Fledge Day!!! C1 (53 days old) and C2 (52 days old) - aka Harmony and Lee - both fledged :)
The 3 chicks - 9, 8 & 6 days old respectively - are thriving. Ethel and Oscar doing a great job and plenty of fish is being brought to the nest. No aggressive behaviour has been observed :)
The 3rd of 3 chicks hatched earlier this morning... day 36 :) Pic "borrowed" from deewerms of the HWF forum.
2nd chick hatched through the night on day 37. Yesterday's heavy rain and wind compromised the cam image ... hopefully it will clear up as loads of sunshine forecasted :)
We have our first chick! This is day 39 but not sure if it hatched late last evening or earlier in the morning.
A 3rd egg was first observed in the nest on May 15th by a member of the Hancock Wildlife Forum. Unfortunately between Sunday night, May 11th and Wed. afternoon, May 14th, the cam was down. It is, therefore, assumed that the 3rd egg was laid on May 13th.
2nd egg laid at 11:26am :)
First egg laid approx. 6:20pm :)
Tuned in and found the pair at the nest. The cam came online April 30th ... please note new link to the webcam: http://www.novascotia.ca/museum/osprey/
In 2012 the original female failed to return from migration and the new male from last season, who arrived mid-April, was ousted by what I believe to be a young, inexperienced male. Throughout the summer he courted at least two females and continued to establish his territory. No breeding took place.
2013 saw this new male return and breed with one of the females from the previous year. One egg was laid on May 16th and hatched 41 days later on June 26th. Unfortunately three days later the chick was lost under mysterious circumstances … at the time there was observed aggressive defence behaviour by the female, possibly due to intruder activity. Cam went offline July 31st.
NOTE: The link to the webcam is broken. Inquiries will be made with the Museum of Natural History. They reconfigured the website so hopefully together with N.S. Power they will again bring the cam online for this season and provide a new link. Keep it here! :)
2007: Cam went live June 6th. In July the two 5-week old osprey chicks were killed by a Great Horned Owl. The cam was shut down for the season.
2008: Cam went live June 20th. One chick, named Bella, successfully fledged.
2009: Cam went live May 26th. Three eggs laid. Two chicks, un-named, successfully fledged.
2010: Cam went live May 4th. First clutch of 3 eggs failed. Second clutch of 2 eggs was laid and one chick, Skylar, successfully fledged.
2011: Cam went live May 9th. New adult male. Three eggs laid. One of the 2 chicks (Hunter) died shortly after fledging as a result of being electrocuted; other chick, Fisher, migrated September 17th.