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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2011, 20:57 »
On my run from Winnipeg Beach to Gimli I was able to have a long look at the Osprey nest near Miklavik. Both adults were at the nest this morning; one lying in a ??brooding position or ??on chicks and the other standing on the edge of the nest. I am not a bird expert by any means but the only time I've ever seen a bird sitting on a nest is when it contains chicks or eggs so I hope that is the case. It's nice to see them back. I'll be running there next week too so will update.

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2011, 21:13 »
That's great to hear, bcf! :D

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2011, 23:05 »
Ran from Winnipeg Beach to Gimli this morning so I had a great view of the nest for a while. There was an adult sitting at the side of the nest and at least one tiny head popping up once in a while.

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2011, 06:13 »
Thanks for posting about seeing the Osprey chicks, bcf. :) I haven't been out to the Gimli area yet this summer.

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2011, 07:50 »
Dennis is this the nest that Hydo moved from one pole (believe the nest was causing a concern) to another?

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 17:52 »
Yep,they just moved it a short distance West. If you are close look you can see the wire mess on the under side of the nest...and the pole has no wires coming or going from it.
Good job Manitoba Hydro.

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2011, 21:35 »
Thanks Dennis. I poked around to see if anyone observes and blogs about this nest but was unable to ascertain how many chicks are there this year. Are you aware if there is a wildlife expert or birding community that is "in the know?'

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2011, 22:38 »
Sorry don't know...perhaps this is it  ;) ???

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2011, 08:48 »
Thanks Dennis. I poked around to see if anyone observes and blogs about this nest but was unable to ascertain how many chicks are there this year. Are you aware if there is a wildlife expert or birding community that is "in the know?'

I don't think so BCF, anecdotally perhaps ...

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2011, 18:38 »
Maybe they'll be bigger this week and I'll be able to do a head count!! I have to remember to take my binocs.

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2011, 17:31 »
So I've had lots of time to observe the osprey nest this past week. I was treated to the arrival of one of the adults who flew in with a stick to add to the nest. They fly beautifully and fold their wings in a funny manner as they come in. I also saw a feeding, I assume it was a fish being torn up and fed to the chicks. There are at least two but they stay low in the nest still. I could see their wings as they stretched and they have flight feathers so hopefully they will be up on the edge of the nest for a while prior to fledging. The nest is close to the highway so a pair of binocs gets you an excellent view. I will be keeping an eye on them this weekend.

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2011, 19:31 »
I did confirm on July 17th 3 chicks in the nest...so they must be getting much larger now, I need to get up there !

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/136953186

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2011, 20:17 »
I could see the two for sure but couldn't be sure there was 3. Their little heads pop up and down and an occasional wing comes up so counting from the ground is next to impossible. We are taking our better binocs this weekend; they are nothing like a Woowzer though!

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2011
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2011, 20:25 »
I did confirm on July 17th 3 chicks in the nest...so they must be getting much larger now, I need to get up there !

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/image/136953186
Great photo Dennis