Monday, April 23, 2012

Two Interesting Wildlife Cams

Two cams I want to share. First is the Heber osprey nest.  
Update: three eggs in nest, appearance dates - 4/16, 4/18, 4/?
Incubation period for osprey ... 35 - 40 days
Fledge period for osprey ... 7 - 8 weeks


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Second is a red-tailed hawk in Ithaca, NY. One of the three eggs has hatched! The other two should be within days.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Egg #4

Egg #4, appeared sometime between 8:15 and 10:37.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Comparing Mom and Dad

Update: I caught a better pic of mom this morning. See third pic.
I have been trying to capture images of female and male on the nest to see the differences. I think you can see in the top image, that if she was turned fully sideways like the bottom image, that her tail feathers would hang onto that ledge. Where on the bottom photo his feathers dont reach the ledge.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nest Talk

This is interesting video captured by Skygirlblue of the pair 'chatting' about the nest on April 9, three days before first egg. The male is the one you see the most of here.

Egg #3

Egg #3 - this pic taken about 1pm

Someone caught a first glimpse at 12:34 Eastern time, see this link for pic.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

First Glimpse Egg #1

I believe this is Dad, with egg #1 at 9:15am
We have an egg this morning!! :egghatch:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Guess Who?

The Cameras are On!

Just got official word that the nest cams are on! (This is my view of the box from my office across the street.)