meal from our male.  :bigsmile:
Lucky you to live so close!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 04, 2012, 04:47:08 AM
7:36 Dad in with fish......he was looking around a bit.  Mom flattened....don't know if something in
area or if raining.  :puzzled2:
He took off with the fish at 7:37

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041207361.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041207362.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041207371OffFish.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041207372.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 04, 2012, 07:24:24 AM
'Morning, everyone!  Nice pictures of Dad!

10:18 am
Mom was just up for a quick poop shot from the edge of the nest, and I had a good look at one chick and am pretty sure I saw at least one and probably two more.  It looks like it's still raining there, so she was back to brooding within seconds - and I feel very relieved to have seen the chicks after this awful weather.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 04, 2012, 01:43:58 PM
Thanks Judy....

Mom had flown off for a couple minutes......this is her coming back

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041204291.jpg)

Dad right behind her....but he didn't stay long

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041204292.jpg)

I'm sure you can't see it but in these next two caps, the chicks were bopping and wrestling with each other.
At least two and at one point it looked like it could have been 3 or 4!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041204301bop.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041204302bop.jpg)

I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would not want to zoom this cam in to see what is going on.  :puzzled2:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 04, 2012, 05:04:02 PM
It was another cold & rainy day here  :nono2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 05:12:04 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thankfully a better weather day today!
I saw Dad come in and out at 7:05 but didn't get a cap and don't know whether he had a fish.

Then Mom got up 7:55 and I could see the chicks.......with horrible fighting going on!  One of them especially will
not let the others up when they are down.  :shock:... Maybe they didn't get fed much over the last couple days in the rain and are
just hungry.  Hope so or this is going to be survival challenge!

Here is one picture......all three are in it.  Will be back with more when I edit them.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051208042mark.jpg)

ETA   Dad in as I was posting and off at 8:13


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 05:56:44 AM
There was so much activity going on at the same time that I am not ready to give up the idea
that there could be four.  Not likely but if they ever zoom in, we might be able to tell.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051207563.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051207564.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051207592.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051208001.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051208011smallUnderBeak.jpg)


Click for slideshow - 15 caps   7:55 to 8:05

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_06051207561.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=53e4dc22.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 05:57:43 AM
Dad at 8:12

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051208121DadIn.jpg)

I haven't seen him again and I don't think there has been a feeding.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 06:45:59 AM
9:25 feeding.......I didn't see Dad come in with fish.   Also, I didn't see much of the feeding.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051209251feed.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051209252.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051209261.jpg)





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 07:29:09 AM
Something going on here!  Mom has been on/off 5-6 times in the last ten minutes...very upset.

ETA  10:30..I just saw her chasing something in front of the nest!

10:32 still chasing....down over the water
10:33 back again


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 05, 2012, 09:16:21 AM
12:15 pm
A bit of unusual activity over the last half hour - I've posted on Hancock forum, will copy here when I have time.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 09:35:28 AM
Thanks Judy.....I have been on Maine eagles and didn't see recent activity.  I'll go over there.  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 05, 2012, 11:09:44 AM
hello..  Very Live fish @ 5:51am  :bigsmile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibrSj-LKDhI


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 12:16:11 PM
Hey Chris!  good to 'see' you!  :thu:
You were up before me this morning....I missed it!  thanks, I have it running on my laptop now.

YIKES!  it sure woke those chicks up though, didn't it?!  or knocked them out!  :lollol:  Holy Moly, they are
going to have to be careful!
Do you have any idea what kind of fish it is?

ETA:  The 3 chicks are very clear in CLC's video.....and I think I can now give up the idea of 4.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 05, 2012, 12:52:28 PM
Hello Sherri  :bigsmile: Not sure what kinda fish..  :lollol:  but ya 3 chicks and also had some video of 3 adults on the nest about a week ago but lost it some how..  :rolleyes2:

 This from 11:40 and a feeding at 11 am think it is mom and dad in both..
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX05i3CQMPc  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2012, 01:04:57 PM
Thanks Chris.....yes, I believe it was Mom and Dad in both.  It did look like something zoomed by at :29 though.
Perhaps another looking for a free meal.  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 06, 2012, 07:45:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI65lS1dES0


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 06, 2012, 08:55:56 AM
Thanks, Chris!  Must say I'm a bit surprised at the live fish - Dad is an experienced parent and they chicks are way too young to have big things flopping around in the nest.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 06, 2012, 10:31:57 AM
Chris, thanks for the video  :bigsmile:.......this is the first chance I have gotten to watch it.

Judy, I agree.....seems strange that he isn't cleaning them first; perhaps he just wants to get it to
the nest due to the 3rd osprey in the area.  :puzzled2: 

I'll be back at some point with some caps I got this morning...


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 06, 2012, 01:44:11 PM
These guys eat very well :nod2: and all 3 are very strong :bigsmile: i just skimmed through my recording up to 3pm. At 10:27 and 2:20 dad brought in another large Very Live fish. :mhihi: Like Judy said I have never seen so many Live fish to osprey this young either.. Very strange and very lucky a chick hasn't been hurt or thrown over board..   :eek: I was told 30 years ago that the male eats the head to protect the young :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 07, 2012, 03:34:38 PM
from 8:20am to 4pm there were 5 fish deliveries here. :nod2: :bigsmile: 3 live and 2 headless. the 5th got away from dad and flipped all over the place before he got it under control again..  :mhihi: it bonked the kids a few times but nothing bad :lollol: makes them tough :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 07, 2012, 05:16:05 PM
Chris, thanks so much for your reports!  :thu:
I'm glad to hear that at least 2 of the fish came in headless.  :rolleyes2:

I have been so busy that I can't even catch up with myself!  :lollol:  Will try to get back in the swing
of things tomorrow.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 07, 2012, 06:13:54 PM
Your welcome.. :bigsmile: Another live fish in at 7pm  :nod2:.. not real big  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 08, 2012, 06:22:08 AM
A Video just for the record..  :rolleyes2:

As with mosts nests, this nest has a bully.  One of the chicks is darker and bigger than the other 2.  As soon as mom leaves Bully brutally beats the other 2 into submission..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D-CmUBQ4XM


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 08, 2012, 06:20:28 PM
Lost a few recording today and had to shut down for a Tstorm. I skimmed through and found these feedings.
 8:20am large Live Fish
10:15 long feed of nestovers..
11:49 large Live Fish
12:45 long feed of nestovers..
 6:30 Live Fish
 7:30 Live Fish


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 09, 2012, 08:02:44 AM
Around 8-9AM today... Trout maybe  :puzzled2: hard to tell through the venetian blinds  :lollol:


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers10am6912.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 10, 2012, 08:47:06 AM
Nice live fish brought in.. :8) Feed lasted 15+ minutes First minute is delivery then the next  1.75 minutes is 15min in high speed.  I have notice the biggest one only Brutally beats on the other 2 when there is no parent on th nest. :nono1: Feedings go pretty smooth and equal for the most part. :mhihi:  Plenty of fish helps.. :nod2: male brings 3-5 fish a day most large and live. They both also bring in small pieces 1/2 fish from there left overs. :bigsmile: :8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4vc1ZXRBpw

ETA: As of 1pm 3 big live fish have been delivered..  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 11, 2012, 09:35:44 AM
some nice fish today, maybe a video later..  :wink2:.. Someone has zoomed in the cam..  :8) Had to post this video.. :lollol: once in reg. speed and a slowmo to really see it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkg9-HUeBco


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 11, 2012, 03:54:10 PM
Chris, I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your putting up videos and comments here.  I simply have not been able to get here
due to the tragedy and follow up at Maine eagles.  
This is one of my favorite nests and am so happy to see what I have been missing.

All looks well so far, other than the bonking.  I think they will be OK though     :nod2:…..lots of food.
It is quite funny how the bonks start when the parent leaves!  Kind of like ‘when the cat’s away’ saying.

Then I finally got to your last video…….Oh my!  I am still laughing!  :haha:  I really needed a chuckle today; that was wonderful!!  :thumbsup1:

Been away most of the day so one of the first things I did after making sure Maine nest was OK, was to check this nest…..I am sooooo
happy that they finally zoomed in!   I made a request quite a while ago. Perhaps they wanted to stay zoomed out due to the third osprey.  
I don’t know but sure am glad to be able to see these chicks better!

4:55   When I logged in, Mom was feeding the chicks…… don’t know how long feeding before but
the one on the right got most when I was watching.  Little one did get a few bites.
Dad came in and I think he may have taken the fish.  Mom left and I think she came back with a
piece of it!  Not sure though

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06111205022.jpg)

I stuck my caps in a SS as they are all pretty similar.

Click for slideshow -   12 caps -   4:55 to 5:25

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_06111204521p.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=27b7190c.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 11, 2012, 03:55:28 PM
5:50 PM  Chicks by themselves but Dad comes in

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06111205501bonk.jpg)

WHOA! ….and here comes Mom with a big fish!!  :shock: :shock:

Feeds the little ones again!  :bigsmile: ...  Littlest got more this time….he was in a good spot.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06111205502.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06111205510.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06111205521.jpg)

Dad left at 5:53
She left with the fish at 6:22

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06111206221.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 17 caps   5:45 to 6:25

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_06111205441.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=3fec4357.pbw)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 11, 2012, 05:51:45 PM
 :bigsmile: they do bring in some really nice fish ALL day long!! The also exit with fish and bring back balls leftover fish in their talons :lollol: So they get fed 1-2 Xs between all the great catches.

Sherri i have this nest set up to record when ever my computer is on. So I can check on things that happen during the day by skimming through.. So if you want to see something again let me know  :nod2: 

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayerbifsh6112012.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 12, 2012, 05:56:56 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Chris, great to know you have the cam set and ready to go!  thanks  :thumbsup1:
Great animation......she sure didn't waste any time at all grabbing that fish!  :lollol:

..........The also exit with fish and bring back balls leftover fish in their talons :lollol: So they get fed 1-2 Xs between all the great catches.
I noticed that yesterday  :bigsmile:......no lack of food here, for sure!

This morning.....feeding going on 6:10

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06091206092.jpg)

Then at 7:00 AM...
Mom waits for more fish....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06121207001.jpg)

Dad obliges...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06121207052Post.jpg)

He attempts to feed a few bites...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06121207071DadFeeds.jpg)

.....but Mom quickly takes over

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06121207081MomFeeds.jpg)


(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06121207083.jpg)

Click for slideshow – 11 caps   7:00 to 7:10 AM

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_06121207001.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=f66490ff.pbw)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 13, 2012, 06:13:45 AM
8:08 AM  Dad in with fish
Couldn't see most of the feeding as Mom had her back to cam

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06131208081DadFish.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06131208093.jpg)

After the feeding she seems as though she was watching something...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06131208212.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 13, 2012, 09:00:08 AM
 :8)  :bigsmile: love their long necks  :mhihi:

 At 5:45am Mom got up and feed the chicks a meal from the nest, At 6:03am Dad came with a big headless fish. Mom didn't even move to get it, just repositioned herself over the kids after a shake off. So insulted at 6:20 he Left with his catch  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/AYERS620am61312.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 13, 2012, 09:44:38 AM
Chris  :haha:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 14, 2012, 07:20:48 AM
They zoomed the cam out this morning.....this is good.  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06141210101zoomedOutAgain.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 14, 2012, 09:06:15 AM
Great pictures, reports, videos and slideshows - thanks, Sherri and Chris!

Both adults have been on the nest quite a bit this morning - and around 11:20, I noticed that both were feeding the chicks!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/tKLG4Dub9L0614110658.jpg)

Dad was doing a bit of eating as well, but the chick who positioned itself next to him was definitely getting a good share of the bites!  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 14, 2012, 04:55:45 PM
Judy, thank you for your observations.....haven't been able to watch much today.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 14, 2012, 05:32:19 PM
Dad brought in 2 large live fish. 1 around 8:45am and 1 less than an hour later.. :eek: Mom grabbed the first quick. :love:  He fed the kids some of the 2nd. but they were full from the feeding before.. :lollol: This morning the cam was way down. you couldn't even see the kids heads when they stretched..  :mhihi:
 just checking the rest of the day now.. Be back with some details..  

ETA
12:20 Dad Live Fish
1:45 Nest overs from Mom Full crops..
1:50  Dad In with fish Ball ... not needed so he leaves with it. :lollol:
2:30 Dad in with ?? not sure LOL
2:45 Mom with live fish
3:30 Dad with live Fish..
4:40 Dad on watch.. 2 chicks go at it hard. Dad looks perplexed  :haha: he gets in the middle, Then breaks out some nestovers for a long feeding..  :mhihi:
7:59 Dad in with nice Large live fish..  :8) Mom grabs it right away..  :love: :mhihi:
Good Night Ayers Family..  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 16, 2012, 02:04:08 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:

In NH visiting with lakeMaMa.......we went to the nest today.....great fun!  Saw both Mom and Dad.

Chris, if you were recording today, can you check about 2:35ish.   Dad went in with a fish and I have on site
pictures of it.  Would be fun to have the matching cam shots.  I got him going through the air with it but when he
landed, I think Mom was blocking the shot.

We also saw the third osprey.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 16, 2012, 02:26:07 PM
So glad to hear that you were able to visit the nest, Sherri!  I've been watching part of the time today, but have been busy so don't have any s'caps, I'm afraid.  Did notice that they tend to both go defensive whenever Dad arrives with a fish.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 16, 2012, 03:01:58 PM
Friday 15th.
Maybe some things missing recorder shut down a few times
7:07am Dad i/w Large Live Fish
8:05am Dad i/w fishball feeds chicks
8:12am Mom i/w big stick
10:27am Mom feeds nestovers
11:30am dad i/w stick
1:40pm Dad i/w Large Live fish
3? pm Dad i/w headless fish
6:10pm Dad i/w Large Live Fish


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 16, 2012, 03:05:33 PM
5:12am Dad i/w Large fish piece
6:45am Dad i/w Large Live fish
7:11am Mom i/w big stick
7:30am Mom i/w big stick
7:38am Mom i/w big stick
7:49am Dad i/w big stick
8:18am Dad i/w big chick killer stick :shock: LOL :lollol:
9:02am Dad i/w Large Live fish
10:05am Mom big stick LOL  :lollol:
11:17am Dad Large Live Fish
12:25pm Dad i/w strange nest material

Aprox.  1:25pm  to 1:40pm Disturbance Mom mantling over chicks, chirping like crazy at sky above..

2:35pm Dad i/w Live fish but at first look, it looks more like nest material and I might have dismissed as such if Sherri hadn't of been there LOL. Mom was on alert and didn't go right for the fish covered in grass, and Dad's attention was elsewhere as well, so it tricked me. :rolleyes2:
I'll put together a video of it.. May be a few hours. PC is really busy right now so things are slow..

ETA Ok .. :lollol: The fish wasn't grass covered  :lollol: just the cam break up because of the speedy entry and Mom didn't even go near the fish for 6 minutes. They both were on alert.

Sure hope your pics come out better than this Sherri  :nod2: :lollol: Video still to come .. Interesting situation
 
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SatJun161400PSNHOspreyCam128_1__0001.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 16, 2012, 03:45:16 PM
Chris,  wonderful!!! absolutely wonderful!! thank you!  :thu:
I just reviewed my pictures and have got some pretty good ones of Dad coming in with the fish.  I also have a couple
of the why Mom didn't go after the fish right away and Dad being distracted.  The third osprey was in the picture.  :bigsmile:
I think he chased Dad into the nest, though we didn't see him till after Dad landed.

Don't rush on putting the video together if you have other things to do.   Sadly, I don't have Photoshop on this new laptop and
I won't be able to edit my pics till I get home.  Heading from here into Maine tomorrow and won't be home till Thursday.
Doesn't matter though.....whenever, it will be fun to coordinate the event.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 16, 2012, 05:52:45 PM
Soo  :8) Sherri :bigsmile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNBjbkqgrU8

ETA..
3:45 mom is just finishing up the 2:35 delivery and at 3:53 dad comes in with headless fish eats and feeds one chick some and mom feeds some more to the other 2 from nest overs.. 1 wanders back to dad for more..   Dad leaves just after 4pm and Mom continues to eat and feed until 4:19.. :eek:  Close to a 2 hour (1.75hrs) long eat and feed.. :shock:   Mom brings stick @ 5:37... Long lazy time for the chicks.  :nod2:  Very little movement right up to recorder stopped at 8pm.. :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 17, 2012, 06:12:03 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Chris, thanks so  much!  I just watched your video and it is terrific.  I can't wait until I can get my
pictures edited so that I can match them up.  You will love the comparisons!  :nod2:

Judy, I somehow missed your post last night......glad yiou were able to watch a bit yesterday.
I so much wish you had been able to join us......hopefully next trip.  :huggie



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 18, 2012, 06:28:26 AM
Can't wait to see your pics Sherri  :bigsmile: i haven't gone through yesterdays recordings yet.. I will skim through later so we know what went on..  :wink2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 20, 2012, 05:40:20 AM
Hello, Been really busy last 2 days.. :bigsmile: I went through the recordings for the past 48hrs this AM. Nothing bad, many fish deliveries. :8) These 3 are not wanting for anything, except that mom has been hanging out on the perch and leaving them alone more since yesterday am, so they all gather to that side and chirp away at her "fish, fish fish" ..  :lollol:

Gonna be a very  hot one today.. :nod2:  Stay Cool..  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 21, 2012, 03:49:12 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Chris  :lollol: .....yep, this is one lucky little family to have such good parents, along with a great food supply.

I checked in at 5:45 AM and Mom was already at the end of a feeding for them.
She took off a few minutes ago and the little ones are flattened.
 
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06211205471.jpg)

I took a few caps yesterday morning and am adding them for the record of growth changes.  :bigsmile:
The oldest will be 4 weeks on Sunday.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06191210031.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06191210131.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06191210201.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06191210211.jpg)





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 21, 2012, 03:51:30 AM
This was last night.......looks like Mom and wee ones trying to stay cool (like all the rest of us!  :lollol:)
Sure was a scorcher yesterday!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06201208081.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06201208451.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 21, 2012, 01:21:58 PM
 :8) Sherri that feeding began with the delivery of what was most likely a Lunker :eek: of a small mouth bass at 5:02am. All 3 crops were huge 1hr later  :bigsmile:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/ayerSML062120212.gif)

And around 7 dad came in with another good size headless fish left over from his breakfast. He left that fish in the nest.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/ayersF27396212012.gif)

 But there were no more feedings till 3:30pm..  :puzzled2: most of the day was spent with chicks flat in the nest or adult mantling them or chicks necks stretched  looking toward the perch on the right.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/ThuJun211000PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)

This is most likely part of the reason for all the alert and no feeding.  :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK8hqrXPqmw


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 21, 2012, 06:31:07 PM
Thanks Chris!   I see 'the crew' was moving stuff around again. :nod2:
Did you watch this nest last year when all the construction was going on?  If not, it was pretty upsetting but Mom and
Dad seemed to cope quite well.
That being said, they are 'upsetting the applecart' every time they do this now as last year was likely a long time ago
in Mom's memory!  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 22, 2012, 05:48:56 AM
Good Morning.. The O's are up early in the am..  :nod2: at 5am when my recorder started Mom was feeding the not so little ones.  5:15 she brought in a big clump of grass. At 5:30 dad brought in a big live fish. And then I think they were trying to "Keep up with the Joneses". :nod2: :lollol: Construction (nest) materials being delivered every 10 minutes.. Some very big sticks. :shock: I think dad needs his own crane.. :mhihi: Pretty funny watching them try to move big sticks with all 5 O's in the nest..  :haha:

Gonna set recorder for 4am for tomorrow.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 23, 2012, 02:39:57 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]
Chris, just checking and she is feeding now.....will be interesting to see what time it came in if you set for 4:00.

I saw Dad with a huge stick yesterday .....  he was pretty funny trying to balance it without if falling off.
Got some caps but been so busy haven't had a chance to post.....need to get working on the on site photos as well
but this weekend involved in grandson's baseball tournament and it is an hour away. :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 24, 2012, 12:51:16 PM
Hello  :bigsmile: the nest is just barely visible at 4 am, But I can see no parent on the nest until just after 5 the last 2 mornings. I can also see the little O's repositioning and chirping fish calls by 4:15..  Saturday morning mom landed  around 5:08 and dad was a minute behind with a nice big fish.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersf162312.gif)

 The feed lasted the better part of an hour with the chicks walking away at the end. at 6:52am  Mom got up and grabbed the 1/2 fish that was left and fed the chicks. mean time at 7:02 dad lands with another live fish, but is ignored. So he takes off at 7:04 with his fish to eat by himself. 

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersf262312.gif)

7:08 1st fish gone. 7:15 dad comes back with his leftovers and starts feeding a chick. By 7:17 Mom takes the fish from dad and  feeds and eats the rest until 7:25am..  At 9:39 dad comes with a small fish PC and feeds 2 chicks for 3 or 4 minutes and it's gone.. Dad comes in at 215 with another live fish and feeds the little O's fo 5 minutes before mom takes over.. And another live fish is delivered by dad at 5:58pm...

I will do today a little later.. :wink2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 24, 2012, 09:47:01 PM
Hi all,
  I went and watched the osprey this afternoon. The chicks are getting big!  Two of them were close to the edge and looking down which is frightening to see because it's a long fall. When will they fly? The dad had a fish then dropped it off at the nest, he stayed to help feed for a few minutes then off he went to a near by limb. About five minutes later he was skimming over the water, but I didn't see any fish in his claws then right back up to the limb for another maybe eight minutes then he is back skimming again in which this time he had a fish and took it back to the limb where he was having his lunch while momma & chicks were still feeding on their fish. When I was there on Saturday they had a visitor..........a deer!  He was up the hill just a little, but he didn't seem to bother them. The deer then crossed the road and into the woods he went. I have this picture and hope I can put it on here.
Have a good week  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 25, 2012, 03:25:26 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Chris, great animations......thanks.
......and tele, so glad you got to go see them again.  Thanks for the on site report.

Geesh, between what Chris posted and what tele saw, I think all Dad does with his time is fish! (and chase
intruders out of his space)  :lollol:
tele, we didn't see a deer when we visited last Sat., but did see a fox!  it was on our side of the dam.
Working on my pictures and, hopefully, will post them today.

6:10   Mom is enjoying her breakfast as it seems the little ones have already eaten and taking a nap.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06251206102.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06251206101.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 25, 2012, 10:46:18 AM
It must be fun to be able to go view a cam nest from the ground.. :8)  Sherri I went back to look at some of the posts from last year.. :sigh2: what a mess for these Osprey to deal with.. :sosad:  They are strong willed..  :bigsmile:

Sunday 6/24/12

Dad with live fish at 5:20am

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJun240500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0001.jpg)

Then at 5:56 Dad comes in fast and snatches up what is left of his 5:20 delivery. He eats a little. Mom leaves then he leaves with whats left. #2

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJun240500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0002.jpg)

 He must not have been able to get a 2nd fish for his breakfast. Kids come first.. Dad comes in at 6:21 with a big Y stick to lay across all the little O's and disrupts the whole family.. LOL  
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJun240500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0003.jpg)

 Dad comes in with a long thing stick at 7:04 and lays it across the kids again, but as soon as he lifts it from the small end it goes overboard.. OOPs!  :lollol:
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJun240500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0004.jpg)

 mom in with stick at 7:24am Good landing.. But she drags it across the kids heads and changes her mind and brings to the other side and knocks of another stick placing it. Mean time behind her the biggest chick gives the little one a beat down because of her wacking them...  :rolleyes2:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJun240500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0005.jpg)

7:42 dad in with stick and out with something at 7:44am he comes back with a small fish pc at 7:47 and feeds a chick but it only lasts 2 minutes and it is gone..  dad leaves and Mom finds nestovers to feed the chicks for 3 minutes  at 7:54am At 8:06 dad comes in with a stick disappointing the Fish Chirpers.. And again at 8:10..Dad must have been fishing for the next 80 minutes and comes in with a live catch at 9:35am..  mom takes right off  feed lasts about 20 minutes , so it wasn't Dad's biggest catch..  He returns with another at 12:13pm  and feeds 2 for about 2 minutes before Mom decides he wasn't doing good enough and she takes over..  It lasts less than 20min. Dad with  live fish at 2:18.. He fills the littlest one in 10 minutes, who is the only one interested in his catch, :nope: so he leaves at 2:28.  with mom fish chirping dad lands at 3:04 with another live fish. She wastes no time taking this one. She stops feeding at 3:20 and is on alert.. 5:18 dad drops off a fish pc and leaves. Mom  not interested, but he left it..  6:29pm Mom in fast  fish chirping and dad in seconds after with nice live fish.  
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJun241800PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)

Mom snags it  instantly.  6:46 Mom beak cleaning while each little O sends a shot off the nest, all settled in by 6:49 and mom leaves. She is back in minutes with a big clump of nest material..  In like a 727, dad with another live fish at 7:37pm..
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJun241800PSNHOspreyCam128_0002.jpg)

 mom wastes no time taking it and dad leaves..  :lollol:  20min feed..


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 26, 2012, 04:08:18 AM
Chris, thanks!  great coverage!
They are so funny when they come in fast.....wonder sometimes whether they are going to put on the brakes!  :bigsmile:
(though admit I worry as space gets limited here that a chick will get knocked out).

"Fish Chirpers"?!!!  :haha:  good one!.....and here I always thought they were called Fish Hawks!  :haha:

Yes, great fun to visit a nest that has a cam.....especially when time can be coordinated with someone watching cam at time.

Last year was like something I never saw before.....this pair was amazing that they tolerated so much constant activity.  To go through all
that and to have two of them not make it to adulthood was very upsetting.
Guess their determination is what makes me love them so much.  :love:

Cam zoomed in this morning.....
Mom feeding 6:55

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06261206542.jpg)

Guess one has enough and is 'standing guard' while Mom feeds the others.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06261207041.jpg)


(On site pics still coming......got interrupted by having to babysit yesterday....hopefully be back shortly)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 26, 2012, 06:18:51 AM
Quote from: Sherri
(On site pics still coming......got interrupted by having to babysit yesterday....hopefully be back shortly)
Funny how life gets in the way..  :lollol: :nod2:

Yesterday... 6/25/12

Mom in nest laying down in nest until 4:35am  She returns at 5:20am Dad in with nice live fish at 5:25am.  Mom snatches it right up and he is gone in seconds..all the little O's passed out cold @6:13..  6:16 and Mom still eating. She cleans her beak then leaves while the little ones regroup and pass back out, not even moving much until just before 8 . they all regroup and back down until 9:53 when Dad lands with a fish on alert. A minute later mom lands both on alert 9:56 dad leaves and mom takes the fish and he left. She feeds a few bites then lots of fly by's, kids flat in nest. Mom looks all around.  At 10:01 She is chirping away and leaves with the fish. Little O's flat to the nest. She turns less than a minute later feeds one chick a few bites still on alert and leaves again with the fish at 10:08 diving straight down and back in 30 seconds. And out again at 10:11 with fish in talon. Back in 45 seconds out in 30 and back in 30 .
 
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/MonJun251000PSNHOspreyCam128_0003.jpg) (http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/MonJun251000PSNHOspreyCam128_0002.jpg)

10:16 the coast is clear and little O's get to eat.. Done in 10 minutes..  11am nestorations  Mom with stick dad with a log he leaves across the kids.. dad in with live fish just after noon in the rain.  

By 1 it is down pouring for the next 2 hrs with some bright flashes of lightning. just before 3 mom 3 O's preening and trying to dry out..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/MonJun251400PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)

 cam zooms in just after 3.  Dad with live fish 3:49. takes 10 minutes befor Mom takes it because they are on alert..  5:30 Dad moving a Y stick around disrupting the kids, until he finds some nestovers to feed them. Mom in at 5:43pm. She just stands there until she notices Dad has fish. She sneaks around the outside of the nest and snatches it from behind 5:45..  All crops are very full and she finishes up at and leaves at 5:57. 6:01 she comes in with clump nest material. back with a stick 6:15 and then she lays down with the little O's. Dad lands with fish at 6:43 with fish, Mom snags it right away and starts feeding while dad tries to move sticks.. No room to move so he leaves..  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 26, 2012, 07:16:09 AM
Cam down..  :sosad:

This morning there may have been a parent in the nest at 4am and gone by 4:15. Hard to see at that time on cloudy days..
Little O's alone and wet until 6:15.



 Dad comes in with a fish 6:18, Mom snags it right away..  :lollol:  Little O's alone at 6:30am. I think Mom was on alert and left with the fish. Hard to to tell with the cam this close, but she comes in with a fish at 6:42 and starts feeding...  Not much goes on between then and 9:14am when the cam went down..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/MonJun251800PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)

Cam is back up at 11am.. Looks very windy and blurry..  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 26, 2012, 10:13:50 AM
Thanks so much for all your reports, Chris!  I just don't have time to watch this cam very often - and do want to know how they are doing, so your reports are great!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 26, 2012, 10:21:51 AM
It is pretty windy and very cool here today. It is suppose to rain again with maybe a thunder boomer later on, but I hope not!  Going to go down and see them after supper if the weather behaves!!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 26, 2012, 11:02:23 AM
Chris, thanks again.  Looks like Mom couldn't make up her mind to stay/go on the 10:01 fish yesterday!  :lollol:
Love the last cap in that post!  :8)

tele, hope the weather holds off so you can get there later.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 26, 2012, 11:04:58 AM
Finally, here are pictures from on site visit by LakeMaMa and I on 06-16-12.  Sorry it took so long to get them here.  
I estimate that the nest is at least 1000 ft away so pictures aren't all that great but you get the idea.  :nod2: ....Even most of my distance shots are taken at 350-400mm.
Note that on the slideshows, you can control the speed that you watch them by placing your cursor over the left lower corner.

Amazed at how they have grown in just 10 days!  :shock:

I don’t recall this bench and sign being there last year when JudyB and I visited, but perhaps they
were….I’m not the most observant person! :lollol:
LakeMaMa took some great pictures of them and thought it a good way to start our adventure.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/BenchCa.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/SignCa.jpg)

When we arrived Mom was in ‘alarm mode’ due to an intruder overhead.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1906Ca3.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1921Ca2.jpg)

Mom gave him a ‘good flapping’ and warning when he got closer!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1924Ca2.jpg)

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire%20-%2006-16-12/?albumview=slideshow&direction=reverse


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 26, 2012, 11:06:55 AM
We soon found out why the intruder was there………he was chasing Dad around as he was coming in with a fish! :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1953Ca2.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1954Ca2.jpg)

Dad lands on nest with fish ….note the intruder in the picture buzzing by.
(Chris, this is where your video starts!)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1968Ca3.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1969Ca3.jpg)

After Dad determined that all was well, he left and headed down river……apparently to get another fish that Chris noted coming in shortly after we left the site.

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire%20-%2006-16-12%20Fish%20Delivery/?albumview=slideshow&direction=reverse



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 26, 2012, 11:09:05 AM
A fox appeared on our side of the dam….too quick for me to get any good shots so kind of blurry.  We also saw what I
believe a heron on the other side of river.
Mom takes it all in while she and wee ones wait for the next fish delivery.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1996Ca2.jpg)

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire%20-%2006-16-12%20Fox/?albumview=slideshow&direction=reverse

We had a wonderful day and hope to get back there again this year before they migrate.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: LakeMaMa on June 26, 2012, 12:01:14 PM
Spectacular!...my friend. You have the goods up. :lollol: :lollol: Beautiful shots, no doubt.  :nod2: :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 26, 2012, 12:34:48 PM
 :lollol:  Thanks LMM.....glad you like them.  Can't wait to get back there again.  They have grown
so much!  Would be able to see them in pictures now.  :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 26, 2012, 01:48:08 PM
Sherri those are beautiful and incredible pictures!!  We too have seen that fox, but have not got a picture of him yet as he is fast!  The chicks sure are getting big and will be flying soon. Thanks for sharing the great pictures  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 26, 2012, 06:24:16 PM
Great Pictures Sherri :thu: :clap1: :clap1:  :8) If nothing else dad will teach that 3rd osprey how to fish..  :lollol:
 
Today was pretty windy and cam was real shaky. That didn't stop dad from bringing his fish quota..   :nope:
He kept those little Fish Chirppers happy today :nod2: and even Ma O ..  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/TueJun261200PSNHOspreyCam128_3__0001.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/TueJun261800PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Judy on June 26, 2012, 06:40:16 PM
Nice photos Sherri.  :bigsmile: What a big fish he caught!  That looks like a healthy fox, you did good to get a few quick shots. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 27, 2012, 07:35:34 AM
Thanks everyone ..... glad you like the pics......sure was fun taking them!  :nod2:

Good point, Chris.....about teaching 3rd osprey to get his own!  :lollol:

Yes, tele.....it won't be long before they are in flight.....time passes so quickly.

Judy, fox does appear to be healthy......if judged on it being quick then it is really healthy!  :lollol:
It sure did move fast to get out of sight!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 27, 2012, 08:16:26 AM
It's a cloudy,windy,& cold day here today :rolleyes2: Looks like rain very soon  :gaah:  those little fish chirpers
(love the name for the little o's!!) are so  :heart0:  :chick Hope the sun comes out soon :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 27, 2012, 05:01:29 PM
The sun finally came out late this afternoon :clap  We went down and watched them and they were very busy as
dad dropped off a fish and then left. Mom took a fly around also! Going back down to see them tomorrow too :nod2:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 27, 2012, 05:59:11 PM
11:30am they all got up like someone blew the morning bugle.   :lollol:
and they were all flat to the nest again within 5 minutes.. :rolleyes2:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers62712.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 28, 2012, 05:08:20 AM
Thanks Chris, love when osprey chicks stick their necks up when curious.  The one on the left looks like he
might be the 'leader'.

tele, glad you have a break in the weather.  Looks like today going to be a good one!

6:35  Mom relaxing with litte ones

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281206351.jpg)

6:37 Dad in

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281206371.jpg)

Likely has company as Mom is chirping at something...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281206381.jpg)

6:38  Mom has enough and takes off, likely in pursuit.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281206391a.jpg)

6:39  Dad probably wants to keep track of where Mom went so off he goes as well!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281206392dad.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 28, 2012, 08:10:05 AM
Whoa!  11:04
Glanced up and saw large shadow over nest and hovered.  :shock:......kids went flat.
Parent didn't come in yet.
Sure hope it was an osprey and not an eagle!  I don't know if the eagle has been seen this year.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281211041shadowHover.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281211042.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 28, 2012, 07:25:45 PM
Hello..

This video is 1 hour in 6 minutes.. The first 30 seconds is the 5 minutes before the shadow  in high speed. then 1.5 minutes in normal speed and a slow down of the shadow and the shadow maker... If you watch the FC"s you can tell who is a parent and who is the intruder. They take their eyes off the parent and closely watch the intruder.. The last 4 minutes is the rest of the hour in high speed..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRHlmMI4wvw

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersspark62812.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 28, 2012, 08:36:39 PM
That is amazing, Chris - looked to me as if they were on a runaway train during the speeded up section - and I loved the high-speed poop shot!

The intruder looked like an osprey to me - mostly because of the dark markings I thought I could see on the head - what did you think?

Thanks so much for doing this!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2012, 05:42:29 AM
Thanks Chris!  :thu:
Guess I was busy taking my cap of the shadow when they flew through as I didn't see them.
When first watching vid, I thought maybe a sub adult eagle but after watching a few times, I don't
think big enough and I do believe it is an osprey.  How they love to hover......must have been checking
for leftovers!  :lollol:
After seeing how fast one can be snatched from a nest, like recently in Scotland  :sosad:, I got a little nervous.

When checking this morning, I thought the kids went through a growth spurt overnight!  :lollol:

5:45 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06291205481.jpg)

8:40 AM
Mom sitting while wee ones take a nap.....
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06291208381.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 29, 2012, 06:28:05 AM
 I think they grow bigger from early morning to night..  :lollol:

 I am pretty sure that  the 3rd osprey trying to steel lunch..  :nod2: It was bugging mom around 7:30 this am..  
She left like 3Xs with her fish, and the little fish chirpers were silent and looking like nest material..  :rolleyes2:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/FriJun290734PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0001.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/FriJun290734PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0002.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2012, 07:53:38 AM
I think they grow bigger from early morning to night..  :lollol:
Likely so!  :lollol:

Quote
..... I am pretty sure that that is the 3rd osprey trying to steel lunch..  :nod2: It was bugging mom around 7:30 this am.. 
Hm-m, could be!  I haven't been watching much this morning.  One thing almost certain.....it isn't Dad.  He is almost all white chest and
I can see a necklace on this one.
Maybe one of our females from a couple years ago!  :love:  I remember one of the (presumably) females being pretty aggressive.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 29, 2012, 06:11:36 PM
Mom has some messed up feathers. I think it happened while she was trying to shade all 3 FC's. There really is only enough room for 2 to be shaded. :puzzled2: She does her best but they push her all over the place and under her wings and tail.. :eek: Pushing their heads up under her arm pit, making her raise her wings stand and turn every 5 minutes. They are really getting under feathers..  :lollol:

3:30ish
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers330pm63912.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 29, 2012, 07:36:18 PM
I got down there around 5:55 FC's were alone then mom came with a big stick. Dad went by the nest around 6:35 with a big fish,but went to a near by pole and sat there eating the fish for 40 minutes all the while the FC's sounded like a hundred peepers watching him (I could actually hear them) and they wanted what dad had,finally around 7:20 he left the pole and went to the nest with the fish which looked to be a big one. The deer came by again for a short visit! Then dad left the nest while mom fed the FC's.And then I went home!! They sure are growing fast  :chick
Have a great weekend everybody  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 29, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
tele  They sure can chirp up a storm..  :lollol: and the bigger they get the louder they are..  :nod2:

Quote
5:55 FC's were alone then mom came with a big stick.
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Quote
finally around 7:20 he left the pole and went to the nest with the fish
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayer720pm62812.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 30, 2012, 04:09:38 AM
tele, glad you got to go down there again. :nod2:
.....and how  :8) that Chris was able to coordinate your visit with the cam shots! Thanks Chris. :thumbsup1:

Here are a couple from Thurs that I meant to post and forgot.......thought they were cute so will post now anyway.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/6281201552Ca.jpg)

A little FC conversation?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281203341Ca.jpg)

"But Mom, did you hear what he said?....you ought to put him in time out!"

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06281203342Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on June 30, 2012, 07:24:45 PM
Great Pictures Sherri ... :bigsmile:

All is well here.. Plenty of Fish and Sticks today..  :lollol:
This is a prize catch...  :8)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers63012.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 30, 2012, 07:58:57 PM
That is some fish - thanks, Chris!   :bigsmile:

And so happy you were able to visit the nest, tele - wonderful to have a report from a different perspective as well!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 04, 2012, 07:40:39 AM
Just stopped in for a second to let ya know I haven't forgotten these. I have some pics n obbs from the last few days will post tomorrow.. they are changing fast.. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 04, 2012, 03:36:11 PM
Sudden severe storm hit nest as I was watching 6:04 PM!  :shock:
Now 6:35 and I think (and hope!!) it has passed.  Thank God I can see the 3 chicks and they are OK with Mom on nest.
I saw a piece of the nest fly off and I let out a scream so loud that my cats took cover!  I was so afraid the wee ones would
get blown out.  They were alone at the time, then Mom made her way back in.
Is there an emoticon for heart palpitations?  :lollol:
(Chris and Judy.....I sent you heads up mail)

ETA 7:24

Just to show why I was so alarmed!

5:44 PM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07041205441.jpg)

6:00 PM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07041206001-1.jpg)

6:04 PM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07041206041-1.jpg)

6:05
Weather for nest ..... 6:05
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07041206251.jpg)

6:14
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07041206141-1.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 5:31 thru 7:05 PM

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/th_07041205311.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/?action=view&current=6887dd22.pbw)

Must admit I will feel a LOT better once I see Dad come in.  It was really awful. :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 05, 2012, 03:41:12 AM
Mornin'  :bigsmile:

Scene looks way better this morning!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07051206351.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07051206401.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Lori on July 05, 2012, 04:20:29 AM
Wow Sherri .. That must have been extremely nerve-wracking to watch.  :shock:
Thanks so much to you and CLC. The pictures, slideshows, videos, and posts on this thread are wonderful.  :clap


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 05, 2012, 08:27:15 AM
  :eek: Quick storm.. I have some pics from the 1st to the 4th I will post later. :bigsmile:. Here is a video of the storm. 17 minutes. starts about 6:01.   I left the first 15 minutes in normal speed and the next 1.75 minutes is 30 minutes in high speed.  Mom and dad have been working hard to  build up the railings and a lot of it left in about 30 seconds time. :sosad: I have  pictures of dad bringing the birch and the clump of oak leaves..


By 1.20 the wind starts and the Osprey are spooked.

 
  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI-ikJXjDLU

 :idea: When I watch long videos like this I open it in a new window,  and go do something else for 5+ minutes to let it load. then it plays better.. Another way is download it with realplayer and then you can even watch it fast forward  and off line and delete it after . They also play better when watch directly from utube.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 05, 2012, 10:41:32 AM
Thanks Chris  :thu: ......and Lori, glad you like the coverage, thanks.   :bigsmile:
It was almost as scary watching the video as when I watched it live!  Phew!
Imagine me sitting here by myself ..... I was working on photo editing and one minute all was well, then the next thing
I look up at is the scene at 1:20 into your video!
At 1:52 in vid is when I let out a holler as I thought the chick on the right was going with the wind!
.....then again at 2:42, more starts to break apart and I thought for sure I was going to be sitting here watching that
whole nest blow away.
..... chick needs 'life lesson' about staying down in the wind (based on 5:20 in vid where up with wings spread.....then flapping a bit later  :shock:)

I was so glad when Mom finally stood on edge and flapped to dry off.  It gave indication storm was gone by.
She is such a good Mom!  :love:

So glad you were able to do the video.......a 'keeper' for sure.  This little family very lucky indeed on this one!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 05, 2012, 03:56:43 PM
Yes they are lucky.. :nod2: the nest is pretty beat on the right side.. As a whole the nest is smaller now. :sosad: I think next year they would benefit  from a cleaning of the platform.. The corners are no longer being used because of the height of the middle ring.. these are from the last few days. I am still looking for a rare clip I saw of Mom bringing in a very large live fish. :8) Most of the time it is dad with live ones untill the FC's are big enough to eat alone.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJul11000PSNHOspreyCam128_0002.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayer7512.gif)

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 06, 2012, 05:20:25 AM
Good Morning All.. Let the fish wars begin :nod2: :lollol:.
Most mornings Dad is in before 6am with a live fish. He didn't show up this am.. Mom came in and dragged a big headless fish from under some nest material. She fed the FC's for a while. She leaves and just before 7 the middle FC is standing on a fish piece tearing off pcs and eating it. The oldest saw him and got up to watch but didn't take it. Won't be long before they are pulling each other and the parents off the nest..  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/AYER7612.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2012, 05:45:15 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Chris, Thanks!  :bigsmile:....yep, this nest wasn't big enough for all of them to start with.....it sure didin't
help the cause to lose some of it!
Do you think that storm has had some effect on Dad getting fish?  ..... or maybe we won't see him as often; he might be
trying to avoid the crowd!  :lollol:

Also, very  :8)  slideshow yesterday! Love the way you did that!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2012, 07:18:40 AM
Been watching on and off for a couple hours........haven't seen Mom or Dad.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061210131.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on July 06, 2012, 08:47:56 AM
Chris, your 4th of July storm video is amazing!  And thank you for all of your great videos  :bigsmile:

Sherri, it must have been incredibly stressful to watch that live!  I thought for sure that a chick had blown away until I could count three chicks again, and Mom was so good about trying to cover the chicks during the torrential rain that came afterward.  You and Chris are doing such a great job of covering this nest - thank you! :) I hope Dad shows up soon with breakfast!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2012, 09:16:37 AM
Thanks Marcia.....so glad you stopped by.  Don't be a stranger.  :bigsmile:

Yes, wicked stressful watching it not knowing what was going to happen.  Thank goodness all made it through. :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 06, 2012, 09:33:13 AM
Thank You..  :bigsmile: I am cheating.. I record all day and go through it after..  :mhihi:
 Today I have watched for a while.. :bigsmile:      No parent since 7:51am  :puzzled2:

12:27..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Snapshot10058.jpg)

ETA.. Mom in with grass at 12:47 and back out. Back at 12:56  All 4 fish chirping..  :lollol:
no fish as of 1:06  Dad in with fish at 2:04

Sherri in answer to your question about the fish? Sorry I am a little slow  :mhihi:
 A sudden rush of water from storms can disrupt the fish for a little while. send some down stream that didn't plan on going..  :eek:  Also fish don't like real warm water. So when the water temp rises fish go deeper or to cooler waters and are harder to find. So in turn this is when the female will most likely start helping to catch the fish because dad is not meaning his normal quota  :lollol: and those FC's are not getting smaller :nope:.. . They maybe having to go  farther or having to fish faster moving waters. Less success rate in faster waters..  Not to mention the competition from a newly trained osprey..  :rolleyes2:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 06, 2012, 01:50:15 PM
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers1227p7612.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2012, 02:10:01 PM
Chris, thanks for the info about the fish  :thumbsup1:..I thought there could be a problem with it.   I hope the storm didn't send them
all over the dam!  :bigsmile:

Been so busy editing photos, watching loons and eagles that I haven't had the cam up this afternoon.  I hope Dad has been seen since your post.
Mom is on with the FC's now....5:05 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205071.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2012, 02:43:02 PM
5:24 One of the wee ones helps Mom with stick moving!  :lollol:.....Mom was doing a lot of food calling.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205241.jpg)

I left to feed the cats and when I came back 10 min later, Mom was feeding.  Presume Dad came in while I was gone. ( :?:)

5:36
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205361.jpg)

 :lollol:
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205362.jpg)

Mom just left......5:41


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2012, 02:46:14 PM
5:44 Mom back in and it looks like there might be a chase going on in the background.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 06, 2012, 03:03:43 PM
5:59   Aw, there he is!  :love:  (I didn't see him come in but presume he brought fish.....Mom feeding)

Phew! look at that crowd!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205591.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205592.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205593.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07061205594.jpg)

One thing we know for sure......Dad is very smart!  he got right out of the mix!  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 06, 2012, 05:30:09 PM
Thanks Chris for putting pics with my times,looks great!  I have been way up North this past week and we got the storm too,but not as bad. I thought of the FC's & so glad to hear they made it through,what a relief :nod2:
Sherri, I would have been a basket case watching them during the storm,very,very stressful for sure. They sure have grown in one week :hooray
I am going to go see them FC's tomorrow :mhihi:

I went to the other osprey nest up in Dummer,NH and they have two FC's a bit bigger than the ones here,but pretty close :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 06, 2012, 05:52:49 PM
Sherri dad was in at 2:04 with a fish (in from left). you must missed it in my post above.. and then again at 5:50ish from right.. :bigsmile:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers27612.gif)

ETA.. I am still playing with the program that makes the slide show giffs. It always seems faster after I save it, and I never can change it once I save it.. :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 07, 2012, 08:22:04 AM
Hello  :wink2: I know not a lot of people come here, so the pages don't fill up to quick. That puts a lot of my Giff's on one page. If I am slowing down the page too much, don't be afraid to tell me and I will start putting some of them as links instead. :nod2:  not everyone PC's can handle a page full of animations..  :nope: So just say the word and I'll limit the Giff's..  :bigsmile: :8)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersstick7712.gif)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayerswing7712.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 07, 2012, 12:51:08 PM
Mom wants a Log Cabin  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersmomlog7712.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 07, 2012, 04:37:04 PM
tele, welcome back!  :bigsmile:....hope you had a wonderful vacation!
Yes, it was frightening watching the nest in the storm; especially not knowing what was going to happen next.

Chris, as usual......wonderful coverage!......and thank you.
Yes, I did miss the sentence where you said Dad came in with fish.  :blush2:

As to animations?  I'm OK with it....not a problem here and, of course, love to see them 'cause I don't do anything but
still caps.  :bigsmile:   Keep 'em coming!  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 07, 2012, 07:23:27 PM
Went down to see the FC's this afternoon  :nod2: At 2:28 dad flew by the nest with a fish and took it to his pole then at 2:31 he took it over to his limb guess he didn't like all the "chirping" going on :nope: At 2:43 mom left the nest for a total of 3 times,must have wanted to stretch her wings :hooray
Dad was being bothered by a little bird, at 3:01 he took the fish to the nest & left at 3:03 to go sit a top his pole and watched his family eating his catch  :thumbsup1:
Had a wonderful time way up North and got to see lots of wildlife :binocs:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 08, 2012, 05:16:34 AM
 :8) Tele.. It is so wonderful to hear from someone who goes to the site.  :thumbsup1: Thank You.. :bigsmile:

This cam would be soooo :8) with sound.. I miss the DPOF Osprey cam. :sosad: The mic was less than 6 feet above the nest..  Like having the FC's in your livingroom.. :nod2:
 
3:01pm 7/7/2012

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersfish7712.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 08, 2012, 01:07:57 PM
CLC you are welcome as I enjoy going to the site and watching them :bigsmile: I went down again today around 2:30 all was quiet until dad came by at 2:45 just to fly around then I certainly could hear those FC's. Dad then flew right to the nest as there were intruders........3 other ospreys were flying around,but did not go close to the nest. I saw 1 First, then another 1 and then another 1 and said ooooh nooooo :nope: but luckily nothing happened,but sure was a bit scary at first to see :shock:
I couldn't tell when dad went to the nest if he had a fish or not,but they looked like perhaps he did as they were all busy :chick


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 09, 2012, 07:28:41 AM
Hello.. I lost most of my recordings from this morning and yesterday afternoon..:rant2: Technical difficulties   :lollol: These are from yesterday around 7:45am. I could do dozens of Giff's and pics from that 2.5 hours of recordings..  :mhihi:

 (http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersflap7am7812.gif) (http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJul80717PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0125.jpg)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersdance7am7812.gif)  (http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayrersshadow7am7812.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 09, 2012, 10:52:58 AM
Those are great, Chris - love the big wings in unison - then all three tracking.  They are getting so big!  :love:

Glad to see that the other osprey were keeping their distance, tele - perhaps they've learned it's not worth the hassle.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 09, 2012, 06:02:25 PM
Thank You JudyB...  :bigsmile:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/MonJul90800PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 10, 2012, 11:46:40 AM
tele, thanks for your on site report......so glad you live so close that you can see them often.  :flower

Chris, I think you have outdone yourself with your posts yesterday!  :nod2:.....wonderful!  :clap1:
I love them all but especially the tracking!......shadow going over as well! Great!

 :lollol: Quite a crowd when they are all on together, eh?

I haven't been watching much here, or anywhere for that matter, as I have been trying to catch up on editing
my own photos.
I have just finished posting some (a lot!) from two visits to my Milford, CT osprey nest if anyone is
interested in seeing them.  That nest is about half the distance of this one ..... so about 500 ft out into the marsh.

They start at the below link then go forward on to the next page
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg47737#msg47737

I am going to try to get back to watching more......feel bad leaving you here, Chris, but do so much appreciate your
coverage!.  :bigsmile:




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 10, 2012, 04:44:18 PM
7:35 PM

Just when you think you have them all tucked in for the night.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07101207332pm.jpg)

Up they come!  :lollol:
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07101207331pm.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07101207333pm.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07101207334pm.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07101207335pm.jpg)

Maybe this time..... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07101207381.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 10, 2012, 06:23:28 PM
 :mhihi: Thank You Sherri.. Kids these days..  :lollol:
They are up stretching and heads bobbing around .. by 4:15am.. :eek:  This one was flapping away at 4:45..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/TueJul100400http___streaming3nucom_PSNHOspreyCam128__0001.jpg)

A lot of Feather Fluff flying off the FC's this am. You can see it hanging on the outsides of the nest in Sherri's pics..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersfluff71012.gif)

Shake shake shake, shake ur....  :puzzled2:  :rolleyes2: :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersshake71012.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 11, 2012, 09:28:07 AM
Chris-nice pictures :nod2: the nest sure is getting smaller or so it seems as the FC's are getting so big :chick

Sherri-The pics from CT are wonderful,I really enjoyed watching them:love: 

It's a little cloudy here & might have a shower or two this afternoon, but hope not :nope:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 11, 2012, 03:20:37 PM
Thanks tele, glad you enjoyed the CT pictures.  It is a great place to visit. ...and Chris, saw your post over there, thanks!  :bigsmile:

5:42......nest isn't quite so crowded when they huddle together in a corner.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07111205422.jpg)

Looks like Mom is food calling...

