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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, March 12 2015 @ 10:15 AM EDT (Read 92487 times)  



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For over 20 years osprey have been returning to build a summer home at the east end of the Calgary Zoo on St. George's Island.

The camera is owned and operated by Enmax Energy in conjunction with the Calgary Zoo.

The camera -- https://www.enmax.com/community/keeping ... he-ospreys

Enmax Energy Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/Enmaxenergy?re ... mp;fref=ts

Calgary Zoo Facebook page -- http://www.calgaryzoo.com/




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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, March 12 2015 @ 10:16 AM EDT  


Calgary Osprey 2006
3 chicks hatched. The youngest died when he was a few days old after a terrible hailstorm.
2 remaining chicks fledged.
Sorry there is no archive. HWF was at the beginning of existence and Infotech in Vancouver was providing a spot for us on their website to use as a forum.

Calgary Osprey 2007
Camera was damaged by lightning and did not stream.
Archive at old forum http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.o ... amp;t=1620

Calgary Osprey 2008
3 chicks - all fledged
Archive at old forum http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.o ... 41#p298841

Calgary Osprey 2009
Osprey returned April 19th
3 chicks -- all fledged
Archive at old forum http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.o ... amp;t=3347

Calgary Osprey 2010
Osprey returned April 15th
3 eggs laid. One egg failed to hatch.
2 chicks - both fledged.
Archive: forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=45415

Calgary Osprey 2011
Osprey returned April 11th
3 chicks -- all fledged.
Archive: forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=175415

Calgary Osprey 2012
Osprey returned April 10th
3 chicks -- all fledged
Dad osprey disappeared, and likely died, in a severe hailstorm Aug 12, 2012. Mom raised her chicks alone until they successfully fledged. In the hearts of her dedicated followers she is now known as Super Mom.
Archive: forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=342604

Calgary Osprey 2013
April 24 -- Mom arrives home with a new mate.
May 6 -- First egg laid.
May 8 -- Second egg laid
May 11 -- Third egg laid
First hatch: June 14 -- 10:45 a.m.
Second hatch: June 15 -- before 6:20 a.m.
Third hatch: June 17 --
In June the camera was turned off after a devastating flood in Calgary.
Events of the chicks fledging were witnessed by visitors to the area.
Aug 10 -- Michelle witnessed the fledging on at least one chick while visiting the area.
Archive: forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=419505

Calgary Osprey 2014
Camera live April 16th
Osprey return from the south -- Mom arrived April 17th, Dad arrived April 20th
First Egg Laid -- May 1st before 7:00 a.m.
Second Egg Laid --- May 3rd late evening. This day Calgary had a storm with over 25cm of snow falling. Both eggs may be compromised because of the cold.
Third Egg Laid -- May 7th
TRIPLETS ---- Absolutely amazing that all three eggs hatch and on the same day.
First hatch -- June 11th in the a.m.
Second hatch-- June 11th in the a.m.
Third hatch --- June 11th in the pm
First chick --- August 6th morning -- returned by 9:20 a.m.
Second chick -- August 6th -- sometime in the morning or early afternoon. He also returned to the nest.
Third chick -- August 7th
The last visit to the nest by an adult or chick was Sept 7th which was a day before it snowed. Dad was the last to leave the area but made no return visits to the nest.
Archive: forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=630396

Calgary Osprey 2015
April 14th -- Dad arrived home.
April 15th -- Mom arrived home.
April 29th -- Egg #1 laid
May 2nd.-- Egg #2 laid
May 5th -- Egg #3 laid
June 7th - First hatch @ 9:23 a.m.
June 8th - Second hatch confirmed at 7:40 a.m.
June 10th - Third hatch
August 1st - Two chick fledged today. The third is still procrastinating.
Third chick fledged sometime between Aug 6 and Aug 9th while the camera was out of service.
Archive: forum/viewtopic.php?topic=749645#749645



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By: BET (offline) on Thursday, March 19 2015 @ 09:20 PM EDT  

Thursday Mar19 7:20pm MDT

Hi Judy et al!!wave

Judy, great introduction to this years forum. Thank you for incorporating all the pertinent details of the previous years. A great quick reference post.

It was extremely slow trying to log on this evening. Hope there is no problem with the forum site

I captured a good image of one of our unwelcome nest visitor yesterday. Hopefully EnMax will clean out the nest bowl ( and clean the camera housing to get rid of that dark stripe across the middle of the image) before the geese lay eggs.

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Looking forward to the return of our family - about a month to go - human as well as the Osprey


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By: Janet Preston (offline) on Saturday, March 21 2015 @ 12:00 AM EDT  
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March 20, 2015 - Oops I have been posting on last years page.
Just to let you know that Enmax cleared away the nest from the Zoo platform earlier today, also 2 platforms in South Calgary. Several times in the last few days Geese had been spotted on the nests looking just a bit too comfortable, so Enmax cleared the nests right away. Sigh of relief. I was getting so nervous remembering the anxiety last season when the geese nested on the South platform and the Osprey attempted to build nest after nest on power poles till one pole eventually caught fire. Counting the days till the Osprey return Red HeartRed HeartRed Heart

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By: lilywriter (offline) on Saturday, March 28 2015 @ 03:02 PM EDT  

wavehi everyone,

I finally clued in and came to the new forum. Just a little slow. It is great to hear the zoo nest is clear and thee geese will not settle in. BET, the scaps you captured of the geese are really cool!

Now we just have to hope enmax moves the camera when it is time for the return!

Enjoy the weekend.



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By: BET (offline) on Tuesday, March 31 2015 @ 06:39 PM EDT  

3-31 4:35pm MDT

I am not sure when this happened but within the past hour or so they have redirected the cam

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By: amd (offline) on Friday, April 03 2015 @ 01:26 PM EDT  

Hello Judy, BET, Janet, Christine and everyone ---

Oh.......the anticipation! As I drive by the different osprey nests around the city, I find myself
checking the usual lamp posts, utility poles, favorite osprey perches, etc....LOL

So thankful for Enmax, in regards to the clearing the particular nest platforms, where we've been having issues with Canada Geese in recent seasons

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By: Bluebird1 (offline) on Sunday, April 05 2015 @ 11:19 PM EDT  

HAPPY EASTER, Judy, Bet, Janet, Christine, Michelle, and all who visit here. RabbitRabbit

I hope that everyone had a good winter and I know we are all looking forward to seeing our osprey return! One osprey was reported from the Lafarge area early last week, that may be what prompted Enmax to aim the camera back on the nest, Bet. I do feel sorry that our osprey have to rebuild from scratch every year, I noticed that some of the Montana nests have guards placed over them in the fall and then removed when the osprey come back so that might be good to investigate.

This year we have had just the opposite winter weather in Calgary that we had last, ie. very little snow and record warm temperatures a lot of the time. However now that April has arrived it has turned colder with a bit of snow Snow last night and today. We really need the moisture as grass fires broke out in nearby counties last Thursday and earlier in March, - wouldn't it be lovely if it fell as rain though ? giggle




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