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Author Topic: Osprey Nest, Milford, CT - On site photos  (Read 79626 times)
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« Reply #690 on: June 15, 2017, 06:09:39 PM »

Quite an exciting day at the Coastal Center!  bigsmile

Look close through the trees to see if you can tell what it is………
Hint ---- it is NOT an osprey!  lollol



It’s a BEAR! Yep, sauntering right down on the marsh shoreline!  shock





……. And here he is right in front of our window!




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« Reply #691 on: June 15, 2017, 06:11:33 PM »

(06-15-17 continued)



He spotted the bird feeder



Down it goes!



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http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Wildlife/06-17-17%20Slideshow%20bear

I have a video that I took of the bear pulling down the feeder but don't know how to post it.

DEEP was there and started clapping hands to make it run off. sosad  The sad part is they chased it in the direction of the point so the
poor bear didn't have anywhere to go, unless it decided to swim across to Stratford!
Anyway, bottom line was he did come back down our way and headed down Milford Point Rd by way of shoreline again.
It was the thrill of a lifetime for me as I have never seen a bear in the wild......BUT I felt so very bad for it being there in this heavily
populated beach community.  He looked hot and weary.  sosad
Please send thoughts and prayers that the little guy makes it out safe.   love  pray pray


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« Reply #692 on: June 16, 2017, 01:09:37 AM »

 WOW  shock !!!!
That is awesome and so very happy you got to see the bear. That's 1 of Colleen's bucket list items and will be sure to share your amazing photos with her later today. I do feel bad for the bear tho, as you said its a heavily populated area. Will keep him in our thoughts and prayers he gets to a safer place.
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« Reply #693 on: June 16, 2017, 04:08:06 AM »

Wow, Sherri!  How exciting!  Can't even imagine! Your pictures are terrific!    flower
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« Reply #694 on: July 15, 2017, 05:57:38 AM »

Thanks Thomas and Bonnie  flower   It was fun taking the pictures.  Hope the little guy made it back to a safe place.
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« Reply #695 on: July 15, 2017, 07:33:42 AM »

Visit to Milford nest on 07-06-17

When I first got there, Annie and chicks were in the nest and Kidd was on the perch.
I went up to the 3rd floor to take this first picture.



After a few minutes, Annie went down to the perch with Kidd.  She wound up flying off (which
you will see in the slideshow) and came back with a stick)




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« Reply #696 on: July 15, 2017, 07:35:55 AM »

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Annie  took off again for a few minutes and came back with a fish ---- a BIG fish!   bigsmile  faint
(feeling very lucky to have caught this with the camera)





Annie prepares the fish as the chicks watch.  Kidd paid no attention to Annie coming in.



Annie feeds chick





Click for slideshow of Annie coming in with the fish
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-Milford%202017/07-06-17%20Annie%20with%20fish
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« Reply #697 on: July 15, 2017, 07:37:47 AM »

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After a while, Kidd went up to the nest  bigsmile





"Our family"  love love



Click for a slideshow of the entire visit
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-Milford%202017/07-06-17%20Slideshow%20of%20all

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« Reply #698 on: July 15, 2017, 07:39:27 AM »

(07-06-17 continued)

A view of the houses across the marsh



The current set up for the cam



One of the marsh nests ---- hard to tell but looks like they might have a family. bigsmile





………. and here is the ground nest which looks to be occupied again  bigsmile




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« Reply #699 on: July 15, 2017, 07:40:58 AM »

(07-06-17 continued)

A Yellow-Crowned Night Heron came in right in front of me



Click for slideshow of heron
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/slideshow/Osprey-Milford%202017/07-06-17%20Slideshow%20Yellow%20crowned%20night%20heron
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« Reply #700 on: July 15, 2017, 10:39:35 AM »

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Sherri, your pictures are excellent!  Thanks!  Annie and Kidd seem to be such a good couple; doing a super job this summer!

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« Reply #701 on: July 15, 2017, 02:45:07 PM »

Thanks Bonnie ...... yes, Kidd and Annie seem to be doing well in their 2nd season together.  She has really been a terrific Mom in
many ways.  love  Kidds are growing so very fast!
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« Reply #702 on: July 15, 2017, 08:25:59 PM »

Wow - what great pictures!  Thanks so much for sharing them, Sherri!  Not sure I've ever seen a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, though we have lots of blue herons, and Charlie was reminding me that the egrets we have in the area these days weren't there 20 years ago (I didn't grow up on the coast, so wasn't as aware of shore birds).  The blue herons look almost prehistoric at times - having watched the slide show, this guy looks a bit more as if he belongs in a superhero cartoon!

And I do hope the young bear has found a safe place to be - it's great you were able to see him, but I'm guessing he wouldn't be compatible with their daycare programs.

Great pictures - and I'm sorry I wasn't able to get down to Connecticut this year.  Maybe next year.
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« Reply #703 on: July 16, 2017, 04:52:04 PM »

Thanks Judy.......glad you liked them.
We don't see too many blue herons down there (at least I don't).  Most of the ones I see are on fresh water.  These Yellow Crowned are a bit
odd looking --- you should see their young!  lollol

I'm sorry you couldn't make it down here this year ---- nor could I make it up there this past weekend!  Maybe next year for both of us.
I'm sure Thomas will have lots to tell when he gets back.  bigsmile

It was brought to my attention that the link for the slideshow in my above post #697 didn't work.  I just fixed it so it should be OK now.
That one included several more pictures of the chicks etc.
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« Reply #704 on: July 17, 2017, 03:36:08 AM »

Just catching up everywhere after our long trip in Australia - what great pictures, Sherri. How I would love to visit your Osprey site. We were fortunate enough to see an Osprey flying very close overhead in Australia, my first sighting of this amazing bird, so beautiful in flight. When I get a chance I will post some pictures.
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