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07111205443.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 12, 2012, 12:50:22 PM
I have been watching them for most of the day :nod2: Mom has been sun sheltering them,but now they are all up with their beaks open and looking down in the water, they sure are hot :chick I have not seen dad for a long time, but I could have missed him :binocs:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 12, 2012, 04:09:08 PM
7:02p.m. Dad just showed up with a big fish :mhihi: he didn't stay though. I sure was happy to see him :mhihi:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 12, 2012, 07:05:51 PM
Dad was in the Dog House, after dropping off this fish, Mom waited for a long time. She wanted it bad and she lets Dad know when he let's a little FC get it first.
The first 4 minutes is the biggest one with the fish, but the other 2 are able to get bites while #1 FC holds it for them..  :lollol: Then the rest of the 40 minute feed in 1.5 minutes high speed..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2v400m0f9c


Dad in with another fish around 1pm

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ThuJul121000PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 12, 2012, 08:26:13 PM
How cute that #1 held the fish down so that the younger ones could get a share - thanks so much for the video, Chris!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 13, 2012, 07:10:58 AM
tele, thanks for the reporting and Chris for the video!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 13, 2012, 04:41:48 PM
You are welcome :bigsmile:  Went down to watch the FC's a little while ago and out came a bear on the road behind them :binocs: dad brought a fish and left,I don't blame him as the nest is full :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 13, 2012, 05:03:52 PM
Documention of July 12, 2011
This is the day that Rob Bierregaard, Iain MacLeod and a crew tagged/banded the three chicks.

Two of them have transmitters, a male, Pemi, named by the team and a female, Saco.  I do not know if a name was given to the one that doesn't
have a transmitter.  The cam was shut down about 3:40 for the banding and not put back on until the evening so we have no idea what actually happened during the banding.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6139/5939654363_7ba11dc9a1.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6028/5939653907_d48ca1133c.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6022/5939660495_9196d0bc62.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6125/5940213092_05369339a5.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ3Nc8NVkCg


there are some more  posted in flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/psnh/5939661015/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/psnh/5939661015/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 14, 2012, 04:56:14 PM
Those are very cool pictures :nod2: just got home from seeing the whole family :bigsmile: mom left and came back with a stick then dad arrived just to drop off a fish and off he went to his limb :chick


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 15, 2012, 08:18:45 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Chris, what a memorable time that day was!  :nod2:  I know you have read back into the activity from last year some, but are you aware
that we lost both Pemi and Saco?   :crying:..... If not, I can point you to the events.

........ Went down to watch the FC's a little while ago and out came a bear on the road behind them :binocs:
tele, Holy Moly!  a BEAR?   :shock:... Yikes!  :lollol:
That is way different from our day seeing a wee little fox!
Knowing that you live fairly closeby, are you used to seeing bear in your area?
.....I am planning on another trip up there this season and know that they can swim!  nothing to prevent them from coming to this side
of dam! ....want to make sure I have my running shoes on!  :lollol:

I couldn't get cam this morning till alittle while ago.......opened to find Mom providing shade and one of the wee ones picking at a fish.

Hope #3 is in front of Mom.... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151211081.jpg)

20 minutes later....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151211371.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 15, 2012, 09:14:07 AM
Finally saw #3 but I was really beginning to wonder if there!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151211502.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151212021.jpg)

Don't know if he was trying to get out or create a breeze!  :lollol:  Check how stretched the legs are!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151212071.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07151212101.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 15, 2012, 07:06:33 PM
Sherri-yes, we see bear a lot around here :nod2: we kept an eye out all along the banking just in case he decided to swim across :binocs: we have seen deer & bear over there & now we want to see a moose!!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 15, 2012, 07:14:20 PM
Wow, tele - I remember last year when I wandered off to see if I could get below the dam to get some photos of the nest from that perspective - I might have a bit less comfortable wandering through the woods if I'd known there were bears around!  Though we do have them in Maine, and I grew up wandering the woods, so I probably wouldn't have thought too much about it.  :mhihi:

Great pictures and reports - thank you!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 16, 2012, 10:33:40 AM
The first pic in this Giff, starts @ 5:48am With mom and her 3 FCs relentlessly heckling the Fisherman.. :rant2: This excessive Fish Chirping goes on for about 25 minutes :rolleyes2:  Before Dad brings in a catch to be proud of..  :nod2: With no appreciation at all Mom snatches up and he leaves within seconds.. :nono1:  Cheer up Dad things are only going to get worse...  :nod2:  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersFish6am71612.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 16, 2012, 06:16:00 PM
Chris, wonderful!  :haha:  Poor Dad doesn't stand a chance!  :nope:

JudyB, I was already worried about you going down on the rocks......imagine if I had known there are bear in the area?!  :lollol:

tele, the deer and the moose I wouldn't mind seeing......but the bear?......nadda!  :lollol:
So glad that you posted about it though as I for sure will be on the lookout!  :wink2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 17, 2012, 02:34:57 PM
There is a severe storm watch out for this area until 9 tonight. I hope it goes around us  :pray2


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 17, 2012, 04:29:35 PM
Storm is over  :nod2: we did have wicked wind with the thunder & lightening :shock: I need to go check on all the FC'S & make sure they are fine :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 17, 2012, 08:47:06 PM
Was a good storm lots of lightning.. :eek:  those fools were up flapping away..  :shock: I will see if i can post some visuals tomorrow... :nod2:

I made these from this am's video.. 5:20ish..

Mom was chasing Dad around demanding breakfast, and the FC's were cheering her on..  :lollol:
 

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/TueJul170500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0006.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Ayerscheer71712.gif)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/TueJul170500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0029.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers3cheer71712.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 18, 2012, 03:38:48 AM
They are getting so big - thanks, tele and Chris!

The oldest one is 52 days, or 7-1/2 weeks, and the youngest one will be 7 weeks old tomorrow.  Osprey chicks usually fledge when they're 8-10 weeks old, so these young ones are getting close.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 18, 2012, 02:16:52 PM
Hello.. Sorry I am way behind here.  :rolleyes2: just posting pics and running.. :blush2:
Sherri I read about the deaths of the Osprey. :sosad: I put those pics here because they never got posted here and thought they should be here for the record.. :wink2:

 
I have been trying to make a video from the storm yesterday but have run into problems.. :rant2: lost power several times today ( no storms ) , one time it went off and on 6-8 times in 5 minutes. When I make high speed videos I usually have to render them 3xs.  I am on the 2nd and it has been saving for 4 hours now.. :rant2: I may give up or just list it after it saves this time . :rolleyes2:  Not sure yet..  :puzzled2:

Be Back Soon.. :nod2: I hope...  :shock:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 20, 2012, 04:54:47 AM
ONE has Fledged.. at 7:18am the biggest one just opened it's wings and took off.. :8)
I have to leave be back around lunch with a video...  :wink2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 20, 2012, 09:43:22 AM
That's awesome :nod2: hope he/she is ok :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 20, 2012, 09:48:01 AM
Wonderful news - thank you!

12:47 pm
Two on the nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 20, 2012, 12:10:00 PM
3:06 two on the nest. I have been watching them all afternoon :nod2: I am headed North for the weekend and no Internet :nope:  I will worry about them as they are just like my kids!!
Have a great weekend :thu:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 20, 2012, 12:25:04 PM
I have been looking over todays recordings. Mom has been in and out many times with a fish and only stays seconds. There was no fish delivery before the fledge. Usually the FC's are fed before 7. Shortly after fledge a fish was brought in by Mom? :puzzled2: (memory lapse :lollol:) and one FC grabbed it and horded it for a long time.. :lollol: then later the other FC got the fish and was eating it kinda stiff after it was laid on so long..  :mhihi:
times are kinda lost on me at this point after pouring through 5+ hours of recordings :rolleyes2:  It is hard to find fly by's in recordings so I am watching live and recorded at the same time and hopefully I will catch one out of the corner of my eye as I do things.. There is a slow motion Giff at the end of the video I will post later (PB giving me hard time)..
 
Gotta run BBL..  :wink2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXq04wfzcj8


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Marcia on July 20, 2012, 12:51:18 PM
Terrific fledge video, Chris!!  :clap

Thank you!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 20, 2012, 02:09:07 PM
Thanks for the video, Chris - that's great!

4:57 pm
She's back!  I didn't see the arrival - just looked up, and noticed there were now three.  :bigsmile:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/t5OZokpPvJ0720170731.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/J54Z7vuS9f0720170731.jpg)

I've been busy with other nests - and hadn't realized how much bigger she seems than the other two.

Not sure where she went - but it looks like a successful fledge flight!   :thumbsup1:

Assuming she's #1, she's 54 days old today.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 20, 2012, 03:55:21 PM
 :8) :hooray :clap1:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9oURfsJhCE



(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Ayersfledge07202012.gif)

Guess who's back...  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersreturnreg72012.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 20, 2012, 05:48:54 PM
Oh my - what a beautiful descent ... umm ... right on the back of one of the little brothers   :shock:  Ouch!

Thanks so much for the videos and the gifs, Chris!  So happy to see her safely back on the nest, even if at least one of her siblings may not quite agree.  :mhihi:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 21, 2012, 06:41:15 AM
Good morning.. :wink2:  Fledgling has been in and out this morning..  :nod2:

Look it's a bird, it's a plane, its.. it's.... DUCK!!!  Its not a.......

 (http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SatJul210500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0001.jpg)

OH! :eek: duck..  :shock:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersduck72112.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2012, 07:00:37 AM
Chris,  thank you so much for all of your wonderful coverage here!  :huggie
......as you probably noticed, I haven't been here for a few days.....no sense to list all the 'why', except to
say multiple issues here.

Wonderful that the one has fledged.......thinking a tad early but close enough.
BTW, this last animation a few minutes ago is priceless!  :lollol: :lollol:

I have been trying to watch on and off this morning........got the following.

7:30 ...... chick gone

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211207321.jpg)

9:05 ...... still gone

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211209061.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211209101.jpg)

9:20 ..... back and might be her that is being fed.....I didn't see her when she came back in

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211209201.jpg)

9:42 ..... gone again and I didn't see her leave.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211209421.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 21, 2012, 09:41:20 AM
have to post n run for now,  but there is only 1 FC on the nest..  :eek:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2012, 09:44:59 AM
Hey Chris, just coming to report same........looks like the 2nd one has ventured out.  It was there not too long
ago.,

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211212411.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211212412.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2012, 10:03:43 AM
Looked up at 1:00 to see two on nest.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211201001.jpg)

I blinked and one was gone again!  :lollol:  
Remaining one was just flapping so hard that it made me tired!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211201002.jpg)

ETA  1:08   It won't be long.......got some good lift this time! :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211201081.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 21, 2012, 11:15:03 AM
2:12    Dad brings fish for chick.......he left and she continues to eat

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07211202121.jpg)

I'll be gone most of the rest of the day till tonight.......Grandma duties call.  :lollol: .....actually, a double header baseball event.
Hope all stays well here.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 21, 2012, 11:29:40 AM
Hi Sherri!  Great news about the second one fledging.  #3 had the fish for almost two minutes before #3 showed up and claimed it!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/FYVE6RigR40721140741.jpg)

Mom (I think) stopped by a few minutes later, and she and #3 did some calling for fish.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/qkA7CQL9xK0721140717.jpg)

Mom left a minute or two later, and #3 continues to chirp while #1 eats.  I'm betting #2 is also chirping away wherever he is - but is probably not quite ready to try a return flight to get in on the action.

I agree that it won't be long before #3 fledges as well - I watched while his feet got higher and higher and eventually disappeared for a second before he floated back down to the nest - definitely getting very good air!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 21, 2012, 12:03:51 PM
2:53 pm

I just left the room for a couple of minutes - and when I returned, there was just one chick on the nest, working on the fish.  The question is - which one? 

Here are a couple of pictures -

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/E0UkPn3dMj0721140748.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/hQC5Aydasw0721140748.jpg)

I'm not sure - but I think this may be #1 on the nest - which means that #3 may have fledged when I wasn't looking. :)

We should know soon - if this is #1, she'll probably take off again now that lunch is over.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 22, 2012, 05:18:14 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks Judy  :thu:

All three on nest this morning........will be back with caps.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 22, 2012, 06:50:38 AM
Good morning..  :bigsmile:
I have gone over and over the recordings from yesterday. I can't be absolutely sure, but pretty sure that only 2 have fledged. The 3rd has not left the nest. the 2nd one left the same way the 1st did. just opened it's wings and flew away..  :8).
My recorder crashed this morning so I lost everything between 4am and 8:30am..  :sosad: I will post some pics of fledge 2 leaving later.. :nod2:

 Have grandson here so I have to run.. :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
 I am still recording so let me know if you see something pic/video worthy let me know the time.
Take Care.. :wink2:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 22, 2012, 07:43:32 AM
Mornin' Chris  :bigsmile:

Here are caps from earlier this morning........all similar but thought might give a clue to ID

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07221208011.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07221208021.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07221208022.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07221208041.jpg)

Two preening while one on left front has fish....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07221208191.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07221208192.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 22, 2012, 07:52:45 AM
I agree that only two have fledged, Chris.  I've been watching for a while this morning, and seen at least one coming and going, and looking very confident as they fly off.  And the one on the nest has been flapping, and moving its head around and just did a poop shot - so I think he's getting close - but I also think if he had fledged, he would have left when the other one did, because it sure looked as if he wanted to go.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/aPLhOuCFwx0722100757.jpg)

#3 is 52 days old, so 7-1/2 weeks.  Fledging age for osprey is generally 8-10 weeks, though some go a bit sooner.  Last year the chicks from this nest fledged at 55-57 days.  #1 and # 2 fledged at 54 days, so #3 may have a couple of days to go.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 22, 2012, 04:29:30 PM
Just coming in after very long day out  :rolleyes2: :lollol:

Can't tell who this is but would guess it is two chicks.

7:25 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07221207251pm.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 22, 2012, 07:56:21 PM
Great pics Sherri and Judy .. Thank you..  :bigsmile:

I think #3 FC might fly tomorrow.. It sure has the flap and is getting plenty of food and exercise. #1&2 FCs seem to be coming and going with ease although #2 still hasn't perfected it's landing..
as you see #2 lands on 3.. here.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersf297222012.gif)




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 22, 2012, 08:00:05 PM
These Giff's are 1/3 speed. Total real time of the 2 is under 18 seconds..  :eek:  Dad is  going to have to make better time on his drop and go, if he doesn't want to get dragged off the nest. :lollol: Once they learn to grab and fly he is gonna be doomed..  :nod2: These 3 are feisty. :nod2: I don't think any of them could finish a whole fish that dad brings in 1/2 the time. So it is good they aren't taking them now so #3 gets a share for now..

10 seconds
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers2fc1f072212.gif)

3 seconds lapse time between..

5 seconds
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers3fc1f072212.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 22, 2012, 08:02:15 PM
2 were on the nest at 730pm  The 3rd landed soon after. Then around 7:45 a parent (Dad?) comes in with empty talons. :eek: :nope: And leaves real fast.. :nod2: :lollol: real time about 11 seconds..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersnof07222012.gif)

ETA.. I missed a fish drop off at 7:55p  :rolleyes2: Dad was there 16 seconds. He improved  :nod2: :lollol: The FC furthest away snatched it up..  :lollol: You can see the other 2 weren't happy, :nope: but pretty calm from what I have witnessed between osprey siblings..  :nod2: 

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/SunJul221800PSNHOspreyCam128_0134.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 23, 2012, 03:12:47 AM
Those are great, Chris!  Dad is doing such a good job providing for his family - and protecting his toes!  :bigsmile:

I forgot to post these pictures from yesterday -

Beautiful sky - 8:25 pm

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/6JINPdLiqd0723060742.jpg)


Tug-o-war for what looks like a big fish - 8:34 pm

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/8NVx6a8hF30723060743.jpg)

I think one of them broke off a piece - and there may have been some leftovers, because I looked up not too long after that picture was taken, and it looked as if all three were eating. It was getting fairly dark by then, so I didn't try a s'cap.

Moving on to this morning, when I first looked in, there were two chicks, both with fish! (5:39 am)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/WReWvYlGnE0723060732.jpg)

After breakfish, one of them left.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/pzYSTX0QP80723060732.jpg)

The other did a bit of flapping, and is now lying down in the nest, looking around.

Back to work after the weekend, but I'll try to look in occasionally.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 23, 2012, 03:24:56 AM
6:18 pm

Dad in with a fish which was quickly grabbed by the chick on the nest.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/oiWlWNxJAq0723060705.jpg)


Second chick arrives, half on top of the one there, but so far #3 has held on to his fish.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/liK7luWOl90723060705.jpg)


I haven't seen the third chick yet this morning - perhaps she has figured out that she gets first dibs if she's at the fishing pool when they catch a fish! (And I'm not completely sure that it is #2 who is coming and going this morning, but the size looks not too much bigger than #3. Most of the time.

Whichever one it is, he or she has just left, so #3 should have a peaceful meal.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2012, 03:35:33 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]
Thanks Chris and Judy :thumbsup1:

Chris wonderful gifs! ..... it really makes you wonder how Dad makes it in and out safely!  :lollol:

Judy, love the tug-of-war cap and you are right about the beautiful sky!  this is such a pretty spot at
sunset.

From this morning, right after Judy's caps.

6:15  Chick 3 (presumably) eating the fish....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07231206152.jpg)

6:17   Dad (I think) comes in.........barely touches down and off he goes.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07231206171in.jpg)

6:18   Chick in hot pursuit.  :lollol:   #3 mantles

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07231206181chick.jpg)

It gave #3 a look as though it would try to steal the fish......but it didn't......took off and now #3 is there eating.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07231206191.jpg)

ETA:  Judy, you were apparently posting while I was getting my caps ready and I didn't see you.
I also didn't see #3 grab the fish so glad to know that.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 23, 2012, 07:28:10 AM
Nice arrival picture, Sherri!  Any clue if the other one we're seeing is #1 or #2, or if they're taking turns just to confuse us?

10:27 pm
Two chicks and an adult hanging out on the nest - I'm assuming Mom because Dad doesn't hang out.  :mhihi:  And of course the adult left as I was typing.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 23, 2012, 08:24:44 AM
11:22 am
He did it!  (And I missed it  :blush2:)

#3 was getting some great height a minute ago, and I just glanced up again, and the nest is empty.  Safe flight, little one!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 23, 2012, 08:25:08 AM
We have lift off....11:20 a.m. #3 just fledged :mhihi:  The nest is empty :chick


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 23, 2012, 08:37:23 AM
Glad you saw that, tele!  Did he float up and away, or fly off?  I missed the actual departure.


Added -
11:38 am
Mom on the nest.  Bet it feels funny to not bump into chicks as she moves around.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2012, 11:29:02 AM
Thanks Judy and tele  :bigsmile:  Great news!

Wouldn't ya know I missed it?!!  just came back from doctor appt and going right back out to the vet.
Anyway, nest is empty now at 2:28.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 23, 2012, 12:39:41 PM
1 minute before Fledge.. :8)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayerslift072312.gif)

20 seconds before Fledge..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersflyby72312.gif)

We have lift off....11:20 a.m. #3 just fledged :mhihi:  The nest is empty :chick

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers3fleg072312.gif)

 :clap1:

Mom delivered a fish to a FC about 1:14. :bigsmile: then around 1:34 she was protecting the nest from an intruder.. Several fly-Bys, followed by her landing, then out is chase.. :nod2: FC was flat on nest. After several minutes FC went back to eating.. Going to check if FC is 3.. Have lots of pics to compare from last FC on nest...

 BBL


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 23, 2012, 02:08:02 PM
 :puzzled2: Won't get any IDs this way..  :lollol: We will have to wait to see 3 there, and guess  if they are all Juvie's..  :rolleyes2:
I am still going to see if it was 3 back on 2xs earlier  :wink2:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Snapshot11936.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 23, 2012, 03:37:46 PM
JudyB-it was like #3 has been doing it for years!! Got down a little then pushed off and gone.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2012, 04:21:00 PM
Chris, thanks  :lollol:
Hopefully will be zoomed back in tomorrow.

7:13   Just two on nest.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07231207131pm.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 23, 2012, 04:55:52 PM
If I had to guess (which I do  :lollol:), I would say Dad plus 1 chick.
He took off right after my cap.
.....and off I go as it has been a loooooong day in Connecticut!  :wink2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07231207511pm.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 23, 2012, 06:37:59 PM
I hope tomorrows a better day for ya Sherri.. :wink2:

I think  :puzzled2: these 2 Giff's happened after Sherri's last  picture.. Hard to explain but I'm not sure :rolleyes2: :lollol: 1/3 speed..

well he wanted to land...  :nod2:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersjuvienoland072312.gif)

A different approach with a little humming bird effect.. 45 second later.. :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersjuvie1072312.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 23, 2012, 06:39:51 PM
These were between 8 and dark.. Who  :puzzled2: don't know.. :nope:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/PSNHOspreyCam128_52__0145.jpg) (http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/PSNHOspreyCam128_52__0146.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/PSNHOspreyCam128_52__0147.jpg) (http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/PSNHOspreyCam128_52__0148.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 23, 2012, 07:32:13 PM
I went down to watch them before supper. Mom was in the nest and two FC'S were sitting on a post not far from the nest and the other one was over a bit from them sitting on a metal beam. Dad came with a fish and sat on his post for a bit then decided to go over between the two FC'S to continue taking the head off and eating it all the while they were all chirping at him :nod2:  Guess he got sick of it as he took the fish and went over to his limb to finish it off which is what he did. He ate the whole thing. One FC went to the nest followed by another one waiting for dad to bring the fish to them, but he did not. As the first FC was landing in the nest mom took flight and came back in a little bit with a stick :hooray
These FC's sure are flying good and they look good too :thumbsup1:   The deer was back again up behind the nest then went to the water for a drink :bigsmile:   I'd rather see the deer than the bear :binocs:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 24, 2012, 05:00:12 AM
tele Thank You for the field report.. :bigsmile: I am glad to hear they are all doing well.. :nod2: It would most likely be days on cam figuring out if they all had made it back to the nest..  :rolleyes2:
Thanks again.. :wink2:  Have a Great Day.. Chris..  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 24, 2012, 05:41:40 AM
Chris, great animations.......it is a good thing there is a heck of a lot more room between the nest and the
structure than it looks like for that first attempt at landing!  :shock:
Second try a lot better!   when our osprey at Milford nest do that, we call it helicoptering.  :lollol:

tele, thanks so much for the ground report.......I am so happy you get to go there!
......sounds like Dad must have been really hungry!  :bigsmile:

8:20 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241208201.jpg)

3 minutes later at 8:23
I must have missed a fish drop as the one on left is eating

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241208231.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241208232.jpg)

ETA  8:54
Just one there now eating the fish.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 24, 2012, 07:04:02 AM
10:02 AM     All three in....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241210021.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 24, 2012, 08:32:25 AM
11:25:Just started to storm even though the sun is out :puzzled2: The thunder is very loud :shock:
I see mom and one FC on the nest now :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 24, 2012, 10:10:59 AM
tele,  love the avatar!!  :thu:

(you would think after 6 years I would have one eh?  :lollol:...guess I'll have to
work on it)

ETA   1:12

Mom came in just as I was snapping picture......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241201121.jpg)

I'm not sure whether she brought fish in but she is feeding chick now....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241201122.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 24, 2012, 01:40:34 PM
Great Pics Sherri..  :8) Thank You..  :bigsmile:  good luck with the avatar Sherri, you must have thousands to choose from..  :haha:

tele ...  nice choice  :8)

Now that we know all 3 are OK and VERY active  :happy I can live with this view..  :mhihi: Now what i have been looking for and not seen yet is; One of the FCs flying off with a fish.. They are fed well so they aren't real aggressive yet  :nope: Once one grabs the fish the others just kinda watch.. :nod2: For now!!! :lollol:

This video takes place from 8am until just after 10am. 2 hours in 3.5 minutes high speed. One FC eats through most of it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35P32rYyDhI


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 24, 2012, 02:35:46 PM
Chris,  check your recording 5:33 - 5:35.    I think the chick has a big fish attached to its right foot!  :lollol:
Either that or there is some other reason for it dancing around!

"Would you like to dance?"  :lollol:  Another came in right after I posted above.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241205361.jpg)

Haven't had a chance to watch video yet, but thanks!

ETA   5:58   Whoa!  looks like wind has picked up...........nest shaking.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07241205581wind.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 24, 2012, 05:08:48 PM
 :lollol: Sherri floating with clumps of nest material doesn't count as flying off with a fish..  :haha: :thu: I think there is a funny giff in there. :nod2:

This was posted Hancock Wildlife Forum..   By: Junglejude on Tuesday, July 24 2012 @ 07:26 AM EDT   

Quote
I'm hoping someone else saw what just happened.  A live fish was delivered and it was a big one.
 The chick grabbed it and held on until the parent let go.   THEN, the fish began to flop around like crazy.
The chick lost it's grip on it then the fish actually flopped off the nest !!!!
 Oh my..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCr5Owg3TD8
 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 24, 2012, 05:17:22 PM
Chris.... :haha: :haha: :haha:.....and it came back!

(thanks! you have no idea how much I needed a good laugh today! :nod2:)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 24, 2012, 05:47:44 PM
Glad to be of service.. :wink2: :bigsmile:  

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayerslostfish72412.gif)

 :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersflutter72412.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 25, 2012, 03:05:56 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Chris,  :lollol: .....second animation is what I was talking about (i.e. dancing around the nest).

6:00 AM   Looks like it is going to be a nice day

One on eating fish

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07251206001am.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 25, 2012, 09:32:54 AM
hello.. :bigsmile:

It was a very active morning for the FCs. As the sun came up their was 1 on the nest.. It left and the nest was empty. About 5:40am 1 came back. By 5:49 Dad delivers a fish.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul250500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0143.jpg)

 FC snatches it up.  Several fly-by's and FC landing later at 6:22 Dad delivers another fish.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul250500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0144.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 25, 2012, 09:34:04 AM
the first FC finishes up and leaves. Later another comes in and gets a 1/2 fish form the nest, left by the first.  The 2nd FC leaves and the 3rd eats.. Well the 1st one decides it wants more and lands once then flies by 2 more times.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers2072512.gif)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul250500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0147.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul250500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0145.jpg)
 

To be continued BBL..


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 25, 2012, 10:08:12 AM
He decides he can't face his sister so he tries to trick her with a backward approach to the nest. :lollol:

1/2 speed
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers4072512.gif)

   Constant eating goes on for an hour more.. 2 take a nap in the nest.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul250500PSNHOspreyCam128_5am_0148.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 25, 2012, 10:09:36 AM
and later all 3 there eating and preening..
 
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul250800PSNHOspreyCam128_0002.jpg)

Some extras  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers1072512.gif)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers5072512.gif)


ETA... Just a little note.. I might not be online From Saturday morning until Thursday Morning..


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 25, 2012, 04:13:12 PM
About  1:50pm All 3 FCs on the nest. Dad comes in with a lunker. :8) The one on the far side lunges in and gets the fish.  :eek:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Ayerslargfish172512.gif)

 however dragging it across the nest wasn't easy. :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Ayerslargfish272512.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 25, 2012, 04:14:40 PM
 The other 2 really don't fuss much.. lot of fish on this nest.. After 20 minutes of eating the FC  test it out for flight... :nope: only lifted 2/3 the fish. It drags it to the other side using wings and feet to move it.. :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Ayerslargfish372512.gif)

 This FC eats for 2 hours on this fish.  :eek: FC stops eating and beak cleans then mom comes in and lands on the fish and feeds the FC and eats for a while..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul251400PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)

 Dad comes in just   after 2 with another lunker..  :shock: :8) 

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/WedJul251400PSNHOspreyCam128_0002.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on July 26, 2012, 06:33:24 PM
There sure is a lot of activity here. :8) There are  more than 100 fly-byes and ins and outs, during the day. :8) I yet to find any real big squabbles over a fish or fly off with one :nope: One snatches it and the other 2, leave,  pout until it is their turn or, a  parent brings another fish.   :lollol:  mom was feeding a FC and eating when another FC came in and grabbed the fish. Both Mom and the FC just backed off and watched her eat..  :rolleyes2:
 
In a 2 hour time span Dad brought in 3 fish (2-4 or4-6 ?). The first was a little one or just a half.  1 of the 2 on the nest grabbed it. Dad and the other left soon after. About 20 minutes later Dad returns with a good size fish and another FC hot on his tail.  The FC eating in the nest snatches up the new  fish in an instant. :lollol:  Leaving his half eaten fish for the other FC to get.  I swear you could see it in his face that he had been cheated..  :mhihi: But there is always food for all and no need to fight hard.. Won't be so easy 4 months from now, but they will be healthy and strong.. :nod2:


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersbird072612.gif)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ThuJul261200PSNHOspreyCam128_0001.jpg)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayerspole072612.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 27, 2012, 03:26:24 PM
Chris, once again thanks so much for your great coverage here.  :clap1:

He decides he can't face his sister so he tries to trick her with a backward approach to the nest. :lollol:
:haha:  love your sense of humor!

Hope you will be going on a vacation with your Sat-Thurs absence.  :bigsmile:  I was supposed to go to
Maine today but 'life got in the way'..... :sosad:
Will try to watch as much as possible.........at least to make sure we have a daily head count.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 28, 2012, 07:14:15 AM
I haven't seen 3 chicks together this morning but have only been on since 6:50 and
haven't been watching the whole time.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 28, 2012, 04:02:02 PM
7:00 PM    Checked several times today and did not see three chicks together.
If anyone else did, please post.
Thanks.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 04:48:15 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

7:45 AM  Three on nest but I just checked in and not sure yet whether all three are chicks or if one is adult.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 09:24:55 AM
Dad (presumably) brought in nice fish at 10:00......only one chick to enjoy it!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291209591.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291209592.jpg)

I haven't seen any on the nest for a couple hours now.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 29, 2012, 11:40:08 AM
One just came in on the nest 2:32 with a fish which looks to be caught in his claws...another FC has just landed oh, now he's gone, now the other one just left too. Maybe it wasn't a fish after all?
It's raining & windy here and I can see the pole is moving a bit.  One is back on the nest :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 11:54:46 AM
Hi tele  :bigsmile:

This one in at 1:15 .... thought the tail feathers looked strange......could be just angle/wind

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291201151Checktailfeathers.jpg)

This is the one that tele mentions at 2:39 ....... can't tell if chick.   

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291202391mightBeMom.jpg)

This is a cap that I got this morning when I saw three....
.......any opinons on whether all chicks?

7:45 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291207442-1.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 29, 2012, 01:58:24 PM
Hi Sherri :bigsmile:
I'm thinking the one in the middle is mom? & one chick on each side of her :puzzled2:
The nest has been empty for awhile now :chick


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 02:06:43 PM
Hi tele  :bigsmile:
That was my initial thought as well. :nod2:

Can you post results of your findings at visit today?......good to have for the continuous record here.
Thanks  :huggie

Hm-m  :puzzled2:....are you sure your screen didn't freeze up on you with an empty nest?
I have had two on there until a few minutes ago since about 3:20 ish. (unless they left and came back and
I missed it :bigsmile: :lollol:)

In 3:22
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291203221.jpg)

......and one minute later, another in
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291203231.jpg)

4:54  the one on far side left
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291204541.jpg)

.....and 4:57, the other one left
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291204571.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 02:28:41 PM
5:27 PM    Just glanced up to see two on nest!   they must have just come in as they weren't there
a few minutes ago.
Looks like it is raining.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291205272.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 29, 2012, 02:33:11 PM
How silly of me :mhihi: I looked and should have known it was frozen as the
water wasn't even moving :lollol:   Now I see two on the nest and yes it is raining...again!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 02:36:05 PM
tele  :bigsmile:  I can't begin to tell you how many times that has happened to me, especially on
this nest.

......one gone again.  :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291205361.jpg)

ETA 5:46
Holy Moly......I can't keep up with this crew!

Now we have three on........wish I could tell if they are chicks!  Whoever it is, they must be hungry and
waiting for Dad and some supper!
If we could just see four together, I can usually tell Dad just by his build and behavior.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07291205441pm.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 29, 2012, 03:12:43 PM
6:10 pm
One of the three left (one on the left).

A few minutes later, Dad(?) came in with a fish, and was rushed by the other two, so I deduce that they are chicks.  One got it and mantled, other watching intently.

Then third osprey arrived.  I don't think it's big enough to be Mom, and it seems unlikely that Dad would come back, so I think all three chicks are on the nest now.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-005.jpg)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-006.jpg)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-007.jpg)

The one who was there initially and didn't get the fish has left; I'm pretty sure the third one to come in (on the right) is a chick, and think the one who left was also a chick because I think if Mom had been on the nest when a fish was delivered, she would have taken it and fed whoever else was there.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-008.jpg)

It is getting very hard to know what's happening, both because the cam is pulled back so we can see them fly, and because they are spending more time away from the nest, watching the adults fish and maybe trying a bit of fishing on their own.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 03:17:58 PM
Thanks Judy......of course (!!)  I stepped away for a few minutes and missed the fish
coming in.  :rolleyes2: ....glad you saw it.
......and I sure hope you are right on the ID.
This cam really needs to zoom in for a day or two so we can tell for sure. :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 29, 2012, 03:21:30 PM
Just added pictures to my previous post, Sherri - didn't catch Dad delivering, but it was definitely a delivery and almost certainly Dad.  :bigsmile:

I also wish the cam could zoom part way in, but seem to remember that didn't work well the last time they tried it.

6:21 pm
Three on the nest again - missed the arrival of the third.

Added - new arrival is in the middle, and I think it's either #1 or Mom.  Maybe....

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-009.jpg)


6:29 pm
Definitely seeing speckling on two of the osprey in the nest - think I've seen some on the one in the middle, but it would help if she'd turn a little.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-011.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 03:31:22 PM
Judy,  yep  :nod2:...I do believe that is Mom.
The light seems to be getting a little better and I can tell that the other two are chicks.

Phew! the one with the fish hasn't come up for air! :shock:...I'm wondering if it is the
third chick and might have been MIA without food.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 29, 2012, 03:33:06 PM
Went down to see them this afternoon around 12:30. Dad was on his tree limb then around 12:50 he flew across the river onto a tree branch until a pontoon boat came at 1:18 then he flew over to the nest. There was a fox up behind the nest on the road looking around :nope:

I am going down tomorrow before supper and hope to see the whole family :chick

(6:20 there is 3 on the nest and I think the one in the middle is mom,but not 100% sure)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 29, 2012, 03:39:12 PM
Thanks for your report, tele!  Must admit I'd rather see a fox than a bear - though I'm be just fine not seeing either!

I'm still not sure if the one in the middle is Mom or the bigger chick - angle makes it hard for me to see the edges of her feathers.

Good luck tomorrow - it would be great if you could see them all!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 29, 2012, 03:46:40 PM
Thanks tele......glad you will be able to go down again tomorrow.  Thank you! :thumbsup1:

I'm still not sure if the one in the middle is Mom or the bigger chick - angle makes it hard for me to see the edges of her feathers.
Well.....I am now questioning the back of the head.........darn, wish we had a close view so could see it better.....or if
it would turn around.   The facial markings around the beak are right for it to be Mom, as well as the necklace.
However, thinking might be too much dark on the back of head vs. the 'Peggy ID' of a skate key.

C'mon, osprey family!   stop teasing us and all come on at once!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 29, 2012, 03:58:41 PM
6:55 pm
The one in the middle left, then someone appeared to be trying to come in for a landing, and it looked as if he/she misjudged, and the chick with the fish ducked, and the incoming chick appeared to fly off towards the cam.  

And I think he(?) made a circuit and just arrived back, landing beside the one on the left, and looking intently at the chick with the fish.  So I'm now thinking the one that was in the middle probably was Mom, and this one is probably a chick - in which case there are now three chicks on the nest.  Maybe.  :innocent:

Added -
Chick who has been there all along is nearer the cam and slightly to the left; the one who just arrived is in back, and a bit to the left.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-012.jpg)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-013.jpg)

And it's currently too dark to see much - but new arrival is now in the middle, and looks to be making a move.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120729-015.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 30, 2012, 04:51:51 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks Judy.....great caps and narrative.  :nod2:

Still can't tell who is on nest this morning but since 7:04 , there hasn't been more than these two.
Appears as though a fish is there but it must have come in before I opened cam.

7:04
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07301207041.jpg)

7:19.....looks like it could be Mom in front but I keep seeing white tips.....then not seeing them!  :rolleyes2:
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07301207191mom.jpg)

7:38
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07301207382.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07301207391.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 30, 2012, 04:58:23 AM
Here is a close up, edited picture of the one that I think might be Mom.....
it does have a significant necklace but the lighting here doesn't show it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/07301207531Ca.jpg)

ETA.....and whoever it was just flew off at 7:59
 :rolleyes2:....ETA 8:03 and back again


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 30, 2012, 03:40:35 PM
Went down at 5:05, at 5:06 a baby came out from our side of the dam & went to the nest, 5:08 another baby came out from our side of the dam went to the nest, but couldn't make a landing & went to a tree limb instead,
at 5:15 the other baby came from our side of the dam & landed on a wire right above the dam (so he was pretty close :love: )  Then at 5:18 a parent came, again from our side of the dam & went to the nest & I think it had a fish, the baby on the tree limb then went and made a landing in the nest this time, parent left right off. Two babies were eating. The baby on the wire sat there looking all around mostly looking down stream :nod2:
So I got to see the three babies & one adult. I do believe they are being trained just up the river where it is very wide :bigsmile:
Going back tomorrow :8)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 30, 2012, 03:57:32 PM
AWESOME!!!!    thanks so very much, tele. :flower :flower

So glad to know all are well......I have been out most all afternoon so haven't been able
to watch.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 30, 2012, 04:25:50 PM
7:22 a fish was just dropped off and all 3 babies are on the nest, 2 are eating while 1 is watching  :nod2:
Thanks Sherri :flower. Had a great time watching them :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 31, 2012, 05:13:28 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, so glad you saw that this morning  :thumbsup1:......haven't had a chance to watch yet.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on July 31, 2012, 07:02:52 AM
Great report - thanks, tele!

9:58 am
Here are the three chicks - not easy to get a s'cap that shows the speckling on the feathers of all three at once, but it's there.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/kUpf53EgUc0731090734.jpg)

One of them has now left, one is working on a fish that was delivered a little while ago, and the third is watching the fish, and also watching for Dad, I think.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on July 31, 2012, 05:03:25 PM
Lots to report tonight:
Got there at 4:30 p.m., 2 babies in the nest, 1 on a tree limb near the nest which happens to be dad's limb! at 4:40 a parent flew by with a fish, 1 baby left the nest flew around for a few minutes then joined the other one on the tree limb, at 4:54 baby left the nest flew to the limb with the other 2, All 3 are sitting on this limb, At 5:08 a parent is flying around high in the sky, 5:11 2 back to the nest, 5:13 one flew back to the limb, 5:14 baby left nest flew to the top of a pole close by, At 5:15 mom brought a stick to the second nest on a pole which is about 100 feet away from the first nest, mom left nest and flew up river, 5:18 mom & dad flying over head very close to us, 5:19 both mom & dad going after an intruder which is an EAGLE......all 3 were just above our heads it was awesome to see mom & dad going right after it and the eagle looked to the right to see if the parent was still right there and yes it sure was :nod2:  5:21 one parent came back around by coming up river and landing in a tree which I do believe this was mom, 5:22 dad flew back over us, 2 babies still on limb, 1 baby still on top of pole, all 3 are between mom & dad. That's where they all still were when we left them :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 01, 2012, 05:11:59 AM
Judy, thanks for the picture of the three chicks!  :thumbsup1:

tele,  WOW!    you weren't kidding when you said lots to report yesterday!

......... At 5:15 mom brought a stick to the second nest on a pole which is about 100 feet away from the first nest, mom left nest and flew up river,
The second nest? ...,.I'm stunned! :shock:  ..... I never noticed a second nest there!  Has it been there the entire time?   Any chance you have a picture of its location? .....and actually, were you taking photos yesterday with the eagle etc?
Interesting that Mom brought stick to second nest.....I wonder if they are planning on moving their location.  Is it further back up the hill or lateral?  My goodness, what a surprise! :lollol:

Also find it interesting that all three wee ones were between Mom and Dad.........a protective move on their part with the eagle being
in the area?

Thanks so much  :flower......nothing can replace being on site and I sure wish I lived closer as I would be there right now!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 01, 2012, 06:02:17 AM
Wow!  (Oh, and good morning!)

A second nest - that is an interesting development, tele.  I'd also love to see a picture of where it is in relation to the current nest.  I'm actually a little surprised that they didn't move this spring, given all the construction that was going on last year.  But in general I think their current nest is a prime location, as osprey nests go.  Guess we'll have to see what happens next year.  Do you think the second nest is in a place that the cam could view?  I know it can show a bit of the area, but don't know how far it can pan in any direction.

And I've seen the osprey at one of our nests in Maine escort an eagle out of their territory - and it's amazing to watch.  What I saw was at a distance - must have been very exciting to see them go right over your head!  And interesting that the adults perched on either side of the chicks when they got back - they do seem to be excellent parents.  :love:

Thanks so much for your report, tele - like Sherri, I wish I lived closer, and your reports are the next best thing to being there.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 01, 2012, 12:32:07 PM
Hi Judy, yes, a second nest which has been there for awhile now. I sent Sherri some pictures and she can post which ever ones on here. If they turn the camera to the left then we could see that nest. Maybe they will use it next year? They sure are excellent parents :nod2:  I go down at least once a day since its only 4 miles away as I love to watch them,they are like "mine" :love: haha!!
Have a nice rest of the day :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 01, 2012, 04:23:13 PM
7:00 p.m. I just got home from seeing my babies :love:  All 3 were flying around and seemed like they wanted to land in the nest, but didn't :puzzled2: so all three landed on the same limb just like yesterday, but they sure were VOCAL....wow :nod2:  A parent flew by with a pretty good sized lunker :shock:
About 5:45 one of the babies left the tree limb and skimmed across the river to the other side, that was very cool to see :thumbsup1: Got to see the whole family again  :hooray
Can't wait to see them tomorrow :chick


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 01, 2012, 04:31:12 PM
tele, thanks so much for your news!   A very good sign that you saw all three of "your" wee ones,
as well as an adult with a fish. :nod2:

I was just about to post when your post came up.  :bigsmile:
I was out and came back a little while ago to find that the cam is still down.  :sosad:

tele, thanks for the wonderful pictures and for permission to post them here.  I will
get them posted tomorrow.

Judy, based on where I think the new nest is, I'm guessing PSNH will move it once they migrate.
.......and if it is on anything near a power line, I hope they do.

My friend monitors an osprey nest here in CT for the DEP that was on a pole and it went up in smoke and flames
within the last couple weeks.......with two chicks on it that hadn't fledged yet.  :sosad:  It was a heartbreaking
situation for all.  There was originally 3 chicks but one had apparently passed due to the older chicks
preventing it from getting food, in the wicked hot heat and humidity.
This nest was originally going to be taken down while the pair was incubating the eggs.   My friend stepped in
and managed to get them to leave it until after migration.   They put up protective sleeves or whatever, on
the most susceptible spots but a lightening strike got it anyway.  :crying:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 01, 2012, 06:16:47 PM
So happy that you were able to see all three of them, tele - think I'm going through a bit of withdrawal with the cam down today.  Glad you'll be able to check in again tomorrow - and keeping my fingers crossed that the cam will be back up as well.

Sherri, sometimes it seems as if you do everything right, and you still can't win.  Such a sad situation all around.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 02, 2012, 07:23:52 AM
10:22 am
Cam is back up.  No one is at home - and with the cam pulled back the way it is, it may be hard to tell if they are banded now!  I know Rob Bierregaard is in NH this week, and know they'd like to track one or more of the chicks at this nest - so I am guessing that's why the cam was down yesterday, though I haven't seen an official announcement yet.

10:25 am
One chick just landed.  I'm not seeing a transmitter or a band, but it will be hard to tell unless the light hits it just right.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120802-001.jpg)

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120802-002.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 02, 2012, 07:25:59 AM
Oh that's so sad about that other nest :crying: I'm sure they will move that second nest at Ayers once they are gone at least that is what I am thinking :puzzled2: Its just right there with all that power stuff and it is not a good place at all :nope:
Thanks Sherri for taking the time working on putting up my pictures :flower   Be back on later :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 07:33:37 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

The reason the cam was down yesterday was due to Rob Bierregard and Iain MacLeod and crew putting
transmitters on the chicks (or attempting to.....I have not yet heard the results as to how many they were
able to trap).
There is one on the nest now.......

I have made a slideshow of tele’s great pictures……..along with the descriptions below so you can follow along with the pictures.  I hope I have the sequence right in the description.

Click for slideshow…..

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/tele%20-%20slideshow%2008-01-12/th_3babiesonlimb-oneneartiponelittlebitdownonefurtherdownbetweenwiresCa.png) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/tele%20-%20slideshow%2008-01-12/?action=view&current=80e9fc5b.pbw)

3 chicks on limb – one near tip, one a little bit down and another further down between wires
Chick landing on wire
Chick on the wire
Chick skimming water – note skim line
Chick skimming water ---- looks like he might have been fishing
3 chicks – 2 on tip of limb and 1 lower
3 chicks – 1 on wire and 2 in nest
3 chicks – 1 on limb to left, 1 on wire, 1 in nest
Current nest and new nest
Pic of second nest
Pic of second nest - cropped
Mom going to new nest
Mom on nest nest
Osprey after eagle
Two chicks wanting to land on nest
The last three pictures are ‘off topic’ but wanted to include them as they are all absolutely priceless!
It is what tele woke up to yesterday morning.  :lollol: (and this is the 'little' one!  :shock:

Thank you so much, tele!  Great pictures!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 07:38:56 AM
10:27  On nest.....I don't see a transmitter but then, they are sometimes difficult to spot depending
on the lighting.
Actually, I can't even tell if this is a chick or Mom.....might be Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021210271.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021210341.jpg)

ETA 10:46    I think I am now seeing white tips on feathers  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 07:52:49 AM
In tele's picture of chick skimming water yesterday...........does it look as though it may have a transmitter?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/ChickskimmingCa3.png)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 08:03:46 AM
Oops!  forgot to include this marked copy of current nest and new nest.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Newnest-oldnest-lookslikenewerpoleCaMarked.png)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 02, 2012, 08:07:28 AM
Thanks for the pictures, tele, and for posting them, Sherri!  It does look as if the second nest is in a dangerous position.  

Here's another picture of the osprey currently on the nest - and I'm thinking it's a chick.  It looks as if there's a light colored area in the center back from this angle, which might be a transmitter (they have tiny solar panels in about that position).

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120802-003.jpg)

Added -
Just watched the slideshow - great picture of the osprey with the eagle!  And I'm not sure I'd want to see that on my lawn, though it is cute....  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 08:23:18 AM
Thanks Judy...........it just left 11:21 but I missed it.
I have sent an email to see if they would zoom in a bit.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 09:08:59 AM
12:07   One on now


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 02, 2012, 09:18:42 AM
I think this might be one of the smaller (male?) ones, though it's hard to tell.  I haven't seen anything that looks like a transmitter yet.  Thanks for asking if they could zoom in a bit, Sherri - it's quite impossible to tell how many of them are visiting at present.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120802-004.jpg)


12:20 pm
Dad just arrived with a fish, which the chick grabbed and mantled.  

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120802-005.jpg)

12:22 pm
I do believe the chick just took his fish and flew off with it - our little ones are growing up!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 09:43:03 AM
Thanks Judy.......I missed Dad coming in  :rolleyes2: :lollol:

Here are a couple more ..... nice fish!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021212211large.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021212212large.jpg)

Love the way this cap turned out ....kind of unusual.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021212231largeFishDad.jpg)

12:34   On nest now..........I think it is Mom .... my story and I'm sticking to it!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021212361Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021212441Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 02, 2012, 09:56:22 AM
I'm also thinking that's Mom, Sherri - haven't seen any white speckles yet.  

Glad you saw the chick leave - and love the picture of him in mid-air!

I added a pic of Dad with the chick to my earlier post.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 02:03:51 PM
I haven't been watching 100% but have only seen one osprey once since Judy's post.  I don't know
whether it was adult or chick and it left before I could grab a cap.

No osprey......but we have ducks that just went by about 5-10 minutes ago!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021204571.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021204572.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 02, 2012, 03:13:38 PM
Two on now and I didn't see them come in.......lighting terrible and I can't tell who it is.  However, one is eating a fish.
I don't see a transmitter.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021206101Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08021206162Ca.jpg)

Something very odd with camera.......wonder if they put up a different one.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 02, 2012, 08:19:08 PM
Hello.. :bigsmile:  Wish it was Va-ca Sherri .. Had to work up north.. :bigsmile: Now Grandson here for 3 days. (19 mnths old) :eek:

......one gone again.  :rolleyes2:  ETA 5:46 Holy Moly......I can't keep up with this crew!
They are hard to keep up with  :haha:

  Great observations and pics... THANK YOU much all 3 of you. :8)
 Awesome on site pics... Thank you tele and Sherri..  I am jealous ... I want a bear!!!
  
I started recording around 8am today but have only gone through a little.
But had to post this when I saw it,  for 3 reasons. #1 Juvie in followed by Dad and a big fish and both gone in under 3 minutes. #2 Juvie mistakes dads leg for fish.. :eek: And last but not least.. Juvie flies away with large fish.. :bigsmile: :8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOvYGX2iolI

THANK YOU

OH ETA... Not Liking them catching these juvies and hooking them up..   :nope:




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 03, 2012, 02:59:39 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks Chris......and welcome back.  :bigsmile: 
(you must be having fun with the 19 mo old......have one 22 mo. and a cute stage)

I sure hope Dad's leg is OK........chick had a pretty good hold and tug on it with that sharp beak. :shock:
Poor chick was probably pretty hungry as food was likely pretty scarce during all the activity day before.

Cam is down this morning.........I have sent an email directly to PSNH.  Being that it is Friday, I hope they
will get it going when they come in.  I also asked in the email that they zoom in a bit.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 03, 2012, 06:58:28 AM
Good Morning.. :wink2:

Thanks Chris......and welcome back.  :bigsmile:  (you must be having fun with the 19 mo old......have one 22 mo. and a cute stage)
  Cute and fun but fast and tiring..  :nod2: :lollol:

These are from yesterday.. Both are juvies leaving with big fish..  :8) Dad delivered both and got his leg tugged on the 1st..  :rolleyes2:  The 1st is from about 1 hr 45min after cam came on, around  11:25 am and then at 12:22pm..

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayer82121125am.gif)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayer82121222pm.gif)

10am still no cam


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 03, 2012, 08:27:07 AM
Thanks Chris  :bigsmile:

Cam is back up!  :thumbsup1:   but it isn't zoomed in.  (ah well, half a loaf! :lollol:)
 ..... nest empty at the moment.

I just received word that they had no success with trapping the chicks the other day so none
of them will have transmitters this year.  They were able to put them on another one of the nests
(I'm presuming a nest that has 3 chicks as well).   


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 03, 2012, 01:44:18 PM
Whoa!  I hope I asked for zoom "in"  :shock:

Hey tele, is that you over there??  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08031204391Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 03, 2012, 05:04:37 PM
Hi everyone :bigsmile:   Great pics/video Chris & I will bring you a couple bears :nod2:   
Sherri you could see me :mhihi:  that's funny,funny :lollol:   zoom in :nope:  zoom out :nod2:
Went down around 6p.m. 2 babies in the nest,  6:06 dad went by with a fish, 6:15baby crossed the river landed on a limb, 6:23 in the water, out of the water, in the water, out of the water then back to the limb aaawww no fish in his claws....next time little buddy :love:  Mom then went by and went to her tree limb which is about 500 feet or a bit more from the nest, but same side as she has a great view of all :thu:
It was thundering so we had to leave :crying:  But got to see the whole family :heart0:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 04, 2012, 05:36:59 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks for your report of yesterday, tele.....and thanks for the pictures.  Will try to get them posted
in a bit.

