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 Calgary - Enmax 2010
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By: BET (offline) on Friday, April 23 2010 @ 04:17 PM EDT  
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I did go back in my archives. Here is the image of the top of the pole showing the box and the cam. You can see the pole top makes a nice resting spot and is protected from the wind by the box

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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 24 2010 @ 01:15 PM EDT  
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11:00am MDT

I've only had the cam on for an hour, but it is running! Clapping No sign of Dad yet this am but the resident Magpie did come for a brief visit and provided some action to watch. Not even a gull, duck ,or a goose about.

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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 24 2010 @ 01:31 PM EDT  
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11:25am MDT

Dad back on nest box

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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 24 2010 @ 09:38 PM EDT  
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7:30pm MDT

The cam has been frozen (again) at least since 2:45pm. I sent a notice. I have checked off and on all afternoon to see if anyone had tried to restart the stream. No luck. No view of an Osprey either. Just a bit ago, I tried again. It ran for about 10 seconds. Just long enough to capture this image of "It's snowing!"

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I hope Dad Osprey has found a sheltered spot to roost while waiting out the storm. The trees that we see still haven't leafed out. Maybe a lot more available in the Zoo grounds or even the residential neighborhoods which aren't far.


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By: BET (offline) on Saturday, April 24 2010 @ 10:54 PM EDT  
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8:45pm MDT

That very special color that lasts for only a few minutes. There is undoubtedly a technical explanation for it, but I have only ever seen it here.

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By: BET (offline) on Sunday, April 25 2010 @ 03:30 PM EDT  
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12:40pm MDT

EXCITEMENT


But, I am totally confused at the moment. Two Osprey - but did not get a close enough look to see if it was Mom for sure. I was not watching when I realized there was an Osprey on the nest. It had a fish in it's talons and was in process of flying off

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Just as it flew off the second Osprey landed - Giving chase to the first? Or just trying to find out who was on his nest box?

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Then the second O flew off also - but within a minute an Osprey flew back in and perched on the back of the box

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I am pretty sure this was Dad. There was not enough time elapsed for the Osprey with the fish to have eaten it. I want to think that it was Mom returned but not ready to begin the cohabitation process. (Her fish! not about to share)

My confusion is neither Osprey seem to have as much dark on the head markings as Mom.

Hope this cam keeps working this afternoon.


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By: BET (offline) on Sunday, April 25 2010 @ 09:30 PM EDT  
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6:20pm MDT

Cam froze at 2:12pm I sent a notice to the email address and wrote a request regarding the need for the cam to work all day. It worked this time. Cam came back on 3:50.

Of course, no O's in sight all afternoon. As I started to fix my animals dinners, I spotted an O
6:16pm MDT

#One O came flying in over the nest box to land on the support post. Stood there fluttering wings. Can not see the head, just the wings staying elevated and fluttering, no tail action.

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O #2 was briefly visible flying in and then suddenly came in for a landing and O #1 left immediately.
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By: BET (offline) on Sunday, April 25 2010 @ 09:35 PM EDT  
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6:17pm MDT

O #2 stood on the front edge of the nest. O#1 was evidently circling the nest. Came into view and O #2 flew off after him/her. I have not been able to differentiate the head markings.

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As I type this an O has flown in and is perched down on the support post. I can barely see him and would not know he was there if I hadn't seen the fly in.


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