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Osprey Cam from NS Power Corp

Unread post by retiredVTT » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:16 pm

https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/we ... m=referral

Mum and Pop are raising a couple of youngsters in this nest atop a pole "somewhere".
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Unread post by retiredVTT » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Watching this site is a fantastic lesson is wildlife nurturing; every day "pop" shows up four times or so with the catch of the day and "mum" tears the catch up and beak feeds it to the youngsters....who are growing fast..!
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Unread post by retiredVTT » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:49 pm

NSPower went to great lengths for this Osprey Cam setup. I found this picture of the setup which shows the camera mounted high up on an adjacent pole, aiming down at the nest. Also in this picture can be seen a light which seems to come on in the evening twilight hours, but goes out overnight ...I believe it's "lights out" around 9:30PM.

Don't know the exact location of the nest, but suspect it's somewhere on the Annapolis River, NS.
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Re: Osprey Cam from NS Power Corp

Unread post by the-mailman » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:05 pm

I think the light might be infrared to illuminate the nest at night as it's very clear even now, just in black and white.
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Re: Osprey Cam from NS Power Corp

Unread post by astroflyer » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:05 pm

What a great web cam Bill! Thanks for posting this link.

Immediately I called it up mom/dad dropped into the nest as if I had cued things! Great quality and clarity!

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Unread post by JohnOSullivan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:23 pm

It's been quite an experience following the Osprey site. From little bundles the chicks have developed at an amazing rate. For a long time one of the chicks was more advanced, being more aggressive in feeding himself and attempting to hover. then the second chick started to catch up.
Yesterday afternoon one chic took off and disappeared for over an hour. the second chick on her own appeared to be quite disturbed. Eventually the missing chick returned and all was well.
This morning, both chicks took off and were gone for several hours and returned. They had several short flights later in the day.
Daddy Osprey does not spend much time on the nest, just visiting to deliver some Yummy Food. I'm sure he must have a bit on the side.
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