When I first came on, the view was still zoomed way out......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08041207572.jpg)

.....then I just had an email from PSNH to say he had zoomed in as requested.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08041208302.jpg)

I did write back and asked him to zoom out just a little more so that we can see Dad coming in with fish.  Not sure
whether he is still there.
(and I hope I am not being a pain in the neck with my requests to them :blush2:)

ETA 8:38
No sooner said than done!  he was still there and adjusted according to a picture I sent him.  Hope this works
for everyone.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08041208382.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 04, 2012, 06:53:40 AM
 :eek: SHERRI !!! Stop messing with the cam!!! :haha:

Good Morning..  :bigsmile: I have some good pics from yesterday, I will post later, of juvies with fish, before I was recording bugs.. :binocs:.. :lollol:

 I had a long day yesterday. :nod2: Grandson here, stepson showed up for 3 hour visit from Nebraska. We all talked to my son (Chris) in Afghanistan on skype for 2 hours.. :8) Then my other son called. He was driving 3 hours to National Guard duty after working 10 hours.  So I spent 2.5 hours talking to him on the phone to help keep him stay awake..  :rolleyes2: All in all it was a good day  :lollol: :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 04, 2012, 03:19:06 PM
:eek: SHERRI !!! Stop messing with the cam!!! :haha:
:lol: :lol:  Is everything OK with it?   I could play some more!  :wink2:

Been off most all day due to Comcast issues......and you all know how much I love computer problems!  :rolleyes2:

OK.....so Chris is in Afghanistan.......who was driving to the Guard duty?   Joe?
God bless both of them for serving our country!  :love: :bow5:

Here are tele’s photos that she took yesterday when she visited.   You can kind of follow along with her narrative above.  
I cropped a couple and resized to post.  :bigsmile:

Chick drying wings after being in water.
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/StretchingwingsCa.png)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/TwochicksinnestCa.png)

Click for slideshow

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Tele%20-%20Slideshow%2008-03-12/th_Babyinwater.png) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Tele%20-%20Slideshow%2008-03-12/?action=view&current=2895cf2b.pbw)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 04, 2012, 07:54:51 PM
:thu: Wonderful slide show Thank You so much..  :flower

 

I just received word that they had no success with trapping the chicks the other day so none of them will have transmitters this year.
:haha:  :clap Ha, Well I hope they really scared the FC's.  :nod2: It is a good lesson for them to stay away from humans..  They are on their way to being great Fish Catchers instead of Chirpers..

this video is 2 hours in 2 minutes 8am to 10am Very active time. You can see how many times Sherri had to move the cam before she got it right..  :lollol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq_uuVR8WLs

Dad in..
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayer18312.gif)

FC out..
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/FriAug31400PSNHOspreyCam128_0003.jpg)

Sherri, it was Joe heading to Guards. He is going to sign up for another 4 years next month.. :eek:  Chris is in Afghanistan until January (9 long months over there). :scared9: Their base was attacked a couple months ago by 150+ Talaban fighters. They drove a 400lb bomb through the wall and suicide bombers threw themselves on the razor wire.  Burned down their PX and other buildings, by lobbing grenades over the walls. Chris got accommodations for stepping up to duty during the attack.. He said his ears were ringing for days. he is too young for that crap.. :sigh2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 05, 2012, 07:07:08 AM
Good Morning...  :bigsmile:

All 3 FCs in at 5:35am doing some stretches..  :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Ayers535am8512.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 05, 2012, 08:32:46 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

......this video is 2 hours in 2 minutes 8am to 10am Very active time. You can see how many times Sherri had to move the cam before she got it right..  :lollol:
:lollol:  I'm a 'slow learner'

Love that first animation from yesterday......talk about 'holding something over ones head!'  :lollol:
.....then the video!  so funny to watch the chicks run around like little mice! .... and those spins!  :8)

Yes, this morning at 5:35 all were there but the nest was empty when I first tuned in 5 min. earlier.
I'd say by looking at your animation, they are a very 'together' family.  :bigsmile:

To Chris and Joe  :huggie
Chris, be safe.........prayers are with you. :pray2   Joe, very proud you are signing up again.(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/thankyou_still.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 06, 2012, 04:24:53 AM
Good Morning..  :[c] :[c] I'm still :sleeping: Grandson went home at 9pm yesterday ..  :eek: WoW long 4 days.. :lollol:

 Thank you Sherri.. :bigsmile: Sent a copy of your kind words  to Joe and I hope to skype with Chris today.. :wink2:

These are from yesterday.. Between 8am and 5pm., I saw at least 5 fish deliveries as I skimmed through the recordings. They are easy to miss, because the FCs can leave as soon as they get their talons locked on the fish right.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayers917a8512.gif)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/Snapshot12999.jpg)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayersdance8512.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 06, 2012, 04:32:00 PM
Sherri, Great slide show :mhihi:  Thank you :thumbsup1: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 07, 2012, 04:54:04 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]
tele, you're welcome  :bigsmile:

Great animations, Chris........thanks.  :thumbsup1:
Similar scene here just a few minutes ago.

Dad in with fish.......three FC's waiting......impatiently!   Brave Dad!  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071207421.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071207422.jpg)

The tug-o-fish!....Hey FC, you're facing the wrong way.........fish over there! :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071207423.jpg)

Oh goodness, if that is all this one got out of the tussle, he is going to be mighty hungry!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071207424.jpg)

The 'winner' left with the fish.
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08071207425.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 07, 2012, 01:28:00 PM
I've been out and came back to the cam being zoomed way out.  I sent an email but doubt
it will be adjusted today due to the time.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 09, 2012, 04:39:43 AM
Good morning.. :bigsmile: Been a few days. Had to catch up on some yard work while it was  :8)

 The FCs are still receiving fish regularly on the nest. :nod2: Tuesday 1 FC (smallest 1) sat on the nest chirping away. It was there for 65 minutes, then dad came with a big fish and another FC hot on his tail. The one on the nest didn't get the fish, big sister did.  :rolleyes2: It stayed chirping another 40 minutes before leaving.. :sosad:  

I think this video is of the same FC, trying to take off dad's toe again.. :eek: :shock:  Yesterday @ 7:30pm..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VQDaMPsB5s


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 10, 2012, 12:19:07 PM
Oohh poor dad :nod2: hope his foot/toe is ok, that was a bit of a tugging on it :shock:  It has been storming here all day & now it is pouring out there and see no sign of SUN :nope:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 10, 2012, 01:45:42 PM
Hello.. Dad seems to be fine. :nod2: He delivered 2 fish ( gets talon tugged a little on 2nd one) in less than 17 minutes today.. :8) :clap1:
 Looking through this mornings recordings, looks like all 3 FCs have been in and out a few times. :bigsmile: I think the littlest one is there the most and looses a lot of fish to siblings. :rolleyes2: Even though he may be the only one on the nest just before delivery.   :shrug:  :lollol:
 Not sure if I've seen mom in a while.. :puzzled2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7riF8W5b5XI


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 11, 2012, 08:19:20 AM
Thanks for the pictures, videos and reports, Chris, Sherri and tele!

Two chicks on the nest this morning -
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/HkgK7kVNFO0811110827.jpg)

The chicks have all been flying for a while, and looking at my notes from last year, Mom was last seen August 6 last year, so she may have left on migration. Tele saw Mom when she visited the site on August 3rd, and I don't see any posts mentioning her since then. Now that the chicks tend to grab the fish from Dad and fly off with them, there really isn't much for Mom to do - so I'm guessing she's starting her migration by relaxing somewhere beyond the nest territory and having peaceful meals in preparation for her long flight south.   :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 12, 2012, 03:40:45 PM
I looked in at 5:34 pm, and the rain was really coming down - to the extent that you could see the raindrops splashing in the puddle in the middle of the nest.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/XlJVxXECrm0812180820.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be9zX9kIEKM

Our fledglings are handling the rain just fine - and in fact Dad delivered a fish during the rain, and a second chick showed up to try for a share.  

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/2WApRJ5WjY0812180820.jpg)

I was away from the computer for a few minutes, so am not sure if this is the same chick who was on the nest initially and who initially claimed the fish and was eating when I left, or the one who arrived a little later.  

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/MKMwkQpnbD0812180820.jpg)

Whoever it was, he or she was still eating at 6:25 pm, and I just noticed the nest is empty, so don't know if the chick finished the fish, or took it away.

It's a bit off topic, but part of the reason that I posted the video is that we have lost little chicks at the Maine osprey cam nest more than once during heavy downpours, even though the female there did a heroic job of covering the nest bowl - and I can't help but wonder if this is why.  It sure looked as if the water was coming into the nest faster than it could drain out - and I doubt that an adult could cover enough of the nest to keep that from happening.  :crying:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 12, 2012, 05:35:38 PM
Hello Judy.. :bigsmile: ya the nest was sure full of water..  :eek: little ones would be doomed for sure :sosad: That's another reason they should clean off this platform. It would drain better..  :nod2: I was making a video while you were posting and had to run out before I could upload it..

There are 4 parts.. 1 - Juvie lands, and stays a minute before he tries to float off a couple times :eek: before he leaves.  :lollol: 2 -One comes back ( not sure if same one. 1 minute between  out and in) and plays in the puddle and gets a few mud drinks.  :mhihi: 3 - is 8 minutes in 40 seconds, then a 2nd one  comes in but the one on the nest sees dad with fish and kicks the 2nd 1 back out in flash.  :lollol: Dad delivers no matter what the weather is..  :8) Then I just left 5 minutes on the end of the winner eating his/her prise in the rain..  :love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq1ToADyylc


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 13, 2012, 08:01:22 AM
Thanks Judy and Chris  :thu:

I was amazed to see such a large puddle in the nest.   We got that rain here
on Saturday. 
Easy to see how little chicks wouldn't survive in similar situation.  :sosad:

Two are on the nest now and it seems to be drying out a bit.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 13, 2012, 04:12:13 PM
Hi everyone :bigsmile:   
  The rain sure was wild here :nod2:  I went down to see my FC's and one was in the first nest and one was in the second nest :puzzled2:  which is not a good place at all :nope:  Then I believe it was dad that came and flew around then landed on his limb. The FC's were very, very chirpy and they were looking at each other and chirping away, it sure was funny to watch :mhihi: neither one left their nest all the while we were there :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 14, 2012, 04:23:47 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, sounds like a fun visit.
After migration, that 2nd nest will be removed due to its dangerous location.

It is very close to the time that Mom will be leaving, if she hasn't already.   it is a bit early for
her as she usually leaves about the same time as our Milford female.  She was still here on
Sunday.  :bigsmile:

The view zoomed back out yesterday but at this point, I am thinking it might even be better as
I don't think we have the need to ID chicks vs. adults anymore and we can see the entire
perch to see if another is out there.
The cam moves in increments vs. smooth transition so it is either this view or close up.
Anyone have other thoughts?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08141207071.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 14, 2012, 09:29:59 AM
I've been enjoying watching one of the chicks come and go on the perch this morning, so I'm fine with this view.   :bigsmile:  (And I don't know if it was the same chick each time, or if they were taking turns - but couldn't ID them when the cam was zoomed in either.)  I did see one of the chicks fend off another chick who tried to land - don't know if the incoming chick was a sibling or a neighbor, but the one on the nest fluffed up with wings spread, and the other one veered off.  Right after that the one on the nest took off - I think carrying a fish - which probably means that I did see Dad make a delivery as well.  :love:  It looked as if he stopped by briefly a few minutes before the second chick approached.


12:33 pm
Two chicks (I think) approached the nest a moment ago, and it looked as if one knocked the other one off.  (It looked like a glancing blow, so I think all is well.)  There's now one chick on the nest, looking around.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 16, 2012, 06:42:04 AM
Good morning!

This picture was from 4:30 pm yesterday, August 15 - I'm posting it now because I really like it:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/w8uTLNTAxJ0815160855.jpg)

It seems as if there's one chick who spends a lot of time at the nest, and I've seen a second one show up when there's food being delivered - but it's been a while since I've seen three, though I'm not watching all the time.

9:40 am
One chick on the nest.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/3MfmajtOXg0816090834.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 20, 2012, 04:21:21 PM
Evening everyone :bigsmile:   I just got home from seeing my FC'S. One looked to be practicing fishing then went over and sat on a limb :nod2:  The other one came about 45-50 minutes later from our side of the dam and flew to an old limb near the other one. Still have not seen mom or the other FC in a long time now, so perhaps they are together :love: Good luck on your journey little buddies, I sure am going to miss you :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 20, 2012, 04:32:21 PM
Hi everyone ......sorry haven't been here much.   Wicked busy and lots going on.

Thanks JudyB......I love that picture that you like!  :thu:

tele, thanks for your report.  I'm thinking that Mom plus one may have left.  However, I do remember
Iain MacLeod telling me that they fish about 3/4 mile upstream so if there is any viewing area up that
way that you know of, you might find them.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 21, 2012, 08:28:54 AM
JudyB very nice pictures & I also like that one too :nod2: Thanks for sharing :flower  it's a nice cool day here.
Have a wonderful day everyone :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 21, 2012, 10:11:50 AM
Good morning, Sherri and tele!

Here are a couple of pictures from earlier this morning -

9:40 am - waiting for breakfish

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/pdhoYraqMW0821100818.jpg)

9:51 am - breakfish is served!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Xiham5e7K50821100818.jpg)

Both Dad and chick were gone a moment later - I think the chicks have learned it's best to take their food to their private dining room rather than eat where the other chicks can see them!

I haven't seen more than one chick for a while - but do know that they tend to hang out where they can watch Dad fish, and are likely to be perching in trees (or on other poles) like the adults at night, so at least two of them may still be around.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 21, 2012, 03:05:21 PM
5:53 pm
Handsome young osprey  :love:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/ra0UW642eh0821170819.jpg)

I'm pretty sure there was a fish delivery around 4 pm - saw a flurry of wings which I think was Dad flying in. The chick stayed on the nest for a few minutes, and I think was carrying something when he flew off, though I didn't get a s'cap. (Naturally he waited until I put my mouse down and went back to work before he left!  :haha:)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 22, 2012, 05:11:34 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Judy, thanks for the caps yesterday.   I snapped a few and thought I might have had one of Mom but
not sure due to distance.  (maybe I should have requested zoom in :rolleyes2:)
Migration has started so perhaps some of the Ayer's chicks have headed out.

Chris, you out there?   I'm getting concerned due to recent reports of activity in Afghanistan.
Hope all is well.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 22, 2012, 06:23:02 AM
Good morning!

9:10 am
Just brought the cam up to see a chick on the nest, and a quick visit by Dad (I assume) probably bringing a fish.  Chick just left, probably with fish though I didn't look up quickly enough to see if he was carrying something.

I haven't seen an adult spend more than a few seconds on the nest in quite a while, which is why I'm assuming it's Dad I've been seeing.  I'm guessing we'd need a site visit to know if the other chicks are still around.

It looks as if the older two fledged about a month ago (July 20 & 21) (I don't have the date for the third one on my spreadsheet yet), which is several days earlier than last year.  Last year Saco left August 22 and Tiny2 and Dad left August 27 - so I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there is only one chick still hanging around and enjoying all the fish Dad can provide.  :love:


11:38 am
Another fish! This is a somewhat bittersweet to watch - nice to see Dad taking such good care of what is probably the youngest chick - but I know it's because they're getting ready to leave.   :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :sosad: :bigsmile: :love:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/ormSi0loMb0822110800.jpg)

The chick flew off with the fish a moment or two after Dad left.


2:39 pm
Another food drop.  Two blurry s'caps....

Dad and chick on the nest (Dad standing in front, chick mantling in the back)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/tcFR0JsQtK0822140847.jpg)

Chick flying off with the fish

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/DmSZYFFIpX0822140848.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 22, 2012, 12:39:11 PM
3:13 pm
Chick is back again and calling. Maybe there is more than one still around - this one looks as if he or she has a bit of a bulge in the crop - but if one chick had eaten all three fish, I'd think it would have a bigger crop, to say nothing of some difficulty flying! lol

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/LJnkTIAw520822150816.jpg)

But if there were still two of them in residence, I'd expect to see them both at the nest occasionally.  :puzzled2:

Chick flew off at 3:38 pm.  He or she was only calling for a little while right after landing - after that she/he was standing and looking around as in the s'cap.


4:28 pm
Back again.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/E7cxsgym460822160812.jpg)


5:24 pm
Still there, just hanging out.  :love:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Mzj1k4I7OO0822170823.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 22, 2012, 03:38:10 PM
5:52 pm

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/6bDSCCBZ1k0822170837.jpg)


6:12 pm

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/sfNv8AOwVh0822180833.jpg)



6:30 pm
Still there, looking about the same as before.

Time for me to log off and head for home.  I may be wrong, but this is feeling like good bye.  If so - safe travels, young one - have a wonderful life - and lots of fish.  :love:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/uUmiyvHvN70822180837.jpg)


Added -
Nest was empty when I got home at 7:30, but chick was back at 7:40 pm.  I missed the departure, but she left at about 8:03 pm.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 23, 2012, 04:10:53 AM
Thursday, August 23, 2012

6:47 am
Good morning! I see my crystal ball was a bit foggy - here's our chick again this morning, hanging out on the nest.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/XmL0Sbdb480823060855.jpg)

Looks like a lovely morning!


7 am
He/she flew off to the right.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 23, 2012, 06:04:39 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

Judy, thanks for the great coverage..........sorry not able to help much lately.

8:59   Chick was fooid calling but just left

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08231208591.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 23, 2012, 03:59:21 PM
I was away from the computer quite a bit today, but I looked in every time I was nearby, and didn't see him/her again after Sherri's observation - until evening.

The chick showed up around 6:17 pm, did a bit of calling and a lot of sitting and looking around.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Z9S7DhmMMa0823190814.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/1LOOeJgE640823190815.jpg)


And then - at 6:50 pm - Dad arrived with a fish! :D  I was recording the Maine nest and wasn't able to stop recording to take a s'cap in time to include Dad, but he looked as handsome as ever, and here is the chick mantling her fish!  She left with it a minute or so later.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/NqCkC01uY10823190815.jpg)


So now we know that Dad and at least one chick are still around.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 23, 2012, 04:24:47 PM
Thank you, Judy!  :thu:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 24, 2012, 05:42:10 AM
  Hello, :bigsmile: I am sorry i haven't been in :blush2:. I have had 4 unexpected house guests for the last week... :gaah:  :eek:  :lollol:

Thank you for the observations.  :8) I have recordings from the last 5 days I am looking at when I can..  :rolleyes2:

Sherri. Chris is doing well and their base has been fixed. And he says thank for your prayers and kind thoughts.. :nod2: :wink2: I hope to talk to him in a few hours today .. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 24, 2012, 06:59:56 AM
Good to hear from you, Chris!

The chick is back this morning. 

7:31 am

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/MQFByFB5NX0824070854.jpg)

She left around 7:45 am, and was back again when I brought the cam back up at 9:50 am

9:50 am

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/NfwQBRw1DW0824090838.jpg)

9:54 am

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/v8Fbtv1xwE0824090859.jpg)

I'll try to watch as much as I can today, but am not sure I'll have time to post both here and on the Hancock forum, and I can upload pictures directly there, so that's generally where I'll post first.  Link to the thread for this nest there is http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=411438#411438 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=411438#411438)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2012, 08:47:14 AM
Thanks Judy.  :bigsmile:  I have had the cam up as well while doing some paperwork.
Nest is empty now.......poor baby looks like the lost soul.  Thinking it is just her
and Dad now.
tele, you going down there again soon?   will be good to know if you see more than one.

Chris, thanks for the info on Chris.........so glad he is OK.  Hugs to him!  :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 24, 2012, 03:25:45 PM
Nice pictures JudyB :bigsmile:Sherri your pictures are great,came out very nice : Welcome back Chris :nod2:
I just got home from visiting my babies :mhihi: when I got there there was one in the new nest eating, nothing in the old nest. About 15 minutes later the one in the new nest flew over to the old nest then dad brought a fish and dropped it off then baby took it and flew back over to the new nest with it and eating away :love: I did not see the other chick,but going back tomorrow too :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2012, 05:10:29 PM
Thanks tele (on my Milford pictures and your report of on site visit)  :flower :flower

Just took this cap......so pretty.  Looks like all have perched for the night.

Here is a slideshow (6 photos) of tele's visit..
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Tele%20-%20slideshow%2008-24-12/?albumview=slideshow


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 24, 2012, 06:39:36 PM
Thanks, Sherri and tele

A couple of pictures from earlier today -


1:28 pm - Food delivery (I wonder is this is the one in your pictures, tele?)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/FGlS4Fp3e10824130827.jpg)


6:57 pm

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/5PfUI6VsbM0824190819.jpg)


7:10 pm - dinner

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/F3uLgu5X730824190819.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 25, 2012, 03:32:03 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Awfully pretty evening pictures, Judy.......love that time of day here;   it looks so peaceful. :bigsmile:

Chick waiting for breakfast........sure wish we would see her bring in her own!   We have two Milford
(think both female) waiting there as well. 

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08251206141.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 25, 2012, 04:36:34 PM
Got there around 5 p.m. Dad was sitting on top of a pole eating a fish. Chick was sitting on a limb then at 5:41he tries fishing,but not sure if he got one or not? he flew back to the nest and started chirping at dad, dad came right over and dropped the fish off then flew off down stream. Chick ate some then took it and went back to the limb he was on first. Put his left wing out some (I'm thinking to hide the fish so nothing else sees he is eating it) smart bird :nod2:     Going back tomorrow morning :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 26, 2012, 05:16:02 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Nest is empty right now......haven't had a chance to get here earlier.

tele, thanks for your report and wonderful pictures.  :flower

Hope you don't mind but I had some fun with a couple of them......changed to
black and white for the contrast (the original color shots are still in the slideshow).

Is that the crop on that chick?  :shock:  If so, can't be too hungry!  :lollol:

Dad brings fish....
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/7Ca.jpg)

Dad flies off
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/9Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/tele%20-%20August%2025%20%202012/?albumview=slideshow


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 26, 2012, 06:42:11 AM
Wonderful to see our chick trying to catch a fish - thanks, tele!  I'm guessing the chick didn't get one that time - but am sure he will soon if he hasn't already.  But I have heard that it does take a lot of tries for each fish a fledgling catches.  And thanks for posting the slideshow of tele's pictures, Sherri - wonderful to see them both!

A couple of pictures from this morning.

7:19 am

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/FzJLMGAg4E0826090816.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/lVWjyxGbwR0826090816.jpg)

8:45 am

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/357oBmx86z0826090816.jpg)


It's now 9:41 am and the chick is on the nest, but I've been away from the computer at times so don't know if she's spent time away from the nest between pictures.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 26, 2012, 07:11:22 AM
Thanks Judy :flower
Chick still there now.......I haven't seen Dad come in.

It surely does sometimes take a few tries for one catch.  :nod2:  I felt so bad for one
of my Milford chicks the other day.  She got a fish and started to lift off with it and dropped
it back into the water.  
(By the way, pretty sure our Lola left sometime between 8/21 when we last saw her on the cam and
Thurs 8/23 when I visited.   I was there for hours and if she was still there, I'm pretty certain she
would have appeared.  Kidd is still there with 2 chicks.......have not seen 3 on nest in quite a while.)

ETA 10:20   She just left


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 26, 2012, 12:17:56 PM
Hi, Sherri thank you for putting my pictures up & the black & white ones are cool :nod2: went down at 10:20 this morning to see the chick in the new nest eating a fish. JudyB nice pictures & no I think she missed the fish last night as she flew right to the nest and yelled at dad as he was eating a fish and he went right over and dropped it off to her :mhihi:

Going back down after supper :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 26, 2012, 02:34:11 PM
Dad just delivered a fish 5:30....chick took off with it

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Capture-1.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Capture2.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 26, 2012, 05:49:30 PM
Went down around 4:30 to see the chick sitting on a limb by the water. Dad came flying by with a BIG fish at 5:05 soon as she saw him she started screaming=chirping and went right to the nest, but dad went by it and landed in a near by tree and that chick was just a chirping at dad very loud :rant2: Dad finally came and dropped off the fish about 5:30:love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 26, 2012, 05:53:57 PM
Then she took the fish back to the limb she was on :love: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 26, 2012, 06:34:29 PM
Nice pictures and reports - thanks, Sherri and tele!

(Off topic - Charlie and I had dinner at the Osprey Restaurant on the water in Georgetown, Maine - and there's an osprey nest on a channel marker at the edge of the attached marina - busy area, but there have been osprey there for ages.  I'm mentioning it here because I'm 99% certain that the osprey sitting on the nest was a chick - and she caught a fish and brought it to the nest!  I've never seen a chick catch a fish before, and I was thrilled! She tried a couple of times, and we could see her plowing through the water and then returning to the nest - and then we saw her return with what looked like something held by one foot, and then once she got to the nest, she flap-hopped a couple of times as if to get the fish organized so she could get at it - and then it looked as if she was eating.  Watching that helped me visualize what our youngster here is probably doing when she's not on the nest - and it was just so exciting to watch.  No pictures - it was near dusk, and our table wasn't that near the windows, though we were using our binoculars anyway.  But I have a lovely picture in my mind.  :love:)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2012, 04:30:45 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Judy, so glad you had the experience of watching the chick catch a fish.. :bigsmile:

tele, it sounds like the cap I posted with Dad bringing in the fish is the same one you saw come in.

Just checking in now and chick is on nest.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08271207151.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2012, 08:41:58 AM
Here is a slideshow of tele's visits yesterday.   The first five pictures are from her morning visit
which include some nice pictures of blue heron and a stunning photo of a kingfisher.  The rest are
from the late afternoon visit where Dad brings fish to nest.

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/tele%20-%20August%2026%202012/?albumview=slideshow


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2012, 03:57:03 PM
Such a beautiful scene here at 5:22

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08271205221.jpg)

5:30

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08271205301.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on August 28, 2012, 04:59:41 AM
good morning.. Thank You for the pics and obs..  :clap1: :8) :bigsmile: i still have guests till this weekend..  :eek:
I have been recording and going through them when I can..  :bigsmile: I am pretty sure there were 2 different juvies on the nest at different times Thursday. :wink2: After Friday the nest visits become less frequent and hard to tell if there is more than one.. :puzzled2:
 I am saving recording, so I can post some Giff's of their last days here..  :nod2:

Thank You again.. Take Care Chris....  :wink2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 28, 2012, 04:48:50 PM
Sherri very nice morning pictures. Went down around 5:30 p.m. Dad was just about to land in a tree way up on the right hand side. The chick is in the nest chirping away for dad :nod2: At 6:10 she tries to get a fish, but missed it :crying: and heads back to the nest and continues to scream for dad :shock:  At 6:13 dad arrives with a fish for her then he leaves. She starts to lift up to go, but changes her mind and stays a few more seconds then off she goes with her fish from dad and flies to the limb to have a feast :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 29, 2012, 03:41:43 AM
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Good morning!

Thanks, Chris and tele!  Interesting that there may have been two chicks around as recently as Thursday, Chris.  I'm not good enough at recognizing them to know unless I can see them together.

And great report on the chick trying to catch a fish, tele!  I saw her with the fish, and thought she might have caught it herself because she seemed to be shaking off water - and I missed Dad's visit, though I do know he's on and off very fast these days!

The young one was on the nest when I first checked around 6 am:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/WtW8aQJi6B0829060837.jpg)

For a minute around 6:15 am it looked as if she saw an adult and was hoping for a fish delivery, but Dad didn't arrive, so she went back to waiting.

6:27 am
Here comes Dad with breakfast

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/PpTYCgD5kY0829060838.jpg)

And I'm not 100% sure what happened next. My computer freezes for a moment when I take a s'cap, so I didn't see Dad land - though I think he did. But chick was alone on the nest and appeared to be looking towards the cam and calling, then flew off, heading downwards so I didn't get a clear look at her talons to see if she had a fish. She was back again a moment later and had a fish at that point.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/xQ6skz0nBt0829060838.jpg)

But I'm not sure if Dad made her leave the nest to get it. She only paused on the nest for a second or two, perhaps to get the fish properly lined up for flight, then took off with it.

So we do know that Dad and one chick are still around, and we know that the chick has a nice fish for breakfast.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 29, 2012, 04:25:37 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:....Thanks, Chris, tele, Judy...

Chris, curious to hear why you think there was still two there ...... haven't seen two on nest in a long time and
tele has made several on site visits and (I think) has seen only one.
(BTW, one of the NH chicks that got a transmitter left on his journey on 8/21! .... very early.  Their nest isn't
too far from this one ..... maybe he stopped by and picked up one of ours.  :bigsmile:)

........ Went down around 5:30 p.m. Dad was just about to land in a tree way up on the right hand side. The chick is in the nest chirping away for dad :nod2: At 6:10 she tries to get a fish, but missed it :crying: and heads back to the nest and continues to scream for dad :shock:  At 6:13 dad arrives with a fish for her then he leaves. She starts to lift up to go, but changes her mind and stays a few more seconds then off she goes with her fish from dad and flies to the limb to have a feast :love:
Here is slideshow of tele's visit......note the fox on the road in a couple of the pictures

Click
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/tele%20-%2008-28-12/?albumview=slideshow

Chick on nest now and appears to be food calling......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08291207231.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 29, 2012, 04:58:35 PM
Thank you Sherri for putting the slides together & putting them up, great job :nod2: The last time I saw 2 chicks was on August 24th. I am going to go see them tomorrow after work. JudyB did you find out if the chick caught her own fish this morning? that would be great if she did :mhihi: I hope to see her catch one tomorrow :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 30, 2012, 06:44:01 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2012

I don't think she caught the fish yesterday, tele - but perhaps Dad made her chase him to get it!  :mhihi:  Have a good visit - and I hope you do see her catch a fish!

9:22 am
Breakfish is delivered!  This is one of the first s'caps I've gotten in a long time when Dad slowed down enough that I could see more than a blur with wings!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/7cZk9cVBpy0830090816.jpg)

He was gone the next instant, and the chick left with fish shortly thereafter.


Added:

1:53 pm
Here's lunch! Dad is doing such a good job taking care of this youngster - I can see why she prefers to hang out at the nest!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/P1FbIDoud40830150803.jpg)

As usual, Dad left immediately, and the chick flew off with the fish a minute or two later.


3:21 pm
She's been back for a while, just hanging out on the nest.

4:18 pm
I'm really not sure if the chick has been on the nest since my last post - doing other things, and not paying close attention. I did notice a few minutes ago that she looked to be partly mantling - and thought perhaps she saw Dad. But now she has started eating the fish she apparently has been hiding for some period of time.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Iq7On1WfsH0830160803.jpg)

What I don't know is if it's the one that Dad brought a couple of hours ago, and she brought it with her when she returned to the nest - or if it's a new one. Upon reflection, it seemed as if she was back relatively quickly after leaving the nest at about 1:53 pm - but I didn't make a note of the time.


4:37 pm
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/q5YC9PsDws0831090841.jpg)


5:51 pm
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/nGlIv6h2SX0831090842.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 30, 2012, 06:00:38 PM
Hi everyone,
   Went down to see my chick & dad around 4:30 today. Chick was in the nest then at 4:37 she went out and sat on the perch and it looked like she was sitting in the air :nod2:  I have never seen one sit out on that before today. Between the jackhammers & the compressor going I could still hear that chick screaming for dad :shock:
At 4:55 dad came just a fly by then he went back down stream. At 5:38 the chick went back on the nest. At 5:58 chick flew off the nest as dad came chasing the eagle and she just stayed around the nest flying while dad took care of the eagle and here I thought she was going to go catch a fish!!!! Then she went back to the nest and at 6:o'clock dad came back through. I got a picture of him, but it looks like mom as I could see a necklace. I sent Sherri a picture to see what she thinks. If it is mom then I did not see dad tonight. As she/he was flying back by she /he looked at the nest to see the chick :bigsmile:  Dad never did bring the chick a fish before I left at 6:30 p.m.  Have a great holiday weekend :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 31, 2012, 05:24:08 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]......thanks Judy and tele  :bigsmile:

I have found tele's comment very interesting with regard to wondering whether she may have
seen Mom.   A couple times I have thought it could be her on the cam but dismissed it
due to thinking she likely left a while ago.
However, below are the pictures that tele sent me and I'm pretty sure I see a band on
the first one, which is the one she thinks might be Mom.   It is awfully hard to tell because
we can't see the top feathers to know whether adult or chick but I do think it is possible.
If this is a band, there is also another possibility......the adult female at the Tilton nest also has one.

I would like to send an email to my contact at PSNH to ask him to zoom back in again......does
anyone have any objection?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/AskingifMomCa.jpg)

I think these two are pics that tele thinks to be Dad  (tele, please correct me if I don't have that right)
I'm not so sure of that though, as I think I see necklace and our Dad is pretty white on the chest.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Dadlookstochick-questionCa.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/3DadquestionCa.jpg)






Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 31, 2012, 06:21:51 AM
Good morning, Sherri, tele, Chris and all who stop by.

Thanks for the pictures and observations, tele and Sherri.  I wouldn't have guessed that the eagle is still in the area, though it does make sense.

I've added some additional observations and s'caps to my post from yesterday - my last two s'caps go with your observations, tele.

I must admit I haven't noticed if the adult delivering fish has a necklace or not - the visits tend to be very fast, with lots of flapping wings - and I usually am trying to get a s'cap so I'll have the time of delivery.  

It does look as if there might be a band in the first picture, though it's hard to tell - and it's not that easy to tell whether or not an osprey has a brown necklace unless the chest is well lit, though I agree that parts of the chest look dark in all three pics.

It's fine with me if you ask them to zoom in a bit, Sherri - we're not seeing much flying in the background these days, and it would make it easier to tell who is on the nest, I think.

9:21 am
Nest is empty.  I've only had the cam up a little while, so don't know what might have happened earlier.  Will try to keep an eye on the cam during the day.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 31, 2012, 06:42:59 AM
Thanks Judy and good morning......have sent off an email to have cam zoomed in.  Hopefully they are
working and will see it.

A few caps from this morning.......have not been watching the entire time so don't know whether
Dad came in with fish.   Perhaps Chris will be able to check his recordings when time allows.
I think all of my caps are the same osprey......good to check from my last one (6:50 AM) to Judy's
empty nest observation at 9:21

5:52 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08311205521am.jpg)

6:05

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08311206051.jpg)

6:28

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08311206281am.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08311206281.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08311206501am.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 31, 2012, 07:04:23 AM
Thanks for the morning pictures, Sherri!

10:00 am
Chick arrived on the nest a minute ago, then moved out to the perch. Perhaps it's a sign of maturity that she seems to be spending more time on the perch recently.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/kiKTMKfM3s0831100827.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/SocvcoQ8Iq0831100829.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on August 31, 2012, 07:06:07 AM
......and here she is flying out there.  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/08311209591.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on August 31, 2012, 07:35:41 AM
Nice catch, Sherri!

10:34 am
The chick moved back to the nest a few minutes ago, and just flew off to the left.

And she's back at 10:35 am.


1:30 pm
Still on the perch.  She did spend a bit of time on the nest, then moved back out there.  It's funny - I know that osprey spend much of their time sitting on branches, looking at the water - so she's doing what she should be doing.  But I still feel a bit sorry for her, sitting there all by herself for hours.   :love:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/3D4KV45teU0831130829.jpg)


2:15 pm
Starting at about 1:45 pm, the chick appeared to be doing the half-mantling/half-calling pose that suggests she sees an adult with a fish and wants a share (actually, wants it all - "share" isn't a word fledglings know).  She was into the nest.  She took off.  She came back.  I think she took off again.  Back again.  Then at about 2:06 pm an adult landed with a fish.  

I didn't try to get a s'cap because I wanted to really look at the adult.  I am curious about the adult you saw yesterday, tele, and am now wondering if Mom is in the area.  As far as I know, I've only seen one adult for several weeks at least, and I've been fairly sure that it was Dad, both because I know that most of the time females leave to begin their migration earlier than males and because the adult we've been seeing has looked like Dad.  But he's in and out so fast that I really haven't done more than grabbed a quick s'cap whenever I've seen him - and that usually shows that there's a second bird on the nest, and not much more.

So this time I didn't reach for my mouse - I looked.  The adult looked trim and angular - like Dad.  I only had a brief glimpse at the chest area, but what I saw looked white.  With the cam pulled way back there's no way to tell if the adult had a leg band (Mom does, Dad does not).  So I didn't see enough to say for sure who it was - but all indicators point towards Dad.

Here's a picture of the chick right after the adult left, mantling her fish -

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/XvLyDCOKbB0831140847.jpg)

She left with the fish a minute or two later, probably heading for her dining branch of choice.


2:33 pm
She's back on the nest, and out to the perch.  I guess she made quick work of lunch!


3:15 pm
Just noticed she's gone - she was on the perch a few minutes ago, but that's all I know.  Looks as if it may be raining, so she might have decided a tree branch was a better place to perch.


3:30 pm
Back again. It's too dark to see the feathers, but I'm pretty sure this is a chick.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/naKJuGReoM0831150826.jpg)


3:38 pm
Another fish delivery. Again no clear look at the adult's chest, but it appeared to be Dad. The chick flew off to the right with the fish at 3:40 pm.


5:05 pm
The chick is back, sitting on the end of the perch.  She was in the nest for a while before moving out there but I didn't note the time.


7:06 pm
I do love the colors at this time of day.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120831-032.jpg)


8:00 pm
I'm back from my own dinner, and see that it's quite dark, and it looks as if the chick has gone to her nighttime perch.

Good night.
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/offtobed.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 31, 2012, 05:08:16 PM
Very nice pictures Sherri & JudyB :bigsmile:  Sherri the pictures you posted of mine I think look like mom because when I see dad dropping off the fish he is very white and when he is just sitting on a limb or pole I am sure its him, but the pictures above look like mom :puzzled2: It looks like there is a band on the right leg, can anyone else see it??  She took me by surprise because I have not seen her in a long while, that is if it's mom :hmm. Sherri, thank you so much for putting my pictures up on here :flower
I will be going down a lot over this long weekend :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on August 31, 2012, 05:14:50 PM
Sherri you can see the band and I can too......pretty sure it's a band in the first picture on the right leg :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 01, 2012, 03:35:46 AM
Mornin' everyone . :[c]
I see the view is still zoomed out so guessing that my contact didn't get my email.  Perhaps
he added a day to the long weekend.

Judy, thanks for the detailed account of the activity yesterday.  I agree that whatever little
flashes that I have seen of adult coming in with fish that it looked like Dad.

Iain has an interesting comment regarding Art, the adult male that was given a transmitter in Tilton.

"One interesting new observation is that he has been roosting each night (at least since the 14th) along the river 3.5 miles south of the nest. "

tele, how far down river would the Ayer's nest be from Tilton nest area?
.......hopefully you will have good sightings this weekend.  Thanks for going down there.

5:50 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09011205551.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 01, 2012, 08:00:53 AM
Good morning!

I'm late posting, but I did take a quick peek around 7:30 am while Charlie was making breakfast, and saw a food delivery.  This time I had a fairly clear (though very brief) look at the adult's chest, and it looked white.  Here's the chick right after the delivery.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/QNQ5PZOw9J0901090914.jpg)

I was back to the computer around 9:30 am, and the chick's been on the perch every time I've looked since then.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/s8nB3oUk3Q0901090914.jpg)

Perhaps it's a good thing that they didn't zoom in after all, Sherri, if she's going to spend so much time at the end of the perch.


10:27 pm
Chick flew off to the right.


Tele, thinking about your observations and seeing Iain's comments about the Tilton male has got me wondering where the females go when they leave.  From what I've read, and seen on the cams, it's common for the females to leave a few weeks before the males.  I've always assumed that they headed south at a leisurely pace, stopping frequently to rest and fish, because females are often quite skinny by the end of the season, being the last to eat.  The males generally eat the head before bringing a fish to the nest, which helps them keep their strength up and also means the fish won't be flopping around, endangering little chicks.  Then the female feeds the chicks - and if there's any left, she eats the leftovers - until the male swoops in and removes the fish so it won't attract other osprey or eagles to the nest.  But it's also possible that they only go a few miles away to rest and build up their strength for migration - in which case they might occasionally make a visit to the nest.  Sometimes the more we learn, the more questions we have.

I am looking forward to seeing what you discover this weekend, tele!


11:57 am
Food is delivered!  I'd been ready to record for 10-15 minutes as the chick kept looking as if she was backing up to give the adult room to fly in - and finally went back to what I was doing - which is of course when he arrived.  I started recording as fast as I could, and did get a few seconds of the adult in this 10-second video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VW6QbQhkVY


12:39 pm
Just returned to the computer to see the chick back on the end of the perch.


1:52 pm
I didn't get a s'cap, but another nice big fish was just delivered!  Again, it looked like Dad to me, and he did stay there for a moment, but I wasn't where I could get to my capture software.


5:30 pm
Dinner is served.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120901-010.jpg)


7:20 pm
Good night....

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120901-018.jpg) (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120901-019.jpg)

She was still on the perch for a while after that, but I think she left before it was completely dark.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 01, 2012, 06:26:55 PM
Went down about 6:10 p.m chick was sitting on the limb, at 6:58 she headed down river & came right back & went to the nest,she started chirping really loud & looking up river, she flew off the nest because the eagle was on its way down river. Chick flew back to the nest at 7:05. The eagle was flying straight through above the river never looked up, down or to the side. (They have been staying about a mile down river.) Chick went out on the perch and stayed there & we left right before dark. Going back down tomorrow :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 01, 2012, 06:57:30 PM
The nest at Ayers to the nest in Tilton is about 18 miles


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 02, 2012, 04:59:00 AM
Sunday, September 2, 2012

Good morning!

Thanks for your report!  Good to see that she's learned to get out of the way when an eagle comes by - much safer than a confrontation with another large raptor!

7:58 am
Nest was empty when I looked in a little earlier, but someone is here now.  :love:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/FjbD683yvV0902070942.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 02, 2012, 05:49:08 AM
Mornin'  :[c]........thanks Judy and tele

tele, good that the eagle doesn't seem to bother the osprey chick.
Is the eagle an adult or juvenile?  I can't see a white head in your picture.

Judy, I have no doubt that it is Dad in your video and caps.  :thumbsup1:
........ chick does seem to be spending time on the perch.  I'm guessing that when they come in
on Tuesday the view will be changed.  I think we will still get an idea of whether chick in the area or
not as it usually comes in the nest before going to perch, right?

Nest empty now at 8:50 AM

Click for slideshow of tele's 6 pictures
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/tele%20-%2009-01-12/?albumview=slideshow


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 02, 2012, 06:14:04 AM
Good Morning.....Thank you Sherri for the slide show, it's great :flower  The eagle is an adult & was flying at a good rate :nod2: It has been raining off & on, but the sun will be out soon :8) going down to see them in a bit :love:  Have a nice day :bigsmile: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 02, 2012, 07:12:50 AM
Great pictures, tele - I see there are turkeys in the area, too!

Sherri, I think she usually lands on the nest then goes to the perch - but not always.  She also moves to the nest when she thinks food might be coming, and all the food deliveries I've seen have been in the nest.  However, while I really didn't keep track, I do think she was on the perch a lot more than she was on the nest yesterday.  It's a hard call - she's definitely spending a lot more time on the perch now than she was when we initially all agreed that zooming in seemed like a good idea - but if we don't zoom in, I'm not sure if we'll be able to tell if Mom does visit.  At this time of year, Mom is likely to be on the skinny side, so without a good look at her necklace or her leg band, I doubt that I could tell for sure.


Added -
Fish delivery at 11:06 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92CWmMe3g0k


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 02, 2012, 02:27:17 PM
JudyB, yes,there are a lot of turkeys around here too!! Glad you liked my pictures :nod2:  Went down around 2 to see the chick in the new nest. She was house keeping as the sticks were flying out. When dad came with a fish she went to the nest,but dad stopped at the pole and kept it awhile. There was a pontoon boat getting closer to the nest & the chick went back to the new nest plus dad didn't like the boat either so he took the fish & flew over the chick in the nest & landed on a tree branch on our side of the dam. When the boat was going up river the chick went back to the old nest and dad flew over and dropped the fish off then he left and headed back down stream :bigsmile:
Going back later on :love:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 02, 2012, 02:34:06 PM
Sorry, I forgot to say after dad dropped the fish off she took it and went to the new nest for a feast :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 02, 2012, 08:45:33 PM
Thanks for the report, tele - that does explain some of what I was seeing!  I have two videos.  The first is from about 12:30 pm - not much happens, but we get to watch the chick on the nest on a sunny afternoon.  I kept thinking that an adult would come in, but it didn't happen while I was recording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qofvdwzm5P4

The second is from around 2:22 pm, so I think it covers some of what you were describing.  There's some flying back and forth, and the chick eventually ends up on the nest, but I stopped recording before the fish was delivered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF5uSI2lVXw


No one in sight at 8 pm as it was getting dark.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120902-015.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 02, 2012, 09:12:07 PM
JudyB thank you for the videos :flower  Went back down at 6:30 p.m. chick in the nest, 6:52 left nest & went to the pole to sit, 6:58 left pole & headed up river as dad is up there sitting on a limb. I can hear her chirping which is very loud at him. 7:24 dad flies by & chick right behind him, 7:25 chick goes to the nest & dad keeps on flying down river and she is still yelling at him :nope:  Chick still in nest as we were leaving at 7:40 :bigsmile:  Going back down tomorrow :love:

(Off topic: I do believe I saw a peregrine falcon this afternoon when I was there and it was going after the pigeons. I have a picture, but it's not very good. I have never seen one before, only in books.)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 03, 2012, 03:25:23 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks tele and Judy  :flower
What I am finding a bit strange is why you/we are seeing just one chick out of
the three.  tele has been going down there on a daily basis at different times of
day.

tele, if you snapped any kind of picture of a peregrine, you were doing well!  they are so
fast.......they challenge me for sure!  :lollol:

6:15 AM   Except that I think I can see white tips, I think this looks like Mom.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/09031206151am.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/09031206152.jpg)

ETA  6:29
Moved to perch...... I put this cap in Photoshop......now I am not sure if there is white or note. 

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/09031206292.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 03, 2012, 04:23:52 AM
It was a chick ......... very upset at something overhead.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09031207121.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09031207122.jpg)

Something made a pass over and I could only see a little of it.....chick took off.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09031207141.jpg)

Right after it took off, something came by that was more in view over the nest.  I couldn't get a cap but
I think it may have been an eagle.  If anyone recording, take a look at 7:14-7:15.

7:20  chick is back now


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 03, 2012, 04:36:07 AM
tele, I didn't see your email earlier that had your picture of the peregrine....
it sure looks like one to me.  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Possibleperegrine.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on September 03, 2012, 05:03:51 AM
Good morning  :bigsmile: Great Observations and Pics .. Thank You!!   :bigsmile:

Things are slowing down here.   :sleepyawn2:

WoW . :8)  :thu: . that is a peregrine for sure.. :nod2:  :clap1: What a great hang out this is for wildlife.. :bigsmile:

I thought there were 2 osprey besides Dad. One has a white spot/bad feather on its back..

Sherri I will check the recording at 7:15 after it stops at 9am. I record in 2 and 3 hour blocks. Last time I stopped a recording and restarted it, I found I had a 26 hour recording the next day.. :eek: :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 03, 2012, 07:57:07 AM
It's a beautiful spot for a picnic lunch - I wish I lived closer.  I don't think I've ever seen a peregrine either!

Chris, I've seen the feather on the back some of the time - and not seen it other times.  And there are times that I've thought the chick looked smaller/slimmer than usual.  But I've watched a lot of fish being delivered, and it's been a long time since I've seen two chicks at once.  There are always exceptions, but I really didn't notice the level of bullying that would so intimidate one of the younger chicks that it wouldn't try to come to the nest if there was a fish there.  At most nests I watch, most of the chicks show up most of the time when food is delivered.  All three were flying well and landing well - so I think they're fine.  But I have doubts about there being more than one still in the area.

I need to do some other things this morning, and won't be able to watch much today - but will try to look back and see when I last saw more than one chick.  I'm also not sure when we last saw Mom, and do know it seems fairly common for one or two chicks to leave with her - and that would make even more sense if she really didn't go that far initially.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 03, 2012, 03:23:55 PM
Chris, it sure is a beautiful spot with all kinds of wildlife :bigsmile:  Ok, now for my visit this afternoon:
2 p.m. Chick is eating a fish on the pole, 2:35 dad brings a fish,chick goes right to the nest, 2:35 dad leaves nest, 2:36 chick is dancing around the fish, 2:37 chick takes fish to the pole she was on & not eating the fish.
2:50 chick takes fish back to the nest, 2:51 dad brings another fish, 2:51 chick leaves the nest with the fish she brought from the pole and goes to the limb, 2:51 dad leaves nest with fish & takes it to the pole, 2:51 chick comes back to the nest with fish, 3:12 dad starts eating his fish, 3:17 chick takes fish & goes to the new nest,
3:21 dad starts chirping & chick joins in & goes back to the nest,
3:23 another osprey coming in, circling the nest, getting closer to land in the nest, no changed mind, dad still on the pole watching the osprey.....is it mom? or another family member?  3:24 mom? looks over at chick
then flies close to dad on the pole they both fly down river together. Dad must have known this was mom or his other baby as he never went after it.
3:27 chick takes fish from nest & goes to the pole, 3:31 chick starts eating the fish, 4:00 chick still eating the fish on the pole as we are leaving. We waited & waited for dad & ? to come back, but they didn't. I will send Sherri a couple pictures of the "guest"


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on September 03, 2012, 05:42:58 PM
 So :8) Tele.. :bigsmile:

I think the "guest osprey" spends time on the nest hard to tell if it is a juvie or mom. I haven't seen an anklet yet though.. :puzzled2:

Sherri here are the fly byes at 7:15ish..  :wink2: 1st looks big like eagle 2nd one almost shaped like falcon.. :puzzled2: :lollol:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayer19312.gif)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll40/MaineEagleLovers/OSPREY%20Ayers/ayer29312.gif)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 03, 2012, 06:20:54 PM
Those two fly byes could also be the two Great Blue Herons that are there all the time and the chick does not like them at all. Just a thought :hmm


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 04, 2012, 03:34:16 AM
Mornin' everyone :[c]

......Chick/adult been here for a few minutes.  I hope cam gets zoomed in today so we can get a better idea to ID.

6:10

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09041206101am.jpg)

Chris, thanks so much for looking up the fly by!   Based on the flight and wing formation, I do
believe you are right! :shock:....  If so, it must have been quite a site to see in the air........eagle, peregrine and
osprey.(though I would guess the osprey headed for a tree!  :lollol:)

Also....I noticed the same thing that Judy did regarding that feather on the back.  Just yesterday it was
sitting with the feather showing, it moved a couple steps and the feather was gone/covered.  

6:33  It just took off while I was typing.

ETA 6:37.....came back
Speaking of the feather... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09041206371.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 04, 2012, 11:30:41 AM
2:25 Dad delivered fish....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09041202251.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09041202252.jpg)

Chick leaves with it....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09041202261.jpg)

(sorry....caps aren't that good as I got all 'tripped up' trying to get them  :rolleyes2:)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 04, 2012, 04:53:32 PM
7:24 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09041207241pm.jpg)

7:41 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09041207411pm.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 04, 2012, 05:19:01 PM
Beautiful pictures, Sherri!

It was a busy day at work, and there was a lot happening at a couple of other nests, so I'm afraid I wasn't able to post much on either forum.  I did see several fish being delivered, and everything looked as if it was going well. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 05, 2012, 03:23:47 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

One in 6:13 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09051206131.jpg)

6:25 Still waiting for breakfast

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09051206251.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 05, 2012, 05:21:41 AM
Chick was still on the nest at 7:05 am

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/SOJQZpHTSE0905080950.jpg)

It's now 8:15 am, and the nest is empty.


Somewhat off topic - my husband and I were out in our little boat on August 26, and again on September 3rd. There were still lots of chicks in and around the nests on the 26th - most flying, but hanging out near the nests and calling for fish - and only a few by the 3rd. So I suspect this chick will be heading south soon as well.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 05, 2012, 10:53:59 AM
I have had the cam up all day, though not actually watching 100%.   I have seen a chick
on a lot but have not noticed any fish deliveries.

Judy, I'm not surprised that you are seeing fewer osprey in your area.  It appears as though
the raptor migration watch spots are seeing more over the last few days.

We actually thought Kidd and the remaining chick on the Milford nest left as the last we saw a
chick was 8:40 yesterday morning and Kidd on 9/3, shortly before noon.  The 2nd chick that had
been there was last seen 9/2 at 6:25 AM.
UNTIL this morning!  :lollol:  Kidd showed up with a fish at 7:45 and stood around waiting for
a chick, who didn't show up. 
Then at 12:30, she (chick) appears and is still there now, without Kidd or the fish!  :lollol:
So they were gone almost 24 hrs. which led me to think about that.
When they put transmitters on the juveniles, they sometimes leave their territory for a bit and
then come back before migrating.  What is to say the adult male isn't with the chick giving
'trial lessons' on longer flights out of territory.   Just a thought.  :shrug:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 05, 2012, 11:13:55 AM
Interesting about Kidd and the Milford chick - I read your posts from yesterday, and thought they were probably gone as well.

