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Re: News: Ospreys / 2013
« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2013, 16:24 »
If I hadn't seen it for myself I wouldn't have believed...Geese have taken over the Osprey nest site near Gimli Mb. This pair must have worked hard on their landing skills.

http://www.pbase.com/photosbydennis/recent_photos
 
Good news is the Osprey have constructed a new nest across the road.

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2013
« Reply #61 on: June 02, 2013, 12:32 »
Check out this news report - wonderful flying/landing/nesting/courting video of ospreys - one of which just returned to New Hampshire from Brazil - a bird with a transmitter

http://on.aol.com/video/osprey-makes-return-to-new-hampshire-from-brazil--a-5-000-mile-trip-517741193?icid=video_related_7#_videoid=517724615

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Re: News: Ospreys / 2013
« Reply #62 on: June 02, 2013, 18:20 »
Great video, TPC. Thanks for posting it! Amazing to watch the "helicopter landing" into the nest. 8)

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News: Ospreys / 2014
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2014, 19:35 »
A nice way to start the new year ....

Homeless osprey gets its own pole
Dr. Roly Armitage / Ottawa Citizen / 3 Jan 2014

Ten years ago an osprey, a bird of the fish-eating hawk family, attempted to build a nest on top of a hydro pole mixed in with the existing wires and Hydro had to remove it.  I intervened and asked them if they could extend the pole to accommodate the bird. Instead, they put in a new pole with a crib on top and moved the nest. The bird has returned every year and produced one or two young, much to the joy of several photographers and bird fanciers and local people.

Now a new bird, probably one of the offspring, started a new nest on an adjoining hydro pole and I phoned hydro in Arnprior and asked if they could accommodate our new guest and they said they would do what they could.  I just checked and lo and behold a new pole with the crib on top is in place and the nest transferred.

Thanks again to our hydro people for their respect of nature. This whole event is at the Dunrobin bridge across Constance Creek on the Thomas Dolan Parkway By the way, there is also a Canadian flag flying on top of a beaver hut directly underneath.

Dr. Roly Armitage
Dunrobin, Ont.



source:  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Homeless+osprey+gets+pole/9348054/story.html

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Re: News: Ospreys
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2014, 19:40 »
Cool!  :-*   It is great that hydro accommodated the birds.  I wish others would be as accommodating to wildlife.

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Re: News: Ospreys
« Reply #66 on: August 24, 2016, 14:52 »
Cool Video - https://twitter.com/manitobahydro/status/768173067616919552

And our hero Dennis was the one who rescued the injured chick!!

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Re: News: Ospreys
« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2016, 18:15 »
Cool Video - https://twitter.com/manitobahydro/status/768173067616919552

And our hero Dennis was the one who rescued the injured chick!!

This good news story has definitely made my day, but itís very sad when humans continue to drop fishing lines and many other used items along our waterways. Thank you to Dennis, Manitoba Conservation and Manitoba Hydro for all of their help concerning this osprey family!

Dennis, I'm so thankful you happened to be in the right place at the right time, and I cannot thank you enough for rescuing the poor chick!



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Re: News: Ospreys
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2018, 14:03 »
Manitoba Hydro aims to save osprey, prevent outages by using dummy posts to lure hawks from electrified poles

Bryce Hoye ∑ CBC News ∑ Posted: Jun 09, 2018 6:00 AM CT

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/osprey-nest-lake-winnipeg-manitoba-hydro-poles-1.4697714