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Hornby Osprey Nest! - 2011 Season
« on: September 15, 2011, 08:20:24 PM »

i have heard about this Nest for a few years.
i had never seen it.
It is the only Osprey Nest on Hornby that i am aware of.
Two years ago, in august 2009, one of the fledglings was found hanging around on the neighbour*s roof.
i believe they eventually captured him & took him to MARS.
i guess he had gone hungry for too long, as he didn*t survive.
Here are the two fotos i was given by Paul to post.




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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 08:37:34 PM »
SSSWWWWEEETTTT!!!!   :eceek   :thumbup:

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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 08:46:48 PM »
How beautiful.  So sad it didn't make it.   :sigh
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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 08:47:31 PM »
 Wow, what a beauty!!

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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 08:52:02 PM »

i heard from wren that we had an invitation to visit this Nest, so one afternoon i made a point of calling the neighbours & going by to see.
i have seen Osprey Nests on cams, & in other peoples*s fotos.
They seem often to be piles of sticks on power line poles.
My jaw dropped when i saw this same pile of sticks, only on the broken off top of a huge Fir Tree!
What a gorgeous Nest!
& the Tree was fabulous & very old, in a forest of very old trees, getting to be a rare thing on the Island.
i could hear one young one calling from the Nest.
Seems there was only one Nestling this year.
Soon i realized the Mum had landed on a perch branch sticking right out through the Nest.
Me & my camera never manage to escape detection.
Even with the Ospreys.

august 11 2011 15:54 - Osprey Mum perched on Nest - 188-145


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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 08:57:45 PM »
I am so sorry the little guy didnt get enough  so sad that this side of the island suffering so badly
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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 09:04:03 PM »

august 11 2011 16:28 - Mum Osprey on Nest perch branch - 188-192

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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011, 09:43:02 PM »
i love the osprey pictures.  i know we have a nest someplace close but will probably have to wait until next year to find it.  This summer the parents of at least one chick spent hours fishing in front of our house.  i did see the fledged osprey for a couple of days and then they all left.  Nest year i will have a better idea of what to look for.

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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011, 10:27:52 PM »

i lucked out with this next video!
i had the video running, trying to capture the sound the Nestling was making in the Nest.
You can hear their soft whistles near the beginning of the video.
Suddenly Mum Osprey starts looking around!
Then she begins calling herself!
She seemed excited!
Her calling reminded me of how Mum Hornby acts when Dad is flying in with a fish.
Watch her jump down into the Nest.
Then watch Dad Osprey fly in the back side of the Nest.
Did he bring a fish for the youngster?
It appears so.
You see him fly off the back side of the Nest, while Mum & the youngster continue to call from within the Nest.
What luck!!  :biggrin6

august 11 2011 16:46 - Mum Osprey on perch branch, Dad Osprey flies in with a fish? - 188-218


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAKki-xUA_g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAKki-xUA_g</a>
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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 10:58:50 PM »

blackster, i would say your best bet for finding your Osprey Nest would be to LISTEN for it.
Listen for the sounds the adults make, & listen for the young on the Nest.
They are quite loud!
The sound would be hard to miss.
Then follow the sound til you find the Nest Tree & the Nest.
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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 11:26:51 PM »
Booni, you and Wren keep finding great nests!  It's nice to see the osprey pair raising a chick.  Hope this year was a better one for them!
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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest!
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 11:54:20 PM »
One thing I learned during my recent trip (with a MARVELLOUS biologist, who happens to be my daughter...) is that ospreys like to nest on top of things - trees, power poles - as opposed to Red-tailed hawks who usually nest in a fork lower down.

So, Blackster, you might be able to find the nest in the off season, while nobody is around.

But while the ospreys are in the area, they certainly are loud, and nothing sounds quite like them.

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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest! - 2011 Season
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2011, 02:59:20 PM »
spectacular pictures ---have seen a few osprey nests - on top of platforms that may have been put there for them


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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest! - 2011 Season
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2011, 03:00:53 PM »
((((((Booni, Wren, and everyone in this nest)))))))  I love how much we learn and share.  I am especially grateful to Booni & Wren (and Wren's daughter) for sharing their photos, their observations, their humour and their hearts with us.  Love Joy
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Re: Hornby Osprey Nest! - 2011 Season
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2011, 03:02:14 PM »
Booni, where is this nest located on the Island?  Can you use the 'map' to show us?  Thanks!