Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Osprey Cam Live

Greeting all!

Just spent all afternoon setting up a second osprey cam. You can see it live at http://www.briloon.org/watching-wildlife/osprey-cam.php

Kids in the Nest just sent us a ton of new equipment and we hope to have eight camera systems running by the end of the year. A HUGE thank you to them for their incredibly generous support. 

The pair  of osprey at this new cam are located at the Taste of Maine Restaurant, in Woolwich Maine, and if you are ever driving past them on Route one be sure to stop in and see the birds on a 42 inch plasma TV! And they have great food too!

Last year this pair raised a chick, despite the fact that the female had an injury and was found hopping around on the ground. I will get the full story and post it soon. Both the male and female have been visiting the nest site, but like the eagles, a disruption in nesting the year before may make them take a year off.

At the moment you will see some wavy lines moving through the image. This is coming from interference and we know the problem and are working on clearing it up. This camera does not have sound, we will install it next year. I will also be setting up a dedicated blog for this web cam. 

We also intend in getting the other osprey cam up and running. It was struck by lightening last year and the camera may be completely dead, but we are working on it.

Please let me know if you see any activity.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Linking up with the Taste of Maine was a great idea. Just a thought about the other osprey nest. It looked as though it had a metal ball in the middle of the nest which is just asking for a lightning strike up over the water. It is likely the highest spot around. Is it possible to ground it or replace the metal ball?

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/8
Hooray!Good choice...let's hope they have an easier time this year than last - didn't Chewonki have to intervene to fix mom's leg?

So 'my' Osprey sure look like there's incubation going on - someone has been on the nest since the evening of May 2, day or night, rain or shine. This morning when I was there, it was raining a little but what a great morning! I saw 2 great Blue Herons fly over the end of the pier headed out towards the islands, saw and heard! the Common Loon that's still hanging around, a harbor seal poking around between the marina & the pier, coromorants fishing, and of course the Osprey - dad on his roost post and mom sitting in the nest. Great start to any day.

J in S.P.ME

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very exciting news about the osprey cam. Hoping for a good year for them. Can't wait to see what the upcoming sites will be..Stll wondering about reports of any flyovers that have been done at the eagle sites.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Ward said...

Hello All:
Wow, that was quick! Didn't have to wait very long before both Osprey showed up on the nest at around 9:40 a.m. The one in the nest looked to be protecting the nest. The other just stayed on the "branch" of the platform. Shortly thereafter, the one in the nest flew off. Second osprey just returned, still acting very agitated. Off it goes again!!

Any chance we could get a wider view, to be able to see the birds when they're on the "branch"? Fantastic webcam, thanks so much.

Ward
05-08-08

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the eagle today at 2:45 May 24 in the nest and hop to the branch and fly out. It was so beautiful.
I'm been watching on and off for a year but the last month i just remembered to look in again. So today was my lucky day! Barb from Chautauqua Lake.

8:52 PM  
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5:47 AM  

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