2:11 pm
I've also not been watching constantly - and also have not seen a fish delivery.  A few minutes ago the chick flew off the nest and has been slightly mantled since she returned, but she's preening now, so I don't think she brought back a fish.  I do think it's possible that she might have tried for one.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 05, 2012, 12:15:10 PM
Our Milford chick brought in her very own huge fish a few minutes ago......she is
doing a great job eating it!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 05, 2012, 12:29:31 PM
Chick in the nest & dad just dropped a fish off & then off she goes with it 3:25  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 05, 2012, 12:52:22 PM
Thanks, tele!  Here are a couple of blurry pictures to go with your observation!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/WjhtfGj6jv0905150916.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/5IFu6jg6B50905150916.jpg)


3:51 pm
She's back on the nest - not sure if she has the fish with her or not.  She is sitting in a semi-mantled position, and I thought I saw something shiny when she flew in.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 05, 2012, 12:59:54 PM
Thanks tele and Judy.......I missed it!  glad one came in  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 05, 2012, 02:01:53 PM
Hi, at 4:32 chick was in the nest & dad brought another fish...did anyone else see this? Chick stayed in the nest a bit, but then left. (at least I think it was dad!)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 05, 2012, 04:40:00 PM
I did see that, tele - just hadn't made it back to post.  Must admit I was surprised to see two fish arrive so close together!

I'm also assuming it was Dad - but it's hard to tell most of the time.  Here's the s'cap I got of the delivery.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/lDr8I22oBI0905170938.jpg)


It's now 7:38 pm, and getting dark.  The water is still enough that I can see raindrops.  And the nest is empty.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 05, 2012, 06:15:02 PM
Thank you JudyB and for the pictures you posted. I didn't see the chick come back after that last fish and she left the nest about 4:45, but I could have missed her. Did you see her come back?  I can't wait as tomorrow I am going to see them after work :love:

Sherri, those were very pretty pictures from last evening :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 05, 2012, 07:00:21 PM
I did not see her come back again, tele - though I was away from the computer from time to time, so may have missed a quick visit.

I'll be looking forward to seeing your report tomorrow evening - it's so wonderful to be able to learn what's going on down there when they are not on the nest.  Thank you!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 06, 2012, 03:35:19 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks tele and Judy...........I wasn't able to watch much yesterday.
I sure wish someone would zoom in......don't know if he is on vacation or if they are
electing not to do it.

Looks like chick at 6:30

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09061206301.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 06, 2012, 04:32:21 AM
Chick is still there at 7:30 - just moved from the perch to the nest.

Breakfast calls - I'll check in after I get to work.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 06, 2012, 06:47:12 AM
9:42    Dad just brought a fish  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/090612009421.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 06, 2012, 09:52:04 AM
Dad delivered another fish after the one I posted about.
I thought I had a cap and when to look for it and I don't.......and I don't remember
what time it was.  :blush2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 06, 2012, 06:02:59 PM
Went down at 5:35 p.m.to see the chick in the nest. 6:02 p.m. adult eagle flew over us & chick stayed in the nest,but watched it as it was on our side of the dam. 6:24 dad flew over the dam & kept on going up river while the chick was yelling at him :nod2: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 06, 2012, 07:02:20 PM
Thanks, tele - good to hear that Dad's also still around!

I thought there was another feeding after the one Sherri thought she had a picture of - but I may be confusing either my days or my nests - or may only have the picture on my office computer.

I do know that the nest was empty as it was getting dark tonight.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 07, 2012, 03:16:10 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, thanks for the on site report  :flower

5:55 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09071205551.jpg)

6:12 AM   I don't know what time she arrived....it looks pretty foggy.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09071206121.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 07, 2012, 06:38:36 AM
Lovely pictures, Sherri!  And good morning, all!

9:33 am
The chick arrived on the nest and chose an unusual position

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/pFIuvtolpj0907090956.jpg)

And now she's moved to the end of the perch, and has done a couple of full-body shakes

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/vJDpHVWMI30907090956.jpg)

I think perhaps she's been trying to catch her own breakfast. :elove:

No clue if she succeeded and ate first on her usual dining perch, or if she didn't succeed this time - but watching her preen, I do think she's been in the water.  And I think that's a good thing. :)


10:40 am
Breakfast is delivered!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/m71Sn0xTr30907110925.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 07, 2012, 10:45:21 AM
1:39 pm
Hmmm....

I came back to my desk at 1:30 pm, and saw this osprey in the nest.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/mCsJtnEn0A0907130945.jpg)

She(?) has now moved over to the perch, and is looking out over the water.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/eG6Rrt5J1I0907130945.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/pBLMFFmU2O0907130923.jpg)

I've been watching fairly closely for the past 10 minutes, and it may be the angle of the light, but I have yet to see any speckles.


3:09 pm
It's getting overcast.  I still haven't clearly seen the speckled feathers of a chick, but I do think it's the usual chick.  It's acting like she does, and sitting where she does, and sometimes it looks as if I can see spme faint white speckles.  She just moved back to the nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 07, 2012, 01:52:18 PM
I'm pretty sure it was a chick all along - but do wonder if she might have tried fishing again.  Fortunately she does still get home delivery - these are from about 4:43 pm

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/1UAYWn9D8H0907160909.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/mHWyOspwEl0907160909.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 07, 2012, 02:23:32 PM
Thanks Judy.....
I presume she left with the fish as the nest was empty and she came in about 5:10.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09071205101.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09071205161.jpg)

In Rob's update today, he mentioned that Jill (Tilton chick that got transmitter) hasn't gone very far and
her dad is probably still bringing her food (and wishing she would leave).  :lollol:  Her brother still has not
left RI.  :shock: (there is still hope that I may see him in Milford!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 08, 2012, 03:54:37 AM
Morning' everyone  :[c]

6:50  Just getting here so don't know whether Dad has been here.........chick on nest

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09081206511.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 08, 2012, 07:33:11 AM
'Morning, Sherri and all.  Cam appears to be down.  I've been away from computer since about 7 am, so don't know when it happened.  All I get is a black screen.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 08, 2012, 08:31:28 AM
Thanks for the heads up, Judy.    I haven't been watching so don't know when it
went out either.   At least we know chick was there earlier.

I sent an email through the "Contact Us" link on the web site as it appears as though
my contact there isn't available.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 08, 2012, 08:54:43 AM
Thanks, Sherri - I'm still not awake enough to think of that.  :blush2:


12:17 pm
Well, a couple of times when I've reloaded the page, I've seen the cam for a few seconds - and if it's a current image, the chick was on the end of the perch as of 12:12.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/22YKlgdsjm0908120927.jpg)


12:20 pm
I just tried again, and the nest was empty - which suggests I am seeing a current image, not a cached file.  It doesn't work every time - and when it does the cam seems to stream for a second, then freezes, then goes to black a few seconds later.


2:05 pm
Cam is back, and the chick is on the perch.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 08, 2012, 12:32:41 PM
3:30  Just checked for the first time in hours........we are under tornado warnings, watches, severe t-storms
and a whole mess of scary stuff.  This will keep up until 9-10 this evening until another line of storms
goes through.
Telling you this in case I lose power and can't check in.

Chick on nest now.........


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 08, 2012, 12:42:40 PM
Oh my goodness - stay safe, Sherri.
 :huggie


4:15 pm
I was just coming on to say that the nest was empty, when in came the chick - and then I saw Dad gliding in over the water with a fish!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/c3Tf0uKema0908160941.jpg)

As usual, she waited a minute or two after the parent left, then flew off to enjoy her dinner.


5:50 pm
It looks as if the expected rain has arrived at Ayers Island.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/V2rITNt10f0908170958.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 08, 2012, 05:06:11 PM
Judy, thanks.....glad you saw Dad.  :bigsmile:

7:38 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09081207381pm.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 09, 2012, 03:49:24 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

6:48 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09091206451.jpg)

ETA  7:45

I was only able to grab this cap before she took off.   I believe she had a fish but don't
know how it got there.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/09091207441.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 09, 2012, 09:50:50 AM
Thanks, Sherri!  If you blinked, I'm betting Dad delivered the fish.  He's very fast with his comings and goings, and if she got it herself, I'd think she'd take it directly to the perch where she goes to dine.  Unless maybe she didn't have a good grip on it, and brought it to the nest to get that sorted before flying further?


12:45 pm

She's on the nest, just looking around.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 09, 2012, 10:52:40 AM
Judy, I hope she starts bringing in her own like the Milford chick has been doing......especially
like the big one she got this morning!  :lollol:

She is on the nest now.........and I'll be gone for the rest of the day.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 09, 2012, 05:17:13 PM
Hi everybody :bigsmile:
   Got down there just about 1 p.m. to see the chick over sitting on top of the pole. She started yelling about 1:10, dad came with a fish at 1:18, chick goes to the nest, but dad lands on top of the pole and eats the fish, chick has been hollering at him, but at 1:57 dad is done with the fish & heads down river :nod2:  The chick was not very happy :shock:  We left at 2:30 & chick was still in the nest looking up river, down river, to the sides & still hollering for dad :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 10, 2012, 06:37:53 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

tele, thanks for your on site reporting  :thumbsup1:.....glad you got to see them.   Strange behavior
by Dad but perhaps he is giving her a message that she has to go catch her own
fish.   it is definitely time for them to be leaving.

I couldn't watch much yesterday and won't be able to today either.
The cam seems to be down again right now but it was working earlier.   The nest was
emply......I didn't get a cap.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 10, 2012, 08:01:12 AM
11:00 AM   Cam is back up and nest is empty


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 10, 2012, 01:42:33 PM
Thanks for your reports, tele and Sherri - it does sound as if Dad may have been encouraging the chick to get her own fish - and may also have been getting ready to depart himself.

4:37 pm
I've had the cam up since I saw Sherri's post that it was back online - and while I've been away from my computer from time to time, I have not seen anyone.

Off topic - we were out in the boat for a little while on Sunday - still some osprey around in our corner of midcoast Maine, but not many.  Probably a little less than the week before, though I'm not sure if we saw the same birds.  We didn't see any at nests - they were all perched in trees overlooking the water.


7:25 pm
The nest is beautiful - and empty.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2012/nh_osprey/20120910-021.jpg)

Safe journey, young one and Dad.   :love:


Added -
JungleJude from the Hancock forum got this picture yesterday, Sunday, September 9, at 4:30 pm -

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/7cfA1Njmh80909160922.jpg)

I'm bringing it over here because it may be the last s'cap of an osprey at the nest until next spring.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 11, 2012, 03:39:19 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks Judy (and JungleJude) ...... I don't have any caps
after that picture either. 
Judy, with fewer sightings while out in your boat, it is a sure sign of Fall and migration.

6:15 AM   Empty nest

Fly strong and be safe to our osprey family....with hopes of their return next year.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on September 11, 2012, 04:17:00 AM
Good Morning :innocent:

 Even though the cam was down, my recorder caught 90% of the day. :wink2:. There was an Osprey was on the nest  9/9 at 6pm until 7:20pm. then on 9/10 (yesterday) from around 6:05am until about 6:43am.. I have footage of both and will post later.. :bigsmile:  I have looked through the rest of yesterday quickly and didn't see another visit,  but will continue to watch it throughout the day for anything I missed.. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 11, 2012, 05:15:15 AM
Good morning, Sherri and Chris!  Glad you were recording, Chris, and looking forward to your videos.  It would make sense that she'd stop by the nest before departing - I'm glad you caught that.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 11, 2012, 05:22:44 AM
Thanks Chris and good morning!  :thumbsup1:

tele, are you planning on going down again?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 11, 2012, 12:08:06 PM
Hi Sherri,JudyB,& Chris..... I am going down in a little bit and then again tomorrow :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on September 11, 2012, 01:01:10 PM
i haven't forgotten  :nope: :lollol:  first video is still rendering. ( 9/9 at 6pm until 7:20pm) I didn't get her come in but she was there at 6 when it starts and there is a fish delivery at 7pm, she leaves at 7:20ish.. It will be 9 minutes with real time video of delivery and her exit and the other 70 minutes in high speed. Could be a while b4 I finish both :wink2: BBS


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 11, 2012, 02:59:50 PM
When we got there the noise was horrible=jackhammers, cement truck & generators. Dad & chick were not around. We then went down the path where we can see a lot of open space. We spotted the chick on a limb eating a fish so if there were no deliveries then she caught it herself :mhihi: Dad was up river from her also eating a fish. This was their supper together :nod2: I am thinking the very loud noise has driven them up
river. I am going back down tomorrow after supper :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on September 11, 2012, 03:49:02 PM
Thank You tele.. :8) :bigsmile:

9/9 at 6pm until 7:20pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525BKQcRbos


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on September 11, 2012, 05:30:57 PM
6:05am until about 6:43am 09/10/12

You may want to watch the first 15 seconds more than once..  :mhihi: :nod2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98ss7Qey2J8


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 11, 2012, 06:11:57 PM
Thanks for the report, tele!  I had the cam up much of the day, and didn't see anyone.  Wonderful to see that she's learning to be an independent young osprey - and that Dad is getting an occasional peaceful meal as he too prepares for migration.

And thanks for the videos, Chris - wonderful to see them both!  Love the surprise at the beginning of the morning video!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 12, 2012, 04:29:11 PM
Thanks for the video Chris,nice!  Went down after supper this evening and dad & chick were no where to be found. I do believe they have started out on their journey. Have a safe trip, I will miss you so much :love: but will be looking forward to April to see mom & dad :nod2:
Did anyone see them today?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 12, 2012, 05:35:19 PM
Good evening, tele - and thanks for checking!  I had the cam up much of the day and didn't see anyone. 


Safe travels, everyone.   :love:  (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/wavey.gif)


Slightly off topic, but perhaps relevant - here's a link to the Squam Lakes NH Nature Science Center page where Iain MacLeod is posting updates on the travels of three NH osprey with transmitters, one adult male (Art) and two fledglings (Chip and Jill).  Chip left NH August 28, went as far as Rhode Island and is hanging out there; Jill has preferred staying at home - until yesterday morning, when she headed south, arriving on Long Island by evening.  So perhaps Jill and our last fledgling heard the same call to move on.  :love:

I do feel compelled to post a warning - the first migration tends to be dangerous, so not everyone may want to follow these osprey as they head to Central or South America.  I have to admit I'm somewhat relieved that our chicks decided not to be caught when Iain and Rob Bierregaard came to try to tag them - it lets me assume all three are doing just fine, and the first one to leave may already be perched in a palm tree, enjoying warm tropical fish.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 13, 2012, 02:01:59 PM
Thanks JudyB for watching :flower. I had that feeling they would be gone yesterday & when I didn't see them I knew :love:  I know they will have a great journey & they will be back again:bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 14, 2012, 05:38:08 AM
Thanks everyone  :huggie......sorry haven't been able to participate as much the last couple
weeks but do appreciate the coverage from all.

Positive thoughts and prayers for our NH osprey for a safe journey.  :love:
I will be following Chip, Jill and Art as well and hope they dodge all the storms.
......Chip needs to get moving!  :bigsmile:....I was hoping he would appear at my Milford nest but
he will likely head the same direction his sister did.........will be interesting to watch.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 14, 2012, 04:52:54 PM
Hi everyone,
  I went down today at 4 just to look and there sitting on a tree limb was what I believe to be the chick, but it very well can be one passing through and needed to eat :puzzled2: I will check again tomorrow :love:
I have been following Art, Chip, & Jill too :nod2: Peace,Happiness, & Love to all who are on their way and those who will be/should be on their way :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on September 14, 2012, 06:49:04 PM
Hi everyone,
  I went down today at 4 just to look and there sitting on a tree limb was what I believe to be the chick, but it very well can be one passing through and needed to eat :puzzled2: I will check again tomorrow :love:
I have been following Art, Chip, & Jill too :nod2: Peace,Happiness, & Love to all who are on their way and those who will be/should be on their way :love:
One never knows, tele - I'm watching a chick in Montana who should be on her way but really likes Dad's home cooking - er - catching!  :mhihi:

I haven't watched much today so don't know if anyone visited the nest - no action while I was watching, but it was only a couple of hours before I switched to a different nest.

Thanks so much for your report - it adds so much when there is someone who can report on what happens off-cam!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on September 30, 2012, 06:30:12 AM
Being there isn't any activity on the Ayer's nest right now, I am posting the latest updates
on Jill, Chip and Art.  They are the others that were tagged in NH.

Wonderful news for Jill!   :love:  :hooray

September 28, 2012
Jill made it safe and sound to Colombia. Her crossing of the Caribbean took 24 hours. She arrived on the coast of Colombia near Santa Marta in the Magdalena region before 9 am on September 26. It’s possible she arrived earlier and rested (her transmitter is on a 9 am to 9 pm cycle) but based on just the available data points it looks like she just kept going. Her 9 am point was right on the coast, but she was not perched; she was on the move. By 10 am she was heading SW and climbing (2,500 ft.). By 11 am she 3,600 ft. up and heading over the Cordillera Oriental Mountains (northern end of the Andes) in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park. The highest peak is over 18,000 ft., so she had some work to do. By 3 pm she turned around and reversed course and landed. She spent the night along a high ridge. By 10 am on the 27th she was heading south again (at 11,600ft). She cleared the mountains and was coasting south over the foothills ending the day close to Becerril not too far from the Venezuelan border. She may decide to settle in this area or she may go as far as central Brazil. The maps show her route across the Caribbean and her route over the Cordillera Oriental Mountains.


Chip better get a move on!   still in RI  :shock:

September 26, 2012
Chip Still Stalled in Rhode Island


Positive thoughts and prayers for Art.....so far, so good.  :bigsmile:

September 26, 2012
Art is in Cuba
He left the southern tip of Florida on the 24th at 11 am and arrived in Cuba at about 4:30 pm. He roosted a few miles inland and was on his way again by 10 am yesterday. It looks like he stopped for brunch at a lake called Embalse Alacranes near Rodrigo and ended the day near La Teresa.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on September 30, 2012, 10:11:13 AM
Thank you Sherri for the update on the other ospreys :flower  I have been following them also :love:  That's great news for them :nod2:  Chip, you better get moving :mhihi: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 01, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
Hi tele.....nice to 'see' you!  :nod2: :bigsmile:
Glad you are following the NH osprey......are you following with Google Earth?
If not, Iain has instructions on how to add the tracking......or if you have questions, you
can email me.   Hope all is well.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 03, 2012, 02:17:43 PM
Update: Art
October 3, 2012
Art is in Haiti. Art crossed over to Haiti on October 1 and ended the day in the region known as Nord in northern Haiti. He took his time working through Cuba, stopping off to fish every day. He should be making his ocean crossing to South America in the few days.

Be well little guy........safe travels over the ocean! :love: :pray2

Jill has not been updated since the 28th but looking at the map, I think she is OK.
She has moved since last update  :nod2:[/color]


Update: Chip
October 3, 2012
Chip still hasn’t moved!!

I'm getting a tad concerned.......I hope he isn't injured (he is moving around but I wonder
about long flight)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on October 04, 2012, 04:09:11 PM
 Hello Sherri..  :bigsmile: So :8) thank you for those updates.. :wink2: :bigsmile: 
It will never stop amazing me how far such young birds travel.. :eek:
29 days till Christopher starts his travels back to the US.. He won't get here for thanks Giving, but will be here for Xmass and New Years.. :bigsmile: Then off to sniper training. :shock: b4 heading back out to Afghanistan again..  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 07, 2012, 02:09:36 PM
Hi Chris.....good to see you.   Hugs for Christopher......so good he will be home for Christmas!

Phew! talk about amazing?!  look at Jill!

Jill
October 3, 2012
Jill is in Venezuela. There is no stopping this girl. She has traveled another 500+ miles since she arrived on the coast of Colombia and is now well into Venezuela and heading south. I think she likes the idea of the Amazon. She has lingered along some nice looking riparian areas where she is obviously fishing. Interestingly, she passed within 8 miles of Snowy – a male Osprey tagged on Martha’s Vineyard last year. He settled in this part of Venezuela and has been hanging out in a small area since last October. Jill still has the urge to head south.

.....and this which was included in Jill's report  :sosad:
In a sad turn of events it looks like Cutch (an adult male from Long Island who was traveling closely behind Jill) has not survived. He made it across to Colombia, but mysteriously his signals are all now coming from a house near El Barrial about 60 miles inland. Very strange!


Jill
October 4, 2012
Jill is still heading deeper into South America. She has travelled at least another 835 miles since she made landfall in Colombia. After spending a couple days exploring Venezuela (in the vast watershed of the Orinoco River) she crossed back into eastern Colombia and then back into southern Venezuela. She is now deep in the Amazon rainforest only 85 miles from the Brazilian border in some very remote territory with many rivers that flow into the Amazon River. She is within the huge Serranía de la Neblina National Park that along with the Parima Tapirapecó National Park and the Pico da Neblina National Park in Brazil encompasses about 80,000 km², “possibly the largest national park system in tropical rainforests in the world.” This would be a good place to settle down . . . if you are an Osprey. In 25 days, she has travelled from Tilton, NH to the Amazon; 3,900 miles – without a day off!


Chip
October 5, 2012

No change for Chip. Maybe once this cloudy, damp weather moves through, he will get the urge. Fair skies and NW winds by Monday may do the trick.


Art
October 5, 2012

Art made his crossing of the Caribbean yesterday. He showed the experience of a veteran by making a perfect daytime crossing. By 9 am yesterday he was 60 miles into his journey from The Dominican Republic and at 9 pm was within 70 miles of the Venezuelan coast. That was the last GPS location in this download but there were several of the less accurate, non-GPS Argos Sat. points that show he was on dry land on the north coast of Venezuela at 7 am this morning. Now where will he head?


Wonderful that Art got across the Caribbean!  :thumbsup1:





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 07, 2012, 02:21:57 PM
Here is the map page for Cutch.........with a sad update.  :crying:
http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/maps12/Cutch%202012.htm#10_Sept_2012

Soar high and free, sweet Cutch  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 09, 2012, 10:15:07 AM
Updates from Iain MacLeod

 :pray2  C'mon little guy.........figure it out and be safe.  Praying for you!  :love: :pray2

Chip

October 9, 2012

After sitting on his butt for weeks, Chip finally decided to migrate on Friday afternoon (October 5) at 1 pm. He only got 20 miles before changing his mind and returning back to base!! The next day he sat on his butt again, but on Sunday (7th) he left in earnest. Unfortunately, he headed directly south -- out to sea. He paralleled the coast (125 miles offshore) for the whole day and by 9 pm had gone 316 miles. He was straight out from the Virginia Coast. The transmitter is programmed to give locations between 9 am and 9 pm, so we don't have any overnight positions, but by 9 am on the 8th he was 180 miles ESE of his 9 pm position -- more than 300 miles from the coast!! It seems almost certain that Chip landed on a east-bound ship for the night rather than continuing to fly. He was flying again at 9 am on the 8th and was making some progress SW and at the last data point at 5 pm was heading west, but still 275 miles from the North Carolina coast. So, he is showing the dreadful inexperience of a youth with no idea where he is going. Hopefully he will keep flying through the night towards the coast or hitch a ride on a west-bound ship. I have to wait until Thursday to find out his fate. Fingers crossed.


Need some prayer here that Jill was just sitting out a storm.....be safe, Jill.  :love: :pray2

Jill

October 9, 2012
I'm very worried about Jill (and Chip). After doing so well, her luck may have run out. But I'm not giving up hope yet; I'm hanging onto a weather related issue as an optimistic scenario. I only got one very poor download of data late on Sunday (normally on the allotted 3rd day, we get three attempted downloads throughout the day). Jill's one download was very late in the day and her points were very worrying and the previous day's data was very patchy. She was going along well on October 4 and was close to the Brazilian border at 2pm. There are then no more GPS points until 3 pm on October 6. The less accurate Argos-none-GPS data suggests that she continued over the border into Brazil on the 4th. There are several GPS points on October 6 and 7, but all in the same place (just over the border in Brazil). All of the points are static (same altitude and zero speed, but the locations are slightly different but within the range of accuracy for a single GPS point). My hope is that she was grounded by bad weather. There was a huge mass of cloud and heavy rain sweeping over a huge area of South America for the previous three days. It seemed to finally clear Jill's location late on the 7th (Sunday). It is possible that the solar cell was not getting any sun and the battery was low. That would explain the lack of uploads earlier in the day. Once the sun came out again on Sunday, the battery charged enough to send a signal of the latest data (but not the earlier points). Hopefully she just perched and waiting for the weather to pass. The other scenario of course is that she is dead and the transmitter just sent its last signal. Of course I have to wait until Wednesday morning for another possible download. While this was going on, Chip decided to leave Rhode Island and he is in trouble (see his map page), so Sunday was a very stressful day/night.


Art continues to do well....  :thumbsup1:
Art

October 9, 2012

Art is making his way at a leisurely past east through Venezuela. After arriving on the Venezuela coast late on October 4, Art was on the move by 9 am on the 5th. He stopped off for breakfast on the edge of a coastal bay near Coro then by noon was moving fast and at high altitude SW. He stopped off to fish again along a river near Araurima Abajo and spend the night there. On the 6th he was moving by 9 am and skirted along the coast and then over to a large inland lake called Lake Valencia which looks like a lovely place for Ospreys. He spend the late afternoon and night here. At 10 am on the 7th he was fishing over the south shore, then was on his way again by noon. He continued easterly and ended the day about 60 miles south of Caracas about 250 miles from his arrival point in Venezuela.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on October 09, 2012, 01:35:42 PM
Chip & Jill......please figure it out, I am  :pray2 for you to be safe and sound :nod2: I hope there is good news on the next posting. I know you both can do it even though it may take a little longer thats ok :love:

So sorry to hear about Cutch :crying:  fly high little buddy.

Keep on going Art as you are almost to your point....you can do this :love:

Hi Sherry, nice to "see" you too!!!! Hope you are fine. Talk with you soon :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 12, 2012, 12:55:24 PM
Jill   :crying: :crying:

Soar high and free, wee one.   :love:

October 11, 2012
No more signals from Jill’s transmitter, so we have to accept the worst. My best guess is that she landed in the jungle canopy to avoid bad weather and was predated. There are all kinds of jungle cats down there including jaguars as well as huge forest eagles, so there are plenty of candidates. A sad, but likely all too common end to the first migration of an Osprey.

Chip    :crying: :crying:
Oh, please .... please let this little guy figure it out and be safe.  We need a miracle.

October 11, 2012
Chip is plunging to new depths of weirdness. We have never seen an Osprey do what he is doing . . . and none of it is good . . . and his chances of survival are very slim. After hitching a ride on a boat overnight on the 7th, he flew around in a circle and either landed on the same boat or picked another one and spent the next two days cruising in the wrong direction. He’s likely on a massive container ship that left a port in South Carolina or Georgia and is headed for Europe. The points are all at 50m above sea level and 13kph headed in a direct 70 degree bearing. He decided to jump ship between 8-9 am on the 10th and flew on an easterly bearing for most of the 10th. The last two points at 7 pm and 8 pm look like he might be on another boat; this one heading SE; slower at 6-7 kph. He is as lost and hopeless as an Osprey can be. We have no idea if he could catch a fish out in the deep ocean. The sea would have to be calm and a shoal of fish would need to be near the surface and he would have to fly to a boat to feed. It is more likely that he has not eaten since he left Rhode Island on October 7.

Art
Thankfully, Art continues to do well.

October 11, 2012
Art I think is close to his winter home in Venezuela. On October 8, he was on his way by 9 am cruising high and fast SE covering 150 miles by the end of day. He stopped for a fish on a small river near Matapalar. On the 9th he skipped a short distance over the Caura River (a tributary of the mighty Orinoco) and roosted close to the Caura Lodge (an ecotourism site in the middle of a 12.36 million acre forest reserve). On the 10th he moved just another 50 miles or so east to a remote area of marshes and winding river oxbows. Looks like a nice place to spend the winter – just like the Pemi or Baker Rivers, but maybe a little warmer.
Art I think is close to his winter home in Venezuela. On October 8, he was on his way by 9 am cruising high and fast SE covering 150 miles by the end of day. He stopped for a fish on a small river near Matapalar. On the 9th he skipped a short distance over the Caura River (a tributary of the mighty Orinoco) and roosted close to the Caura Lodge (an ecotourism site in the middle of a 12.36 million acre forest reserve). On the 10th he moved just another 50 miles or so east to a remote area of marshes and winding river oxbows. Looks like a nice place to spend the winter – just like the Pemi or Baker Rivers, but maybe a little warmer.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 12, 2012, 04:07:34 PM
Thank you for bringing the posts here, Sherri - such sad news about Jill, after it seemed as if she was getting to a safe place to spend the winter.  Fly free, young one, up beyond the sky.  :brknhrt:

And I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that Chip will somehow hang in there.  There was a report on another forum about a chick that died shortly after beginning migration, and the necropsy reported a huge fatty layer that the experts thought would keep a migrating chick going through days of learning to catch fish and of trying to find places to catch fish - so perhaps Chip has more reserves that we might think.   :love:

And I'm really happy to hear that Art is doing well.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 15, 2012, 11:16:44 AM
There's a new update on Chip posted on the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center website - http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Chip_maps.html (http://www.nhnature.org/osprey_project/Chip_maps.html)

"October 15, 2012
Chip is now closer to Europe than he is to North America! Based on the data points, I strongly suspect that he was still alive as of Saturday afternoon when he flew to his fourth ship. After six days at sea, I can only conclude that he is finding a way to catch fish and perch and feed on the boats. He is beating the odds and creating a story never seen before. In all of the 50+ Ospreys that Rob has tagged over the last 12 years, he has never seen anything remotely close to this. As of noon on Sunday the signals were showing that he was on a ship (likely another large freighter headed for the English Channel). If he stayed on this ship, he would pass within 80 miles of the island of Flores in the Azores within the next couple days. That would be an incredible turn of events if he flew to one of the Azores islands. The maps below show the overview of his incredible journey, my best guess on his ship-hopping, and a close up his latest data points in relation to the Azores. What an incredible journey!!"

Please use the link above to view the maps - with a PC, if you right-click on a map and choose View Image you'll be able to see a larger version of each picture.  

This is indeed new and different - and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Chip somehow makes it to land somewhere.  I wonder if there's a resident population of osprey in the Azores?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on October 16, 2012, 05:41:04 AM
Thanks so much for the post, Judy.
I am wicked sick and only checked Iain's site early in the day.
This is such hopeful news......I'm praying for this wee one, as I know you are too. :pray2
C'mon Chip......you are already making osprey history.......find your way to land.  :love: :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on October 18, 2012, 04:54:29 PM
I'm afraid I have sad news.  Iain hasn't posted yet, but Rob Bierregaard (who did the banding and is tracking a number of banded osprey) posted this on his Google Group:

"Chip did not make it, which is not surprising. He is, after all, an Osprey
and not an albatross! He went down on the 14th after a week at sea, during
which time he probably didn't eat. A sad end to a wild ride!"


Rest in peace, young one - and fly free forever.  :brknhrt:

And hugs to all who have been following this saga.  (And I'm still very happy that "our" three chicks were not tagged, so I can picture them happily lazing about somewhere near a tropical lagoon.  :love: )


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: CLC on October 19, 2012, 05:04:57 AM
 :sosad:  I am with you Judy..  :nod2: I rather not know, :nope: because I already know the casualty rate is higher than 60%... :sosad: Probably less than 1 in 3 make it to grow old, because mother nature is cruel and humans can be even crueler.. :sosad: :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on October 19, 2012, 12:39:52 PM
Oh, so sad :crying:  I was so wishing he would make it :brknhrt: Fly high and free. I too am picturing our 3 as happy as can be :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 03, 2013, 08:47:22 AM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:

The osprey should be here any day now.   PSNH had expected to be online by 4/1 but they are having
issues with their server.  I'm sure they will get it up as soon as possible.

Iain went by there on Monday and didn't see any and tele went after work yesterday as well.
It appears as though many of the females have been delayed in getting home in the Northeast.........perhaps
got held up a few days with storms.   Iain said he had a really good day on Monday for some of his other nests.
That makes sense because our Lola was way late here in CT and didn't arrive until Saturday.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 04, 2013, 05:02:13 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
I went down again this evening,but they are not there yet.
Maybe tomorrow will be the day :nod2: I am very anxious to see them :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2013, 05:52:15 AM
Thanks tele ....... I think today is the day!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2013, 08:12:54 AM
Update......
I have just learned that the cam should be up on Monday.  :thu:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2013, 09:46:14 AM
Well, it appears as though "Monday" is here!  
Cam is up ..... and we have one osprey!   :hooray :hooray

I think it is Mom....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04051312402.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04051312401-1.jpg)

tele, told you I thought it would be today!  :wink2:  ....hope she (they) are there when you visit later.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 05, 2013, 12:23:13 PM
I don't know what time she left but when I looked at 1:40, she was gone.  Maybe out fishing.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 05, 2013, 04:40:07 PM
I went down for about two hours and what did I see??.....crows & ducks....... :nope:
Tomorrow morning I'm going back and maybe I will see my birds.... :pray2


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2013, 03:33:48 AM
tele, sorry you didn't get to see her.   I didn't see her again yesterday either.
Iain did confirm that it was our female.

I am just checking the cam now so don't know if she was here earlier but as of right now,
nest is empty.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04061306271.jpg)

ETA 8:05 AM
She still has not shown up on nest this morning while I have been watching.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 06, 2013, 09:54:17 AM
I went down for awhile,but no bird's. Did see a fisher cat over on that side. I wonder where she is :puzzled2:
I wonder where he is :hmm.  Going back down after supper :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2013, 12:36:19 PM
tele, hope you see one of them next trip.  She wasn't on the nest this morning but I left at 9:15 and didn't get back until after 2:00.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2013, 04:00:53 PM
7:00 PM   I still have not seen the female come back to the nest.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 06, 2013, 05:13:15 PM
Stayed down there a long time and no bird/birds :hmm.  Maybe tomorrow they both will show up :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2013, 05:25:23 PM
I hope so, tele.....I feel so bad as you were so excited......I'll try to watch early in the morning.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 06, 2013, 06:48:00 PM
Hi,

I was at the site from about noon to 12:30 yesterday while the Osprey was on the nest. I took this picture:

(http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Great-Blue-Arrives-442013/i-VkbgkVD/0/L/IMG_3249-4-L.jpg)

Jack Dorsey
Campton, NH


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 06, 2013, 07:36:47 PM
Hi Jack and welcome!  And what a beautiful picture - thanks so much for posting it here!

Hopefully the second one will arrive soon, and then they'll begin spending more time on the nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2013, 04:22:23 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Hi Jack......and welcome to our forum.   Very happy to have another NH resident that can
check on site. :bigsmile:
Beautiful picture! thanks! .....   that looks like our female on the nest.
Having been at that nest a few times with a halfway decent camera, it looks like you either have an 800mm or
were on the same side of the river!  My pictures don't come out that good, for sure.   Awesome!

..........and she is there now.....perhaps she knows the male is nearby.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04071307181.jpg)

ETA 8:14   She is still there.
ETA 9:25   I just checked and she isn't there.  I don't know when she left but it wasn't that long ago.
Probably went to get breakfast.......or more breakfast.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2013, 07:42:00 AM
10:40  Female back
10:50  Gone again


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 07, 2013, 10:06:12 AM
Hi,  welcome to the forum Jack! Nice picture too!   Went down this morning and stayed a couple of hours. It was so awesome to see her. Stayed on the nest not very long as she headed up river. There was a big bird coming down river and she got up above him then dive bombed it, that was so cool. I am pretty sure it's a Juvenile eagle. It didn't take her long to get him out of her space.
I took pictures and am going to try to put them on here :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 07, 2013, 11:19:49 AM
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/image_zps39bc5a8e.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 07, 2013, 11:31:38 AM
This is the bird she was dive bombing which


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 07, 2013, 11:55:41 AM
This is what I think is the juvenile eagle, anyone else?
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/2013osprey215_zpsc75d5f4f.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2013, 12:43:45 PM
tele, soooo glad you got to see her today!  :bigsmile:
Nice pictures.....thanks! .....and yes, I would guess that is an immature eagle.

Female on nest now........I have had the cam up all day and have not seen the male as yet.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on April 07, 2013, 03:15:54 PM
Is there another link to this cam besides the one on page one?  Got message that WMP couldn't open.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on April 07, 2013, 04:36:42 PM
     
      Hi Barbara.  I can't open it either.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2013, 06:12:23 PM
Oops! sorry, Barbara and midcoast maine.   I forgot that I am the one that had
the ability to change the initial posts on this nest.  :blush2:

I just fixed the first page but here is the new link.   PSNH changed it this year.
http://streaming3.nu.com/PSNHOspreyCam500

Thanks for stopping in! .....come back soon. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on April 07, 2013, 06:20:15 PM
         

            Thanks !


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: MaryG on April 07, 2013, 07:24:57 PM
Hi Sherri -

Can't connect with link you posted above.  Get a "flash" and then back to WOW.  My computer??

Thanks


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2013, 03:45:27 AM
Good morning  :[c]
She is waiting on the nest. I hope he comes today :nod2: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2013, 03:55:05 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Female arrived about 6:05, waited a while then took off a few minutes ago.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081306051otherBirdFlying.jpg)

Mary, the link should work.  I just tested it again and it was OK.  It is in WMP. Do you have
that?  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2013, 04:52:56 AM
 :hooray

What I believe to be our male flew in with our female at 7:45

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081307453Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081307452Ca.jpg)

Stay tuned though..........they are both acting very defensive and I believe there may be another osprey
close by.  Or, I suppose it could be the immature eagle.   They both just took off after it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/04081307531.jpg)

I meant to mention with my earlier post that when the female came in at 6:05, there was a large dark bird that
made a couple passes by nest but I couldn't tell what it was.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: MaryG on April 08, 2013, 05:27:54 AM
Hi Sherri - I do have WMP on computer but appears it is corrupt.  Glad I asked :!: :!:  Thanks for info.   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2013, 05:42:13 AM
Hi Mary.....hope you can get it up and running so you can watch with us.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on April 08, 2013, 07:42:42 AM
Hi Midcoast Maine and Sherri, that link worked for me, hope it does for everyone else.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2013, 11:13:38 AM
Awesome, Barbara.........glad it worked for you.  :thu:

They both came in about 2:00 PM....didn't stay long.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081302021Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081302041Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081302051Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2013, 02:39:44 PM
They have started bringing in sticks already.  :bigsmile:

5:30 PM   Female tries to get this one in place.....she almost lost it.   It is dangling now.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081305301.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081305302.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081305331.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2013, 03:05:44 PM
I went down after work and there was just one. She was bringing sticks back for the nest.
I will post a pic in a bit :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2013, 03:30:25 PM
It's 6:28 p.m. she is on the nest, but acting nervous, maybe the male is coming in. There were two ducks in the water when I was there earlier so maybe she is also watching them :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2013, 04:05:39 PM
It's 7:03 male just came in and both on the nest :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2013, 04:13:37 PM
Hi tele......
yep, male on nest and they are trying to start a family! :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081307051.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081307052.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 08, 2013, 06:43:36 PM
Hi,

I stopped in today around 4 pm. At first neither bird was on the nest, so I headed down to the kayak put in spot below the dam. Soon I noticed an Osprey on the nest. Soon it left the nest and I started taking pictures. I'm using a 300 mm lens on a canon 1.6 crop camera, so I need to crop my images pretty drastically.

This is the first of a stick gathering sequence :

(http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Osprey-2013/i-pwrsxxq/0/L/IMG_3441-2-L.jpg)

Other pictures in the sequence are here:

http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Osprey-2013/28822130_mj4WLf#!i=2447716506&k=pwrsxxq&lb=1&s=L (http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Osprey-2013/28822130_mj4WLf#!i=2447716506&k=pwrsxxq&lb=1&s=L)

Jack



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on April 09, 2013, 03:33:19 AM
 

       Great photos!  Thanks.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2013, 03:36:36 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Our pair came at 6:00 AM, stayed a while then the male took off.  Female still there now.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04091306021.jpg)

Jack, wonderful pictures!  :thu: .... nice that you were able to get a stick being brought in.
You do a great job with the camera!    you must have a steadier hand than I do.  I have a Canon 50D with a 100-400mm.
The lens is very heavy and tough to take flight shots.  Guess I'll have to do some 'muscle building' before I make
my next trip up there.  :lollol:
I've never taken nest pictures from the area you were at....I've always taken them from the top area where the picnic
tables are.  Now that I have two 'good' hips (had replacements), perhaps I'll give it a try.  Do you think it is
a bit closer.....or get a better angle to the nest?
Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 09, 2013, 04:11:27 AM
It's 7:06 a.m. both are on the nest :love:  Its raining here. Jack, I was there the same time you were yesterday, but I was up by the fence then I went down the fishing side :nod2: 
I will be going after work today to see them :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 09, 2013, 06:26:01 AM
Hi Tele!

I'm thinking that I'll go down to Campton Pond to check out the geese are sorting out nesting territory then check out the Osprey again. I've got time since I'm a retired 70 year old guy. Yesterday I went for a training run then took pictures at Campton Pond before heading home for a little rest as I worked my butt off on my run. After settling in, I read your morning post which inspired me to head down to Ayer's to check things out.

Thanks
Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 09, 2013, 01:13:01 PM
Sherri,

The site that I used yesterday is not the new portage putin spot but is about 100 ft up river. It is the spot we used to use many years ago. The footing getting to it involves navigating large boulders. It's definitely not a path. From the spot its somewhat closer to the nest with better background however you don't get a view down into the next as you are looking up to it.

I did go over today but didn't take pictures as I didn't see an Osprey out of the nest. I walked down to the "Salmon Hole". There was a fly fisherman there who told me that he was fishing for Salmon. We both got skunked today. It was still fun!

Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2013, 07:04:34 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Hi Jack,
Sounds like you had a fun time yesterday......nice to chat with the fisherman.  Perhaps the osprey were off fishing as well.  :bigsmile:
Not knowing the area, I'm not quite sure what you mean as to where you were for the pictures.  The place I went to below the damn is likely the 'new' spot.   If looking at the nest from the fence, the spot I went to was down to the right.
Lots of big rocks to navigate down there also.   I have some pictures and will try to post a couple later.

Our male and female at 6:18 this morning.  The male, closest to water, was intent on watching something below and they stayed like this for nearly an hour.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04101306181.jpg)

They left, and so did I for a while.  The next activity I noticed was at 9:23 as seen below in these pictures.

I'm a bit concerned and I can't say 100%, but I don't believe this is our male (female on left). :shock:  
I did see a third osprey go by but couldn't grab a cap.   As you can see, they are both in defensive posture.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04101309232Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04101309251differentQCa.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04101309252Ca.jpg)

This is our female at 9:25....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04101309253Ca.jpg)
I didn't get a good stand up front view for ID so it will be interesting to see who comes back in.




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on April 10, 2013, 11:56:42 AM


                Hi, anybody...does this cam have audio?  Thought it did once,  but could be mistaken.  Can't hear it now.  Thanks.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 10, 2013, 12:53:41 PM
Hi Sherri,  I have been thinking the same thing about the male not being the right one :puzzled2: I am going down tomorrow after work to check things out & see what I can see :hmm.
Hi Jack, glad I inspired you to go see our birds :bigsmile:  did you go today?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 10, 2013, 03:01:57 PM
5:55 p.m. one is on the nest, but doing an awful lot of looking down in the water :hmm maybe the ducks are there again?  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2013, 03:19:25 PM
midcoast maine, no.....this cam doesn't have audio.

I have amazing news!  :nod2:

I was right when I posted the pictures this morning indicating that I didn't think the male was 'ours'.
It wasn't..........but it was a celebrity.
Yep, it was Art from the Bridgewater nest coming home from his 5,000 mile migration journey!

I sent the pictures to Iain MacLeod this morning after I posted asking his opinion as he knows the birds
pretty well.  He thought he spotted a transmitter in the pics I sent him (I thought so too but didn't dare to
mention it, thinking one would think I lost my marbles).
Iain sent me another email this afternoon with confirmation that it was indeed his Art.  He was able to check
the tracking and as luck would have it, a photographer was on site at the time and got photos that indicated
it had a transmitter!  If you go back to the pictures now, knowing it was him, you can easily see the transmitter.

Jack, any chance that was you?   Hope so!  :bigsmile:
Apparently the photographer said that the resident male chased him off.

I have been out all afternoon so don't know if our male has been back but the female is on nest now at 6:18.

For those that aren't aware, Art has been being tracked with a transmitter for his whole journey to South America
and back.   He arrived home at Bridgewater this morning.
Here is the link to his story.
http://www.nhnature.org/programs/project_ospreytrack/osprey_mapART.php


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Walpolema on April 10, 2013, 10:24:55 PM
How cool is that Sherri!!!! :8)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2013, 04:14:49 AM
Hi Nan! .....thanks for stopping by.  I was hoping more people would have checked it out but, guess not.  :bigsmile:
Yes, very cool that Art came in here.  He had an amazing journey.

Well, the drama does continue here this morning.  Our female is there but the male that is with her is not our original and it isn't Art!   :nope:   I wish I lived closer so that I could see what the heck is going on.
If I had to guess, I'd say it was an inexperienced male based on a couple of mating attempts this morning.  He has been bringing in sticks and she appears to be accepting him.  I will try to get some pictures together in a bit.

I'm concerned about where and how our male is. I guess there were more than 3 on site yesterday as the photographer thought the resident male chased Art out of territory.  Maybe it was this male that chased him.  I know I saw 'our' male early yesterday morning but he was definitely on alert.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on April 11, 2013, 05:59:17 AM

Hi Sherry.  I too have been following Art.  He  made that journey at top speed too!  Hog Island has had an interloper,this one female, but Audubon says the resident has won, so maybe this nest will turn out the same.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2013, 08:08:38 AM
Mornin' midcoast maine ..... I haven't had much chance to check on Hog Island yet.  Such a pretty nest.
There seems to be a lot of unrest in many nests this year.  I'm wondering if a lot of osprey were lost in storms
when migrating.

There sure has been a lot of drama at this nest this morning!

6:23 AM  'New" male in with stick

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111306231.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111306234.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111306236arrangingStick.jpg)

Here is a good front view of both of them.  Female on left.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111306261.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2013, 08:14:48 AM
7:09 AM  Mating attempt....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111307091.jpg)

7:15 'New' male came in with another stick

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111307151.jpg)

Female helps with placement

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111307152.jpg)

10:02  Female alarming

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111310021Alarm.jpg)

10:08 This is our resident male.  He landed just long enough for me to get this picture.   He was chasing another osprey that landed and took off so fast I couldn't tell who it was.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111310081originalCa.jpg)
 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2013, 08:28:48 AM
10:40   Female food calling

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111310401FoodCallingCa.jpg)

10:41   Male comes in with a fish......I couldn't tell which one it was and I think he left with the fish.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111310401MaleFishIDQCa.jpg)

11:30   It is looking more like the 'new' male might be winning this challenge.  He just came in with another
stick

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111311301.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111311302-1.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 11, 2013, 12:48:03 PM
Hi Sherri :bigsmile:  That is cool that Art stopped by "our" nest :nod2:  I just got home from down there and there were two other ospreys flying around while one was on the nest I thought that was odd as usually both are going after one, but I guess it's may the best bird win!  They need to get their nest fixed up as it looks not so good :nope:  I wonder why they didn't build the platform like Arts? His has more wood so it's like a bowl shape & same with the ones up in Dummer NH. Do you know what I mean? If not I will find a picture and send it to you. It's a very cold cloudy day here and they are talking snow tonight & tomorrow.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2013, 04:26:35 PM
Hi tele,
Just getting in.......been gone since about 1:00.
That you saw two flying makes sense ..... I hope our original male doesn't get booted out but it wasn't looking
too good for him this morning.

Yes, I know what you mean by that type of nest.  We have several of them down this way.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 12, 2013, 11:22:43 AM
Please let me know if this is out of order as it pertains to Bridgewater but also I'm looking for guidance on how to avoid being intrusive.

Today I found the Bridgewater Osprey nest site! There was no Osprey in the nest but this guy/gal was on the beam. Of course I wondered if this was the famous Art or perhaps his mate.

(http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Osprey-2013/i-ksD7Qz7/0/XL/final%20%281%20of%201%29-XL.jpg)

For a bit larger picture look here: http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Osprey-2013/i-ksD7Qz7/0/XL/final%20%281%20of%201%29-XL.jpg (http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Osprey-2013/i-ksD7Qz7/0/XL/final%20%281%20of%201%29-XL.jpg)

There was nothing to stop me from moving closer to get a better picture except my desire to not be intrusive. Can any of you point me to guidelines as to how far one should stay from the nest?

Thanks
Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2013, 11:55:05 AM
Hi Jack!    what a nice picture!   thanks......and it's fine to post it here.
Based on the picture that Iain posted on the Squam Lakes center site, I would think the osprey in front
is Art.
http://www.nhnature.org/programs/project_ospreytrack/osprey_mapART.php
.....that and, in general, it is the female that has a more dominant 'necklace' as in your picture.

As to distance......I'm not at all sure what NH regulation is but here in CT, it is 500 ft.
In my experience, osprey are a bit different from eagles and will build their nests in more populated areas.
I think it depends on nest location.   For instance, we have nests here in Lowe's parking lot, on lights at high
schools etc so clearly, they would be more tolerant.   What is the surrounding area at Bridgewater?

Actually, you could get a precise answer if you sent an email to Squam Lakes.  They have a 'Contact Us' option
at the bottom of their pages. That way you would know whether you were within the distance.

Thanks for the respect you are showing them.  I volunteer at an Eagle Watching site in CT and you wouldn't believe
how many people  I have  to speak to. They will purposely flush out an eagle just to get a picture.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: MaryG on April 12, 2013, 12:53:58 PM
They will purposely flush out an eagle just to get a picture.

HUH? :rolleyes2:  Someone should flush them out... :nono1:
 

 
 
 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2013, 01:37:42 PM
Yes Mary, you have no idea how many people have no respect for nature.

Here are a few caps from today.    I have not seen our resident male all day.  :sosad:

7:10 AM   this was the first I was able to check in this morning.   Female on nest and stayed there
by herself for about an hour.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121307121Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121307121Ca.jpg.html)

10:20 AM  This is the new male (on right)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121310191Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121310191Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121310211Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121310211Ca.jpg.html)

Certainly not Carribean weather!   Yikes!   :shock:...  she looks so cold and she was food calling.   No one came but at least it
looks like she has a good crop so she must be eating.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121303302Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121303302Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121303301Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121303301Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 12, 2013, 04:45:52 PM
Nice picture Jack :bigsmile:  It is a real winter day here. We had freezing rain for a good part of the day. It is still snowing out there now (little flakes) very cold out there too. Tomorrow is suppose to be in the 50's & that's
a lot better for our birds :nod2:  I am going down tomorrow to see them :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2013, 05:03:49 PM
Thanks tele........hope you see our resident male.  Never did see him today.  Female and 'new' male
came in though.  I hope he is OK.

About 5:15 today....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121305132Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04121305132Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2013, 06:53:23 AM
Mornin' everyone

They both came in together at 5:45 AM
Male is on the left.
I still have not seen our resident male and it appears as though the female is accepting this new one.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131305451.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131305451.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131305491maleLeft.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131305491maleLeft.jpg.html)

For those of you lucky enough to be on site, the male appears to have quite a bit of white underneath
on his wings.  Might help you ID when flying overhead.
Not sure about the female.......if I can get a cap of hers, I will post it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131305483.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131305483.jpg.html)

There were a couple visitors this morning......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131306332.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04131306332.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2013, 07:44:32 AM
10:40   Male just brought Mom a huge fish! ....I tried getting a cap but my fingers
got all twisted up.   :lollol:She left with it and he is sitting on nest.
.........another sign that they are 'a pair'.   So bittersweet because I love our male from past seasons.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 13, 2013, 05:07:08 PM
Hi Sherri,  went down a few times today to see the two, she was in the nest then he came with a very large fish and took it to the top of the pole right where they ate last year, about 25 minutes later he brought the rest to the nest for her :love: I looked & looked to see if I could see the resident male with no luck :nope:  Did see an eagle fly by. Will go down again tomorrow :bigsmile:  I also went and found Art's nest this morning and got to see the female :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2013, 09:54:16 AM
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thanks for all the great pictures and reports.  I've been watching for a bit over an hour, and there is definitely a lot going on.  I'm guessing it's Mom who's on the nest most of the time, and I've seen another osprey land once or twice - and seen what I think is a third one as well.  There was also one time that it looked to me as if one of the males brought in a fish, then they both dove off the nest and something swept by - which might have been the local eagle, though I'm guessing that based on the reaction, because it was too fast for me to see.

Keeping my fingers crossed that all will settle down soon.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 11:10:42 AM
WOW what an awesome day on site....so much was going on. When I first arrived there were two in a tree then mom went to the nest followed by a male then what you could say all heck broke loose......3 other osprey showed up along with an eagle, you were right JudyB :nod2:  the eagle didn't hang around long, but the other 3 osprey did and they were trying to land in the nest and they were flying after one another for hours :shock: I do have a lot of pictures of all that was going on, but I need to look at them and pick a few out to put on here. It was an amazing day there :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2013, 11:47:47 AM
Thanks Judy and tele......
Sure sounds like an amazing day on site, tele.  Look forward to your pictures.
I haven't been able to watch except for a glance here and there.

