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05-14-2013 01:54 PM
remetau
Re: Ospreys

Didn't build a platform, but thought I would share this pic of a mating pair.
05-02-2013 10:29 AM
avenger79
Re: Ospreys

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Originally Posted by Ferretchaser View Post
Sometimes it is better to ask for foriveness then to ask for permission. Just my way of thinking I guess.

ATB

Michael
couldn't agree more. LOL very cool thing you've done. can't wait to see more pics
05-02-2013 12:09 AM
Ferretchaser
Re: Ospreys

I am surprised as to how much interest this thread has gotten over the last few weeks. I just hope that some or even one of you may be inspired by it and get some old screws out of the "man draw" ..... you know the ones that never seem to fit with any project and just knock up a frame to provide a foundation for a pair of birds, or build a nesting box or whatever just for the fun of it and post the photos on here for the rest of us to enjoy.
No I am not your typical tree hugger, just one that likes to live with and from what mother nature can provide.

ATB

Michael
05-01-2013 11:25 PM
T37Chef
Re: Ospreys

Apologies if this has already been linked

Osprey Cam
05-01-2013 07:37 PM
Ferretchaser
Re: Ospreys

Well that pile is owned by the marina here and is part of the marina " footprint", but is not used anymore as the floating docks that used to be attached to it are no more. To be honest, at first when I put that frame on it I did not ask for permission and got into a bit of trouble with the manager of this place as she is not one for things to do with nature. To shut her up I offered to buy the pile, if she could clear it with her boss. That was the end of that argument. Now that there are eggs in it, it is protected by law and no one can take the nest down, even if they wanted to. I did not know all this when I put the frame on there and to be honest, I don't really give a hoot as long as those two birds make it through with their offspring. Sometimes it is better to ask for foriveness then to ask for permission. Just my way of thinking I guess.
Thank you for the link plumbean. Some interesting stuff there.
I'll keep you guys updated once there are any news with the kidds.

ATB

Michael
05-01-2013 03:01 PM
avenger79
Re: Ospreys

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferretchaser View Post
And don't say that she looks like Gonzo in that picture, or I'll never heat the end of it for my lousy camera scills
you read my mind as I was looking at that pic. Awesome pics again.

BTW just a question, are you allowed to put the frame on the piling like that? Just wondering if there is a concern of a public utility taking it down.
I think it's very cool you did that for them and the soon to be pics will be even more amazing I'm sure. Just hope there isn't a risk of loss to either you ($$)or the birds (nest)
05-01-2013 02:14 PM
Plumbean
Re: Ospreys

You may find this link of interest. There is an ornithologist named Bob Kennedy who has been tracking Ospreys for a couple of years, starting in Nantucket and more recently in Jamaica Bay. He attaches a small GPS receiver and can track them on their migration. Amazing birds. If you go to the link you can follow the one from Jamaica Bay, which migrated to Colombia for the winter, including a 20 hour flight of 485 miles at one point. See Osprey's Journey |
04-29-2013 09:34 PM
Ferretchaser
Re: Ospreys

And don't say that she looks like Gonzo in that picture, or I'll never heat the end of it for my lousy camera skills
04-29-2013 09:32 PM
Ferretchaser
Re: Ospreys

Well, no pictures of the eggs but here is one of a mother to be sitting on them in her finished nest.



Ever since she has been sitting on them, the male keeps a little bit away on a near pile and as soon as a bird of any size " threat" comes close to her and the future offspring, he goes into full attack mode ane even gets the bald eagles to take a detour around his bit of the bank to go fishing in the river, if they want to keep their feathers in tackt. he is also providing her with fish, that he catches, then takes the heads of them and drops them either to her in flight or at the edge of the nest before resuming in watch position at the pile next to the nest.

ATB

Michael
04-28-2013 04:27 PM
mad_machine
Re: Ospreys

eggcellant!
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