Posts Tagged ‘osprey camera’

Osprey Diaries: Home sweet new home

“On the road again. I can’t wait to get on the road again.” The song kept rolling through my head as I sat in beautiful South America, watching the waves roll on the Atlantic Ocean. My wings were just itching to start flying the 4,000 miles that would take me back to my beloved breeding…

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Mason bees might be better pollinators than honeybees!

If you didn’t have bad luck, you wouldn’t have any luck at all. Someone posted this about our osprey nest camera blowing down again this year. We feel kind of the same way. This poor camera has been blown down, hasn’t had enough sun, and when the camera did work last year the osprey chicks…

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Osprey Diaries: Content but busy

Photo of an osprey holding a stick

I overhear a lot of humans talking as I sit in my nest and they pass by underneath, so slowly walking on their two legs. I had been sitting on my three eggs all afternoon when I heard someone mention me from below. They had stopped a little ways away and looked up at our…

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Osprey family flying and doing fine!

If you are viewing the osprey camera recently, you might have noticed that it is a little quiet. The osprey chick on the nesting platform here at the Nature Center have all fledged and are now flying around the Lakes Area. We will continue to see them in the area near the Nature Center for…

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Two Osprey chicks are hatched!

We currently have two little baby ospreys up on the nest. The first chick was reported as hatching on Saturday morning (June 1st) at about 5:15am and the second baby osprey hatched earlier today, Monday June 3rd. We are very excited. Continue to watch the nest to see them feeding and caring for the little…

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Camera back up but low on power and osprey update

We have been having difficulties keeping the camera online. The camera system is powered by solar energy, because of the location,  and is equipped with a battery pack that will keep a charge for some time in-case of cloudy and low light days. Since this camera system is new and mostly untested, we did not…

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Okoboji Ospreys are back!

The ospreys have returned to the Nature Center! So far, we have only spotted two in the area. A male and female. Here is a picture of them fixing up their nest. You can watch them too by clicking on the “LIVE WEB CAM” on the main page in the upper left side of the…

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