This was 11:33 this morning when I knew something was going on......
This is Mom and new male on nest......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141311321Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141311321Ca.jpg.html)

The male took off in chase and I don't know whether this is him flying by or who he was chasing.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141311331Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141311331Ca.jpg.html)

2:30
This is Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141302331Ca-1.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141302331Ca-1.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141302332Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141302332Ca.jpg.html)

I see that the male (I think) has just come in now.  Mom looked like she was food calling in the last cap but I didn't see whether
he brought one in.  But then, if there were that many osprey around, maybe there is yet another that looks like him!  :rolleyes2:
.....just joking as I do believe this is the 'new' male.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141302461Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141302461Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2013, 11:52:52 AM
Wow - thanks for the ground report, tele!  I was hoping someone was watching as it sure was hard to guess what was happening with the limited perspective provided by the cam.

2:50 pm
I think one of them has a fish, Sherri - but I'm not sure.  It seems like a whole lot of mantling if it's just a stick! :)  Of course I'm not sure who is who, and for a moment it looked as if a male was fish calling - and I suppose if he could get one of the other males to deliver, it might be a good trick to know - but I suspect it doesn't work like that!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 12:39:29 PM
They still must be at it becauseI am watching the webcam and one is on the nest & one keeps flying by. One just landed in the nest,but I really can't tell if its the new one or not as she acts like she doesn't want him on the nest. Now he flew off, but could be he went to get her a fish :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 04:34:03 PM
This is when it began....

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/image_zpsfb78e464.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/image_zpsfb78e464.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 04:45:26 PM
Going after another one

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/dab234c2-1a30-47a2-9f5f-122308ff8aec_zps2cfb995f.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/dab234c2-1a30-47a2-9f5f-122308ff8aec_zps2cfb995f.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 04:53:00 PM
Getting closer....

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/90d9e695-53d1-4068-8ccc-bc58d13b9af1_zps8b9effc2.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/90d9e695-53d1-4068-8ccc-bc58d13b9af1_zps8b9effc2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 04:59:26 PM
and another try
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f803f10a-c1da-4e4f-a067-272f3d99c357_zps72883e0d.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/f803f10a-c1da-4e4f-a067-272f3d99c357_zps72883e0d.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 05:03:58 PM
3 of them
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/276a295d-7d57-4206-a3b5-0e12cc69d2d1_zps6c0a925d.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/276a295d-7d57-4206-a3b5-0e12cc69d2d1_zps6c0a925d.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 05:10:01 PM
Even closer
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/9d628915-20c2-442d-90d6-7614985d01d0_zps9c8f08d2.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/9d628915-20c2-442d-90d6-7614985d01d0_zps9c8f08d2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 06:00:12 PM
3
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0b701333-b190-47a5-a051-a628670bba50_zps8f44be06.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/0b701333-b190-47a5-a051-a628670bba50_zps8f44be06.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 06:16:39 PM
Then there were 4
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d0576be6-7ed5-4551-8cb2-6bd3711ca29a_zps1ae11854.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/d0576be6-7ed5-4551-8cb2-6bd3711ca29a_zps1ae11854.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2013, 06:41:00 PM
This is where they touched each other :shock:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/fafdb765-f01d-4a14-b054-5da523d53545_zps03d14a16.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/tele44/media/fafdb765-f01d-4a14-b054-5da523d53545_zps03d14a16.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2013, 06:53:36 PM
tele, thanks so much for the absolutely terrific pictures!  Wow.....amazing!
Of course, I can't be sure but in the last picture you posted, it looks like it might be resident Dad on top.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2013, 08:09:47 PM
Wow is right - those are amazing!  Thank you so much for posting those, tele - I can't image watching all that - wow!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2013, 03:48:28 PM
Has anyone been able to watch here today?  I have only been able to look in a couple times but
at this point, I am getting a little concerned.  I would like to confirm that Mom has a permanent
male, whoever it might be.
She has mated with our 'original' Dad and the new male and I'm thinking it is about time that she
will, or should be, laying an egg.   The nest doesn't look prepared enough for that....i.e. no nest bowl etc.

She is on the nest now and I have been watching her for about an hour; have not seen any others come
in.
A couple from today.....

9:00 AM  Disturbance......you can see the talons of another osprey over top of the one on the nest.  It
didn't actually touch but made several swipes.
I can't tell for sure who it is.......
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151309001Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151309001Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151309002Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151309002Ca.jpg.html)

10:18  This is definitely 'Mom'

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151310181Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151310181Ca.jpg.html)

6:01   Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151306001pmCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151306001pmCa.jpg.html)

Well, while I was posting the photos, she took off.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 15, 2013, 04:06:56 PM
Hi Sherri,  just got home from visiting the birds. There was one in a tree and what looked to be mom on the nest. Four other birds went by which looked like ospreys, but not 100% sure on that as they didn't bother with our two.  Their nest is no where near ready for an egg or any eggs. The eagle went by, but that's usual after supper as s/he is going to the nest down the river. Will go back down after work tomorrow to see what I see :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2013, 04:48:23 PM
Thanks tele....She is back at nest now and so far no other osprey have come into nest.
It appears as though she has been food calling and, IMO,  her crop doesn't look very full.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151307451.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151307451.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 15, 2013, 05:31:36 PM
I was watching for a while today, Sherri.  I don't recognize anyone, but did see someone (I assume Mom) on the nest on and off for much of the day, and thought I saw her chase someone off - though I've no clue who, other than assuming it's not original Dad.  I suspect she would like to be courted with lots of large fish - but also know she's quite capable of providing for herself.  And if original Dad is no longer in the picture, based on what I've seen elsewhere, I suspect that when she's ready to lay eggs, she'll pick a new mate. 

Not sure if you watched Hellgate Canyon, but we saw that play out last year - very sad for a while as that Mom fixed up the nest all by herself, quickly chasing off any potential mates who dared to land - and she even laid an infertile egg - and then practically pounced on the next male to stop by with a fish.  A very rocky start, but they had a successful season, and raised three healthy chicks.  I'm hoping for less drama here - and didn't see multiple osprey flying in and out today - but it may take a few more days for things to settle down.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2013, 02:54:58 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Judy, thanks for the reassurance as I didn't watch Hellgate last year.  Perhaps I should this year to see how their
season goes.  :bigsmile:

Mom is on nest now....crop looks really good.   Something going on overhead now but haven't seen any fly by.
I do hope it all settles down so that they will start bringing in more nesting materials etc and she can lay
eggs without stress.  I am concerned as it appeared as though she had accepted the new male.  She allowed mating
a couple times, I saw him bring her a huge fish one day and he was bringing sticks.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2013, 03:28:46 PM
I'm getting concerned (again) ....  There has been no interaction whatsoever between Mom and another
osprey again.  Not even one of them on the nest with her at the same time.
I hope she doesn't lay an egg.......at least not until we know she has a mate.   She needs someone
to help incubate so she can eat etc.
Once today I thought male #2 might have been in nest briefly but not when she was there and I'm not
even positive it was him.  I'm hoping that the male didn't choose to leave with another one of those
osprey that Tele saw the other day.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 16, 2013, 05:59:37 PM
Hi Sherri, I too am concerned, but maybe things will turn around by the weekend. I went down after work and did not see a thing and I looked & looked for them. It was raining so perhaps they were hiding in a tree.
I will go down again tomorrow after work and hope I see both of them :bigsmile: I am constantly thinking about them all day and I even look out the windows just to see if I see them flying around like I did last year :nod2: I can't wait to get there :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2013, 04:23:28 AM
A little good news this morning.... :bigsmile:

5:45 AM  Mom and 'new male' were on nest together when I checked cam

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171305454Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171305454Ca.jpg.html)

They are still there........just looking around etc. - Male did a couple fly arounds, perhaps to state his territory but
only stayed off for a couple minutes at a time.
We'll have to see how the rest of the day plays out.  I won't be able to watch as much as I did yesterday though.

7:15 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171307131Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171307131Ca.jpg.html)

tele, thanks so much for going down there every day.  :flower.... Mom was missing for quite a while yesterday;  
I'll bet that was when you were down there and didn't see any.
Maybe she went off to find a male and haul him back there!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2013, 06:33:34 AM
Trouble not over there for sure!

9:18  Both on alert.....another osprey flew by but I didn't get the cap

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171308451Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171308451Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171309182Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171309182Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171309183Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171309183Ca.jpg.html)

Both left right after the last picture.......still gone

ETA 9:35  Oops! male just came back and defending nest again

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171309371Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171309371Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 17, 2013, 03:42:52 PM
Went down after work to see the female in the nest & she left twice and came back. Looked like she had grass in her talons and she put it in the nest. I was just watching when one came in and landed on top of her then it left.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 17, 2013, 05:15:31 PM
7:56 p.m. She just left the nest. Will be going down again tomorrow :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2013, 06:13:21 PM
Thanks so much, tele.  :flower

After my posts earlier today with both on nest, I didn't see them together again.
Hey Mr Male!  if you have driven our Dad away, you better be sticking around! :rolleyes2:

Let's see what tomorrow brings....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 18, 2013, 04:36:57 AM
Hi Guys!

I stopped in yesterday from 9:30 until about 10:30! I got these pictures from below the dam:

http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Ayers-Island-Osprey-41713/28976405_bJWv6x#!i=2463856580&k=pxrNkNw&lb=1&s=L (http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Ayers-Island-Osprey-41713/28976405_bJWv6x#!i=2463856580&k=pxrNkNw&lb=1&s=L)

At first there seemed to be a number of extras around but it seemed that two were working together.

Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2013, 06:04:09 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Jack, glad you had a chance to get there yesterday.......terrific pictures!  thanks!  :thu:

I have been watching this morning since about 6:20.  At that time there were two on nest and have been there
all morning.
I am having a really hard time with the male ID.  At first I thought it might be another new male but I haven't
had time yet to compare field marks with #2.  Will try to do that later.  The male is quite similar to Mom in the face
and it appears as though he has a bit of a necklace (this is the third male I have seen this year with a necklace, two
of them in person! ....and I'm sure they were male due to mating etc)
I have a ton of errands to run and I also have to go down to my Milford nest.

However, the good news (I think) is that I have observed 3 matings this morning and I'm sure two of them were
successful.  Will try to get caps up later also.  If it seems like they are going to be a couple, I will post some
ID info.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 18, 2013, 02:58:17 PM
Hi all,  nice pictures Jack :nod2:  Female on the nest at 4:47 p.m. It's now 5:54 p.m. and she is still on it , looks like she is fish calling :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 18, 2013, 05:02:23 PM
He left the nest at 7:30 p.m. & she left at 7:49 p.m.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2013, 12:20:25 PM
Hi everyone........I have been working on pictures from the last couple days to document my
thoughts.   There will be a few posts with quite a few pictures but would like them here for the record.
..........and since Photobucket doesn't do slideshows anymore!  :rant2:

The first posts will be from yesterday, April 18th

6:45 AM
Mom and this male were on the nest.  I am calling him #3 male (#1 being our original Dad, #2 being the one that came
in after Dad).
Mom is on the right.  I tried getting different head positions so you can see the markings.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307436.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307436.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307502.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307502.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307503.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307503.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307504.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307504.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307505.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181307505.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2013, 12:32:05 PM
(April 18th continued)

They left earlier but came back defending against something overhead (presumably osprey)
......this is at 10:03

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310031.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310031.jpg.html)

Male left but Mom stayed in defense

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310041.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310041.jpg.html)

She left....the next we see is 10:39
I believe this is male #2 on the left.
Markings slightly different and he appears smaller than #3 (I think #3 is large for a male)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310391Qno2.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310391Qno2.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310392QNo2HeadMark-1.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310392QNo2HeadMark-1.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310393.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310393.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310394.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310394.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2013, 12:37:52 PM
(April 18th continued)

Male left and came back in at 10:47 (think #2 again)
He came with a stick.......if there are two males, we almost lost this one as he tripped over the stick
and did a belly flop! I really thought he was hurt!

 (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310471.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310471.jpg.html)

But no.....he is a tough one!  He picked himself up and tried moving the stick around!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310472.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181310472.jpg.html)

He left and the next we see is at 11:01 and I think this is #3  :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181311011No3.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181311011No3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2013, 12:39:45 PM
These are from today, April 19th

10:35 AM
I was a bit encouraged as there was nesting materials added to the nest and Mom was trying to settle in a bit.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310351nestMaterial.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310351nestMaterial.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310352.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310352.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310353.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310353.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310354.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310354.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310355-1.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310355-1.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310356.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191310356.jpg.html)

I haven't seen much of them since then.  It looks like it might be raining though so maybe they went for cover.

She has mated with both males (if there are two). Whoever, there have been several matings which I would term as
successful.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2013, 03:31:23 PM
They have zoomed out......good for now so we can see more off nest activity with the multiple
osprey but hope they don't keep it that way if she lays eggs.
Not so good for male ID though.

This is Mom on nest now.....

6:30 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191306211.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191306211.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 20, 2013, 05:18:21 AM
I checked in at 5:30 this morning and female (presumably) was on nest.

At 6:25 could tell for sure it was her and she was food calling.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04201306241noMaleYetCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04201306241noMaleYetCa.jpg.html)

At 6:50 male came in.  He needs to learn that we can't live by love alone and start bringing some fish! :lollol:
If I had to guess (which I do) I'd say it is #3

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04201306491Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04201306491Ca.jpg.html)

Oh my!.....they have just zoomed way out.  :shock:
This is the newest view....I'll never be able to ID them now........or see whether she lays an egg.
Hope it was done just to temporarily see the surrounding activity.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04201308051wayOutCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04201308051wayOutCa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 20, 2013, 10:22:03 AM
Just got home. The nest was empty then about 20 minutes later the male came from up river with a fish and was going to land in the nest, but she wasn't there so he went and sat upon the pole and waited & waited for her and he never once ate any of the fish as he had already de-headed it. She never did come all the while we were there.  Going back down later this evening :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 20, 2013, 10:35:11 AM
Landing on the pole with the fish.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/1789db5740d9d1854b8bf785bc7c51cb_zps2a1c4d77.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 20, 2013, 10:40:24 AM
Waiting & waiting.......
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/aba86baae2e2447c271fb33c036c85c6_zps81b2f0e0.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2013, 10:56:42 AM
tele, thanks so much for your reports and pictures.   :flower....It means so much to have someone on site so we know
what is going on in the surrounding area.

12:58 today........third osprey causes alarm for the male and Mom on nest.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211312586Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211312586Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211312588Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211312588Ca.jpg.html)

Click for slideshow for the rest of pictures
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Third%20osprey%2004-21-13

Picture 9 in the SS is nest male taking off in pursuit.  Mom wound up taking off at 1:08.
One just came back a couple minutes ago but I can't tell who it is, likely Mom


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 05:52:01 PM
Went down today to find the male with a fish sitting up on a back pole and female in the nest. About 20 minutes later the male went to the next pole then the intruder came, the male then went to the next pole, he must have sat there with his fish for a good 10 minutes (maybe longer) before going to the nest with his fish. The intruder tried to land in the nest with them, but they wouldn't have it. After about maybe 15 minutes dad got sick of the intruder and chased it down river :nod2: mom left the nest with the fish and headed for a tree a little down river. Some crows joined her in the tree :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:01:41 PM
Dad sitting on the back pole with his fish
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/885910e1b4ef6797a58a0c534d42288c_zps814f1397.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:06:43 PM
Dad gets interrupted by the intruder and moves to the next pole
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b790d3df6acaac300393b80d46098ad2_zpse9eda757.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:10:53 PM
Dad still with fish on top of pole while intruder flies by
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f6daf2c16b61db9e50cbd9d89fc259a8_zpsb4ed9715.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:13:49 PM
Ok dad has had enough and takes his fish & goes to the nest to help mom fend off the intruder (its about time :nod2: 
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/dca5909bdaea79af116386cf52bfdbab_zps614ea27a.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:15:52 PM
Intruder tries to land
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f7ba20099b2c844f1462cb8f205648b2_zps8cfcd1ec.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:18:16 PM
Intruder still wanting to land (tried numerous times)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/cd0a78dc0dcb699eca70febd277df8d7_zps7ca7fe18.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:20:11 PM
The Intruder..........
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/304e6dcfbf9b554beb72e77b4fb151ce_zps25490af7.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:22:38 PM
Intruder tries again......
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/6259a47958feb35d1aa8bd8dcb26b640_zpsc6bd6584.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:32:53 PM
After dad chased the intruder down river, mom went to a tree with her fish and she was joined by two crows :mhihi:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/3f941204cac44ae45f8e4402fbe803e1_zps4c3a5342.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 21, 2013, 06:35:57 PM
Intruder......
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/040309465d79dc9c57e962cc7c4a6793_zps6607008e.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2013, 03:13:53 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, terrific pictures...thank you!...I feel a little bit better now knowing there was a fish involved.  I couldn't see a fish with
this current view.  Hoping maybe the intruder was chasing for a fish vs a nest takeover.

They were both there when I checked in this morning. Perhaps all will settle down a bit.
One still there now at 6:10....likely female.  It appears as though she might be moving nest materials/sticks around.

5:35 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221305351Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221305351Ca.jpg.html)

ETA 6:20
It looks like she is lying down.......good sign  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221306171Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221306171Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2013, 06:35:48 AM
Zoomed back in!  :thumbsup1:
This is Mom and she was food calling a couple minutes ago.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221309281.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221309281.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2013, 07:40:21 AM
Well, that didn't last long.........zoomed way out again.  :sosad:
We'll never see if she lays an egg this way......she is currently on nest.

ETA 11:03
Male came in with a fish (I think) a few minutes ago and appeared to be followed by another osprey.  All three wound up taking off!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 23, 2013, 05:51:31 AM
We have an egg!  :hooray

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308441.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308441.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308442.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308442.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308443.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308443.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308444.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231308444.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 23, 2013, 08:24:36 AM
From yesterday......
Is that you up there, tele?  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221306071pmCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221306071pmCa.jpg.html)

Last night about 8:15 ....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221308131pmCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04221308131pmCa.jpg.html)

This morning (after the previous posts above regarding egg)
Male came in and I don't believe he has left yet!  :love:

9:10
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231309082Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231309082Ca.jpg.html)

10:25

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310252Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310252Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 23, 2013, 08:27:33 AM
Mom left to give her wings a stretch.......Dad stands guard.
 :hmm .... I wonder if he knows he is supposed to incubate

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310482Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310482Ca.jpg.html)

Mom coming back in....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310501mombackCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310501mombackCa.jpg.html)

Well, for sure he knows he is supposed to do this!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310522Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310522Ca.jpg.html)

Back to watching over her.....and he is still there

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310523Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04231310523Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 23, 2013, 09:57:28 AM
Yahooooo......there is an egg :bliss.           Sherri, did you see me over there...lol.  One of these times I will be there :mhihi:  Every time I go I always wave just in case :lollol: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 23, 2013, 10:13:32 AM
tele  :haha:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2013, 06:20:47 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

I'm getting a bit concerned.....I have been watching since 5:45 AM and have not seen the male yet.
I sure do hope he is an experienced male and will bring her fish etc. 
Unless I missed it in the few minutes I was doing something else, she hasn't left.

6:45

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241306441Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241306441Ca.jpg.html)

9:00

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241308551MomNoMaleYetCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241308551MomNoMaleYetCa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2013, 06:57:08 AM
9:42   Male in.....finally! but he didn't bring a fish.  Both are still sitting there;  she has not taken a break yet.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241309421malein.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241309421malein.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241309424.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241309424.jpg.html)

I have been meaning to post this for days........a lovely on site photo by tele.  Tremendous force
of water coming through the gates.
Thank you, tele.  :flower

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/0420133damCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/0420133damCa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2013, 08:02:38 AM
11:00 AM   both still there.  Mom hasn't left and she hasn't eaten this morning.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2013, 02:46:03 PM
Any chance anyone saw Mom leave?  I was gone for a few hours this afternoon and when I came back at 5:25,
she was gone.  Immediately after, an osprey came in and is still there now.
It has a very heavy, pronounced necklace and I do not believe that is the male (#3).

ETA 5:52
Mom still not back yet.  Osprey still there.
It stepped on the egg twice and appeared as though it was going to incubate a couple times but got right
up.
I'm very worried about Mom.  I'm guessing the male never brought her food and she had to go out to get her own.
If she only left shortly before I got in, the egg will be OK for a bit as it is fairly warm but we are at 1/2 hr now since
I came in.



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 03:07:59 PM
Hi Sherri, the bird standing on the side of the nest right now looks a bit bigger?   Do I see TWO EGGS now??
Oh mom hurry up and get back to your eggs now :pray2. Think I will run down and check things out :nod2:
Will report as soon as I get back :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2013, 03:21:52 PM
Oh thank you, thank you, thank you, tele!  :huggie

Yes, looks large and a bit slimmer than others.  I am totally mystified as to why it is staying on the nest though.
I'm not sure about two eggs......I thought so a little while ago but couldn't really tell.
WHERE is Mom?

That is the only thing I can say with 100% certainty.........this is not Mom. :nope:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 24, 2013, 04:12:39 PM
The world is going crazy - that's all I can think.

Sending good thoughts to Mom and her new partner - and to all who watch.

 :huggie


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2013, 04:14:19 PM
I looked away earlier for a bit to check the Maine eagles but glanced up to see a flurry of wings here and
one trying to land on the nest (presumably Mom).  
I do believe it was her on the nest for a bit but not at all sure what or who is there now.  Hopefully it is her
in incubating position.

Why did all this have to happen?!  :crying: ...... and please, don't anyone tell me it's nature.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2013, 04:27:33 PM
I believe it is Mom incubating on the nest now.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 05:49:30 PM
Hi Sherri,  you are welcome :flower. When we got there one was in the nest on the egg & we could hardly see her. Finally noticed the other one on a tree branch eating/de heading a fish, when that was done it was taken to the nest and off mom? went with it to the top of a near by pole. Dad? In the nest has no clue on what to do :nope: A little bit after he left the nest then came back then mom came,but then they both left and have been gone for over half an hour. At this point I don't think it's looking good, but I am :pray2.  I did take some pictures, but they are not very good for some weird reason :puzzled2:  I will post a few.  Hopefully someone will be incubating in the a.m.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 05:56:10 PM
Way down in the nest when we got there. Time 6:36 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/88eb5b65650d1f2c9a4b32b5d969cbc8_zps223aeef8.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 05:57:14 PM
On a branch de-heading a fish Time 6:46 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0bcbcf714cd6c912dc0076911fbcd0fc_zps136413c1.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 05:58:53 PM
Bringing the fish to mom. Time 7:04 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b8a3151b0235a5fd4b394e8637d66614_zps20ddad50.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 06:00:26 PM
Mom leaving the nest with the fish dad just brought Time 7:04 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d97509cab9d6112706df80133d4663d6_zps50001e10.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 06:01:49 PM
She went to the top of the pole to eat Time 7:04
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/ad125b8ed66e46030e048962be125b65_zps53c5a847.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 06:03:02 PM
The sky closing in on them Time 7:01 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/a8e750609a9a89f6bd599f2c1f7dc357_zps4bc61ffe.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 06:13:50 PM
This is Ayers Dam. Take notice of how far away the nest is :shock:  its the pole way over on our left...can everyone see it? I have a 400mm lens and its really still too far, but very happy to be able to see them :love:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/2f79d84a96c166ba91f66ec522458651_zps58e8c99e.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 24, 2013, 06:16:42 PM
Oops.....the last photo was taken at 70mm so that I could get the whole picture to show you :flower


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 24, 2013, 06:33:34 PM
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, tele!  And keeping my fingers crossed that everything sorts itself out in the morning, and the resident pair get to settle down to the job of raising a family.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2013, 05:01:14 AM
tele, thanks so much for going down and taking the pictures!  :huggie 
Any chance you could add what time you  were there?  It is helpful when trying to match it up with
the activity on the cam.

I haven't a clue who was on that nest yesterday with the heavy necklace.  I have not noticed that on any
of the activity over the last couple weeks so doubt it was one of the pair.  Maybe a youngster from a
different year?

It has been another crazy morning on the nest and I must admit, I was totally confused and didn't know
'who was who'.   Just found out for sure though as there was a mating (attempt) and it is Mom in the nest
right now at 7:55.  :bigsmile:

One came in with a fish and the one quickly left with it.  I was trying to get a cap so don't know which one
left!  :lollol:  In the perfect world, it would be male coming in with fish and female leaving with it.  I'm thinking
that was the case as whoever stayed was extremely clumsy getting down to incubate (unless of course it was
the awful wind helping the cause :bigsmile:)

Oops, male came in while I was typing but Mom is still in incubating position 7:59


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2013, 05:15:23 AM
Ugh!  :rant2: :rant2:   More trouble! and now I once again am not sure of 'who is who'.
.......and I don't see the egg!  :shock:    There really isn't that much nest material in there.....would think we
should be able to see it.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 25, 2013, 11:25:13 AM
Hi Sherri, tele and friends,

2:23 pm
I haven't been watching a lot, but there's been one osprey perched on the nest for quite a while.  No clue if it's one of what we had thought was becoming this year's resident pair, or who it might be.  It does not look as if he or she is incubating.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 25, 2013, 11:29:02 AM
Sherri, I put the times on the pics....sorry about that :blush2:   Have you been able to see the egg today?  :hmm.  It's a cold & windy day today and I am sick of it :rant2:......lol  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2013, 11:41:31 AM
Judy, I think that is Mom and she has not been incubating.
A second egg would be due today or tomorrow....maybe that is why she is staying close.

Tele, no......I have not seen the egg at all today.  I think it is gone.  :sosad:
(thanks for adding the times)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 25, 2013, 12:06:58 PM
Thanks, Sherri  :sosad:  I just posted an update on the Hancock forum, with thanks to you and tele for the observations - link is http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=509637#509637, and if you have a chance to check it out, please let me know if I missed anything or confused some facts.  Thanks!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2013, 12:23:07 PM
Thanks Judy......I'll try to check it out tonight.  I put something over there yesterday but didn't elaborate.

I just had a major DUH moment!  I just realized that all this while with the males and Mom looking so similar
in facial markings that I didn't need to! (well, didn't need to if we could see their legs)
I totally forgot that Mom has a silver band on her left leg!  :lollol:

(Off to grandsons baseball game - yes, season starting again!  :lollol:)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 25, 2013, 02:44:21 PM
Hi Judy & Sherri,  I have been looking for the band, but have not been able to spot it yet even in all my pictures
so I don't know :puzzled2:  The bird in the nest right now looks smaller and not incubating rather just standing there :nope:  his/her tail keeps spreading out too. Well maybe there will be another egg soon :flower


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2013, 05:16:42 PM
tele, band is very difficult to spot unless you have just the right light.

This is Mom......and I feel so sad for her. :sosad:  She hasn't left this spot since I got home at 6:00.
....She should be incubating and enjoying her life with original Dad after making the journey of
thousands of miles to do it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251306001pm.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251306001pm.jpg.html)

8:10

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251308101.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251308101.jpg.html)

'Night Mom  :love:....maybe tomorrow will be a better day.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 25, 2013, 05:33:43 PM
I have been watching mom for a few hours all by herself just on the inside of the nest. Yes, Sherri this is so sad. Mom flew off at 8:15 p.m. I so hope something good will happen tomorrow :pray2. I will stop by a couple of times tomorrow :love:

Sherri, hope you had fun at the game :bigsmile:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 26, 2013, 05:07:58 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

I didn't get here until 6:25 this morning but found Mom sitting on edge of nest.
I'm certain the egg is gone now.....she hasn't been incubating at all.  I thought maybe she was
going to lay second one when I first opened but all she seemed to be doing is waiting......and waiting.

tele, as I mentioned, the band is very difficult to see at times.  She has had it for a while now (not sure
how long) but her feathers cover it sometimes.
You can see it in certain light better than others.   I can see it in this first picture.  Kind of looks like a
depression. 
Thank you for checking down there so often.  I wish you had next week off as well (I'll bet you do, too!  :bigsmile:)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261306251.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261306251.jpg.html)

6:50

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261306521.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261306521.jpg.html)

7:50  gone

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261307521.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261307521.jpg.html)

(game was good.....they lost but only by 1 run.......another game this afternoon)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 26, 2013, 07:49:50 AM
Mom was in and out a few times this morning.....then I had to do some things around house and just
came back.

10:40 Male in with her.  She is currently hidden behind him but her posture looks a bit strange.
I wonder if she is laying an egg.  Crop looks OK from here so far

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261310402Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261310402Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2013, 12:52:30 PM
3:43 p.m. I am sitting here watching mom standing on just inside the nest fish calling :bigsmile: Looks like there are two eggs, but could be something else :puzzled2:  (must be nest material)  The water is moving pretty good. It's another cold day :sosad: 
Sherri, I have a few pics from last years birds with the band showing, of course it helped a great deal as she flew right above me :love:   Going down in a bit :investigate2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 26, 2013, 01:48:21 PM
4:46 pm
It does look as if there are several eggs in there - but I can't believe she'd be ignoring them.  I'm wondering if we're seeing leaves or strange objects that were brought to be part of the nest.  I guess time will tell!

I didn't have time to post before I left for a few hours, but I saw them mate three times between 12:15 and 12:30 - so he's trying!  :mhihi:

12:16 pm
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/nLONXRn2Fc0426120426.jpg)

12:28 pm
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/wEZ54eD9HZ0426160439.jpg)

Then he left briefly, then....

12:30 pm
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/NavK13VVY70426160439.jpg)

I had to leave for a few hours after that, so don't know what happened next.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2013, 04:41:04 PM
In the nest when we got there at 5:55 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/adb2ec8a8c126df2333f9f1141d33e69_zps3d1fcc9c.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2013, 04:45:55 PM
A Grackle looking at ? I have no idea what the big bird is :hmm. (Looking towards the nest) 5:58 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/828e47162a61a5ab18e1a9e4164a3553_zpsddcb1110.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2013, 04:47:46 PM
The sky as we were leaving 6:11 p.m.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/37177484cefd4394b8408b9df66d4465_zpseed1450d.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2013, 04:58:14 PM
It is now 7:51 and mom has been on the nest for a few hours now (at least I think it's mom!). She just started fish calling so hopefully he will bring her one :bigsmile:  When we were there she never left the nest. We didn't see him anywhere either. Will be going back down tomorrow morning :love:
Sherri, I will be out of school in like 33 days and will be enjoying my time down with the birds all day :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2013, 08:47:53 PM
I watched mom on the nest until she left at 8:10 p.m. See you tomorrow :heart0:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 27, 2013, 06:23:31 AM
Good morning, Sherri, tele and friends -

9:22 am
Both were on the nest a few minutes ago.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/3t9zUYS2JW0427090454.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Xq0nxfLnH60427090454.jpg)

I think the male is on the left. Only one now - and I think it's Mom.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/5gTm3MM1Vo0427090454.jpg)



12:16 pm
I didn't get any s'caps, but I think there was an intruder in the area around noontime.  The adult on the nest looked alert, and took off just as another adult landed, then there were a series of touch and go landings on the nest, and shadows from someone overhead.  Then the nest was empty for a while.

Someone just landed - I think it's Mom, and think she's still a bit on alert - and it also looks as if she's fish calling.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 27, 2013, 10:24:31 AM
1:22 pm
For the last half hour or so, Mom has been fending off someone trying to land - it looked to me as if the other osprey was trying to land on her, so my guess is that it's another male - but it's hard to be sure of perspective on a cam.

It's a lovely sunny afternoon - but sadly not a peaceful one at the nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 27, 2013, 11:31:38 AM
Hi everyone ....

tele, thanks so much for your on site pics yesterday.  I do believe that was Mom in the nest.
What a beautiful sky picture!  :thumbsup1:

Judy, thank you for your observations this morning and afternoon.  I am in the midst of 'stuff' here and
haven't been able to post what I have seen.  Hoping to get to it at some point today.
Bottom line?  I am so perplexed at what is going on here and having a very difficult time IDing these males.
They just look too darn similar!
Mom booted one off (no clue who it was) the nest this morning then immediately the one I call #3 came in and mated
with her (as if to claim his possession!)  Then both of them sat there watching for a couple hours.  This was about 7:30.
Fits right into the time you were watching Judy.

As I started typing this one landed on the nest briefly and I could have sworn it was our original Dad but it was
so brief I couldn't tell.   However, it came back and I still can't tell. It definitely has Dad's stance and quick movements
but I think it has too much black over the beak.
It keeps coming in and out.....haven't seen Mom since I checked in at 2:00 ish


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 27, 2013, 12:05:03 PM
Whoa and holy moly! :shock:....  after I posted above, the osprey I spoke of came back in.  He was moving sticks
around a bit then he left.  It wasn't 10 minutes later and he came in with this huge fish!  It was flapping around.

This guy is out to capture Mom's heart and I hope he does......he at least is bringing in food for her!
He is acting so much like our Dad.....I just don't know.  Will have to compare last years pictures and the couple I
got this year.  
He wound up taking off with it.......how he traveled with it is way beyond me.
tele, I sure hope you are there to see this.........and better yet get a photo of him flying with it!  :lollol:

Here he is with the fish

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271302382Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271302382Ca.jpg.html)

.......and here is a slideshow of when he was first in, moving sticks then coming with fish.

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-27-13


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 27, 2013, 05:22:40 PM
I've been watching quite a bit today, and have no clue who is who.  It was almost funny at one point - a male (I think) came in and landed, then sort of slunk to the edge of the nest.  Mom kept bumping him, and he kept looking submissive - but not budging from his tight grip in the edge of the nest.  Later there were two on the nest looking somewhat more companionable - but I wasn't able to take any s'caps just then, and don't know who was who.

I do hope they sort things out soon.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2013, 07:07:37 PM
Wow, that sure was a huge fish :shock: ( no, I did not get to see that one,but sure would have liked too :bigsmile:) I was there this morning & this evening. I am going to post a couple from this a.m. & p.m. I did notice in the p.m pictures that one is a light brown and the other one a very dark brown & bigger too. So I don't know who is who, just when I think I have them figured out too :hmm
Going back down tomorrow :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2013, 07:33:53 PM
9:23 this morning 4/27/2013. Both on the nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/ac5a7dbd09530420c808b0d808665e05_zps3edd5879.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2013, 07:39:41 PM
9:24 a.m. Dad left the nest (4/27/2013)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/c76db63dc8e609d498e4250b961c6da7_zps79213359.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2013, 07:42:44 PM
9:33 a.m dad comes back (4/27/2013)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/8f0b6b668ff70a37ac4e8c0f7f8b5683_zpsadde821c.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2013, 07:49:48 PM
5:41 p.m. (4/27/2013). One is very light brown while the other is very dark brown.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f152337b8b3f4f03cbee9889babb7e66_zpsbbc97b65.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2013, 07:54:15 PM
5:46 p.m. (4/27/2013)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/4f23e7ec37c82e69a220768ad1f50641_zps1213f333.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2013, 08:06:36 PM
6:36 p.m. (4/27/2013)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/599721dc9c0ca1a1a85ac63c80ea2e8f_zpsf2de1f43.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2013, 06:31:05 AM
Mornin'

Lots going on here right now if anyone is up and about.....will be back


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 28, 2013, 06:38:59 AM
9:33 am
Male(?) just jumped on top of Mom(?) but was perpendicular to her and slid off.

Cam just shifted - lovely closeup of cement wall or something.  Sigh.  Oh good - it looks as if someone is controlling it.  Wide view of areas.  Closeup on SUV in parking lot.  Two people with bicycles are heading out.  All quite charming, but I'm wondering about the osprey.  Now a fuzzy closeup of something that resembles the xray of a spine - not bothering to take a s'cap of that.

Edited to add pictures:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/dBMujY1VCg0428140421.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/wSQdxkdGBA0428140421.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 28, 2013, 06:45:17 AM
On my way down :nod2: I will wave  :mhihi:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 28, 2013, 06:48:18 AM
I'll be watching for you, tele - hopefully the cam will be somewhere useful by then!  Still showing a blurry something.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2013, 07:03:50 AM
 :rant2: :gaah:
.........oh, and by the way, good morning :lollol: :[c]......and a few more  :[c] :[c] :[c]

It will likely take a considerable amount of time for me to gather caps from what was going on this morning
but will try to get it done before I have to leave for baseball at 10:30 ish.

I have written to a couple people trying to get help on the cam....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 28, 2013, 11:32:10 AM
Thanks for trying, Sherri.

Since I've been staring at this for 5 hours, I decided I might as well add a picture of it.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/X233xn9f9L0428140421.jpg)

Not what I'd planned to observe today....
 :pull


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2013, 11:59:32 AM
 :lollol:  Thanks Judy.
I wonder if someone was in there playing and then could figure out how to get focused back in and just
left it.   I would rather that be the case than have it be stuck. 
I haven't heard back from anyone as yet.
Such a shame for it to go off at such a critical time.  :sosad:

I just got home so shall go back to getting some caps together.



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 28, 2013, 12:26:22 PM
I'm a zoomer for some of the Hancock cams, and it's not easy to do permanent harm - but scary when it doesn't go where you want it to go.  My guess is that going to wide view would help - but I don't know what sort of cam they have.  Ours will happily go around in circles for hours on end, but some may need to go back the way they cam after a while.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2013, 01:10:36 PM
Judy, not sure what type of cam it is but Richard explained to me that he can't just set it where he
wants to.  i.e. it has to go in increments.  :bigsmile:

I sure wish I knew what was going on.  tele should be able to give some info when she gets back.  The only problem
is that it is hard to ID from that distance.   She sent me a separate picture last night, which I will post, that made
me think it is original Dad in her evening pictures yesterday.  He had a certain stance and behavior that was unlike
some other osprey that I have watched.  I'm miffed on the head markings over the beak but I'm working on it.
I should have some caps up before too much longer. I keep getting distracted.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 28, 2013, 02:47:46 PM
Hi Sherri & JudyB & anyone else that may stop by :bigsmile:
It was a beautiful day :8). All was good when we we t down. Mom was sitting in the nest alone, but 18 minutes later dad showed up and stayed awhile. Mom was fish calling with dad sitting right next to her :mhihi:  off he went and came back about 15 minutes later with.......NOTHING!!!!  They sat next to each other for awhile longer & mom started fish calling again so off he went, but he didn't go fishing he was just flying around up river and circling so perhaps there was something around even though we didn't see a thing. Back he came and landed right on her for a few seconds :love:  then they sat next to each other until we left. I was waving!!!!  All you can see is an x-ray like "picture".  It was a fun day watching them :heart0: Mom & dad were the same ones as last nights as far as I can tell :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2013, 04:26:34 PM
Hi tele.....thanks.   What time were you there?  asking because when the cam went down, #3 was with Mom.
I'll have my caps and slideshows posted soon (hm-m, I keep saying that, don't I  :lollol:)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 28, 2013, 04:35:21 PM
Your welcome :bigsmile:  I am going to put pictures & times up in a bit :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2013, 05:19:10 PM
Starting with yesterday morning 4/27/13….

This was at 9:30 and is the same osprey that are in tele’s posts #834 and #836 and the first two
Caps of Judy’s post #828
It is male #3

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271309301.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271309301.jpg.html)]

These slideshow caps are from 6:23 to 7:00 when male left for 5 minutes.  They match up with tele’s posts #837, #838, and #839.
He was clearly defending and Mom was accepting of him being there.  This is the same one that brought the big fish in the afternoon.  He looks and acts very much like original Dad.  Stance and movements the same.  I just can’t explain the dark markings above the beak.

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-27-13%20Slideshow%201

Same male comes back at 7:05, left at 7:17 but only circled around and came right back in.
He stayed for quite a while moving sticks and would try the nest for size even after moving a little twig.
He left again for a few minutes but came back again at 7:47 and appeared to be defending.  He poked
around a bit more then left for the night at 7:51.

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-27-13%20Slideshow%202%20evening

This is another photo that tele took from the same time period (6:18 PM) ...male on left

 (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-27-13618PMOriginalDadCaLinda.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-27-13618PMOriginalDadCaLinda.jpg.html)

I have two slideshows to post from this morning but have to get them uploaded ...... will post tomorrow after I find out
what time tele was there.  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 28, 2013, 05:54:07 PM
12:10 p.m.-we arrive to find mom alone in the nest
12:18 p.m.- dad arrives
12:19 p.m.- both sitting together
12:23 p.m.- dad leaves
12:47 p.m.- dad arrives back & lands right on mom
12:50 p.m- mom is fish calling while dad is right next to her
12:54 p.m.- still sitting together
1:00 p.m.- dad leaves again
1:11 p.m.- mom fish calling and waiting for dad to come back
1:16 p.m.- dad arrives back, but no fish for mom
1:18 p.m.- mom once again is fish calling 
1:20 p.m.- both still sitting together
1:33 p.m.- we leave
Vacation is over & back to work I go tomorrow :sosad: I will go visit them right after work :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2013, 04:47:46 AM
Thanks tele  :bigsmile:  You were down there after the cam went down so I have no pictures to match
up with yours.   However, I will be back with the slideshows from the time period before it went down.

Is there any chance you have pictures from these times?
12:47 p.m.- dad arrives back & lands right on mom
12:50 p.m- mom is fish calling while dad is right next to her
12:54 p.m.- still sitting together
1:00 p.m.- dad leaves again

Cam is still down but now not even getting the blur..........it won't open at all for me.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2013, 08:36:47 AM
11:34 am
Cam is back, and there is an osprey on the nest appearing to be fish-calling.

Or calling for something - male just arrived and mated.

I'm not seeing the dark stripe that goes all the way across the top of the head - is this Dad?  I have s'caps - back in a minute.

Added -

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/jrM1jcJcp90429110414.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/d1AQLG1ftV0429110414.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/3jAY4dgP5I0429110414.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2013, 09:16:41 AM
I wonder if there's an egg.

11:58 am
Mom looking a bit pouffy

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/po4lbcs0UK0429120440.jpg)


12:08 pm
Mom looks as if she's incubating; Dad (?) is still on the nest.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/g0zmbnd1l20429120441.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/g7b61ogXzt0429120441.jpg)

I didn't notice an egg before the male arrived - but with the angle of the cam, it's not always easy to tell.

Different view of male's head pattern.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/8IEY3OID3L0429120454.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2013, 09:44:30 AM
12:36 am
Mom flew off for a few minutes.  Dad(?) looked at the nest for a minute, then moved over and started digging.  I think it's a bit windy, because he suddenly tipped forward, with quite the display of petticoats.  He then looked around quickly, sort of "I hope no one saw that" sort of look (though that's probably the humanizing interpretation, and it's also possible that he was checking to make sure no one was going to pounce on him).

He got out of there quickly when he saw Mom returning, and appeared submissive on the left side of the nest briefly - then moved closer to her.  Both are still there as of 12:40, though I've lost track of who is who.  I think Mom is lying down in the area of the nest bowl, and the male is standing in back of her from our perspective (so she's in the middle and he's at 12:00, or the farthest side of the nest from the cam).  

I'm adding a picture because it's hard to describe.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/ixZVhhiuHW0429120425.jpg)


12:52 pm
Mom was up digging in the nest bowl and rearranging a couple of sticks.  I haven't seen an egg roll, so maybe she's just getting ready.  Dad(?) is still there keeping watch.  (No clue if he's Dad from last year, but they seem to be getting along well, so hopefully he's at least Dad for this year.  :love: )


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2013, 09:52:40 AM
Judy, thanks so much!  :flower
Yes, Mom is lying down in your picture.

I'm going to post more slideshows so you can easily see how she rejected #3 yesterday before the cam
went down.  Will be back as soon as I get some descriptive info on them.
Sooooo glad the cam is back up!  I got worried as I checked several times this morning.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2013, 09:56:29 AM
Glad you're back, Sherri!  I was also checking frequently until I finally was able to get the cam.

Male just left - and I think the same male returned a moment later.



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2013, 10:50:33 AM
Male on nest now.......note faint necklace in the right light.
I don't see an egg.

ETA 2:20
I was gone for about a half hour.   This is Mom on the nest now.  Maybe male went to get her a snack.  :bigsmile:

2:23   Male came in while I was typing.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2013, 11:49:54 AM
Here is the coverage from yesterday morning before the cam went down.

8:30 AM
Male on right

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04281308336MomCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04281308336MomCa.jpg.html)

This is male #3……it is obvious she wants nothing to do with him as she has never acted this way with him before.  
He tries to mate with her but she bumps him off.
8:50 she calls out and picks her head up.
8:52 the male left and Mom started moving sticks around

Click for slideshow  8:30 to 9:10
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-28-13%20Slideshow%201

9:17  Male #3 back again

Male on right

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04281309174Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04281309174Ca.jpg.html)

Once again, clear she does not want him around…….tries to mate again and she rejects him.

Click for slideshow 9:17 to 9:33 (and then the cam went down)
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-28-13%20Slideshow%202

At 2:48 today
Looks like Mom has taken off again and male is still there


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2013, 12:47:35 PM
12:47- Dad arrives back & lands on mom 4/28/2013
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/225fc8d730b08a83d81a160c3c196983_zpsbc9ddb8d.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2013, 01:17:02 PM
12:50, mom fish calling while dad is next to her.  4/28/2013
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/6c1a855bec941748c4cb9ee893fb3d90_zps104c7971.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2013, 01:36:39 PM
12:54 mom & dad together
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/92e5a0979e311d5ed8e1012fc122be8d_zps585c783f.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2013, 01:50:46 PM
1:00- dad leaves again
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/7452dfa885002308b33f425a40eff1ef_zps69d96024.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2013, 01:59:50 PM
1:20  sitting together :love:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/40926479b908666f81b77af2b4a3c185_zpsdab254a7.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2013, 05:09:02 PM
tele, wonderful pictures! thanks!  :flower

Kind of hard to tell but I'll go out on a limb and say that it is not #3 in the pics.
Thank goodness you were able to be on site while the cam was down.  :thu:

(off topic:  how was your day back to the 'real world'  :lollol:)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2013, 05:59:16 PM
Thank you, glad you like them :bigsmile:  (it was a pretty fast day back in the real world :mhihi:

This is off topic, but would like to show it:  osprey nest at the J Jill in Tilton. Looks like mom is in the nest and dad is hanging out :nod2:

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/8b9dd9a4e50aacf5087bdd394bec5964_zpscbb4ee81.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 30, 2013, 07:35:55 AM
April 30, 2013

No pictures, but I've seen Mom and what I think is her most recent suitor (the one who either is or looks a lot like Dad) on the nest a lot this morning.  I am trying to keep an eye on them - but not easy to post.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 30, 2013, 09:54:29 AM
Thanks Judy........I have had the cam up and do agree on your ID  :bigsmile:

tele, nice that you are able to see the Tilton nest.  
They are incubating now.........wonder how many eggs they have.  If it isn't too far for you to go, it will be
fun to watch the little ones.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 30, 2013, 10:57:04 AM
Male just brought in a nice fish for Mom!  :thu:
......she took off with it then it seems as though he might have been defending nest and took off.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 30, 2013, 03:11:48 PM
Hi,  when I arrived at 4:05 the nest was empty. So I waited a bit........

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/2d469d6221bc0f0cd194bb6c0ded713e_zpsc3f71e54.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 30, 2013, 03:13:38 PM
And here she comes in at 4:35.......
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0d9e4b7aeb429dc05ba19e9a0df22bf1_zps0e57c02f.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 30, 2013, 03:15:27 PM
Nice landing :bigsmile:  I believe this to be mom. Time 4:35
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/360bcecc81bb9740fc999c47f996fd1a_zpsa7b29b9f.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 30, 2013, 03:18:23 PM
4:44 chirping.......must be calling for dad :love:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/10963c4a25120c5ef2f181ea69dd6ae2_zps6b51f813.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2013, 04:50:21 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, thanks....  :flower  love your landing picture and yes, it looks like Mom.
I was out of the house during that time period so don't have any cam pictures to compare them to.

One question that no one can answer..... :lollol:
WHEN will this drama end at this nest?!!!
Already this morning #3 was back.   I was away from the PC for a while and came back to find 'dad' there with
her.  Poor Mom, all she wants to do is lay and egg and raise a family.......all these males (well, #3 anyway) wants to
do is try to make the eggs! :rolleyes2:  Has no interest in nest materials or bringing in fish.

Caps coming at some point to verify.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 01, 2013, 06:11:32 AM
'Morning, everyone.  Just had a good look at the male on the nest, and it does look like #3.  Do you suppose they have alternate day custody of the nest?  It all does seem more than a little strange.


9:16 am
#3 just did a quick spin around the nest, landing on Mom and bonding.  Then he stood on the right side of the nest, with Mom in the middle.  Mom looked to the left and started fish-calling.  #3 spread wings to defend.  My interpretation is that there was someone off to the left that Mom wanted to come in and #3 wanted to keep away.

#3 took off, and then I saw two osprey fly low over the nest, one after the other - and I think the one in the back had a fish - so maybe Dad/? was chasing #3?  Definitely not easy to tell the players without a score card.

Hmm - #3 (I think) is back on the nest, then both of them dove off.  Don't tell me we have one of the eagles back adding to the confusion.  Saw something fly by, but too fast for me to know what it was, beyond osprey/eagle size with some black and some white - which could be either.

9:20 am
Mom (or at least not #3) back on the nest, looking around.  Definitely on alert.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2013, 07:41:57 AM
Judy, thanks........I saw all of the above as well.  
You are correct that it was #3 in your time period and it was he that took off in chase.
I didn't see the fish but would make sense that 'dad' was off getting a fish for Mom and that is when #3
snuck back in.   He was probably trying to make a fish delivery to her. (Dad had been on nest with Mom earlier).  
However, I did definitely see two osprey in chase by the nest several times.  I didn't see an eagle but that could be as well.   Maybe it wanted the fish also!  :lollol:

.......and it is Mom that came back to the nest and has been there by herself since.   She has alarmed a few times.
This is a guess but I'm thinking the males are perched and every time one of them tries to come in, the other
chases.

Will be back at some point but right now have to go outside to help my daughter with some yard work.
......really don't want to miss this but have to take the help when I can get it.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 01, 2013, 08:18:27 AM
I have the cam up, though do need to focus on work so may miss some of the action - but will catch as much as I can.

11:17 am
Mom is still on the nest, and I haven't seen anyone else stopping or flying by.

12:22 pm
Mom left for a while, and is now back.  No other activity that I noticed.


2:23 pm
I was busy with something else so don't have a time line for this.  I was away from the computer from 12:45 - 1:30 pm, and Mom (I think) was on the nest when I returned.  At some point she flew off, in the general direction of the camera, and someone (I think Mom) was back a minute or so later, carrying something.  It looked as if she either took a couple of bites or rearranged it, then flew off.  I didn't get a good look, but my guess is that she met one of the males away from the nest and got a fish, brought it to the nest, then took it off to wherever she goes to feed.  Nest is empty now.

2:37 pm
Adult back and calling - more fish-calling than alarm, I think.  Probably Mom, and definitely not #3.


3:07 pm
Just noticed that Mom has left - she was there a few minutes ago.

Mom returned around 3:23 pm, and left again around 4:17 pm.  I didn't notice any other activity.  It's now about 5 pm, the nest is empty, and I'll be signing off soon to head for home.


6:15 pm
Adult on the nest - probably Mom but the light at this time of day makes it hard to tell.

6:46 pm
Came back from feeding the cats to see two on the nest, back to back, each mantling their side - or cowering down or something.  They're still mostly in silhouette so I'm not sure who.  They're gradually relaxing a bit, and the one on the right appears to be fish-calling, while the one on the left appears to be ignoring her.

I'm out for a while.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2013, 04:01:16 PM
Thanks Judy.   
I checked back in to see the two on the nest as you described.  I still don't know who it is due to light but I'm going
to put caps in Photoshop and see if I can figure it out.

I have an idea that the males were in a standoff all day.   I was able to look at the cam a couple times and either empty or Mom (I think) on nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2013, 04:16:52 PM
7:15   One had been on nest alone but another just came in.  All I can say with certainty is it is not #3.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 02, 2013, 06:04:52 AM
Thursday, May 2nd

Good morning!

9:04 am
Looks like Mom on the nest.  

10:06 am
Cam is pulled back; Mom (I think) just left and I think it was Mom who returned a moment later, though IDs are near impossible with this view.  Still, it should provide a better idea of who is flying by.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2013, 08:18:50 AM
Mornin' Judy.......

Yes, double edge sword with this view.  I would rather have the close up for the ID's though.
We know there is activity overhead with osprey chasing one another.   What is important to me is who
lands!

Male mated with her this morning........not #3, and she has been there pretty much all morning on /off.
Have to leave to go to Milford........running late.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 02, 2013, 09:44:04 AM
I'll try to watch as much as I can - not always possible as there's a lot going on.

Have a good visit with Kidd and Lola, Sherri!

PS - forgot to say thanks for the great pictures, tele!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2013, 09:49:21 AM
Thanks Judy........I'm off.  I'm sooooooo late!  :lollol:

That is Mom on the nest now.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 02, 2013, 01:07:50 PM
Is there an egg??  I have been watching mom for over an hour (3-4) she kept shaking her head then like rubbing it up against the nest :puzzled2:  Might be one :bliss. I have been watching since about 1:45 and before she was doing this she was like raking up the bottom of the nest :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2013, 03:21:02 PM
Hi tele, just got home so didn't see what you saw.  As to egg? we'll likely never know with this view.  I was hoping
they would pull it back in by now.
Was she standing and rubbing her head into the nest?  Is it possible she was rubbing her beak?  that is how they
clean their beaks after eating.

ETA 6:33
She appears to be in incubating position.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 02, 2013, 03:42:48 PM
Hi Sherri & Judy :bigsmile: did you go see your birds Sherri?  I sure hope they fix the camera as we can't see in the nest :nope:  I don't know what she was doing really as I thought she might be laying an egg as she had her head down looking thru her legs then she started raking up the bottom of the nest, she kept shaking her head
then what looked like she was rubbing her head on the nest. She has been in the nest for hours unless I missed her leaving. Could have been black flies or something like that bothering her. Hopefully we will be able to see better soon :binocs:
Judy, glad you liked the pictures, thank you :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2013, 04:49:00 PM
tele, interesting that she was looking between her legs.....hm-m, maybe she does have an egg.
She is still there now and down.
Certainly has had enough trying at creating one!  :lollol:
I feel so bad for her  :love:......one of them came in this morning and used her for a perch while doing a quick stopover in
a chase.  :rolleyes2:

I'll wait and see what tomorrow brings and if it isn't zoomed in, will go out there and make a PITA of myself and
request that they do.  :wink2:

Yes, went to see 'my' birds today.......they are doing very well.  Expecting hatch mid-May.  I'll be posting
pictures from visits now that I have my lens back.   Will let you know.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2013, 05:24:26 PM
8:23   Can't tell if she is still there.....I'm off for the night.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 03, 2013, 07:48:56 AM
tele, I do believe your thoughts of there being an egg is correct.   She has been incubating all morning. :bigsmile:
Still haven't seen it but hope to soon.
I requested that the cam be brought back in to close view and it has been done within the last few minutes.
Thank goodness.....I was afraid we would have the distant view all weekend.  If she laid an egg yesterday,
there may be another tomorrow or Sunday.  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 03, 2013, 10:13:01 AM
We do have an egg but there is still a lot going on with intruders.   Hope this will all work out
OK.

11:30  egg under Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05031311321eggCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05031311321eggCa.jpg.html)

It looks like it might be the newer male with her most of the morning....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05031311101Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05031311101Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 03, 2013, 01:35:25 PM
I'm afraid I have sad news to report...... :sosad:

It appears as though we no longer have an egg.  Mom has been gone for a couple hours now and
she stopped incubating prior to that.
I have been in touch with Iain MacLeod and he believes that the male has destroyed the egg, thinking
it wasn't his egg.  It appears as though he is right and this is likely what happened to the first clutch
as well, though it might have been a female doing the destruction at that time.

It is not looking very hopeful here at this point......I feel so bad.  :sosad:

There is a current similar situation of a nest in Scotland that Iain told me about.   We have a thread for it on
our forum and Patti brought forward some of the blog from their website telling of it.
If you would like to read it, go here.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=36.msg61872#msg61872


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 03, 2013, 04:13:04 PM
Oh, now this is so sad :crying:  I just don't know what else to say :sosad:  I will be visiting them tomorrow :love:
Thanks Sherri for the update:flower


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 03, 2013, 05:34:28 PM
its 8:34 and she is still on the nest :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 03, 2013, 05:43:15 PM
tele, I'm surprised she is even on the nest at this point.

In all the sad news, there might be a glimmer of hope.   Iain thinks that due to her mating with this
new male several times this morning, there is a chance she may lay another egg which he may accept
as his own.

 :pray2 :pray2


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 03, 2013, 05:43:38 PM
8:41 p.m. She just left the nest. See you tomorrow momma :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 03, 2013, 05:46:28 PM
tele, we were posting at the same time.

Hopefully tomorrow we will see her with only the new male and they will be able to move on....
All part of the nature thing but it doesn't make it any easier to watch those that you have loved for
so many years.  They have raised chicks at this nest for years.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 04, 2013, 05:17:46 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Well, they look like a couple  :bigsmile:......hope it stays that way.

7:40 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05041307403Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05041307403Ca.jpg.html)

He has been gone for a while now and she has been food calling.
Just a heads up......I'm going to be busy for a good part of the day after 9:00 so won't be able to watch till late afternoon.
.....will also be gone all day tomorrow.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 04, 2013, 06:43:09 AM
'Morning, Sherri, tele and friends who look in -

9:38 am
The male who looks like Dad has mated with Mom twice since I've been watching, at 9:14 and 9:38 am.  This departure after the first visit was lovely - he spread his wings and was lifted off the nest, then sort of floated over, then tilted a wing or something - and up he went!  I love seeing them soar!

I do hope this works - I like the part where he stays on the nest at least briefly afterwards - probably humanizing, but it makes it seem as if he's interested in being part of the family.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 04, 2013, 08:04:37 AM
Just stopping in between appts........have to take cat to vet now.

Judy, good news!  thanks!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 04, 2013, 08:10:07 AM
11:05 am
Hi Sherri - stopping by for another update
Another mating at 9:59 am - and I'm pretty sure that one and the previous one were successful, looking at the angles involved; less sure about the earlier one because of the perspective.  And he brought her a snack at 10:37 am, which she promptly claimed and carried off.  He waited on the nest for a bit, then left; she returned after her meal.  And they mated again while I was typing - I didn't look up fast enough to be sure of the angles.

Keeping my fingers crossed....

I'll be out from 11:30 - 2:00 or thereabouts - hope to get a look at our local osprey, as well as have lunch with friends.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 04, 2013, 10:01:37 AM
Thanks again, Judy..... :bigsmile:  
If you are going to Taste of Maine for lunch, I'm going to be awfully jealous!  :lollol:
(which, by the way, I guess 7/20 is set for the get together)

Good that you continued to see mating and thrilled that he brought food to the nest!

I'm here for about 1/2 hr but nothing to watch......nest is currently empty.  :bigsmile:

I'm wondering what this 'thing' is that they brought into the nest.  Lots of osprey bring in blue items as
it is thought they prefer the color but this sure isn't blue.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05041308581thingCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05041308581thingCa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 04, 2013, 02:42:27 PM
Well, I'm home now for the evening.....checking in and the nest is still empty!  :shock:
...hope there has been some activity since my last post at 1:00.

ETA 5:50..... one was on for about 5 minutes and left.  Not sure who it was.  Whoever it was, crop didn't look
so good.   Might have been 'new male'


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 04, 2013, 07:10:12 PM
Hi Sherri & Judy, 
  Had a great day with the birds :bigsmile: went for a few hours this morning.
9:42- mom was in the nest & dad was over on top of the pole.
9:46- dad came and they mated
9:48- dad left (I believe it was)
9:57- mom decided to do some housekeeping
10:01- mom left the nest and went down on the grass and got some and took it back to the nest, she did this a few times & it was pretty neat to watch!
10:02- mom back in nest with the grass
10:03- mom back on the ground getting more grass
10:03- mom back in nest with more grass
10:06- dad comes and sits on top of the pole
10:07- dad goes to the nest & lands on mom......mating occurs again!
10:07- dad leaves again
10:45- dad comes back with some food....finally!
10:46- mom leaves with the food
10:51- mom comes back to the nest
11:05- still together in the nest
If you want me to post any of these pictures just let me know! 








Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 04, 2013, 07:34:31 PM
Went down after supper:
6:30- nest is empty
6:34- I spot mom in a tree
6:37- mom goes to the nest
6:40- mom leaves the nest to go get more grass
6:41- mom comes back with some grass, more housekeeping
6:44- mom almost lands for some more grass, when her wing hits a pigeon which flops upside down, but it straightened out
6:45- mom doesn't land, instead flies back to the nest
6:50- dad flies by with a fish and lands in a near by tree & moms chirping is loud
8:11 Poor mom has been waiting & waiting & waiting, by now her chirping is so very loud
8:12- finally dad brings her food....once again.
It's a bit dark so we head home :love:   Tomorrow is another day :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 05, 2013, 05:04:09 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Thanks tele .......sounds like you had a fun day watching them.  I like that you weren't reporting a third osprey
in the scene!  :nod2:
We always love seeing your pictures so feel free to post whatever you want..

A very good sign that she was bringing in the grasses......there hasn't been much of that this season.  The bottom
of that nest is very hard and surely needs the softness for eggs.

5:17 AM Mom
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051305171amCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051305171amCa.jpg.html)

5:20  Male joined her and stayed till 5:30

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051305202Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051305202Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051305211Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051305211Ca.jpg.html)

6:20 came back and landed on her………mating attempt

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051306201Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051306201Ca.jpg.html)

He stayed till about 6:45….seemed to have circled around and landed on her again and
immediately took off (it was so quick that I’m not sure if dad, but think so)

Came back 7:25……..she seems comfortable with him.   She is preening as she sits next to him
and she has been moving sticks around a bit
He left again about 7:35 and she is currently still there

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051307261momstickCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051307261momstickCa.jpg.html)

I put all the caps I got this morning in a slideshow so you can get a rough idea of ID

Click for slideshow
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05-05-13%20Slideshow%201


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 05, 2013, 05:12:05 AM
I think he just brought some grass :thu:......stayed a couple minutes and left again.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051308051grassCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051308051grassCa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 08:45:45 AM
Hi all :bigsmile:  nice pictures Sherri and you were up so early :sleep2:  I will post some pictures in a bit. I am cleaning out my closet :gaah:
11:40- mom just came back & she is sooooo pretty :love:  I will be back on later :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 05, 2013, 08:54:21 AM
Mornin' tele  :bigsmile: .........yep, I'm usually up pretty early.   I don't usually try the cam that early though
as I figured it was still dark there as it is here.   I was shocked to see how light it was.

I hope she went to get something to eat while she was gone because he sure didn't bring anything in
to her.   I haven't seen her crop at a good view yet though as her back is to me.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 10:06:23 AM
6:44 p.m. This is where mom & the pigeon hit and the pigeon flips up:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f825e638246634a39a201236a0bd3b40_zps9ff30f47.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 10:09:47 AM
6:45 p.m. Mom flies back to the nest after hitting the pigeon
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/7408f7a839eea8300d23efda3fb93009_zpse6202185.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 10:25:22 AM
6:40 p.m. Mom lands to get some grass
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/5b293c126fd6bcba8b88a94294d38e63_zps86506d24.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 10:40:45 AM
6:41 p.m. Mom taking grass to the nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/da91567e29b3aae0eaf9aa187b0e0d38_zps79321ed8.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 10:47:42 AM
6:51 p.m.- dad going by the nest with supper
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d29184e5afcf2600f6bb5df492cde48c_zpsfc9046bb.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 10:53:12 AM
6:56 dad is in a tree with a nice trout
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d766bf69e4e7cf887c66a2a0ca94dacf_zpse2f68344.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 11:00:58 AM
7:29 mom still waiting for dad to hurry up with the fish
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/ae2f3a650959f77e1d4c0eaeb71da70e_zps834610d8.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 05, 2013, 11:06:16 AM
8:12 p.m. Finally dad brings supper
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/795a560d65b3987b15441c7568c70caa_zps2bd394c2.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 03:08:34 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, great pictures!  I especially like the one where Mom flips the pigeon ..... love how you caught Mom's shadow
on the ground! ....Also the one of her getting grass.....she looks like she's trying to hide from you!  
Thanks for sharing with us! :flower

I'm running a little late this morning so don't know when she got here, but here she is at 5:59.
She was still here last night when I signed out at 8:25.  Here's hoping!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061305591.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061305591.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 03:18:50 AM
There is an egg!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306121.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306121.jpg.html)

Rolling the egg....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306122.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306122.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 03:37:26 AM
Right after I posted last, Dad came in.....and not with a fish!  :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306131Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306131Ca.jpg.html)

He stayed sitting on her for about a minute!  :shock:  .... I was hoping at that point that the egg hadn't broken.
Never know when she laid it and if shell was hardened.  He is pretty forceful when he lands on her.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306132Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306132Ca.jpg.html)

Here is a decent picture of them from the front........like a family portrait!  :love:  You can see how similar they are
in markings over the beak.   She has a little more black.
The light at this time of day is good for pictures.

6:20

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306201Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306201Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 04:16:10 AM
6:38

He had just come back in with a stick....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306381Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306381Ca.jpg.html)

......then left again

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306391Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306391Ca.jpg.html)

....then back with soft grasses

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306392grassca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306392grassca.jpg.html)

Defending......perhaps another osprey thought he brought in a fish.....sure hope it isn't #3 trying to disrupt again

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306393defendingCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306393defendingCa.jpg.html)

Off he goes again at 6:41..

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306411Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306411Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 04:22:44 AM
Mom moves the grasses around.....pulls them in closer to nest bowl

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306421grassCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306421grassCa.jpg.html)

Rolls the egg

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306441Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306441Ca.jpg.html)

On one of his trips, he brought a stick that must have bumped in to her........she gives him a piece of her mind!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307271.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307271.jpg.html)

He left and she tries to move some of the grass.........wearing them!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307291.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307291.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 04:42:35 AM
7:40  There has been a lot of what seems to be pretty serious alarming going on since my last post;
Dad has been in and out several times.
Mom has been flattened right down as if part of the nest........protect that egg, Mom!  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307331Defending.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307331Defending.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307501Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307501Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 05:32:49 AM
8:20
Still defending .....for sure it isn't over another osprey thinking there was a fish.  Likely #3 on the scene.
Dad is going to have to stay on alert so that #3 doesn't have a chance to come in to destroy the egg as
happened before.

I'm thinking that this is Dad's egg and he knows it.....a good sign that he brought in grass and sticks.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308221Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308221Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 05:36:47 AM
Very bad fighting going on right now! ....egg likely to get broken.  :sosad:

Mom and Dad both going on and off chasing...touch down for a couple seconds then go right
off again.

ETA 8:44

Mom is back now and trying to settle on the nest bowl...perhaps she helped chase the other male out of
immediate area ....... I haven't seen Dad in a while.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308441Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308441Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 06:11:42 AM
9:06  The quiet didn't last long......they are at it again


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 06:49:20 AM
This is when I mentioned above that serious fighting was occurring.  I’m not sure but I think this is Dad that is flipped upside down.  It was all very quick.

8:33
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308331Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308331Ca.jpg.html)

Dad back in……defends

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308351Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308351Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308361Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308361Ca.jpg.html)

Dad  left ……..  Mom defends

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308381Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061308381Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 06:50:37 AM
(continued)

9:06  Dad comes back in .... Mom saw him coming

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309061Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309061Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309062Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309062Ca.jpg.html)

9:10  Dad had left and the intruder  came right at Mom from the cam side (didn’t get picture)
She took off after it and here she is when coming back.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309101Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309101Ca.jpg.html)

9:23  Seems to have settled down again….haven’t seen Dad in a while

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309231Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061309231Ca.jpg.html)

I haven't gotten a look at the egg........hopefully it is OK


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 07:01:58 AM
9:58   One just came and made a very low swipe at Mom......she took off after it and is still
gone 10:01.
I'm beginning to wonder whether this is a female intruder.

10:03  Mom is back.  I still can't see the egg but hopefully the grasses Dad brought in this morning
and what she brought yesterday have given a little protection.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 06, 2013, 07:37:54 AM
'Morning, Sherri, tele and friends.

Amazing pictures, Sherri - wow!  I'll try to keep an eye on the nest as well, but work has to take precedence, I'm afraid.  :bigsmile:

10:37 am
An adult is lying on the nest as if there's an egg there. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 08:01:28 AM
11:00 AM
Thanks Judy.......I understand it is hard to watch from work.   :nod2:

I have been watching most of the time since my last post and haven't seen any intruder activity.
........I also haven't seen Dad.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 08:59:07 AM
11:57  All still seems to be quiet....haven't seen Dad.

ETA 12:01
She just went through the motions of rolling the egg but I couldn't see it..... hopefully it is still there.
She has remained incubating so I believe it probably is.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312011Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312011Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 06, 2013, 09:25:14 AM
12:22 pm
A second adult was on the nest, looking submissive on the side.  Mom(?) was doing her best to push the other adult (maybe #3?  thought I saw the stripe across the top of the head) off, and apparently succeeded as I was opening a window to post.  She was hopping around where the egg(?) is, so I'm hoping all is OK in that department.  She did a bit of digging, and then settled into a brooding position.  I have a s'cap, but am not sure when I'll be able to add it.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 09:25:28 AM
Mom attacking male on nest.........looks like it might be #3.  :shock:
ETA  Hi Judy.....I'll post what I have........glad you saw that.  It apparently is the same behavior that
Iain was speaking of the other day.  Wow!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 09:42:40 AM
12:20 when it first landed.  Looking at the pictures I do believe it is #3.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312201Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312201Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312202Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312202Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312221Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312221Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312222Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312222Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 09:45:30 AM
(continued)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312223Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312223Ca.jpg.html)

The final shove knocked him off.  He circled around and tried to land again but she intercepted him.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312231Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312231Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312232Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312232Ca.jpg.html)

12:30  settled down for now

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312321Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061312321Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 09:52:44 AM
Mom appears to be food calling......I have been watching since early morning and she hasn't eaten
since then.  I have no idea whether he brought her a fish before that but hasn't brought any since.
She has been on and off the nest but chasing and not gone long enough to have gotten her own
fish.

........and where is Dad?!....if Mom leaves, #3 might take the opportunity to destroy egg.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 10:08:15 AM
Holy Moly!  Judy are you still here and watching to see the last 5-7 minutes?  if so, did you cap any of
it.  My darned WMP froze up.  Luckily I have my XP laptop open so could see it but couldn't get caps.
Swipes directly over nest.......low.  On the last one Mom saw it coming and dove off the nest, probably
so she didn't get knocked off..  I couldn't tell  whether it was one or two osprey coming through.
1:08 she is still gone.....oops, nope.  One just landed, not sure if Mom or Dad defending.  Another making
passes.

1:10 One on....think Mom


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 06, 2013, 10:17:11 AM
I just got one picture, that I think shows Dad on the nest with Mom hunkered down over the egg.  I did see the action, but was doing something that precluded taking s'caps through most of it.  

It's a shame that they don't post a notice - "action starting in 30 seconds" - really hard to be prepared to s'cap at the right moment!

I'm set up to record - and recording, starting at 1:16 - it will be choppy because I'm going to pause when nothing is happening, and have no way to show that with my program.

1:21 pm
It looks to me as if she's checking and turning an egg.  It would be a bit messy there if the egg had broken, and I'm not seeing any sign of that.  Though she also hasn't nestled in yet, so I guess it's too soon to be sure.

Added - nothing that useful in first 4-minute video; set up to record in case there's more activity, but hopefully things are settling down now.

1:26 pm
Dad(?) landed, then they both took off to the right.  One returned a minute or so later, and is checking the egg.  Still on alert.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 10:33:00 AM
Thank you for recording, Judy!  :flower :flower
I don't know how to record which is the most effective way of showing this behavior.

I thought I saw the egg but wasn't sure.  What I thought was the egg moved when she seemed to
roll it so there may be a miracle that it is still OK.

This better stop by 3:15 as I have to leave until about 6:00!.... also have a couple things to do while still
here.  
1:32 Another swipe over Mom.......think Dad (not sure) might have landed then both of them took off at same time.
1:34 Mom on nest now.......on alert and keeps looking up.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 06, 2013, 10:52:39 AM
I'm not sure how useful the video will be - I can't just let it run because I don't have the ability to edit it - so I tend to start each section as the action is underway.

I also thought I saw the top of an egg while she was looking in the nest, so am keeping my fingers crossed.

I'll try to keep an eye on the nest until I leave at 5-5:30 - but as you know, other things must take precedence.  :bigsmile:


2:02 pm
Someone just landed on top of Mom and took off instantly - I think Dad - I clicked the wrong button in my rush to record and ended up with a 1-second video. And now that I am recording, nothing's happening.

2:31 pm
Mom just went very flat in the nest and is calling.  Haven't seen anyone else yet.  Looks almost as if she's fish-calling - I wonder if one or more of the males are dancing - er, flapping with fish.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 12:15:08 PM
3:10  She appears to be incubating....
I was gone through the entire time of your above post so thanks for your updates.
Leaving now......hope it is quiet till I get home.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202013/05061303091Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-Milford%202013/05061303091Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 06, 2013, 01:06:07 PM
4 pm
Mom is lying in the nest, looking about the same as in your picture, Sherri.  I've been away from the computer a couple of times but never for very long - and every time I've looked, she's been lying peacefully on the nest.  She has been fish-calling from time to time, and I hope things are getting calm enough that Dad can make a delivery without anyone else trying to join in.

4:15 pm
Mom appears to be fish-calling quite actively, and I saw something flash by - she didn't seem alarmed, so my guess would be someone with a fish.  Now he just has to deliver it.

4:30 pm
No Dad and no fish have appeared; Mom has appeared to tone down the calling a bit, so perhaps she saw him and was encouraging him to get going, and is now waiting for him to return.

5:24 pm
All seems peaceful.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 03:37:58 PM
Thanks Judy......the peaceful waited for me to come home to change.  :bigsmile:

6:24

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306241.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306241.jpg.html)

6:25
I can see the egg in this one......have no idea who it is that attempted to come in

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306251No3Q.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306251No3Q.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306271.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306271.jpg.html)

6:30
I brightened this one up a lot so that I could see the head markings.
........I really can't tell who this is.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306311.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061306311.jpg.html)

Just got another look.....I think it is Mom.  Thought it might have been #3 but I can't imagine he would
be incubating the eggs at this point.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 06, 2013, 04:30:56 PM
Thanks, Sherri - peaceful again now - though I just saw someone fly by.  Not sure what size in this light.  I'll try to check back after dinner.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 04:35:24 PM
Hi Judy.....I can see now that it is Mom on the nest  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307311.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05061307311.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 04:43:14 PM
Shortly after I posted above, I looked up and saw a flurry of wings but have no clue what was
going on.   Mom had been food calling;  I wondered whether the male was trying to bring in a fish.
It will be interesting to see if it comes back with one.....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 06, 2013, 04:59:53 PM
7:58  I'm off.....I haven't seen any more incidents.
I sure wish she would get something to eat.  Dad brought a fish pretty late the other night
when tele was there so there is hope.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2013, 02:48:32 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

5:40 AM
Mom  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071305401.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071305401.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 07, 2013, 06:59:53 AM
9:57 am
Mom left the nest briefly.  She returned, and a male showed up moments later and mated.  I think it's #3.  The egg was visible while she was away, and he hasn't done anything to it yet, though he's looked at it.  He's moving a few sticks now.  Mom is beside the egg, but not on it.  Hope I'm wrong with my ID - though at this point I'd settle for either of them, as long as there was only one involved (not that Mom has asked my opinion on the matter!).

10:00 am
He's moving closer to the egg.  Mom chased him away from it once, but he came in from another angle.  She's blocking my view so I can't tell if he's doing something to it.  :sosad:

10:06 am
It looked as if #3(?) was trying to make his own little nest cup on the left side of the nest - that would be different if she ended up with two sets of eggs....

10:12 am
Both still on the nest.  Male looking alert, female preening.  I can't decide who the male is - it looks as if the stripe goes all the way across the head like #3, but she's looking comfortable with him on the nest.  Hope you're watching, Sherri.

10:21 am
Both still on the nest.  If what I'm seeing is the egg, it's still intact, and not being incubated.

10:33 am
The male has left, and the female is incubating the egg.

I've added some pictures on the Hancock forum - link is http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=516014#516014 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=516014#516014)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 07, 2013, 07:41:53 AM
10:40 am
Male in briefly, looking as if he was fending off someone, left a minute later. I think it was #3 that landed.


12:31 pm
I've been away from my desk for about an hour, returned to find Mom(?) incubating her egg and everything looking peaceful.


12:38 pm
Male just arrived and landed sort of cross-ways on Mom, and she shook him off.  He assumed a somewhat submissive pose at the back of the nest.  I think this is the same one who has been here this morning, with the dark stripe across the top of the head I associate with #3.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2013, 10:55:07 AM
Judy, thank you so much.......I have been only able to watch now and then this morning so have apparently
missed a lot.  (check your emails when you have a chance)
Every time I did look, all seemed to be OK (other than I questioned what male a couple times).
I'll go back to see what caps I have to see if they are any different.

Nest was empty when I just looked, one came on and another tried to land but was unable.  Kind of hovered
on side and flew off.  Looks like Mom on nest


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 07, 2013, 11:28:41 AM
2:26 pm
A male attempted to land on Mom a couple of minutes ago, but the angle was wrong and he sort of slid off.  He stood there briefly, then left.

Then a few minutes later a male tried - and it looked as if he was successful.  Not sure which male it was.

I have pictures on the Hancock forum, and will try to bring them here later tonight.


3:22 pm
Mom flew off at 3:07 pm, and the nest has been empty since then.  I think I'm still seeing the top of the egg, but it is hard to tell.  It's a warm sunny day, so having the egg uncovered won't be a problem - as long as no one bothers it.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2013, 12:32:52 PM
Thanks Judy. :flower....I have the cam up also.  I don't think I see the egg and she hadn't been incubating for
quite a while; just standing there like she did the other day.
Poor thing probably went to get something to eat......goodness only knows, these foolish males haven't
done so!

It will be interesting to see what she does when she comes back.
(side note, off topic.......Woolwich cam is up)

ETA 3:43 forget the Woolwich message....it is down once again  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2013, 12:46:23 PM
This is the last cap I got of two together and I believe this is the 'regular' male.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071302251Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071302251Ca.jpg.html)

3:45 and she is still gone


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 07, 2013, 01:22:56 PM
Now that the light has changed, I agree that it looks as if the third egg has been lost to the battle for the nest. :( 

4:18 pm
An adult just landed - #3? - and appeared to be calling and fending someone off, then flew off to the left a moment later.

4:22 pm
Someone is back - not sure who.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2013, 01:25:32 PM
4:15 ish....one landed on nest but I only got a quick look as my stream froze! by the time I got back on, it
was gone.  
I think it might have been #3.....but then, they all getting to look like #3 in this light!  :rolleyes2:

4:23 Ugh! while I was typing above........another came in; don't know who but took off when another one came
sailing at it!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071304231.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071304231.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071304232.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071304232.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 07, 2013, 01:34:15 PM
Good catch, Sherri - I saw that but wasn't fast enough to get a s'cap.

4:33 pm
Someone is back, but not sure who.  Looks very windy, which makes it harder than usual to see the markings on the head.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2013, 04:42:51 PM
7:40 PM......nest is empty. :sosad:

Be well, Mom .........hopefully your days ahead will be better.  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 08, 2013, 03:37:41 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

6:36 am
Adult perched on the edge of the nest - I'm guessing it's Mom - and hope this is a better day for her.


8:38 am
Two on the nest, I think Mom and #3


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 08, 2013, 05:38:47 AM
Mornin' Judy and all.... :[c]

Can't be 100% sure but from this angle, it looks like Mom is hanging out with #3 today.....(so far!)
..........and the egg has definitely been destroyed.  :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081308191Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081308191Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 08, 2013, 05:42:09 AM
'Morning, Sherri and all -

That's the way it looks to me.  Not my first choice - but at this point I'm just hoping one stays - and the rest move on, and I really don't care who stays and who goes, as long as all the fights stop.  But we don't actually have a role in this, beyond observing and reporting what happens.  :whistle:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 08, 2013, 08:18:41 AM
Oh my!.....not sure but that might have been original Dad just now.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 08, 2013, 10:46:00 AM
This is where I questioned whether it might be original Dad.....I watched him closely to see if
head marking changed with wind but it didn't seem to.
The difference that I see between him and the others is that the black doesn't come all
the way down to his beak.  It is more of a stripe with white off the beak first.

I thought that might be an egg in front of him but......... :?:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081311061eggCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081311061eggCa.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081311072Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081311072Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081311161Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081311161Ca.jpg.html)

This is a picture of original Dad from last year

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161210063MaleLastYear.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161210063MaleLastYear.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 08, 2013, 11:09:13 AM
Goodness, IS that an egg?  :shock:
If so, one from yesterday?   new one today?   

1:40

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081301411Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081301411Ca.jpg.html)

2:00
When I got this cap it was raining really hard.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081302001Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081302001Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081302001Ca2.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081302001Ca2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 08, 2013, 12:01:21 PM
Sure looks like one, Sherri.  And there was a period when it looked as if she was incubating - so maybe.  But the nest was empty a few minutes ago when I came back to my desk.

Someone is there now - but I'm not sure who.  Busy day today, so I haven't been able to watch that much even when I've had the cam up.


3:09 pm
I think I'm seeing a band on the left leg - is that the leg where Mom has a band?  Could be a trick of the light, of course.

Link to my pictures on the Hancock forum - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=516589#516589 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=516589#516589)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 08, 2013, 12:20:37 PM
Yes, it is her left leg, Judy.......and I'm sure I saw a band a couple times.  I'm afraid to look away as
they come and go so quick that I don't know if it is always the same one on nest.  :lollol:

Not paying any attention to what I wondered if an egg.  Possibly a broken piece?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 09, 2013, 06:40:18 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

5:20 AM …. Mom  :love:

Note all the white showing thru on her back.  Poor  thing has been landed on so many times that it is a wonder she has any feathers left at all!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091305231feathersCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091305231feathersCa.jpg.html)

5:50  This must be ‘the male of the day’ (on left)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091305492CaMaleDay.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091305492CaMaleDay.jpg.html)

7:48   This cap was taken after the 3rd time they mated this morning (male in front)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091307481afterMating3rdtimeCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091307481afterMating3rdtimeCa.jpg.html)

8:18   They had taken off  and came back in together

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091308181Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091308181Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 09, 2013, 06:41:18 AM
(continued)

9:10   Not sure who this male is coming in……..didn’t see his front as he didn't stick around long enough!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309101Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309101Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309111Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309111Ca.jpg.html)

9:11  Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309112MomMalewasOnrightCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309112MomMalewasOnrightCa.jpg.html)

9:13   This is an osprey that came and nearly knocked Mom off the nest twice………Mom took off and has been
gone since this cap.
A female maybe?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309131Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091309131Ca.jpg.html)

I'm going to go out to run a few errands this morning.....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 09, 2013, 08:22:11 AM
10:21  Mom was on nest and this one tried to land........Mom bumped it off

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091310211Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091310211Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091310212chasedOffCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05091310212chasedOffCa.jpg.html)

Mom is on nest now.....haven't seen a male in a while.........I'm leaving  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 09, 2013, 08:39:13 AM
I'm afraid I won't be able to watch today - maybe tomorrow.  Hoping for good news, but it still looks challenging.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 09, 2013, 01:29:24 PM
Just came in about 15 min ago.......and this is how I found Mom

 :shrug:

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Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 09, 2013, 01:34:33 PM
Hi Sherri & Judy,  I have not been able to stop in to see them this week :sosad:  but tomorrow I will be visiting them :bigsmile:  Sure has been a lot going on :shock:  thanks for the caps & info as that's what has kept me up to date :flower.  Hope you are having a good week :nod2:  


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 03:48:16 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Very odd happenings on my end......I posted here last night (or so I thought!) and it isn't here.  Maybe
senior lapse eh?  I did go check to make sure I didn't post it on another thread in error, but nadda.

tele, too bad you haven't been able to get there as I know how much you enjoy watching them.
You sure do have plenty to watch!
What I thought I posted was that I was out all afternoon so wasn't watching but I did hear from Iain and
he said Mom laid another egg, and that the old one was still there as well.   She hadn't been incubating that one
for a couple days so for sure it is not viable at this point.
Is there hope for a new egg?  if all this turmoil keeps going on, it isn't too hopeful.  None of these males are
bringing Mom any fish and if she gets up to go get her own, it is likely one of the males will come in to destroy
the eggs again.

So.......to the current happenings this morning

5:30  Mom incubating

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305301.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305301.jpg.html)

5:40

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305411.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305411.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305412.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305412.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305413.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305413.jpg.html)

5;50  Male watches something below

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5:53  male left

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305531msleleft.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305531msleleft.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 03:50:14 AM
(continued)

Mom gets up, rolls egg(s)

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Can't tell here........

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305571.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305571.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305572.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305572.jpg.html)

Still can't tell but obviously something there....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305582.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101305582.jpg.html)

6:15  male back

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101306151maleback.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101306151maleback.jpg.html)

6:25 Male left in a hurry....was only gone a minute or so and came back......left again right away.
6:49 Male still gone

I'm still having trouble with keeping WMP running so don't know what I'll be able to see.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 05:28:41 AM
Judy......or anyone that might be watching.
I can't get WMP to stay up on this laptop at all.   I am viewing on old laptop though with XP operating system but
I can't get caps there.

Can someone try to get a cap of eggs or what is going on?  I'm not even sure who this is on nest
now.  Another came in and when looking quickly I thought it might have chased Mom off, leaving
egg(s) exposed.   Whoever that was is on the nest now. 
It looked like there might be 2.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 07:45:00 AM
I was able to view for a view minutes and got these...

10:10
I see two eggs here but it almost look like the darker one is in two pieces

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310101Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310101Ca.jpg.html)

10:15 Now see two again but head is blocking the other side of one of them

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310141Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310141Ca.jpg.html)

I'm not sure if this is Mom.....gosh, what a nice surprise it would be if it were a male incubating!  :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310152Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310152Ca.jpg.html)

10:27  I didn't see second one come in so don't know if there was an exchange of places....the one that is down
changed position from the 10:15 pictures

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310271Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310271Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310272.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101310272.jpg.html)

I still can't keep WMP running for more than a couple minutes at a time.
I just realized that I have been updated to IE10.   Have no idea whether that has anything to do with it
but wouldn't PSNH have to have their system updated to include that for compatibility.
As most of you know, I am totally computer illiterate so it is probably a foolish question. :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 10, 2013, 08:30:15 AM
'Morning, Sherri, tele and friends.  I'm watching, but also multitasking.  Will try to get a s'cap if Mom gets up, or if there's another photo op.

Have you tried opening Windows Media Player directly?  If you don't see a File menu, try right-clicking near the top (in my version, it's the line below the line that says Windows Media Player), and if you get File, then chose Open URL and paste in the link to the cam, which is http://streaming3.nu.com/PSNHOspreyCam500

If you get a little window with the cam, you can right-click it, and under Video you can choose 50%, 100% or 200%

Good luck!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 08:56:36 AM
Thanks Judy.........yes, to all of the above. :lollol:
Actually, direct is how I normally open.  I've tried going to PSNH to open from there as well but
same result.   Very odd as it is playing in my XP system with no problems.
Ugh, who knows........something is probably clogging up my laptop that isn't showing up.

 :haha:  Mom just did this really funny shaking of her tail back and forth.  I think she was turning an
egg but has her back to me so can't see them.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 10, 2013, 09:29:34 AM
I'm doing a few too many things.  At 11:39 am, a second adult landed, and the adult on the eggs got up in a rather submissive posture.  I really wasn't sure if it was Mom preparing for mating (which didn't happen) or if it was a male still trying to make friends or what.  I do have a s'cap which I'll try to add later - too many windows open, and I'm trying to do some work from home, so am logged in to my office computer on top of everything else.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 02:46:47 PM
Wha-hoooo!!  I think my laptop is fixed! .... think it was on my end as my son did something with the modem
and now everything is blazing fast and all working together.

I have been able to watch WMP on and off but got involved elsewhere.....I do have a few caps that I will add.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 04:10:58 PM
Starting to develop a bit of a headache so I'm not going to post caps from today......nothing earth shattering anyway, thank goodness!!

Here is Mom at 7:05 PM.....imagine, incubating for an entire day.  :lollol:
I do think there is chance (read, chance) that the male was incubating a bit.  Unless Mom's crop is 'inflated' looking
by feathers, she may have gone to get her own fish.  Right now she looks pretty broad under neck.
Guess we will know better in the morning.

Night everyone  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307041-1.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307041-1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 10, 2013, 04:45:01 PM
Just as I was ready to click off for the night, the inevitable happened!  :lollol:

I don't know who this was but it sure wasn't one bringing a fish for Mom!  :bigsmile:
It didn't get to land and Mom took right off after it.   She did a quick circle around and came back in to
settle down. (hopefully)

7:23 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307231pmCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307231pmCa.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307241Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307241Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307251Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05101307251Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 04:39:06 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

6:00 AM  .... Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111305591.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111305591.jpg.html)

She is still there at 7:38......haven't seen a male yet.
Sure wish one of them would 'get it' and bring in a fish for her.  :sosad:

ETA 7:42
She just stood up to change positions ....... food calling

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111307421.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111307421.jpg.html)

ETA  8:35
Mom still there.......hasn't left.   No male yet. :rolleyes2:
I'm leaving now for a few hours.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 12:29:35 PM
3:25  Got home about an hour ago to find Mom right where I left her.
I hope the heck she got something to eat!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111303181.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111303181.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 12:37:15 PM
3:33   Mom just took off
Two eggs...we don't know whether it is one good one and the old one, or possibly two good ones if she
laid another today.
At least one should be good as she has been continuously incubating.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111303331offCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05111303331offCa.jpg.html)

Current temp in Bristol is 65F with a projected overnight low of 52F, so thankfully temp is OK if she has to
be off to get food.
Starting tomorrow night thru Tues overnight will be down low 30's........same as at my home.  

ETA 4:23 Mom has not returned as yet - gone 50 minutes.
The good news is that there hasn't been a male come in to destroy the eggs. :bigsmile:

ETA  4:55  Mom still gone
I glanced up to see an osprey on right side edge of nest but wasn't quick enough to get a cap.
I don't know who it was but not Mom.   It didn't go anywhere near the eggs......at least not when I
saw it and they look to be in the same spot.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 02:16:48 PM
'Afternoon, Sherri, tele and friends -

I've had the cam up most of the time since around 9:30 am, though I was away for an hour around noon - and I did not see anyone bring Mom food....

Breaking news - 5:15 pm
Someone just arrived on the nest - and I think he or she might have food.  Someone else came in right afterwards but was warned off - not sure what's happening.  Both eggs are visible.  Definitely something big - I think a fish - someone else chased off at about 1 minute 15 into the video.

I think this may be #3 with the fish - but am not sure.  It also looks as if whoever it is, they're fish-calling at 2:45 into the video.  Someone else overhead at 3:10 into video.  I do hope Mom shows up to claim her fish.  Unless this is Mom - but I'm not sure why she'd bring a fish to the nest.  Hard to judge the head markings, or anything else.

Not sure, but I think the fish is headless - which makes me think either this is a male - or a male prepared it for her, if it's Mom.  Video is almost 6 minutes now.

Someone flew over at about 7:20 into the video - almost looked if he/she had something in its talons.  Not sure though - happened fast.  Will plan to go to a second recording at 10 minutes - so that's probably when something interesting will happen.

Moving on to second video - adult still doing a lot of calling.


5:31 pm
Almost 7 minutes into the second video, and nothing has happened so far, other than the adult continuing to stand on the edge of the nest, holding what I think is a big fish, and continuing to do what looks to be like fish-calling (a persistent, non-alarm call).

Someone flew by at about 7:42 into the video, and at 8:36, adult lifted up whatever he/she has.  Almost looks too big to carry.  At 9:19 into video, he/she appeared to take a bite of the fish.  Facing forward at 10 minutes into the video - looks as if he/she has a necklace, though it's a dark day so hard to tell.  I'd like to start another video, but am afraid the adult is getting ready to leave.  11 minutes - switching to new recording.

Third video started at 5:36 pm


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 02:31:55 PM
Thanks Judy  :bigsmile:.....I'm watching.   I believe it is Mom with the fish as I think I saw her leg band.
Thinking she knows she has been off those eggs for almost two hrs and the instinct took over, but didn't
want to give up her next meal.
........to be continued.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 02:37:00 PM
Isn't that her band?........guess we'll know for sure if she goes to incubate. :lollol:

These eggs OK for that long even though temp is up?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 02:44:43 PM
It seems that eggs are much more tolerant of being left uncovered than I realized, Sherri, especially early on.  I've learned that some chicken eggs hatched after being frozen - and while only one egg hatched at Delta 2, we sadly learned that the other chick almost made it to hatching when the egg broke down - and the first egg there was almost totally ignored for a couple of days.  It's possible that the adults came in after dark to incubate - but maybe not.  I'm thinking that the ignored egg might still be viable, if Mom can find someone to provide food and help incubate.  

5:41 pm
Five minutes into the third video, and not much has happened.

It could be a band - not sure.

Good look at fish and a poop shot at 6:48 into the video.

Glad you're watching, Sherri - and wish she felt comfortable enough to eat her fish.

Added -
The geese who are nesting in what we expected to be an eagle cam nest in Mission BC only incubated their eggs for maybe a half hour after each one was laid, then covered them with nesting material and left for 36 hours, until time to lay the next egg.  After all 8 were laid, they began nesting full time.  Geese eggs may be made different than osprey eggs - but there definitely is a lot of flexibility for some species.

Fourth video started at 5:47 pm


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 02:59:22 PM
Judy, check your emails.  :bigsmile:........and thank you for recording this!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 03:04:59 PM
Thanks, Sherri!

5th video started at 5:57 - so far nothing has happened.

Ended 5th video at 6:07 pm

I'm set up to record, but don't plan to start until/unless something happens.

Started a 6th video at 6:15 when Mom stood up.  At 6:42 into the video (and 6:22 pm) it looked as if she took a couple of bites of her fish.

I have seen a couple of poop shots, which seems a good sign.


6:23 pm
#3 (I think) just landed on the other side of the nest.  (7:40 in the video); Mom (with fish firmly grasped) advanced on him before he could do anything to the eggs, and he left.  She's now mantling over the eggs and the fish.

Video 7 started at 6:26 pm


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 03:34:58 PM
6:23 pm
#3 (I think) just landed on the other side of the nest.  (7:40 in the video); Mom (with fish firmly grasped) advanced on him before he could do anything to the eggs, and he left.  She's now mantling over the eggs and the fish.

Loved how she went right at him with the fish!  :lollol:  ... I think she is just plain tired of these males at
this point......wonder if she said, 'go get your own fish, you bum'.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 03:41:42 PM
I know, Sherri - she definitely looks as if she's out of patience with the lot of them!

Nothing happened during video 7 so I probably won't post that (or 4 and 5).  I'm now set up to record #8 if something happens other than her standing there and calling.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 03:50:27 PM
That's great with the videos, Judy.   Such an unusual season here, it will be great to have for the
record.  :thu:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 04:10:40 PM
Charlie has dinner almost ready - so I'm taking a break.  Mom is still standing on the nest, looking around - keeping my fingers crossed that she'll be able to have dinner too before long.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 05:01:53 PM
8:00 pm
It looks as if Mom is still on the nest, where I left her almost an hour ago.  I do feel sorry for her - all she wants to do is raise little osprey with a mate who brings her lots of fish.  And it looks as if that won't happen this year.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2013, 05:09:25 PM
8:07  She finally left....so sad. :sosad:
It is almost dark there......and I am up so early in the mornings that I am exhausted.   I don't think I can wait
it out and am going to find my pillow.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 05:15:56 PM
I hope she took her fish with her - definitely sad, and she does need to eat.  I was checking out something for another forum, and didn't see her leave.

Sleep well, Sherri.
 :huggie


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 05:34:23 PM
First two videos from this evening:

May 11, 2013 5:14-5:24 pm (10 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuoahsp2UuM


May 11, 2013 5:25-5:36 pm (11 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6W0sRVf4-4

Added -
Not sure why, but my videos lost their titles overnight - I just love the enhancements they keep adding to YouTube and Photobucket and Facebook and similar sites!  (Not!  :mhihi: )  I'm adding back the part of the title that says when each was recorded.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 11, 2013, 05:45:14 PM
Remaining two videos from this evening:

May 11, 2013 5:36-5:46 pm (10 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSfnHyM1CJ0


May 11, 2013 6:15-6:25 pm (10 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICqGo11YQUM

These are all long videos, and not much happened in the ones I called video 4, video 5 and video 7, so I didn't process or post them.

Here's hoping tomorrow will be a better day for Mom.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2013, 03:29:23 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]
Judy, thanks again for doing the recordings!  :flower  :flower

5:17 AM
Mom was here incubating when I got up.. :love:.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121305171.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121305171.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 12, 2013, 06:38:53 AM
9:37 am
It looks as if the titles at the top of my videos disappeared overnight - I've edited my posts to add when each was taken.  [Added - 9:50 am - titles are back; cue the theme from the Twilight Zone]

Mom got up about 9:30 and took a bit of a poop shot.  She stood around the nest a while, then flew off at 9:37 am.

9:47 am
Someone back - I think Mom.  I'm seeing a necklace of darker feathers and the head markings look like her, from what I can see.  It looks as if she's fish-calling - don't know that I've seen a male doing that sort of persistent call, though perhaps I just haven't been paying attention.

9:49 am
She's moved over by the eggs, appears to be either digging under them or turning them, and settles in to incubate.

10:29 am
Just noticed that Mom is standing on the edge of the nest; she just gave a couple of calls - didn't look like fish-calling, but didn't look like alarm calling either.  Now she's settled back down on the eggs, but is looking around alertly.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2013, 07:25:46 AM
Thanks Judy.......yes, it is Mom on nest now.

This was about 9:30

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121309301.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121309301.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121309302.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121309302.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121309303.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121309303.jpg.html)

I'll have some pictures from the activity yesterday at some point......been busy this morning and haven't
gotten that far yet.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 12, 2013, 08:10:46 AM
Thanks, Sherri!  I can take higher-quality captures off the videos if there's anything you'd like posted for the record.

11:08 am
Mom just flew off to the right.  Nest is empty, and I'm seeing at least one egg and probably two.

11:27 am
I was away from my computer for a few minutes, and returned to find Mom on the nest incubating.

12:15 pm
A second adult landed on the right side of the nest, and was promptly chased off by Mom.  Mom left a minute or so later, and the nest is now empty.

2:07 pm
Mom is back on the nest incubating, and has been for a while - I was away from computer so don't know when exactly she returned.

2:13 pm
And as soon as I posted that Mom was on the nest - she left.  Nest is empty, two eggs visible.

2:21 pm
Looked up to see one on the nest and another hovering overhead.  Think it's Mom who was on the nest.  She fended off the hover-er, then someone came back, then I think a third.  No one else landed, and Mom left.  I'm afraid I wasn't recording - would have been interesting to review.

Mom returned a minute or so later, stood a couple of minutes, then resumed incubation.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 12, 2013, 02:08:55 PM
5:02 pm
I've been busy on another project for the last few hours, but made a couple of notes:

2:39 pm
Mom flew off

2:50 pm
She returned

3:41 pm
There was a brief scuffle as another osprey tried to land; I didn't look quickly enough to identify the other osprey

4:43 pm
I looked up from what I was doing to see that the nest was empty; it looked as if both eggs are still there

The sky just turned dark and it looked as if there was a brief downpour - I know many types of eggs are quite resilient for a few days after hatching - but this is not looking good.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 03:46:25 PM
Hi Judy, Sherri, & all,
   Went down at 11:50 to find mom incubating and dad watching guard on top of a post. Here is mom in the nest at 11:58
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/th_a7150c18fd17233cfdaf42e86503a58a_zps398d7bef.jpg) (http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/?action=view&current=a7150c18fd17233cfdaf42e86503a58a_zps398d7bef.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 03:50:05 PM
12:08 dad on guard
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/bcb6c56b6eb158d5d1ab4fcbc579dc08_zpsc721d148.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:06:49 PM
12:23 dad still watching intruder and heads to the nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/57c555a7238c5340ecd2e3b13bf853f7_zps126ba1d5.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2013, 04:10:15 PM
tele, wonderful pictures.......thanks!  :flower

Judy, thanks for your updates through the day :flower.......I have been busy with my kids and haven't been
able to check in much.

5:00 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121305001Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121305001Ca.jpg.html)

6:57

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121306571pmCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121306571pmCa.jpg.html)

I don't know if she was there in between ..... or perhaps she went to get a fish.  Goodness only knows these
males aren't too likely to bring her one!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:13:42 PM
12:24 dad lands in nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/6ccbf14f0a413f4558b41c1bf61a148b_zpsa7b6935a.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:15:39 PM
12:24 mom tells dad go get that intruder.....
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0e1415d121e28a12c954e48cca94e5ca_zps3ca11dec.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:17:29 PM
12:24 dad watching the intruder below
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/6d4d60563a54f54d2459b60a3703a7a5_zps8048d7e0.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:19:12 PM
12:25 dad takes off after intruder....mom watching
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f9a0fb83f6948a67ffa25974629c90bb_zps8bed4e6b.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:23:40 PM
1:03 mom leaves nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/dad08c7ea36717d2c5670d6121449c72_zps1efe9fc7.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:31:39 PM
1:03 mom on your right she just left the nest and dad? coming in
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/3dc15f2921be00fc5c2ff4a494b4735a_zpsdfb43dde.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:43:10 PM
1:04 this is where it gets really confusing as to who is who, but think mom is in the nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/9b07dc2c5751dc45af3ca613aff01a3a_zps1705ed65.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:46:11 PM
1:05 mom in the nest & dad on top
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/2d4fd70f962c63823f98bb7990c4218e_zps10f2c8d9.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:47:41 PM
1:05 mom on our right & dad on our left watching the intruder
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b77773b75cc9ac0b5ca2d24147dd6443_zpsc9478126.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 04:56:22 PM
1:05 mom & dad
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b77773b75cc9ac0b5ca2d24147dd6443_zpsc9478126.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 05:08:44 PM
1:07 dad & intruder
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b9ac3e9f1976075a9e47b14c656a0f60_zpse4b4165e.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 05:15:34 PM
1:10 intruder looks like a female?
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0908f521226affcecd3b9ef7da221864_zpse5e8a6cb.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2013, 05:16:00 PM
tele, more great pictures!  thanks!  :flower

Sadly, at this point we don't seem to have a definite Dad......it is believed that both of the males at
one time or another have destroyed the eggs and most of the time when you see one coming in to
the nest, Mom is attempting to chase it off.  
This is a very sad situation at this nest this year.  :sosad:

When I checked at 7:57, she was there.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121307571pm.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121307571pm.jpg.html)

However, she flew off just a few minutes ago.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 05:18:56 PM
1:08 mom in nest, dad & intruder above (this picture should have been before the other one I put up :blush2:)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/86b065e985fcbe9031a75a7bc1dad394_zpsfb02b512.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 12, 2013, 05:21:24 PM
Great pictures, tele - and it's good to know there may be a male she feels comfortable with - even if she's not sure he's allowed on the nest.

Sherri, I didn't see anyone on the nest between 4:43 when I noticed that Mom had left, and 7 pm when I left to have dinner.  I wasn't watching constantly, but did generally have the cam up.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 05:32:36 PM
1:10 intruder leaving, heading up river
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/a0a7516b410bf70e88b65604bbe23e69_zpsfe6a4443.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 05:33:43 PM
1:11 mom on nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/882be1c88b0b828d66b90c04fe479dda_zps40de3cd4.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 05:35:05 PM
1:11 dad back on pole guarding once again
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d3bf869ea74f768b7661a39f57a95116_zps9505a542.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 12, 2013, 05:43:26 PM
Hi Sherri & Judy, thank you :flower.  It was very confusing when it all was going on next time I will write everything down as I take the pictures likeI usually do, but its totally amazing that I got the pictures that I did as I was being eaten alive by those blood sucking black flies :pull they were BAD,but worth it :lollol:  I feel so bad for mom :sosad: Hope to go back down tomorrow after work :love:  Have a great week :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 03:05:37 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

Must say I was very surprised to see Mom on nest this morning ...... but here she is and
she is back to incubating again!
The best part is she is accepting of this male, which I believe to be 'good guy' (though none of them
have really been a 'good guy' yet when it comes to taking care of female.)  
If he sticks around, he better start learning all the aspects of being a male osprey!  :bigsmile:

5:55
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131305551.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131305551.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131305552.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131305552.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306071.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306071.jpg.html)

ETA 6:15

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306151.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306151.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 03:24:18 AM
I haven't seen her get up yet........I wonder if she laid another egg?!

Oops, as I was typing she raised up a little to move the eggs.   I could definitely see two but
she didn't get all the way up so can't tell if three.

Male took off and just came back in again at 6:24

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306251.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306251.jpg.html)

Obvious third osprey on scene as male went in and out again.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 04:07:35 AM
6:54
I glanced up to see a male mating or attempting to mate with her.  I got such a quick look that I have
no idea which one it was (and didn't get a cap).  However, she got right up and spread wings as if to defend.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306541.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306541.jpg.html)

That being said, it could have been 'good guy' that just circled around and came in right away, as seen here.
Or it could have been another one and he came in to defend. :dunno:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306542.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306542.jpg.html)

Light bad this time of day so not a very good look at the eggs here.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306561.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131306561.jpg.html)

7:04  Got another look.  I think there may still be just two.
Whatever is going on, it must be pretty intense as she has been alarm calling a lot.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131307041.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131307041.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 05:10:43 AM
8:07.....very windy this morning.

Hey, get off her.......she isn't a perch!  :lollol:
(no attempt to mate.......this guy comes in quite often and just lands on her and looks around)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131308071.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131308071.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 13, 2013, 06:32:26 AM
'Morning, everyone!  I also saw the male using Mom as a perch - I guess it suggests that they are comfortable with each other - but gee!

Thanks for the morning pictures, Sherri - and hope you are able to get back over tonight - and that the flies aren't quite so bad, tele!

Cam went offline around 8:52 am - at least it's a weekday, so hopefully they'll be able to get it back online later today.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 13, 2013, 07:34:54 AM
Mornin' all,
  I am home today and can watch all day, but the cam is down and all I can see is black...... just my luck :faint:
I will keep it on anyways :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 07:42:42 AM
Mornin' Judy and tele,.....tele, yes, that would be my luck as well. :lollol:

Keep trying to restart it.....maybe it will come back on.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 11:22:38 AM
2:20   Cam is still down.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 13, 2013, 01:40:09 PM
4:39 pm
Cam is up, nest is empty.  I think I see at least one egg, but I'm not sure about that.

One adult in at 4:51, joined by a second one at 4:57 pm.  It's now 5:04, and one (probably Mom) is incubating while the other stands on the side of the nest.

I've no clue who the second one is - but I hope this works out for Mom.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 02:16:08 PM
Hi Judy.....

Mom incubating and I believe the male is the one from this morning.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131305131.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131305131.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 13, 2013, 04:04:57 PM
Hi Sherri & Judy,  7p.m. Dad just came in and landed on moms back, mom left and now dad is standing on the side of the nest looking around. Mom is probably out fishing, they need to step up and start feeding her :bigsmile:  7:11 dad just left, mom back at 7:13, a male right behind her that tried to land, but mom wouldn't let him and off he went as she wanted no part of him. Mom is incubating, but very alert and looking all around :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 13, 2013, 04:13:53 PM
Hi tele.....thanks.

7:00   this wound up to be what looked like a successful mating.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131307001.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131307001.jpg.html)

7:11   Nest is empty
Looks like two eggs

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131307111.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05131307111.jpg.html)

I'm off ........ have a good night.  :bigsmile:

ETA 7:19    Mom is back and incubating.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 02:31:03 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

5:00 AM   Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305011Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305011Ca.jpg.html)

I went to make my coffee and when I got back, found male with her
5:11

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305111Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305111Ca.jpg.html)

The light at this time of day is the best so I’m putting these up here for ID purposes as this seems
to be the male that is most consistent.
That being said, do be cautious as many factors can enter in to change look of feathers and size….
(i.e. light , wind and the proximity to the cam)

From this side, they are quite similar....Mom seems to have a slightly larger patch of black along the line.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305112Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305112Ca.jpg.html)

From the front, they are very similar with the black marking starting right over the beak.  This makes it extremely
difficult (for me, anyway) when trying to ID.  Mom's is a little bit thicker.
Original Dad didn't look anything like this from the front.....he had a little black stripe coming up with a lot of white
and was easy to ID.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305113Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305113Ca.jpg.html)

Male standing .... he left at 5:12

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305114Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305114Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 02:36:34 AM
5:15
Two eggs and she rolled both of them (sorry, not a very good picture but I'm sure I saw two)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305151Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141305151Ca.jpg.html)

ETA 6:10
Mom still food calling.....

ETA 6:30
Got a quick glimpse of male in and out a couple times ..... no fish and no offer to incubate


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 14, 2013, 05:19:37 AM
8:14 am
Hip-hip-hooray!  New male just brought Mom a fish!  Looked like a nice big fish, and she immediately claimed it and flew off.  

Now he is near the eggs, working on the nest - and I suspect working on moving the eggs out of the nest.  Sorry I wasn't recording, but he just did one of those moves where he puts his chest in the nest and kicks, as if fashioning a nest cup - but I believe that's one of the moves Iain said the male uses to remove eggs.  I started recording after that, and he did it again about a minute into the video.

It's sad to see him trying to get rid of the eggs - but it's unlikely they're viable at this point, and there's still time for the two of them to settle down as a pair.  And bringing her a fish is a great start to a relationship to my mind!

8:19
Male flew off.  
Nest empty for a minute, then someone came back.  Then off.
I thought I saw one egg the first time he left - not so sure now.

I stopped the video right after he left - and today is too busy for me to do more this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZHR0ZMorRg

8:29 am
Nest is empty - and I'm out for a while.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 05:55:32 AM
Mornin' Judy........thanks. :flower
I was preparing the following before I knew you posted so I shall leave my wording as is.....
pretty much what you said.

I was so excited (and surprised)…….the male brought in a fish!!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308131Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308131Ca.jpg.html)

Mom took it and left with it

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308132Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308132Ca.jpg.html)

It was all downhill from there as the male proceeded to poke around the eggs.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308141Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308141Ca.jpg.html)

…….and tries to destroy them  :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308161Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308161Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308143Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308143Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 05:56:51 AM
(continued)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308144Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308144Ca.jpg.html)

He was very aggressive on this attempt  :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308171Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308171Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308172Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308172Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308191Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308191Ca.jpg.html)

…….and he left at 8:20
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308192maleOffCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308192maleOffCa.jpg.html)

He came back in and out again a couple minutes later (at least I think it was him…..not sure)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 05:57:25 AM
8:54  Both are on nest appearing defensive

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308541Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308541Ca.jpg.html)

Mom in rear
I wish the lighting were better as it appears as though the male has a necklace, which I wasn't seeing earlier.
(or maybe it isn't the same one!  :lollol:)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308542Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308542Ca.jpg.html)

He left and Mom settled in to incubate position

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308591Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141308591Ca.jpg.html)

9:05 I just glanced up and now Mom is gone as well.
I don't see eggs

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141309081Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141309081Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 06:15:53 AM
......It's sad to see him trying to get rid of the eggs - but it's unlikely they're viable at this point, and there's still time for the two of them to settle down as a pair.  And bringing her a fish is a great start to a relationship to my mind!

I agree that they likely aren't viable........unless she laid another egg after #4.
Like you, I was very encouraged when I saw him bring her a fish.....but it was might have been a trick to
lure her off the nest.  I guess time will tell (i.e. if he brings more fish)

I do worry about any new eggs now based on the incubation time until hatching.  Then the time from hatching to
fledging is considerably longer into the season than most in the area and might put them in danger of being too
young to learn to fend for themselves to migrate.

We have a couple similar situations here in CT with late arrivals, hence late eggs.  DEEP is concerned about their
fledging time etc.

ETA 9:40
Mom has not returned yet


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 08:11:12 AM
11:10  I haven't been able to watch 100% but I don't believe Mom has come back in yet at all.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 09:50:55 AM
12:37 One was just on briefly but I don't believe it was Mom


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 14, 2013, 12:20:38 PM
3:17 pm
Osprey lying in the nest - Mom?

Too busy to post more - second hatch at Harrison Mills and the half of the first shell is stuck to the second shell - and that mighty little chick is chipping through both layers!  Very off-topic, but amazing - link (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=519555#519555)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 12:30:48 PM
Thanks Judy........yes, Mom....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141303181Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141303181Ca.jpg.html)

She just got up and is now food calling

Amazing story on the Harrison Mills....I'll take a quick look but have to go out and will check again when I get back

ETA 3:30 back to incubating position


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 14, 2013, 02:20:15 PM
5:16 pm
Just looked in, and it looks like Mom(?) is still incubating - though I don't actually know if there's an egg there at present.

(little off-topic eaglet just broke the shell in half - I was so afraid he/she wouldn't be able to get through the double-layer of shell in some areas - but that didn't stop him!)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 04:03:26 PM
7:03 and the nest is empty.

Awesome on the chick!  :love:

ETA  Just took a cap in the current light.......am I seeing the eggs? :shock:
Obviously not viable but I am surprised they would have survived!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141307061pmCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141307061pmCa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 14, 2013, 04:11:44 PM
That is awful what dad or another dad did to the eggs or egg, just awful :sosad: bad boy. Judy, that is so cool about the eaglet, so happy s/he made it out with no problems :bigsmile: At least that is great news :nod2: wish it was the same here, but afraid not :nope: Just maybe things will turn around, but don't really think there is enough time, but we will see and if she lays more eggs don't you think the same will happen? That dad is too young, mom should have stuck with the dad from last year. There is too much going on with the intruder being there.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 14, 2013, 04:14:21 PM
Oh wow, Sherri,  sure looks like two eggs. Maybe there is hope after all :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2013, 04:45:41 PM
Hi tele, yes.....very sad for these males to destroy the eggs so many times.  :sosad:
These might actually be eggs in the picture but I doubt there is any way they would be still
viable to hatch.   This is over the last few days for these eggs and there have been countless
hours that they have not been incubated.

I'm almost at the point of saying I hope there aren't any more and that Mom can enjoy the
summer fishing and bulking up for her long migration journey again.
As for the males?.......I'd like them all to go somewhere except for one.......and that one better figure
out how to start taking care of Mom!  :bigsmile:
Have a good night


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 15, 2013, 03:49:55 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

6:05 AM  Mom incubating........goodness only knows if she has something there to incubate  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151306051.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151306051.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 15, 2013, 05:50:56 AM
'Morning, Sherri, tele and friends -

8:48 am
Nest was empty when I first looked in a little while ago, then there were two there, then a bit of coming and going - no clue if the two on the nest were chased off, or if they left to chase someone away.  There's one there now.  Pretty sure there were at least 3 in the area.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 15, 2013, 02:44:31 PM
It has been pouring here since 3. Plus it's still cold. The weatherman has said tomorrow is going to reach 80 haha, now that's funny :mhihi:  really :lollol:
I will go visit the birds tomorrow after work :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 15, 2013, 03:02:05 PM
Thanks Judy.....I saw a few fly bys as well so think they were chasing at one point.

tele, crazy weather........it is the same here in CT.  I had to cover plants due to frost warnings.

About 12:15 this one on nest with a fish.  It isn't Mom....might be 'good guy'

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151312121Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151312121Ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151312132Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151312132Ca.jpg.html)

....then about a half hour later one on nest briefly.  I think it might have been Mom but not sure.

5:50 and still looks the same now :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151305471Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05151305471Ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 16, 2013, 06:54:20 AM
The cam has been down all morning.  I sent a message to my contact at PSNH and he couldn't
get it running.  He did, however, send it to the IT dept so hopefully it will be up before long.

I will be away for most of the day today.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 16, 2013, 05:11:13 PM
8:10
I've been gone most of the day......just got home a few minutes ago I found the cam up and running.
Empty nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 17, 2013, 04:25:07 AM
Mornin'  :bigsmile:

Empty nest when I checked at 5:30.  Got busy but just glanced up to see one taking off.  I think
it might have been a male...not sure.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 17, 2013, 09:41:14 AM
12:39 pm
Nest has been empty most times I've checked, but someone arrived a few minutes ago.  It looks as if he/she might be holding something - would be nice if it was a male bringing lunch for Mom - but I really have no clue.

Will try to add a couple of pictures later.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 17, 2013, 06:30:48 PM
Thanks Judy.....

When I got back at 5:35, empty nest
 
5:40  One on, might have been Mom.  Didn't stay long
6:50  Empty nest

7:45  Empty nest

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05171307461pm.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05171307461pm.jpg.html)

So sad.   It appears as though Mom has given up, which is probably a good thing at this point.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2013, 04:46:49 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

5:52 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181305521.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181305521.jpg.html)

7:30 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307301.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307301.jpg.html)

7:35 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307351.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307351.jpg.html)

I guess I spoke too soon that perhaps they had given up  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307352.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307352.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307371.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307371.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307372.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181307372.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2013, 05:37:39 PM
I've been gone all day so don't have any updates......
8:35 PM  Empty nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 18, 2013, 06:01:02 PM
Hi Sherri & Judy, 
  Went down after supper and this one made a fly by and went up river. Time 7:25 p.m.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/ee9b62e221b69a2e06a50e745b0b91a1_zpsfd0955f2.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 18, 2013, 06:03:03 PM
I thought the sky was pretty while I was watching for the birds :bigsmile:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b78cbe30a359c17ae584759e49c567cf_zps38927b95.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 18, 2013, 07:16:08 PM
Thanks, tele and Sherri!  Started to watch for a while, but the goslings on the other forum where I spend time were getting ready to jump down from their nest, and someone there found a new cam - and I was trying to actually get some laundry done, so....

I'm really glad that you were both able to check in, and I can see some pictures at least.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 19, 2013, 01:27:47 PM
Hi Judy & Sherri,
I went down after lunch today. Not much was going on. Mom (I think) came at 1:01and landed on top of a pole looking around.
Empty nest when we got there at 1:00

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/640b93901ad9bfb5e90c69984e78c0cc_zps56f650f2.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 19, 2013, 01:29:26 PM
Here she comes at 1:01 (I think it's mom?)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/e772b6dad75aae85c5f62afc5935235d_zps94df9e0e.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 19, 2013, 01:32:07 PM
And here she sits on top of a pole looking around at 1:10

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/8bddd00e61bcb02bef24db09129d846a_zpsecacb54a.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2013, 02:34:11 PM
Sorry.....been really busy today and haven't had a chance to post.   I did check in early this morning
and found the nest empty.

tele, thanks a lot for the pictures.  :flower  You got some good ones.  What a pretty sky yesterday.  A lot different
from today by the way it looks on the cam.    It has been raining here in CT all day, just enough to be annoying.

1:10  Emtpy again

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05191301091.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05191301091.jpg.html)

5:30  Still empty.  I have no idea whether I just keep missing them, or whether they haven't been there.

ETA   :haha:  I just realized why an empty nest at the time I took the above cap.  The time tele took the one
of the osprey on the pole was the exact same time!



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2013, 04:38:13 AM
7:30 AM
Empty nest


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 20, 2013, 09:23:36 AM
12:19
They have pulled the cam back a little bit....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05201312191.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05201312191.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2013, 04:39:28 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

7:38 Empty nest  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 21, 2013, 03:21:20 PM
Evening all  :bigsmile:
Nothing happening that I can see :sosad:  Perhaps tomorrow :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2013, 04:36:18 PM
7:35 PM   12 hrs later......still empty nest.  Haven't been able to watch today so don't know if anything in
the interim.   At this point, I hope not.  Way too late for eggs.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 22, 2013, 07:14:55 AM
I have been looking in on nest off and on this morning and haven't seen any of them there. :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 23, 2013, 02:55:09 AM
Mornin'  :bigsmile:

When I opened cam this morning, I found Mom sitting there looking around.  She was there for about
15 minutes of the time I watched.

5:35 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05231305351.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05231305351.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2013, 03:31:25 AM
I have checked in here several times over the last few days and nest has been empty, except
for this little guy on the 24th.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05231308531.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05231308531.jpg.html)

This morning....empty nest.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261306261.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261306261.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 26, 2013, 06:32:46 AM
9:30
Just as well to have zoomed out at this point.........maybe we will see Mom fly by. :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261309291.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261309291.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 26, 2013, 06:56:58 AM
Thanks, Sherri!  I've looked in occasionally, but haven't seen anyone at home.

Rob Bierregaard (who does most if not all of the osprey tagging on the East Coast) just sent out a newsletter - with a bit of info about our nest here:

"On the 12th I headed north to New Hampshire, to work with my colleague Iain MacLeod, director of the Squam Lakes Natural Sciences Center. We had 4 PTTs to deploy and could only get 2 of them on birds. The first nest we tried is one where there is a total soap opera going on. Total chaos reigns as 2 or 3 males are competing for the old female at the Ayers Island Hydro dam. They're so busy fighting each other that they don't bring her any fish and haven't participated in nest building, and one of the males is kicking eggs out of the nest. We thought we might get lucky and get one of the suitors at the nest, so we swapped the real eggs (probably not viable anyway) for some wooden eggs and kept the real eggs in an insulated container. Typical at this nest (we've never had luck here) no males showed up for about 5 hours. Naturally, when we pulled the trap off the nest, one of the males showed up with a fish before I had gotten back to my car just a few hundred yards from the nest. Rude!"

There's more info about the osprey Rob did tag here - http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration13.htm (http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration13.htm)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 26, 2013, 04:01:50 PM
Hi Sherri,Judy, & all
I went down this afternoon at 2:o'clock to see an empty nest.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/7279bfcbec29b288bc03f1a2fa0a3ea8_zpsb02f05c6.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 26, 2013, 04:05:36 PM
Did get to see a hen with her tiny chicks!
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d6e6911a53f49175c9c494f3c25ef9e4_zpse95c4a18.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 26, 2013, 04:08:58 PM
Thought you would like to see this nest that I also go to,it's in Dummer,NH and it is a beautiful nest!
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/bd942a4b8f458bf7fe0f256aa02a0f36_zpsa23af0a3.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 26, 2013, 04:12:02 PM
Another look at the nest in Dummer,NH
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/c2312de8ef7db2582d418a293bb01a78_zps96b480db.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 29, 2013, 05:00:51 PM
Wow! .....tele, just seeing your photos now!   thanks!

Sad to see empty nest..... :sosad:......hopefully next year it will work better for Mom.  :love:

Hen and chicks so cute.......I'm waiting for mine to appear.  Should be any time now.

Lovely nest at Dummer..........it looks huge!   would love to see a distance shot that shows the whole
nest if you think of it next time you go.  :bigsmile:

Thanks again!  :flower :flower


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 30, 2013, 04:07:58 PM
Hi Sherry,  your welcome :bigsmile:  here is another picture of the nest in Dummer. I will get more
as we will be going by it next weekend. It is a huge & beautiful nest :nod2:
I sure hope things are totally different here next year, its still sad though :sosad: 
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/5185eefa62e2197f1c30984f348f7a0e_zps965a41f7.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 30, 2013, 04:20:46 PM
tele,  holy cow.....it is so big it looks like an eagle nest!   :lollol:
Wonderful...thanks!...look forward to your pictures.

How pretty it is at the dam tonight......the water is like a mirror.
Hope Mom is flying around there gorging herself with those nice fish!  :love:

7:15 PM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05301307151pm.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05301307151pm.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 30, 2013, 05:07:38 PM
Great pictures, tele and Sherri - thank you.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 12:32:09 PM
Thank you JudyB :bigsmile:
Drama continues......went down this morning to see mom bringing in a huge stick to the nest. Then the male came and then another one. They are building another nest :shock: I will put pictures up later tonight :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:05:03 PM
June 8th 2013, 9:33 a.m. Just brought in a huge stick :eek: 
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/4b1cfe56a913a76fe74c1e4f24f4231e_zps09123134.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:12:40 PM
June 8th, 9:34 a.m. Going after the intruder
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f45c8373122f6eaaeb53f1cef624f8ea_zps7bf8d5a7.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2013, 03:15:46 PM
Thanks tele  :flower
I was hoping things would quiet down there but guess not.....hoping this isn't a serious nesting
attempt as it is way too late in season.
I noticed yesterday that they zoomed the cam in again....

6:10 PM today

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Woolwich/06081306081.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-Woolwich/06081306081.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:20:46 PM
June 8th, 2013. One in nest & two in the air
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/98d783074d92d8a89ed247556bb5b8d8_zps3bbd95d2.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:28:53 PM
June 8th,2013.  9:35 a.m.  Both in nest watching the intruder
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/283bf1a060900da6aca2ac138c5bcb09_zps17c23736.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:34:59 PM
June 8th,2013.  9:46 a.m. Waiting for the mate to land
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/2b8a40ea8bce4424e28e43a6666ea2f4_zpsf4c0e50d.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:39:51 PM
June 8th,2013.  9:50 a.m. landing

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0f135fa2116a87f626d6175f3fe60560_zpscd5aa084.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:44:18 PM
June 8th, 2013. 9:56 a.m. Both preening
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/adc3c94d148966bcdd1cc7ea335f282b_zpsca4ddb3d.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2013, 03:47:58 PM
Your welcome Sherri :bigsmile:  I hope they are just friends at this point in time as it is too late for chicks now :nod2:  We will go down again tomorrow and see whats happening :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:01:25 PM
Went down this afternoon at 2:30 and two showed up at 3:12 mom went right to the nest & dad not far behind
he brought her a fish and off she went to a branch then dad followed her,but went up river a little then landed on a branch. They both were on alert, I didn't see anything, but they probably did :bigsmile:
We also got to see a red fox, ducks & their chicks and a blue heron. So it was pretty lively :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:19:39 PM
June 9th,2013.   3:12 p.m. Dad bringing a fish to mom
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/755e619c801e1dd896e7c8f531534293_zpsfc9b2a26.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:21:37 PM
June 9th,2013.   3:12 p.m. Dad dropping the fish off

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/dffcb2e5eeb80c53bff271dc8d76914a_zpse5411396.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:23:20 PM
June 9th,2013.  3:13 Mom leaving with the fish
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/558a786c84a104290ad24f9c7dc006a2_zps12140bbf.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:29:05 PM
June 9th, 2013.  3:31 dad getting a fish for himself
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0f4970889ece0735a19dc49ceb3e77da_zps8bd2f3a8.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 09, 2013, 06:39:59 PM
Wonderful pictures - thanks, so much, tele!  And what a variety of wildlife in the area!  I do hope that things get sorted out, and this pair has a peaceful nesting season next year!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:42:24 PM
June 9th,2013. 3:34 mom enjoying her meal
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/1be3aa91fd985c776b6cb4e537ff45ac_zpsdf1a564c.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:53:14 PM
June 9th,2013.  3:35 A few trees up from mom, dad is enjoying his meal too!
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/8ef38ed0c7f64b9a711b2b4de857a275_zps5377fb00.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 09, 2013, 06:58:28 PM
Hi JudyB, thank you :bigsmile:  oh, I so hope next year will be totally different :nod2:  Its really too bad that things didn't work out for them this year :sosad:  But there is always a reason why :love: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 16, 2013, 03:53:44 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, somehow missed all of your posts on June 9th!  :blush2:
What beautiful shots you got......and thank you!  :flower

I'm almost afraid to say this because I might 'jinx' the situation but.....I think there is a possibility
that the male could be our original Dad.   Seems to have a lot of white on chest and from what I can
see, there doesn't appear to be a lot of marking on the head like the 'newer' males had.
Of course, lighting can play tricks so guess it is a wait and see.   I wish he would fly right over your
head like the female did! :lollol:

6:20  A nice treat this morning to see Mom on the nest.... :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161306141.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161306141.jpg.html)

.......and she was food calling.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161306142.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161306142.jpg.html)

I was hoping a fish would be brought in to her so I could see the male a little closer.

No luck......she left at 6:27 but I will now check more often.  I usually look in once a day but haven't found
anyone there.

It does appear as though they have done some work on the nest since I last took a cap....
First one June 8........the other this morning

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06081307211Ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06081307211Ca.jpg.html) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161306271MomOffCa.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06161306271MomOffCa.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 19, 2013, 10:59:08 AM
Hi Sherri & JudyB,  I went up north this past weekend. These pictures are from the pair in Dummer,NH
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/6730a2eb5c5230334319150dc16a7fb6_zpsfea5a74b.jpg)

Their beautiful nest: This viewing is from the road
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/3bd2251dc08474992f0584ee8289e84e_zps8915e809.jpg)

Can you see there is another nest just down a little. Last year they moved the family to that one as it is not close to the road:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 23, 2013, 03:13:13 PM
tele, that is such a pretty nest......glad you get to see it when you go up North.
Yes, I do see the other one.......they used it last year and came back to the closer one this year?  Quite
interesting.  Thanks for sharing with us!   :flower :flower

I finally got some pictures added from a visit to the Milford nest......here is link to where posted on
our forum.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=22.msg67231#msg67231

They have the Ayers cam zoomed way out again.  Before they did that, I saw Mom a couple more times after the
post I made on the 16th.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on June 27, 2013, 06:33:22 PM
Hi,

The Bridgewater Nest continues to be productive. I took this picture showing momma feeding
one of the three chicks on the nest.

(http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Art/i-5DgGnFB/0/XL/IMG_7276-XL.jpg)

Here is Momma and Art with the little ones around.

(http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Art/i-bGr2rcW/0/XL/IMG_7237-XL.jpg)

Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 28, 2013, 10:03:15 AM
Jack, what beautiful pictures!  :thu:
Glad to see Art and family doing so well.........thanks for sharing with us!

The cam is zoomed back in!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 28, 2013, 10:31:16 AM
Great pictures, Jack - nice to see Art with his family after his visit to Ayers Island this spring!

And it is interesting that the Dummer pair moved back to their original nest after a year away, tele! 

I'm afraid I haven't had time to check the cam for a while - so much happening at so many nests right now.  Glad to hear it is zoomed in so we have a chance of ID'ing anyone we happen to catch on the nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 29, 2013, 04:18:37 AM
A brief visit by (I think) Mom...

7:15 AM

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06291307151.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06291307151.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on July 04, 2013, 02:43:30 AM
Cam has been down for a few days.........perhaps they have decided to shut it off due to failed nest. :shrug:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on March 28, 2014, 11:04:55 AM
Anybody know if or when this cam will be back (I tried all the links)?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 06, 2014, 05:59:01 PM
Hi midcoast Maine, this cam should be on any day now as the osprey should be here tomorrow or by weeks end :bigsmile: I have been going down there the last few days as I am waiting for them :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 06, 2014, 06:11:15 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:
(sorry midcoast, just seeing your post now  :blush2:)

I have been in contact with PSNH and they do intend to have the cam up for the season.  They were in hopes of
having it up by the weekend but have run into some issues with the system.  They may have to replace something
if they can't fix it, but they do intend to do whatever necessary.
Keep checking daily and if I find out any more, I will post.

Hi tele!  'tis the season, eh?  Have you seen any osprey at all on your visits?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2014, 06:33:00 AM
I had another email from my PSNH contact last night........he said the video driver had to be repaired.
This was done at parent company here in CT and is on its way back to NH.  He hopes they will have
the cam active this week, possibly as early as Wednesday.
He also said that as of Friday, he had no reports of osprey in area but would let me know if they
seem them before the cam goes live.

Here's hoping!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 07, 2014, 06:49:27 AM
Hi Sherri,
Another year, let's hope things are totally different :bigsmile:  I have been going down since Friday and have not seen an osprey yet. I will be going down in a little bit as I think they will be here one day this week and perhaps today :nod2:  we did however go see Donovan and his partner on Saturday over in Tilton, the parents of the late Chip & Jill :crying:  Will let you know when I see them :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 07, 2014, 12:32:04 PM
Hi,

Saw this osprey at 9:49 am today from below the dam.

http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/2014-Misc-Birds/i-dfv8wG2/0/XL/IMG_8302-XL.jpg (http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/2014-Misc-Birds/i-dfv8wG2/0/XL/IMG_8302-XL.jpg)

I did not see an another Osprey at Ayers Island but did see a pair at both J Jill and Bridgewater.

Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2014, 01:04:32 PM
Hi tele and Jack! good to see you both!  yep, another season starts and I can't wait!  :bigsmile:
tele, I have been following Donovan and it appears as though he came home the day before you
saw him.

Jack, terrific picture! thanks!  Certainly appears to be a female but kind of a long neck for our 'mom', I
think.  Unless of course, she is stretching.
....glad to know that you saw the pair at Bridgewater also.  Art doesn't have a
transmitter anymore so I was curious to see if he made it home (with no stops this year at the Ayers nest!  :lollol:)

ETA....looking at the picture again, thinking it could be her.  It is a different angle from what I normally see her.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on April 07, 2014, 03:03:13 PM
Sherri, Woolwich is up and running and they are back.  So glsd they are here, must watch closely to see if I can see one on any of our nests.

Don't know why but Osprey links don't show up for me when I am scrolling the index.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 07, 2014, 04:00:36 PM
Hi Sherri,

I've got some pictures from the J Jill site of Donovan and Mum. The ones of Donovan were not as good as I hoped because I had inadvertently changed the shutter speed to be too low. You can see his GPS and she has a band on her right leg. They are here:

http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/2014-J-Jill-Osprey-Nest/i-m9PDWbQ/XL (http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/2014-J-Jill-Osprey-Nest/i-m9PDWbQ/XL)

You should be able to click on the arrows and move through the pictures. I took all of these pictures through an open window in my car using my Canon 100-400 lens. In one case I used a 1.4 teleconverter to increase the size.

Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2014, 07:19:28 PM
Barbara,  thanks!..... are you able to get the Woolwich cam?  I'm not getting it to connect at all and I don't think Judy is
either.  
On the osprey index......do you see a blue bar that says North American Osprey Cams?  If you do, you should say a + or - sign to the left of it.  Click on that and see if it brings the list up.  Let me know if it doesn't.

Jack, spectacular pictures!  thanks for sharing with us.  I have the same lens.  What camera do you have?  I have a 1.4 converter but have no luck at all with it........eyes are too bad to manual focus.  :bigsmile:
What beautiful osprey they both are.......I am still in awe of all of them with what they go through migrating.

Here's hoping you see a mate for the PSNH female.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 07, 2014, 08:07:34 PM
Wonderful pictures - thank you, Jack!  And so happy that you're able to go down and check at PSNH, tele!  Also keeping fingers crossed for a good year there!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on April 08, 2014, 02:39:53 PM
Cam is working.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2014, 03:01:18 PM
Thanks midcoast  :flower ..... I don't know how long it would have taken me to get it.  I kept trying but I
was using an old link!  :blush2: :lollol:
Did it just come up?  I see that they don't have an update on the website yet.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081405571.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04081405571.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2014, 03:50:11 PM
Hi Sherri, what is the new link? As I can't get on it :puzzled2:   We just got home from there, but didn't see anything.....yet!  Tomorrow just might be the day :nod2: It was very foggy, I will put a couple pics up in a minute :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2014, 04:00:11 PM
Sherri, oh noooo, I forget how to put a picture on here :blush2:  oh brother :nope:  I will figure it out just give me a few minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2014, 04:01:04 PM
Hi tele... :lollol:
....it is the link that is listed on page 1, same as last year
http://streaming3.nu.com/PSNHOspreyCam500

My problem was that I was using an old one from a few years ago.  :blush2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2014, 04:09:12 PM
The web cam is working? I can't get it :nope:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2014, 04:24:15 PM
tele, I am still viewing with the above link.   You need to plug it in to Windows Media Player.

I'm off for the night.......hope you get it to work.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2014, 04:39:28 PM
Hope I have a picture or two on here for tomorrow!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2014, 05:06:50 PM
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/imagejpg2_zps71e29313.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 08, 2014, 05:09:04 PM
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/imagejpg1_zpseb128eb7.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 09, 2014, 03:05:29 AM
Hi Tele,

Yesterday I saw a deer carcass on the ice about 200 yards up river and about 100 feet from the left side bank. When I was there nothing was feeding on it, but dam workers
told me that several bald eagles have been regularly feeding on it for the last few weeks. To see it yesterday in the fog I needed to walk about 100 yards beyond the end of
the upriver  portage trail,  The ice looked pretty rotten to me so I stayed off of it.

Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2014, 03:19:32 AM
Mornin' Jack and everyone  :[c]
I hope those eagles stay up river!

tele, awfully pretty pictures! thanks!..... makes me want to visit.  :bigsmile:
Did you get the cam to work yet?

This was at 5:58 this morning......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04091405581am.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04091405581am.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 09, 2014, 06:13:35 AM
Hi Sherri, thank you :flower.  I will be going down in a bit to see what I can see!  No, I guess I can't get the web cam on this iPad even though I have the Proton app, but that's ok. I will watch it on my lap top!   

Hi Jack, thanks for the info on the deer & eagles. Perhaps I will see something today. No, that ice is not safe at all, maybe for a mouse or small bird :mhihi:  Maybe we will run into each other while down there :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2014, 09:09:28 AM
Hi tele, I didn't realize you were on your IPad.
I had the cam up and paying as much attention as possible thru the earlier morning hours.
I didn't see an osprey until 9:45 and it only stayed 3-4 minutes.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04091409461.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04091409461.jpg.html)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 09, 2014, 04:45:25 PM
Sherri that's a pretty picture of the osprey!  We went down after supper and no osprey, but did see this eagle.
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/c4107cc0a72a2f018c1c63f9c88ae6db_zps19cb3ff8.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 09, 2014, 04:49:28 PM
The eagle sure is beautiful!

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/17d758060fd646029d79169eb274ad19_zps2887184c.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 09, 2014, 05:22:07 PM
Wonderful pictures, tele and Sherri!  I'd love to see osprey here - but I do know an osprey platform near me that was taken over by eagles - and it was fun watching them, too!  What I don't like is conflict, so I hope someone makes a down payment - and the rest stay away!  :love:

This is a beautiful place for a nest (and a beautiful place to visit - I'd like to do that again this summer!) - so hopefully someone will settle in before long.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2014, 03:41:23 AM
Mornin' all.... :[c]

tele, beautiful eagle pictures! ........ I do wish you had seen osprey though.
I'm hoping that eagle belongs to those up river that were feeding.  Was the picture taken right at
the nest area?

Carol, who monitors nests here in CT, has one location (there are 2 nests in area) that she has been watching for
20 yrs. and so far she doesn't have a pair on either.  She had 1 osprey on Sunday but hasn't seen it again so
figuring it might have been heading north.  If that is the case, let's hope it was to Ayers!  :bigsmile:
Maybe they saw the ice and turned around to head south again!

I agree, Judy.....better to have the nest occupied by 'someone' but I sure hope it will be osprey.  There are
already so many eagle cams to choose from.
......and I'd love to visit again this year as well.  :bigsmile:

I forgot to open the cam this morning until about 10 minutes ago but haven't seen any activity......not even a duck
flying by.

I just went back to check arrival dates for last year.......
Mom came in on April 5th and Dad (original) on the 8th.

ETA 6:57

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04101406571-1.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04101406571-1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 10, 2014, 09:58:48 AM
PSNH has updated their web site to announce the new season and the cam being online.
http://www.psnh.com/Environment/Osprey-Online.aspx

Now all we need is the ospreys.  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 10, 2014, 04:52:32 PM
 We got there about 5:30. About 5:45 along comes a male osprey, I do believe. He waited and waited then left the nest and went and perched on a branch that he usually eats a fish from!  We did see a couple hawks, a duck, and a loon flew by twice.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b03f7e08982dd002b03a7bb5b5b78b1e_zpsda797138.jpg)

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/210e09790439c1782b5c0212bc3b0380_zps6e935330.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Barbara on April 10, 2014, 05:43:55 PM
Awesome pictures everyone, thanks.

[Sherri, I got so excited today.  I went by four Osprey nests and two of them were home.  I will be going by them this weekend again and will probably find them all back. 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2014, 03:18:52 AM
tele, thanks  :flower.....lovely pictures.  I didn't check in last night so am just seeing them now.
It does seem like there might be considerable necklace so I'm wondering if it is a female.  Any chance
you have a picture with face facing us?

.......and I got a wonderful surprise this morning when I opened the cam!

6:00 AM and already on the nest.   I think it is Mom!  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111406081.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111406081.jpg.html)

Barbara, that is great news!!   :thu:

ETA:  She left about 6:35-6:40.
I have requested that they zoom in to their half way point

6:59   A little bird takes a rest on the perch :bigsmile:
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111406591.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111406591.jpg.html)







Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 11, 2014, 05:48:33 AM
Good morning!

8:47 am
Someone is there - looks rounded and female, but I really can't tell more than that.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/c4nJBqnzP20411090450.jpg)


9:17 am
Still there!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/9cZGicVW260411090450.jpg)


Mom(?) flew off to the right at 9:41 am.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 11, 2014, 07:02:04 AM
Good Morning  :[c],   Here is another picture and I can see the little bit of brown on the chest, so looks like a female :bigsmile:

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/2422670b978ca8907be41065d551dd8c_zps00a274c5.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 11, 2014, 07:54:56 AM
Great picture, tele!  There are some males with "necklaces" - but definitely a lot more females!

10:54 am
I looked up a couple of minutes ago - and someone is back on the nest!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2014, 07:57:27 AM
Thanks Judy and tele  :bigsmile:

So glad to see that she came back this morning....at least it appears to be her.
I ID this female pretty much by her face when she is looking forward.  She is very dark over the beak,
just like Lola at Milford.  The posture and size in your picture, Judy, makes me think it is the same as
the one that was in earlier.

I was out this morning and when I came back the nest was empty.  However,
one came in at 10:50 and I do believe it is Mom again.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111410501.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111410501.jpg.html)

Trying nest for size.... :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111410551.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111410551.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 11, 2014, 08:01:55 AM
Nice pictures JudyB and Sherri :bigsmile: We will be going down after supper today as I have a sick Golden Retriever and I won't leave her :crying:   I will hopefully get more pictures this evening.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 11, 2014, 08:12:58 AM
Sending good thoughts to you and your Golden Retriever, tele  :huggie

11:11 am
They've zoomed in!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/E00l3dfNIZ0411110454.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/18nZdeOXTu0411110454.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/CVeA4aulLL0411110454.jpg)


She flew off to the left at 11:14 am.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 11, 2014, 08:54:56 AM
Thanks Judy.....glad to see it zoomed in......I was hoping for the halfway point like this picture from last
year but that's OK.......now we're all set for ID and eggs and I won't have to ask again!  :lollol:
They are such nice people at PSNH but I don't like to 'hound' them.

Great ID pictures....this is for sure Mom.  You can see in your first
and second pictures that the black from side of head does not come up and connect with the black on top.
I had a flashback when I looked at them as I seem to remember that one of those males that were
courting her had similar black on face but had a black line that connected from side to top.
Oh, ugh......I hope we don't have to go through anything like that again!
I also seem to remember that one of the males did, in fact, seem to have some necklace in certain light.
I'll have to review pictures when I get a chance.

This is the mid point view......it was taken on 4/13 last year and there was snow on the nest!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/-41111411491.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/-41111411491.jpg.html)

tele, hope your Golden will be OK.  :huggie


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 12, 2014, 03:28:51 AM
Mornin'

Cam is down this morning.  :sosad:
I meant to post the below picture yesterday and didn't get that far.....
When I checked back in about 5:30, the view had zoomed way out, even more than originally.  :puzzled2:
I could see that they were generating at the time ......... (I could almost hear the roar of the water! :lollol:)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111405301pm.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04111405301pm.jpg.html)

I remember PSNH telling me that when they have to do a restart, the view goes to default so perhaps they
were having trouble with it yesterday.
I will send an email but being that it is a weekend, I don't know how much luck we will have.

ETA 7:00 AM.....I sent an email.  Keep your fingers crossed.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 12, 2014, 07:13:08 AM
Thanks, Sherri!  I saw the change to this view at about 3 pm yesterday (have s'cap, didn't have time to post), and it looked intentional.  They first moved to a position like the your previous picture, then back out a ways, then all the way out.  I suppose it's also possible that the cam was cycling through the presets - but I didn't see anything to suggest cam problems.

It's also possible that they wanted to keep an eye on the water levels - snow is probably melting in the mountains as we're having another warm day.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 13, 2014, 11:08:42 AM
Thank you Judy B & Sherri. Our wonderful golden passed away on Friday afternoon. It's so hard as our hearts are so broken :crying:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 13, 2014, 11:13:47 AM
Oh tele, I am so very sorry to hear this.  :crying: :huggie


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 13, 2014, 03:04:19 PM
I'm so sorry, tele - my heart goes out to your and your family.  :crying:  :grouphug:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: MaryG on April 13, 2014, 06:15:33 PM
My thoughts are with you and your family - I know all too well the feeling of loss when a beloved pet passes.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2014, 06:45:50 AM
I heard back from PSNH contact this morning and it sounds like they were not aware the cam was down.  
He said he would contact IT to get it up as soon as possible and that he did!  
It is up and running......and zoomed in.   I didn't check in until after 8 AM however and the nest was
empty, and still is.

Here's hoping we will see a pair today!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2014, 07:03:27 AM
10:02 am
Thanks, Sherri - and thanks PSNH!
And someone is on the nest!


(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/yzABlkSOOU0414100429.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/J5nZOeSWiO0414100430.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/jIxo0qaEQ30414100430.jpg)

I think this might be Mom - and she's still there at 10:15 am.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2014, 07:16:04 AM
Hi Judy....
I believe it is Mom  :nod2: ......wish we would see a Dad appear (only one though!  :lollol:)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141410092.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141410092.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141410091.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141410091.jpg.html)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2014, 08:45:42 AM
Thanks, Sherri!

After being in the position in our pictures for a while, Mom moved to the back of the nest and stood there looking out - and she flew off at 11:44 am.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2014, 01:20:39 PM
4:13 pm
Someone just landed - and my initial thought was "male" because of the angular body. But I'm now seeing a prominent necklace (dark feathers on the chest) which males sometimes have, but are generally more common on females once both achieve their adult plumage. And I'm noticing the dark area above the beak, like Mom has - so I have no idea who this is.   :bigsmile:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/lFjNSbZhWb0414160432.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/xN1umWhaTD0414160414.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/7nGjiawtjs0414160415.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/UoPMSFn3CU0414160415.jpg)

I am noticing that this osprey is holding his/her body parallel to the nest - which is something I've noticed males doing more than females.  If you look at the pictures of Mom from this morning, you'll see that her body is more often diagonal.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2014, 01:59:21 PM
4:50 pm
He spent a minute or two trying to move the big stick at the end of the nest. (I haven't noticed Mom working on the nest - but this adult rearranged a couple of little sticks before tackling the big one.)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/6px63XHCVt0414160432.jpg)

He(?) flew off to the right about 4:52 pm.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2014, 03:02:40 PM
Well now....very interesting pictures, Judy..,,.and thanks!
I was off taking cat to vet so missed the visit.

Remember the other day I mentioned that there was another osprey that looked similar to Mom
over the beak but that the line going from the side to top of black spot on head seemed to connect more?
That seems to be the case here but I don't remember that one having a dark necklace like that, as I
thought it was one of the males in the mix.  Maybe it was another female attempting take over!  :rolleyes2:

Oh, goodness...then, could be the lighting at the time of day I suppose.  Lola changes a dozen times a day. :bigsmile:
Those pictures are for sure keepers as we can compare others another day at same time and light conditions. :idea:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2014, 04:00:51 PM
6:25 PM osprey on nest

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141406251pmca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141406251pmca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141406252ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141406252ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141406262ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04141406262ca.jpg.html)

It left about 6:45-ish
We really need to see TWO at the same time!  :lollol:

I sent an email requesting adjustment of view to what it is now.....the initial close up view we had cut off the head of the osprey when it was standing up on the edge. 
...I just want everyone to know how great this person is to be so accommodating!  he is the best! :nod2: :thu:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 14, 2014, 04:13:52 PM
Excellent view - thank you, Sherri - and thanks to the folks at PSNH!

I think the one you saw may be different from the one I saw - but it's really hard to tell - the changing light and the wind make it quite a challenge.  And every time I look at the pictures, I change my mind.  :mhihi:

As you say - seeing two of them would be good!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 14, 2014, 04:16:42 PM
I think the one you saw may be different from the one I saw - but it's really hard to tell - the changing light and the wind make it quite a challenge.  And every time I look at the pictures, I change my mind.  :mhihi:

I hear you, Judy........same here!  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 14, 2014, 04:52:18 PM
Thanks MaryG.
Hi Sherri & JudyB, we went down at 5 tonight 4/14/2014' to see this female flying around. This one definitely does not look like the picture I put up the other day at least this is what I think!  This one has a different neckline like a chain necklace. Every time she flew by the nest, she would look at it. Please tell me what you think of the picture :bigsmile:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/340fd2077271d60e34a55afc5a619e7d_zps7ea7adc1.jpg)

The ice melted a lot today. I circled the nest because it's so far away!!
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/9b65613b8e39f188de6a88b7c16c5cb3_zpsac7bb29b.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2014, 04:11:50 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

7:03 AM  I think it is Mom (she wasn't there when I checked at 6:35)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407041ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407041ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407031amca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407031amca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407071.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407071.jpg.html)

tele, great pictures, thanks! :flower
I hope you don't mind but I put your flight picture in Photoshop to lighten up the chest area a bit.
I agree that it doesn't appear to be the same osprey you put a picture of the other day.  It is hard to tell though, due
to the lighting and distance of the first one.
This one seems to have very heavy necklace up higher than what I think Mom's is.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/041414ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/041414ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2014, 05:03:58 AM
She left about 7:45

Lots of debris floating down river now that the ice has broken up

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407582ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151407582ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2014, 06:24:07 AM
They zoomed way out about 15 minutes ago.......it looked like it might have been on purpose.  Maybe to
watch the water flow  :puzzled2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/041451409131.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/041451409131.jpg.html)

ETA 9:45
Now it is zoomed back in, but not as close as what we had it earlier.  Guess we will have to wait till an osprey is on it standing on edge to see it is cut off.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151409461.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04151409461.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: jack-dorsey on April 15, 2014, 04:57:53 PM
Hi,

Yesterday I dropped by some time in the afternoon when there was no Osprey around the nest. I walked  up to where the deer had been on the ice and saw no ice and no deer. I then drove to the northern end of Newfound Lake where I saw two eagles on the nest at about 3:15. So if it was the Newfound eagles hanging around Ayers Island perhaps it will become less frequent.

Jack


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2014, 08:00:32 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Jack, thanks so much for your observations.  Good news about the eagles; not so good that you didn't see
any osprey.  :bigsmile:
I'm beginning to get concerned about a mate showing up for our female.

The cam was down this morning so this is the first I have had a chance to come back.  The view is zoomed
out again.....will wait to see if any osprey show up before I request a change.
Looks like they had a little snow like we had here in CT

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04161410551.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04161410551.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 16, 2014, 08:06:47 AM
Good morning, everyone!

There was a brief visit by an osprey at 10:04 am.  I have a picture that I'll try to add later - not that is shows very much.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 16, 2014, 08:15:52 AM
Thanks Judy........glad you saw one.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 16, 2014, 06:20:48 PM
Hi Sherri, JudyB, Jack & all,
Sherri thanks for putting my picture in Photo Shop, it looks great!  I can see a dark stripe below the eye in the white and I am not seeing that on the bird in the nest. We went down last evening, but it was pouring in sheets and didn't see a thing.

Jack- Where about is the eagle's nest on Newfound lake? I would love to go and watch them!  Where do you watch them from? Thanks in advance :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2014, 04:54:35 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

7:22 AM likely Mom.  This is the first that I saw her but I haven't had the cam up for very long

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171407221.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04171407221.jpg.html)

7:54 She is still there.  No other osprey.  Gosh, I sure wish we would see two together.  :sosad:
8:37  Still there......I feel so bad for her as it seems as though she is just waiting for a male to bring her
a fish.......as it should be


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2014, 06:36:12 AM
9:35 and she is still there in the same spot.  :sosad:

ETA 10:00 I just looked up and she is gone


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 17, 2014, 07:15:40 AM
'Morning, everyone!

I saw her fly off to the right at about 10 am - was just coming in to report.  I guess this means the one I saw earlier this week was either Mom or someone passing through - I'd think if it was a male who was interested, we'd have seen him again.


Added -

12:12 pm
Someone just landed on the nest.  I'm guessing Mom - looks rounded.  She(?) is looking around alertly.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2014, 09:14:01 AM
I agree, Judy......gosh, with all the activity last year I thought for sure we would have at least one
male settle in with her.  I think it is getting pretty late now for any more migration arrivals.  :sosad:

ETA 12:15  I just realized one is on nest now! I don't know when it came in but it doesn't seem like that long
ago that I checked and saw empty nest.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2014, 09:21:26 AM
I'm going to ask to have them zoom in again......thinking if they get off for the weekend, we will be stuck
with this view until Monday.  :bigsmile:

Yes, Judy....I also think it is Mom.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 17, 2014, 09:47:55 AM
I think that's a good idea if they're willing, Sherri - this view would let us see if anyone was approaching - but doesn't let us see much more than that.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 17, 2014, 09:54:54 AM
I sent an email request......this view would be good if there was activity like there was last year so we could
better tell what was going on above.  Hopefully we won't have to deal with anything like that again!

tele and Jack.......can't you find some available male osprey and hang up a sign with an arrow pointing
to Ayers?  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 17, 2014, 10:05:55 AM
Cam just zoomed about halfway in.  This may be a reasonable compromise - we can see some details on the osprey on the nest, and could see if someone landed on the perch.

And the "come to Ayers" sign is a good idea!  :bigsmile:


Added -

1:37 pm
I was away from my desk for a few minutes (not sure how many), and came back to find the nest empty.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 03:55:10 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

6:49 AM  I just noticed that female is on nest......I don't know when she came in but hasn't been
there very long

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181406491.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181406491.jpg.html)

I heard from PSNH......they still have equipment issues which is causing the cam to restart.  When it does, it goes
to default view.  They will do the best they can to keep it online and hope to have replacement parts next week.
Thanks PSNH  :bigsmile:

tele and Jack,  I just remembered to mention why I was so interested in having the close up view.
(don't know why I didn't think of this earlier! :rolleyes2:)
Our female is banded!   silver band on left leg so if either of you happen to see one on site in flight, it would be
good to watch for that.  Thanks.  :bigsmile:

ETA
She left about 7:25 and returned about 8:30.  Still there now.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 08:55:53 AM
Whoa!   different osprey for sure!
Facial markings that of our original Dad but need to see chest markings.
Still there

11:50

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411522ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411522ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 18, 2014, 08:58:06 AM
11:57 am
Two on nest.  I'm recording.

Is the second one Mom?  First one looked male to me.


It looked as if there was a bit of a challenge initially, but they are both on the nest and not fighting.  I think that's a good sign.


12:02 pm
(one minute into second video)
Second adult (mom?) turned to face the one that landed first, and flapped and chased him(?) off.  She(?) is now alone on the nest, looking around.

12:04 pm
Stopped second video.  Ready to record again if there's activity.  I think other osprey is flying around but haven't seen him after initial circuit when he flew off.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 09:09:18 AM
Awesome! thanks Judy.  darn cam froze just before one took off so I didn't know who it was.

I think it is Mom but not 100% sure.......oh, for the close up now!
When I got a look at the front of the first one, I'm still thinking possible original Dad. 

Incoming....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411572vs.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411572vs.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411573ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411573ca.jpg.html)

Now

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181412031ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181412031ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 09:12:10 AM
Oops, I missed one.  This is first one showing chest....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411571ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181411571ca.jpg.html)

Wha-hoo!  2 osprey!  I don't care what male it is as long as it is a male and they become a pair!  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 18, 2014, 09:17:32 AM
I also miss the closeup for ID - but love the shot you got of Mom hovering as she decided whether or not to land.

Videos are uploading.  I'm losing the cam a lot.


12:19 pm
Is this still Mom?  She's doing some work on the nest, which I really haven't seen before.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 09:22:51 AM
Yes, still Mom (and I do think it is her)........and I was thinking the same regarding moving sticks etc.
........maybe she got inspired!  :bigsmile:

12:23  She flew off!  Hey, get back here!
Maybe she went to fetch him. :lollol:  It will be interesting to see how this plays out (and I have to go out in
a little while, darn it!)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 18, 2014, 09:24:30 AM
Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7b-gEOJKXU

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4rvUu_VFJE


Mom flew off at about 12:23 pm


Added -
I'll be around most of the afternoon, though I may take a nap at some point - worked until 1 am.  Happily I'm able to take today off so slept in a bit, but I think not enough.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 09:38:32 AM
Thanks Judy......I just watched Video 1 and now I am going to watch the second as I want to see when she
flapped him off.  :bigsmile:

I just went back and found a couple pictures of original Dad that I took when I visited June 2012.
He is with wings open.
Probably better comparison if I find something on cam at similar distance.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1968Ca3.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey%202012%20-%20My%20Photos/New%20Hampshire/IMG_1969Ca3.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 09:56:28 AM
 :lollol:  Now that flap off was pretty funny! when she turned around it almost appears as though
she was surprised to see him! .....and that being said, he was probably surprised as all was calm before that.

From your video:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181412411video2.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181412411video2.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181412412video2.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04181412412video2.jpg.html)

12:55 and neither of them has come back.   I hope she went to find him as from what we have seen so far, it
is slim pickens around here!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 10:03:49 AM
1:02  She is back


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 18, 2014, 10:05:16 AM
And doing a bit more work on the nest, I think.  And looking around.

1:05 pm
Lying in the nest bowl.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 10:32:10 AM
Here is Dad incubating April 2012

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-Milford%202012/042612020072.jpg)

....and in May 2012

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05281209451Dad.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 18, 2014, 10:47:09 AM
WOW.....my yelling did the trick.....if only you could have heard me :mhihi:  I whistled & made osprey talk :nod2:  Ya-hoooooooooo :bigsmile: 


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 11:20:36 AM
tele  :lollol: :lollol: Keep on whistling!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 18, 2014, 12:52:26 PM
3:50 pm
I'm afraid the nap caught up with me - but I see someone (Mom?) is still(?) on the nest.  From the angle it looks as if she's lying down, and she has her back to us, so I can't see her face to confirm, but she seems relaxed.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2014/nh_osprey/20140418-007.jpg)


4:15 pm
She's now standing on the right side of the nest, looking down (or so it appears).

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2014/nh_osprey/20140418-008.jpg)


It really didn't look to me as if her move to push the other adult off the nest was an all-out attack - though I have to admit it didn't look as if she invited him in for tea and fishy cookies, either.  But speaking of fish, it does seem to me that offering her one would be a good way to start a discussion about sharing the nest.  :bigsmile:

Any chance you could make that suggestion next time you're there, tele?  He may be young and need a bit of advice!  :mhihi:


4:40 pm
Just looked up and nest was empty (she'd been there a minute or two before) - and as I got ready to post, in she came with a stick!  I'm not sure who the other osprey was - but I think seeing him(?) on the nest triggered some hormones.  And she's off again to the left at 4:42 pm.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2014/nh_osprey/20140418-009.jpg)


Then back, and checking the bowl.  Then off again.  And back with another stick.  

I think this is Mom, but will try to get a good look at the front.


5:40 pm
Nest is empty - not sure when she actually left.


5:51 pm
Mom, I think, back on the nest.  Need to have dinner and then will be heading out for a few hours - will try to peek while I eat!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 18, 2014, 05:34:22 PM
Judy, tea and fishy cookies?  :haha:
......thanks for your afternoon coverage.  I was gone way longer than I expected.  Nest is empty now at 8:30 PM.

I agree that it didn't appear to be an all out attack but I hope she didn't scare him away permanently!  :bigsmile:
Hopefully tomorrow will bring better news.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2014, 04:31:48 AM
I didn't check in until about 6:45 and the nest was empty...and still is now at 7:30.

ETA 8:15  Mom on nest
ETA 9:45  She was gone for a while but is now back

I will be leaving soon for a good part of the day......
tele, are you going over there?


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2014, 02:46:03 PM
I have been gone all day and only got home a few minutes ago.  I opened the cam and found
good news and bad news.
The good news is there were 2 osprey on nest (well, one on nest and one on perch).
The bad news is that the cam has zoomed super far out and there is no way to tell who is there.

5:23

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191405231a.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191405231a.jpg.html)

I'm glad I got home when I did however, as the one that was on the perch is gone now.  Had I checked in
15 minutes later, we would never have known it was there all.  :bigsmile:  Hope it comes back.  We can at least
see if there is one or two........and probably tell if they mate. 

5:38

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191405381oneGone.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191405381oneGone.jpg.html)

I have sent an email but the think the chances are very slim that anyone will see it until Monday.




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 19, 2014, 03:15:32 PM
Hi, we went down for a few hours today. Got there at 4:30 and one was in the nest then about 4:45 another one came and flew in the nest and stayed until one went out on the stick. I will look at the pics I took and put some up on here in a bit. I had a little "chat" with the male and I'm pretty sure he agreed with what I had to say :love: we left around 5:35.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2014, 03:15:57 PM
6:15  I believe she is still there but might be laying down........hopefully not with an egg until
we know she has a mate that will provide.....unlike last year.

ETA  tele, we posted at same time!  :bigsmile:
I'm glad you went down there today when you did.
So, to get what happened clear in my head.
One was on the nest and the other came into the actual nest itself?  did they seem to be getting
along or was there any type of aggression?  
My first picture was at 5:23 with one on nest and one on perch, so you were still there then.

......and yes, one is definitely still there and standing now.

ETA 7:05 PM  I think she is gone now



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2014, 04:23:25 PM
Now, I'm not excited about this...... :hooray :bliss  BUT there are two osprey on the nest and
they just mated!
Yippee!!! keep yours fingers crossed that this will be the beginning of a good season.  :love:

I didn't get the cap of mating as I wanted to be certain of what was going on.....but here they are,
seemingly 'together' on the nest.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191407171pm.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04191407171pm.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 19, 2014, 05:27:11 PM
Hi Sherri, yes, we got there at 4:30 and I believe it was the female in the nest waiting. Then about 4:45 the male came and landed in the nest right next to her and they stayed by each other for a bit until the male moved lengthways in the nest and laid down, if I didn't know he was in the nest I would have thought the female was alone, but I knew he was in the nest. There was no aggression as they seemed to be getting along just fine. Then about maybe 5:15 he flew out on the stick and she was still in the nest and that's the way they were when we left around 5:35.

There is a big green eyesore behind the nest :blush2:

Female in the nest when we got there at 4:30
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/e53916b24fdda6c5346991d22e53441d_zps7e500e4b.jpg)

Male flies in about 4:45
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/28a64a28c849da3ceb6392fd56da2d3c_zps2ca77cfa.jpg)


Male flies in the nest 4:45
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/3ed814745512ee0187fa321db9d0e0d7_zps99ece32f.jpg)

Together in the nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/c52fd702924a6fbcb07bfc5f8f7642db_zps96056c34.jpg)

Male goes out on the stick
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/941b789689c912d19087290df88e4d8f_zpsd387bb05.jpg)

Both looking up river
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d9172d24557c084b19a0ef34b4ef59f5_zps17dff2c7.jpg)








Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 19, 2014, 06:03:15 PM
Oh, thank you so much, tele!   :flower.....this is looking very positive!  :nod2:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 19, 2014, 08:17:21 PM
Hi Sherri and tele - wonderful news!  I've been away much of the day - and was hoping there'd be some progress here!

Thanks so much for all the pictures and reports!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 20, 2014, 03:13:25 AM
Mornin' everyone

Sadly, the cam is totally down this morning... I was so much hoping to see what was going on. :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 20, 2014, 04:12:02 PM
Good evening all  :bigsmile:  We went down at 12 p.m. to see the female in the nest. At 12:29 the male came and was flying above the nest and around it, like he was telling her to come with me, so off she went with him at 12:33. She flew away with him. She came back to the nest at 12:49 and we left at 12:58 :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 20, 2014, 05:16:02 PM
Thanks, tele!  Great to hear that he's still in the area, and they're either getting to know each other - or perhaps rekindle a relationship.  Keeping fingers crossed that cam will be back up tomorrow.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 20, 2014, 06:36:36 PM
Thanks tele. :flower ......so good to know you saw both of them!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2014, 03:20:50 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

Cam is up.....hopefully when the person I correspond with comes in, he will be able to zoom in or have
someone do it.

6:10 AM  Two were there but the one on the perch has flown off

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211406101.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211406101.jpg.html)





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2014, 04:03:08 AM
Wonderful.......we have the zoom in!  
Thanks PSNH!  :thu:

I believe this is our female and it appears as though she is food calling.  I don't see any eggs (yet) :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211406591.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211406591.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211407041ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211407041ca.jpg.html)

ETA 7:13  (as I said, no eggs......yet :lollol:)
(sorry not a good cap but couldn't get there quick enough.....he took off right away but she is still there)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211407131.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211407131.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2014, 04:46:46 AM
7:44
Male on left.  I got a quick glimpse of his face but couldn't get a cap.  It appears as though he may have
dark markings over the beak as well.  The best time to see them for markings is before the sun gets up in
the morning or after it goes down.
At this point, the difference between them is fairly easy as it appears as though she is moulting.  Not sure
if she is, but you can see a clear difference in her feathers vs. his

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211407441.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211407441.jpg.html)

ETA 9:30
Mom has been in and out a couple times.......she is on nest now and again appears to be food calling.
Male came in about 8:50 and they mated again!  :thu:
I hope he knows he needs to bring her fish!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211409281stillMom.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04211409281stillMom.jpg.html)

This might be a good place to note that sometimes Mom's dark markings over her beak will seem as though
it is white (headlights).  It has to do with the lighting and/or time of day.  We have the same at our Milford nest with Lola.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 21, 2014, 09:14:01 AM
Good afternoon!

The male (I think) brought in some sticks at 11:55, and was back posing at 11:58 am - and then the cam went down.  :sosad:

We'll be leaving soon to check a couple of our local nests, so hopefully the cam will be back up in a couple of hours when I check again.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2014, 09:54:58 AM
Cam is back up!  :thu:

Judy, are you going to check Woolwich?  I'm so curious whether they have the cam up on their inside monitor.
If so, hope you will be able to get some info from someone who might actually know what is going on.
Say hello to Sasanoa also if you are going there!  :bigsmile:

ETA 1:00
Well, skip that update.......it went back down again.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 21, 2014, 05:43:50 PM
8:43 PM
Been busy on and off all day.......empty nest right now.  Hope for better news in the morning.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 22, 2014, 03:30:27 AM
Good morning!

Mom was calling for fish - but that isn't exactly what she got. Smile From 5:52 am

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/10NRLUYMvM0422060446.jpg)


6:23 am
I didn't get any pictures, but it looked as if the male arrived in the nest and did some flapping, then Mom hopped into the nest from the end of the perch (I think). I was getting ready to take a s'cap of the two of them on the nest when Mom flew off - with a fish! I don't know if the male brought it (hope so - she needs a mate who can provide for her and their chicks) or if she got it herself; not sure how busy it will be at work, and we're on hatch watch at two nests (Maine eagles and Lafarge eagles) - but will try to take a peek here from time to time.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2014, 04:49:01 AM
Mornin' Judy  :[c]

Great picture! ......but, 5:52?? yikes! you beat me here this morning!   :lollol:

I first checked in at 6:19 to an empty nest but in a split second both of the came in, almost together.
......not to worry about not having pictures of that time frame and I have a ton! :lollol: but haven't had
a chance to process as I'm trying to do other things at the same time.......and they keep going in/out as well.
Judy, was it 6:23 (within a couple minutes) that Mom left with fish?  If so, I'm wondering if the fish traveled back
and forth as I have her taking off with one at 6:39. :lollol:

What I shall add here before I go to do pictures is that we are in BIG trouble with figuring "who is who"......
their facial markings are very similar!  ....and in certain light he appears to have a necklace!
I'm going to try to post some side by sides.  We are going to have to try to find other ID's.  For right now anyway,
her feathers are more mottled than his. (I think!)
If we keep trying to get mating pictures we can tell for sure.  :haha:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 22, 2014, 05:38:00 AM
I don't have the exact time she left with the fish, Sherri, but it was before 6:30 when I posted here.  I posted first on the Hancock forum so I could load the picture there - that was 6:28 am.

And as to being online before 6 am - I've had several discussions with Miskin, explaining that he does not need to yowl like a little lost puppy any time he's in a different room from us - but he went into the kitchen to snack and realized we weren't there, and....  It was too close to morning for me to go back to sleep, and I wanted to post my pictures from the Maine osprey cam on the Hancock forum - and see if we had a hatch at Lafarge or sure sighting of a chick at the Maine eagle cam. so....

8:36 am
Someone has come and gone a couple of times in the last couple of minutes - I was thinking the male, but am not sure.

I need to focus on my work so won't be posting a lot, but will try to keep an eye on the cams.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 22, 2014, 06:15:52 AM
9:13 am
Sherri - are you watching?

It looked to me as if both arrived at the nest, and Mom leaned forward to invite mating, but the male was busy looking around.  She looked over her shoulder at him.  He looked at her.  She leaned forward again.  He looked as if he was checking to see if she was hiding a fish.  So she got tired of waiting, and mounted him!

But maybe I got the two confused - I was going mostly on size, and that can be deceptive.  

Added -
(I was thinking the one on the right was Mom)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/faHwseHgGq0422090423.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/E22FwCHHtS0422090423.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/w8h2XKCLFm0422090423.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2014, 06:30:21 AM
Judy, Miskin!  :haha:  .....are you sure you don't have my Petey there?  he is the main reason I am usually
up around 4:30 AM for same reason.....except he gets right in my ear to say he wants breakfast.

Good on the time estimate.....this way I know for sure the fish traveled a couple times because I have the
time on my cap as 6:39.  Been busy at Maine nest and haven't gotten these pictures together and I'd like to
try to do a good job here with making comparisons etc.



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 22, 2014, 06:33:02 AM
Oh my goodness........Judy, I didn't see your 9:15 post as I had mine half done then got caught
up watching Lola and her Doritos bag.

In between, though, I did see what you have posted (thanks!).  I have caps also so I will go look
now to see what I think on ID.    :lollol:

............and, if you are right,  so much for my theory of telling them apart if mating!  :haha:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 22, 2014, 06:40:30 AM
Another mating at 9:33 - and this time I'm quite sure Mom was in the nest (light splotches on feathers indicative of moulting), and the male who came in to do the deed.  :love:


Added -
This pair is serious about eggs - another mating at 10:38 am, and both are companionably together on the nest at 10:43 am.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 23, 2014, 05:48:05 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

Thanks Judy.......yes, I agree that they are comfortable with each other and I think they truly are a pair now.
Hoping there are no other osprey in the area. :bigsmile:

Sorry I haven't gotten back here with updates of what I saw yesterday through the day, but I did take some
caps when I could.  It was quite time consuming just trying to watch the Maine nest.

Both have been on and off the nest this morning.......looking good!  :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 23, 2014, 06:06:07 AM
I caught another mating at 11:22 am yesterday, and stopped counting after that.  I'll try to watch today, but probably won't report a lot unless something changes.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 23, 2014, 11:23:03 AM
2:20 pm
One of the adults had been on the nest (I was thinking Mom - trickier to tell now that the cam has been pulled back again), and then the other one landed - and I saw a flurry of wings that did not look like mating - and I was right - a moment later, Mom flew off with a fish, so I think the flurry was her trying to remove it from his talons, and his trying to not lose a toe in the process!

Too fast for me to get any s'caps - but great to see that he's starting to bring her food.

There's still one on the lest, and I think it must be Dad. :)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 23, 2014, 01:36:27 PM
Thanks Judy.....
4:30 and both are on nest now.   
The cam was pulled back as he asked me whether we wanted to see the whole perch. That was when we didn't
know if there was 'a pair' and we would know when he was around.  When it was in close, I would catch a
glimpse of the tip of his wing.  He doesn't always get his email daily so it took a day or so to catch up with mine.
Now that we presume they are a pair, if it appears as though she is laying or has laid an egg, I will ask
him to come back in closer so that we can watch for additional eggs.
Unfortunately he can't get the whole perch when it zooms in tighter.

One just left and I think it might have been male......looks quite windy;  Mom having a hard time standing up.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2014, 12:11:16 PM
Extremely windy today....I don't believe I have ever seen it this bad here.  The wind is whipping the
water in sheets!  :shock:

One or both have been on and off a few times today.....both were on a few minutes ago.  One still there and
is having a very difficult time standing.  I half expect (?her) to be flipped right out if the wind catches
her just right.
These windy conditions seem to be all up the east coast......I wish it would stop!

2:52
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241402521ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241402521ca.jpg.html)

ETA 3:11  Yikes! she got blown to her side but recovered.
I would expect an egg very soon so I have requested a zoom in so that they don't get away for the
weekend without us being able to see what is going on close up. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 24, 2014, 02:05:37 PM
I noticed the cam at a number of settings today (including a nice closeup of the post below the nest), but it looks as if he couldn't get it to say zoomed in on the nest.

5:05 pm
I think one of them may be lying down in the nest, though it's hard to be sure.

5:06 pm
Guess not - someone just arrived.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 24, 2014, 03:32:04 PM
Gosh, I hope someone wasn't just playing around with the controls that wasn't familiar with them.
I believe if my contact wasn't able to adjust it, I would have had an email from him saying so.  :shrug:
I sure hope they will be able to fix it tomorrow before the weekend starts.

Both are there now.....

6:26
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241406261-1.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241406261-1.jpg.html)

6:32  One left, likely the male.  The wind appears to have calmed down a bit

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241406321.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04241406321.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2014, 03:54:33 AM
 :[c]Mornin'

Both on at 6:30

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251406301.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251406301.jpg.html)

.....one left shortly after I got the above cap

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251406311oneLeft.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251406311oneLeft.jpg.html)

.....the second one left but one came back at 6:45, poked around the nest and I thought was going to
settle but took off again

6:45

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251406451.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251406451.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 25, 2014, 07:38:29 AM
Good morning!

10:36 am
Just saw Dad bring Mom a fish.  :love:

(Can we call him Dad? - he seems to be taking on the role.  :bigsmile: )

He's on the nest now, looking around.  I don't think there's an egg yet, but it's hard to be sure.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2014, 08:24:27 AM
Oh, a fish?! that's great!   I missed it as I'm trying to catch up with 'stuff' here.

 :lollol:  yes, let's call him Dad.  :nod2:

11:24 and nest is empty.  I hope they will be able to zoom in.

ETA 11:29 and one back


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2014, 08:46:17 AM
11:45  Both on

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251411441.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251411441.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 25, 2014, 12:34:23 PM
3:33 pm (s'cap from 3 pm but the view is the same)

Lovely view - but I think they have a different notion of where "in" is, when speaking of zooming in.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2014/nh_osprey/20140425-023.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2014, 12:44:12 PM
Oh no!  this is the default view!  darn!  let me see if I can try to do another email.

ETA 4:15 I sent an email but have no idea if I caught anyone still there that can zoom.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2014, 02:31:36 PM
5:28 PM   :thu:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251405281.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04251405281.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 26, 2014, 05:29:30 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

Empty nest when I first checked at 7:47

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261407471.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261407471.jpg.html)

However, 7:55 one in and I think it is Mom

Poked around a bit  

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261407551.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261407551.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261407552.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261407552.jpg.html)

8:20  Looking very comfy in the nest.   I wish I had continued watching between these last two caps
but I got busy.  It is only 25 minutes though, so doubt she laid an egg in short a period of time.
That being said, I don't know how long the nest was empty above before I checked.  I don't see an egg
in it but that doesn't mean much.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261408211.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261408211.jpg.html)

ETA 8:30
She just got up.....keeps looking down and out......maybe looking for Dad and a fish  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261408301.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04261408301.jpg.html)

I'll be out for a bit this morning but am going to try to go early.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2014, 04:13:09 PM
ETA 10:34 April 26,2014
Mom & Dad perched in the rain
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/50b353af9bdd5968c40539ef9c0cde13_zpscc8506bc.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 26, 2014, 04:17:09 PM
tele, great picture!   thanks!  :flower


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2014, 04:23:06 PM
Thank You :flower


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 26, 2014, 04:46:46 PM
ETA 10:45  raining in the water
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b034737eede0df99bac6ba487da17e92_zpsfcbcfd32.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 27, 2014, 06:54:55 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

tele, looks like the rain was coming down pretty hard......you're a good soul for getting out in it
to check the nest.  :flower

Look how deep that bowl is!  :shock:  there must be quite a slant going down in as it doesn't look that
deep when they are standing

9:39

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409391.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409391.jpg.html)

9:41  got up
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409411.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409411.jpg.html)

Lots of preening

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409421.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409421.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409431.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271409431.jpg.html)

(?She) left and not sure if she circled around and came back or if it is the other.
I'm having a really hard time with ID......have to find some sort of telltale sign!  :nod2:
.....can't go by necklace as in certain light, he appears to have one also.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2014, 08:10:35 AM
Nice pictures, Sherri :bigsmile:  I am going down in a bit. It is freezing here, wonder when its going to be warm  :hmm soon I hope :nod2:  Will report later on and hope to have some good pics :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 27, 2014, 09:47:14 AM
tele, chilly here also.....it was supposed to be warm today  :shrug:
Looks quite overcast there

12:28  I hope you are down there now as you would have seen Dad bring a fish in to Mom.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Capture-2.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/Capture-2.jpg.html)

She took the fish away from him and off she went
(I had the cap but wasn't paying attention and lost it when I went to put in a folder)
He stayed for a few minutes but took off also

Here are a couple comparison pictures.......shows the difference in feathers

Mom in the left cap

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271411153MomFeathers.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271411153MomFeathers.jpg.html) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271412331.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04271412331.jpg.html)

Oops.....as I was ready to click to post, both came in.  Either that was a small fish (which it didn't appear to be)
or she gulped it down before he had a chance to change his mind!  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 27, 2014, 06:03:44 PM
Hi Sherri, yes, we were there when dad brought the fish!!
Fish calling at 12:12
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b6ce56decc80716cf8811c81fb56914a_zps590f9e7a.jpg)

Here he comes at 12:28
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/93124906e8d929cf85531a41ff07efdc_zps43939bbb.jpg)

Mom trying to get the fish out of dad's talons
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/557b76209d0da08c32d9e1d62ee1a749_zps5cc60258.jpg)

Mom takes the fish over to their favorite branch to eat:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/9de08f37ef3d4c4c1f94cb7576a0e974_zpsda937cc6.jpg)





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2014, 04:22:52 AM
tele, thanks for the great pictures!  :flower.... glad you were able to see him bring the fish in.  I love when on
site pictures coordinate with what we see at the time on the cam.

Absolutely love that picture of Mom trying to take the fish from him!  If he sticks around after that,
he is a good man! (er-r, osprey).  :lollol: 
(Nice job catching that with the camera!  did you get a new camera?  lens?  somehow pictures seem closer
than last year)

I know I said this last year and couldn't make it, but 'hope to get up there this season'.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 28, 2014, 02:04:01 PM
Great pictures, tele!

I've been watching most of the day, and the two of them have been spending a lot of time together on the nest, doing some nestorations and just hanging out.  There have been several matings, and I don't think there's an egg, but do think she's close to laying.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 28, 2014, 05:08:21 PM
Thanks Judy.  I was watching her about an hour ago and she was in and out of the nest;  mostly out on the
edge as if she were waiting for a fish.
Just checked back now and she is gone.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 28, 2014, 07:06:16 PM
Thanks Sherri & Judy, glad you like the pictures :flower  Sherri, yes, I did get a new camera & lens, Canon this time. I still have the Nikon though. So far I like the Canon a lot better :nod2:
I hope you can get up here this summer too :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2014, 06:05:10 AM
Good morning, everyone!

It's been a busy morning!  Nest was empty when I first looked (probably about 8:15 am), then Mom arrived around 8:25 am.  A few minutes later while I was taking pictures of another nest Dad arrived - and shortly afterwards Mom left, and it looked as if she was carrying a large fish (though I did just get a brief glimpse).  Dad took advantage of her absence to check out the nest bowl (I have a cute picture for that if I ever find time to get it somewhere so I can put in a link).  Mom came back after a bit and they mated, then both were there, and now one has left, and I think it's Mom who is still on the nest, at 9:04 am.  

Added -

10:25 am
I think I know why Mom's feathers look so much lighter - it's not that she's moulting - Dad is pulling them out!  :shock:  I know it's windy there, but he landed sideways, and it seemed as if it took a long time of his slipping and sliding around before he got properly oriented for the task at hand.  Of course, to be fair, he had his wings out and was riding the wind while he readjusted, so I suspect in reality his touch on her back was very light - but having seen pictures of those talons, and seeing him slipping around -  :shock:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2014, 08:53:07 AM
10:25 am
I think I know why Mom's feathers look so much lighter - it's not that she's moulting - Dad is pulling them out!  :shock:  I know it's windy there, but he landed sideways, and it seemed as if it took a long time of his slipping and sliding around before he got properly oriented for the task at hand.

Judy,  :haha:  ....... you have a point!.....though she did arrive with some moulting, he certainly hasn't helped!
How about this one from yesterday....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04281407251ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04281407251ca.jpg.html)

He brought a fish in at 6:58 this morning.....she took off with it but you can't see it here.  Odd direction for her to
take off.....perhaps due to the wind.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291407011ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291407011ca.jpg.html)

tele.....Canon!  :thu:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2014, 09:06:29 AM
11:56

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291411561.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291411561.jpg.html)

11:58  She kept looking down into the bowl.  I didn't see an egg but that isn't surprising based on her position

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291411581.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291411581.jpg.html)

12:02  Back down

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291412021.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291412021.jpg.html)

If she stays put (for a change!), I guess all we can do is watch behavior to see if it appears she is rolling an egg


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2014, 09:33:49 AM
12:31 pm
I had the cam up all morning - and was totally oblivious.  (I was also working, but that's beside the point.  :mhihi:)

It looked as if she might have given something a little roll, and now she's digging, and now nestling back in.  Up again.  Quarter turn.  Another tuck/roll motion. 

I think maybe.... :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2014, 09:37:12 AM
Judy, I agree :nod2:.......I just got this one at the time of your post

12:33

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291412331ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291412331ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2014, 10:24:45 AM
1:20 pm

I was away from my desk for a few minutes and came back to see one on the nest and another leaving - and I think Mom left Dad in charge of the egg(?).

Unfortunately it's looking to me as if he's doing that wings-spread kicking push that males use to remove eggs from the nest bowl.  He may have finally settled down - and hopefully he'll get his instincts into gear soon and prove to be a good Dad.  But I'm a bit worried right now.  And I need to leave for 10 minutes.  Back soon.


Added -
Maybe he's really just nestling in and getting his brood patch in place.  Looks funny - but if he's a new Dad, it may take a while to do that more gracefully.  He does seem to be willing to incubate it.  Keeping fingers crossed.


1:43 pm
Came back to see Mom incubating, and Dad busily coming and going.  I wonder if he is a first-time Dad, and not quite on track yet.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2014, 11:13:01 AM
Judy, I sure hope this will all be OK here and that he just has to figure things out.
He does seem to know that he is supposed to bring fish and sticks to help build the nest.

I don't like what I saw a few minutes ago though.......hope he was just anxious and wanted another
turn to incubate.
He put his back to Mom while she was incubating and tried to push and kick her off the nest bowl!
Fortunately, he didn't succeed but then looked like he was trying to dig around with his beak into the bowl.

1:43

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291401432ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291401432ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291401441ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291401441ca.jpg.html)

I can't quite figure out what he is up to, if anything......after that episode he came in with a stick and was moving
stuff around.

Hard to be descriptive with all the in and outs over the 20 min time period so I put them in a slideshow
and will say that Mom is the one lying down in all of them and Dad doing the in and outs.

Click for slideshow  1:38 - 1:58
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04-29-14%20Slideshow

ETA 2:21
Dad just came back again......I don't know whether he had fish with him but Mom is standing.
(Remember last year when they came in with a fish to trick Mom to get off the nest so they could do
that scraping?)
Uh-oh.....one of them just left while I was typing and I don't know yet who it was.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2014, 11:27:34 AM
It was Dad that left but he came back.........made his way into the nest bowl.
Not sure of his intentions here.........scrape or incubate but I think/hope incubate

2:30 
This is Dad incubating

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291402301ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/04291402301ca.jpg.html)

ETA 2:42  Dad still incubating.  Mom doesn't appear as though she wants to leave though.
I guess all is OK as he hasn't made any more weird moves.
Perhaps his settling in is like our original Maine eagle dad used to do.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2014, 11:46:37 AM
Hi. Sherri & Judy, I looked at the slide show and if you go to the 5th slide I do believe I can see part of an EGG
I am 99.9% sure and I even enlarged it, sure looks like one to me :nod2:  Hopefully with fingers crossed everything will fall into place :love: I am going down after supper tonight :bliss


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 29, 2014, 12:17:37 PM
Hi tele......yes, could very well be......I was so busy paying attention to him trying to kick Mom out that
I didn't notice that.

Based on behavior alone, I have no doubt whatsoever that there is an egg.  I'm guessing she laid it around
noon when I mentioned above that she kept looking down into the bowl.

Br-r-r, going down there tonight.........hope it isn't as raw and chilly as it is here.  I want REAL spring to start!  :lollol:

One of them left and I didn't see it so not sure just now who is there....whoever it is keeps looking around.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on April 29, 2014, 05:38:44 PM
Got there at 6:28 to find momma in the nest and could just see the top of her head:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/7c2801709165ba8041cd9636f22654bd_zps66480556.jpg)

Ayers Dam:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/33995ef8ee84ed8f203792bf6359915b_zps92a9fbb2.jpg)

Mom sees me!
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/82c0fc3d44afc6a51f601cd3672a0eba_zps13b8339f.jpg)

Mom says bye to me as I was leaving around 6:50: couldn't stay long as it was pretty darn cold with the wind
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/62a1904525381a1adf6250f3ce92a7d3_zps084dad87.jpg)








Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on April 29, 2014, 05:43:17 PM
Great pictures - thanks so much, tele!  Keeping fingers crossed that they have a wonderful - and peaceful - nesting season!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 30, 2014, 09:00:54 AM
Thanks tele.......nice pictures......and nice of Mom to have conversation with you!  :lollol:
.......I figured it was going to be a bit chilly down there;  SOON will be nice weather (I hope!)

6:58 AM
Pretty sure this is Mom on nest

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/04301406581.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/04301406581.jpg.html)

Checked again at 9:20 and now......think still her.  I have been busy with a couple other nests this
morning so haven't been watching to see if Dad came in.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on April 30, 2014, 12:29:00 PM
Thankfully, one of them has been on the nest all day today. 
There was mating also.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2014, 07:00:31 AM
Cam has been down all morning.  I don't know when it went out but it was still up after dark last night.
I have sent an email to let them know and have also asked for a close up view.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 01, 2014, 07:03:57 AM
Thanks, Sherri!  I know I couldn't connect when I tried earlier today, but haven't tried again - busy morning.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2014, 09:32:46 AM
I heard from PSNH contact.......they had widespread power outage, including the station!  I told him that in a
few days, after egg laying likely over, that we would probably ask him to zoom back out a little so that we can
see male coming in.  :bigsmile:

12:22

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011412221ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011412221ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011412231ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011412231ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011412281.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011412281.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2014, 03:36:51 PM
Oh boy! I hope it isn't 'here we go again'.....

5:53 this is who was in the nest

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011405531ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011405531ca.jpg.html)

6:19  One comes in and based on behavior only, I think it might be Dad.  Whoever was in the nest was
out before you could blink however, so not sure (keep in mind that necklace doesn't count on this nest, especially
in this light)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406191.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406191.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406192.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406192.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406201.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406201.jpg.html)

Seems to settle in........but didn't.  Off it went leaving the nest empty

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406202.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406202.jpg.html)





Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 01, 2014, 03:38:57 PM
(continued)

6:24
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406241.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406241.jpg.html)

6:26  one back in.......have no idea who it is but I'm guessing that the unrest is due to wanting food, or
chasing for it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406261.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05011406261.jpg.html)

This one took off again at 6:28 and haven't seen it since.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 01, 2014, 09:45:16 PM
ETA-5:00 May 1, 2014- mom is in the nest
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b7718130cc9a439f907ab413b4931b8e_zps9216f020.jpg)

They are working over on that side and mom looks to be nervous
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/c8ea40556257714dfb17774a14f13245_zps659a57d9.jpg)

Mom fish calling:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/bc61f6b4f8a18e12bb75b0491386b39e_zps1ca5458a.jpg)

Here comes dad?: but he goes up river
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/87baf485a2762f5fb22be1c9f6d824c1_zps00c208ea.jpg)

Mom is getting up:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/ea38ccbfb6df823a1ae98e5e464a39c9_zpsd1b8dcf8.jpg)

Mom watching him fly by:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/89772287bad84b2671d3537e23f4cd39_zps9b20bc53.jpg)

Mom still watching/waiting for him to come back: ETA 6:10

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/703b5c0ddcc75d9833718092a4af2c94_zps8df0c398.jpg)

The sky when we leave at 6:10
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/294e2f1cb955813cb399898576a5c37b_zps193fe1b3.jpg)






Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2014, 07:00:45 AM
tele, thanks for the great pictures!  :flower
wow! look at that sky!

Cam down all morning........I sent email.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 02, 2014, 05:00:15 PM
I was gone for a good part of the day but the cam was up when I got home......

I got quite startled though, when I took this cap as I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I
was looking at!  Gull?  Snowy owl?   :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021405331.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021405331.jpg.html)

......then a few seconds later, I caught what I thought was an osprey head peeking up out of the nest bowl.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021405332.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05021405332.jpg.html)

The bad news is the cam went down again after those caps and is still down.  :sosad:




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 02, 2014, 06:53:55 PM
Hi Sherri, I can see the head poking out a bit too, but the white thing? Maybe birch off a tree? A fish? Or maybe something they picked up off the grass? Or is it the other osprey on it's side showing it's belly? So many "maybe's!!  Now I can't wait to go down tomorrow and see if I can see it through my camera and or my binoculars and theirs   :hmm Very interesting.
Here is a water rainbow at the dam from yesterday 5/1/2014' Enjoy :love:

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/41d8fbf887eb2503414b4e73b380cb3b_zpsd2a85d94.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: midcoast maine on May 03, 2014, 11:00:20 AM
Beautiful.  Thanks!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 03, 2014, 02:52:36 PM
You are welcome!
Got down there ETA 11:20 a.m. to find mom in the nest:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/33893a395ffa4d949c177faa5678a549_zpsfd989600.jpg)

Mom fish calling:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/a799e406b2b3b28a6d5ddebb38c85250_zps93ba9b52.jpg)

Dads here with a nice fish:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/7b6cadbd4df6299cb53139b4346dc66f_zpsba0668a5.jpg)

Mom leaves with the fish:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/837ce24936300fa67bf220c567e5ee6e_zpsc1278b69.jpg)

Mom on her way to her "fish tree branch"
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/061f36eda312da68284589278950e376_zps9dec6829.jpg)

Mom perched on her "fish tree branch" enjoying her meal:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/e3af7d430510a7ede4e80acec7d8515c_zps53878f5d.jpg)

Dad in the nest while mom enjoys her meal, thanks dad! (http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/0cb42039a15162c36f19c7278fa23b4f_zps4cc0852b.jpg)











Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 04, 2014, 12:36:35 PM
May 4th, 2014:ETA: 12:20- A bit to report today and pictures to put up. When we got there dad was in the nest and mom was over on her branch eating. There is unfortunately another osprey, looked as though s/he was just doing a fly over and a fly bye as it did not go near the nest and neither mom or dad took after it which I thought was weird. Last year they were all over any intruder. And it didn't come back while we were there and we stayed about an hour and a half. I will put pics up in awhile. Mom was bringing grass/stuff to the nest. (I believe it was mom)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 04, 2014, 03:08:18 PM
ETA 12:20-Dad in nest:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/4725340e2eae19fa5c5f0bdb5fdb57c1_zps774999c2.jpg)

Mom having her meal and watching the intruder fly by:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/7ea8b0499615feff0ab8addc0e4a2a7d_zpsb6381750.jpg)

Intruder or just a fly by: is that a band on it's leg??
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/8a36073d359488251173d144b3576b96_zps1049a8e7.jpg)

Mom just returning to nest:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/af3d00a6cd71347c3e9fc8e480e8a0bf_zps0f037ac7.jpg)

Dad going to get grass for nest: I believe this to be dad,but?
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/c062e654dd50c60b2d01bf3e81cb055e_zps1330c012.jpg)

Dad getting more grass: Again, I believe this to be dad?
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/3a2857f670b59225e390561135bdf765_zpsa0c2caf8.jpg)

Dad brings the grass to the nest:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d3db2289c65fb305b0a3a0c415cdcc75_zps113f02f0.jpg)

Dad goes up river a little then crosses over the river, lands to get more grass & brings it back to the nest, he did this about three times:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/4d3a771ba7a18523ad3de7c3b574eebe_zps5df4adf5.jpg)

Mom looking down in nest:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/b15d89e9e25ab6ae64a3242a5155405c_zps8c636258.jpg)

Dad landing on a branch and this is where he was when we left and mom was in the nest at 1:45
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/769a73e1e153aff70072fec5ddfb2f22_zps8d206395.jpg)

When mom was eating she was also doing a lot of digging on her back and I noticed her doing this after she got back to the nest. Perhaps it is from dad when he lands on her back with his talons?











Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on May 04, 2014, 05:55:31 PM
Great pictures - thanks so much, tele!  Sorry I haven't been able to check in very much the last couple of days - just too much going on! 

Hopefully I'll get back to watching this cam again soon - and I'd also love to meet you and Sherri at the little park sometime this summer (if I can find it again - even with GPS and Sherri to guide me, it was a bit tricky to find!  :blush2: ).


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 05, 2014, 04:36:16 AM
tele, really nice pictures....thanks!
I must say, you do a lot better than I in telling them apart.   I can't even tell them apart on the cam!   :lollol:
.....I guess because their facial markings are so similar.  Is there something you are seeing in flight that gives
you indication?

.......we'll get there Judy!  :nod2:

Cam is back up.........pulled back a little which is good as we can't see into the bowl anyway.  We
will just have to pay attention to when she rolls the egg(s).  Presuming there are at least 2 by now, possibly 3.
First egg 4/29

? Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051407221.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051407221.jpg.html)

ETA  7:37

Not sure if there was a switch when I wasn't looking.   :puzzled2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051407371a.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051407371a.jpg.html)

Seems to be something additional in nest and he/she is biting on it.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051407371.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05051407371.jpg.html)

ETA 8:03
Nah, I guess it is still Mom.
She took a bit of time in the nest bowl a few minutes ago so I'm guessing there are at least two.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 06, 2014, 03:25:07 PM
Hi Sherri,Judy & all,  glad you liked the pictures :nod2:  Sherri, I can tell the birds apart from their wings as moms has white marks/spots on them and I believe it's from dad's talons. Mom has been digging at her back too much and that also could be why I can see more white. I have never seen an osprey keep digging like that, every few minutes. I can't watch during the day so don't know if she is still doing it in the nest or not, like she was? Like there is something really bothering her on her back :puzzled2:  And another way is, mom is a bit bigger.

Judy & Sherri, I sure hope you can make it this way this summer as it will be great to meet you :bigsmile:
I hope to go see "my" (ha!) birds after work tomorrow. I hope the intruder didn't come back and is long gone :mhihi:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2014, 03:40:40 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, a lot of the difference in Mom's feathers is due to moulting.....and of course, Dad has helped the
cause with all the matings.  :nod2: 
I definitely see that difference between the two on the cam, but it also has to be in just the right light. 
Mom is somewhat bigger but that, too, can be tricky unless they are both on at same time. :shrug:

Lucky you to be able to see them in person.........and lucky us that you are sharing what you see. :flower
(I thought maybe you were telling them apart by markings under the wings when they are flying)

5:03 AM  I figured if I got here early enough it would likely be Mom in the nest.....then I would be able
to keep better track of them. :idea:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071405031.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071405031.jpg.html)

5:07  only 4 minutes later, I think there might have been a switch when I went to get my coffee!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071405071.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071405071.jpg.html)

6:20  believe I missed the next switch and this is Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071406201.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05071406201.jpg.html)

So much for my plan!  :lollol:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 07, 2014, 07:44:31 AM
A behavioral difference when watching them.......now that the male is staying put more often with incubating, I
am noticing that he is much more 'antsy'.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 08, 2014, 01:13:00 PM
4:05
One brought fish in......presume it was Dad and Mom took off with it (in her beak?!!)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081404051.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081404051.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081404052.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081404052.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081404061.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05081404061.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on May 10, 2014, 08:56:12 PM
May 10th/ETA-4:30. Dad was in nest and mom was having her fish in the tree near the nest. 4:40 mom returns to nest and dad goes to the same tree and perches on the branch and looks out over the water and all around.

Dad in nest:4:30
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/dcddeebcb88b618c369c250008dca000_zpsd417b672.jpg)

Mom almost at nest after a fish feed! 4:40
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/61cc47a507d1ee91fd70c12aa7e322e7_zps611f5063.jpg)

Dad leaving the nest 4:40
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/21047f7ecb14e5be2d6a9fa7d1568cc9_zps7693dbb4.jpg)


Dad flying to the tree branch 4:41
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/623d8c2c15aae186427d7ef86627ba14_zpsc7143619.jpg)

Dad perched on tree branch 4:41
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/ac84fd529d7d1ff71ae4ecf7c4631956_zpsb83d0c96.jpg)

Mom in nest at 4:42
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/684e4328fdbadf0c9933df6ad5168008_zpsc2d7076a.jpg)

My pictures seem to have a "purple" tinge to them, sorry  :shock: it's driving me crazy :gaah: I have contacted Canon and waiting to hear from them :nod2: I am thinking the white balance is off, but not sure :nope:









Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 11, 2014, 05:18:52 AM
tele, awesome pictures!  thanks! so glad to see that Dad is doing what he is supposed to be doing
in this 'family process'.  :bigsmile:

You mentioned that your new camera is a Canon.  Which camera and what lens are you using?
While waiting for Canon to get back to you, it might be helpful if you Google 'purple fringing'. 

Cam has been down all weekend.  :sosad:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 12, 2014, 12:28:10 PM
Cam is back up ..... with a new view

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121403231.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05121403231.jpg.html)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 14, 2014, 06:09:54 AM
6:04 AM  Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141406041.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141406041.jpg.html)

8:58 Think Mom but I do believe Dad was there a while ago and I missed exchange.
The cam has been brought back in again.  I so hope we can see the egg(s).....curious how many.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141408581.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05141408581.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 19, 2014, 03:33:08 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

There was trouble of some sort here yesterday morning......

8:21  I believe this is Mom and based on body movement, I think she was alert calling

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408211.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408211.jpg.html)

8:38   Dad in......they were both watching, looking up a lot and alerting

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408381.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408381.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408382.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408382.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408391.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05181408391.jpg.html)

He left and I wasn't able to continue watching so have no idea what the trouble was


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on May 27, 2014, 07:08:28 AM
Yesterday ....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261411362.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261411362.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261411361.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05261411361.jpg.html)

This morning.......believe this is the male

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271410041.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/05271410041.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 02, 2014, 10:10:27 AM
Can't believe we will be on hatch watch in a couple days.........if first egg was 4/29 then today
is day 34.

1:02

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06021401011.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06021401011.jpg.html)

......and off

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06021401021.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06021401021.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 02, 2014, 07:53:28 PM
Went down yesterday 6/01/2014' ETA 3:30 mom in the nest. We stayed about an hour. Not much going on which is a good thing :bigsmile:

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/d7b226219a60728aec44db0ccf4e7b78_zps8c38fbf3.jpg)

Here comes dad 3:40
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/c807429f2bf13fca510d7d62634b47e1_zpsdc8d9ed1.jpg)

Dad getting closer:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/a6d1dcf9c1ef4ed216db261634670f57_zps68dd53ae.jpg)

Dad about to land:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/99fdd441e80cf4d7e3fcc29de827b544_zpseec94d07.jpg)

Dad landed:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/e8b7704547f1fbb110a71db50631bf13_zps589dae42.jpg)




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2014, 06:19:05 AM
Hi tele.....good to see you!  hope all is well, we missed you.  :bigsmile:

Wonderful pictures......you are getting really good with that camera!  :nod2:
Was that with your Canon?   I'm always curious about Canon vs. Nikon so hope you don't mind my
asking.  Which Canon did you get and what lens?

Won't be long now for chicks......I'm so curious as to how many eggs there are.  This is the 'mystery nest'.
I did see Dad bring a fish for her yesterday afternoon but didn't have a chance to get a cap.  I'm sure it
was before you arrived though.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 03, 2014, 06:32:37 AM
Good morning!

Great pictures - thanks, tele! I love the series of Dad coming in for a landing - so hard to catch them with their wings at an interesting angle!

9:28 am
I saw two adults and a fish, so am guessing that Dad brought breakfast to Mom.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2014/nh_osprey/20140603-001.jpg)

And I'm guessing this is Dad, keeping watch while Mom is off enjoying her break-fish.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2014/nh_osprey/20140603-002.jpg)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 03, 2014, 06:35:49 AM
Thanks Judy.........I just missed that!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 03, 2014, 07:07:15 AM
10:02 am
I didn't get a s'cap, but it looked as if Dad(?) just fended off someone trying to land on the nest - not a good thing if there is an intruder still around.   :nope:  I haven't been paying attention, so am not sure if there's been a switch back yet - but can't think of any reason he'd be up with wings spread if that was Mom returning.


10:08 am
Second adult landed on the side of the nest, and looks to be moving in to take over incubating, so I'm guessing this one is Mom.  :bigsmile:  Or maybe Dad.  Incoming adult looks smaller, but it might be the cam angle.


6:00 pm
I'm afraid I didn't post much today, but did have the cam up part of the day and saw Mom and Dad taking turns at regular intervals, and did not see any special attention being paid to the eggs, so I think hatching has not begun yet, which is very reasonable as it's only day 35 - and while the first egg can and occasionally does hatch on day 35, in my experience it's often a few days later than that.   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 04, 2014, 08:00:49 AM
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Well, I brought the cam up about a half hour ago - and the nest was empty.  Since then both adults have been doing some coming and going, and Mom incubated for a while before just taking off again.  I think Dad may have something in his talons, so may be flying around with a fish waiting for a good moment to give it to Mom.  Must say I find this quite disconcerting, especially so near time for a hatch.  Today is Day 36 for the first egg.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 04, 2014, 08:56:07 AM
Thanks Judy........this has been the morning from 'you know where' and I haven't even gotten to open
this cam till now.

Pretty sure it is Mom on nest and she is looking OK and settled.  I have to go out for a while but will try
to keep cam up when I get back.

11:53

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041411521.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06041411521.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 04, 2014, 03:53:42 PM
Hi Sherri & Judy B,  Thank you, glad you liked the pictures :flower. I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3 with a 300 mm lens on it. It's not heavy at all, but the Nikon is and didn't notice it until after I got the Canon!  It's been cold and rainy that's why there have been no pictures :nope:  Hopefully this weekend will be a nice one and will get more pictures :nod2:  Can't wait for the little ones to hatch :love:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2014, 04:55:54 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

tele, I think you made a good choice for the Canon......it does a great job.  :nod2: 
One of the drawbacks of my camera is being heavy, especially with the big lens on it.  It is getting harder
for me to stay steady with it when not using a tripod.

6:35 AM   Dad in with a fish which Mom was happy to take and fly off with.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406351.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406351.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406352.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406352.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406353.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406353.jpg.html)

Dad

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406354.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406354.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2014, 04:59:55 AM
Mom back a very short time later (12 minutes)
6:47  Dad didn’t seem to want to get up.   She gave him a little encouragement by first asking, then pecking him and finally pushing him off!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406471.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406471.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406472.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406472.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406481.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406481.jpg.html)

 (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406491push.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406491push.jpg.html)




Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2014, 05:02:31 AM
(continued)

She gets her way and he is up and off....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406492momOn.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406492momOn.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406501dadOff.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406501dadOff.jpg.html)

Looking pretty smug  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406521MomOn2.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06051406521MomOn2.jpg.html)

I didn't notice any specific behavior that a hatch is underway.......except perhaps that Mom didn't stay off
very long.  :shrug:
Day 37


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 05, 2014, 02:30:26 PM
Hi Sherri, tele and friends!

Thanks for the pictures and reports, Sherri!  I've been watching much of the day, and have seen normal behavior, taking turns incubating, and Dad bringing food for Mom.  Still nothing that makes me think a hatch is underway - though sometimes it's less obvious.  It's still also relatively early - I tend to not expect a first egg to hatch until day 38 or 39 - and as we saw this year at Milford, sometimes it's day 43!  (Though that was a first, in my experience!)

Not sure how much time I'll have to check tonight, but should be able to watch during the day tomorrow.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 05, 2014, 04:40:20 PM
Thanks Judy......nothing going on when I checked a few minutes ago.
Maybe tomorrow.  :bigsmile:

Off for the night....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 06, 2014, 02:52:47 AM
Mornin' everyone  :[c]

4:29 AM I was surprised to find Dad on the nest though I am not usually here this early

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061404291.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061404291.jpg.html)

4:48 He left

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061404481ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061404481ca.jpg.html)

5:15  He was back with a fish for Mom (I missed the cap)........she took off and he took over

Dad
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405151amDadca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405151amDadca.jpg.html)

5:40   I missed Mom coming back but saw her in the nest alarming for a few minutes.  Something was either buzzing
the nest or a chase was going on but nothing came into view.
Dad arrives and they both alarm.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405401.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405401.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405411.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405411.jpg.html)

5:42  Dad took off.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405421.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061405421.jpg.html)

5:55 All seems to have calmed down
I may not be here much today.......


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 06, 2014, 04:54:44 AM
7:41
Not at all sure who is where.....or who left

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061407411ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061407411ca.jpg.html)

7:46
This is who is on nest now

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061407461ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06061407461ca.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 06, 2014, 07:52:38 AM
10:50 am
I've noticed Dad (I think) stopping by fairly often.  He's looking around, but doesn't seem to be especially on alert, so I'm thinking he may be expecting to take a turn incubating, and Mom isn't getting up to let him take over - which is sometimes a sign that a hatch may be underway.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 06, 2014, 08:17:59 AM
I also noticed one of them (think Mom) looking down into the nest a few times......you know how they
do when we think they might be hearing something.

Fingers crossed.....it would be so nice to see chicks here again. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 06, 2014, 11:30:44 AM
2:28 pm
Dad just brought a fish, which Mom took and departed. 

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2014/nh_osprey/20140606-005.jpg)

Dad checked out the nest, moved things a bit, and settled in.  So I'm guessing no chick yet.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 07, 2014, 04:47:59 AM
Mornin' everyone :[c]

7:45 AM
I think I just saw a chick!


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 07, 2014, 10:21:21 AM
Good afternoon!  I've looked in a few times and haven't had a peek yet may need to take a laptop to where I'm working so I can keep an eye on the cam!


1:26 pm
Adult was just up, but it must be windy or something because the cam was really shaking - making it hard to tell what I was seeing.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 07, 2014, 11:04:40 AM
Hi Judy.....the cam wasn't shaking at all this morning but other things surely affect what we do and don't see here.  :lollol:

7:45  What I saw is not visible in this picture but it was right below the beak.  Of course, if it was a chick, that
doesn't mean it would be in the same spot 6 hrs later.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06071407451.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06071407451.jpg.html)

I haven't been watching so haven't had opportunity too see again

ETA  2:07
Switch right after I posted above

Too fast.......couldn't see a darn thing!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06071402071.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06071402071.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06071402072.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06071402072.jpg.html)


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 07, 2014, 12:52:35 PM
Late posting, but at 3:22 I saw Dad arrive with a fish, and Mom grabbed it and took off - so I think no chick yet.  I also didn't see any movement as Dad settled in, though it is hard to tell with the cam angle.  I did see one of them rocking back and forth - which is something I've noticed some adults do while eggs are hatching - so if there's not a chick now, I think there will be one soon.  :love:


4:16 pm
Adult has been looking into the nestbowl more than usual....


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 08, 2014, 06:42:21 AM
Lot going on elsewhere this morning so haven't had much chance to observe here.
I haven't noticed anything that looked like there is a chick yet.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 08, 2014, 03:15:46 PM
6:13 pm
I've been watching on and off, and haven't seen anything exciting.  Dad just delivered a fish, and before I could set up to record in case there was something to see, Mom flew off with it - so I think no chick yet.

I did noticed that there's a bit of a gap under the top stick on the side facing the cam, so you can see the adult through the sticks, and it looks a bit like a little head popping up.


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: tele on June 08, 2014, 06:56:55 PM
Hi Sherri, Judy, and all :bigsmile:  Went down yesterday and today. Really nothing was happening yesterday, here are some pics from yesterday: ETA-5:45

Mom in nest:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f0be4204a59af06e36f9b757be55d2ca_zpsd404e3dd.jpg)

Dad flying around:

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/166e5a4f7bcf723418322d92aaafedc2_zps02c9e715.jpg)

Today there was a Juvie eagle flying around plus three different hawks. ETA-10:50. Mom in the nest and dad sitting on their tree branch where they eat.
Mom in nest:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/083649d0a7fc253a6550b8758c569d66_zps40f497db.jpg)

Dad on tree branch:

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/8f57d43a78a29e38415236bd691ecce0_zpse6455dc1.jpg)

This is the bird where dad stretched out his wings from the pic above when this bird a hawk? was near,
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y465/tele44/f62662b69e23059bd6f6df73a8aa1b6e_zpsb2682640.jpg)



Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: JudyB on June 09, 2014, 08:09:39 AM
Great pictures - thank you, tele!  I must confess I can't recognize most birds overhead - a hawk seems likely, but I really don't have a clue.

11:07 am
The adult on duty has been looking in the nest bowl a lot, and at one point it looked as if she(?) was standing on the edge looking down and calling for food.  Maybe....

Today is day 41 for the first egg, and probably day 38 for the second, assuming there are two or more (which is likely).


Title: Re: PSNH Ayers Island, NH Osprey Cam
Post by: Sherri on June 09, 2014, 11:11:33 AM
Oh no!!  the cam has zoomed way out!
I was just considering asking for a zoom in but I didn't.......have no idea why this happened.

ETA 2:13
I just found out why (likely).  Someone must be on site and sees that there is an intruder.
Hope they zoom back in before they leave.

Two separate passes at the nest about a minute apart

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06091402122ca.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/06091402122ca.jpg.html)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Osprey-New%20Hampshire/060914021