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 Post subject: Re: HOG ISLAND, ME~2016, 2017 & 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:08 pm 
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From Poppy this morning:

Happy Sunday, osprey friends!

Great news from our on-site reporter Tony, aka Anc1entMar1ner, and finally the answer to TeeZee’s repeatedly asked question: Where stays Steve at night?

Tony spotted him on the Roost Royal! Unfortunately, we don’t have any footage nor pictures, but I am quite certain that this will be only a question of time ;-)

If he's really staying here ... every night ... he could be to the nest in a jiffy, if he wanted to!


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 Post subject: Re: HOG ISLAND, ME~2016, 2017 & 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:43 pm 
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:clap: Names are Spring, River, Summer.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:04 pm 
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:flirty: Specifically, Chick #1 = River, Chick #2 = Spring, Chick #3 = Summer!


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A rainy day @ the nest with a high of 60 something! :1sum: I can't imagine compared to the sweltering temps where I live along with a large portion of the rest of the country! Rachel is hunkered down shielding her babies from the rain currently.


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:eggthumb: The 3 babes are snuggled in the center of the nest with Rachel sleeping on the near end of the pole (so she can jump in the nest if needed to protect them, I bet). She used to sleep further up the pole last year, choosing this closer position after the 1st couple attempts on Bailey last season. When the attacks continued, she slept in the nest with Bailey. She remembers the lessons learned from last season, in my opinion. :taz: Get um Rachel!


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:eggthumb: Steve delivered 15 fish and Rachel 2 for a total of 17 to the nest yesterday!


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Loud thunder @ the nest last night. Check out this video @ the 39 second mark by homebird!



Rachel just shook her head ...


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:girlsad3: Sadly, the 3 chicks are being kept awake trying to fend off biting flies of some sort! Rachel is awake, but is not reacting to them or with mature feathers the flies are unable to penetrate!


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:eggthumb: Rachel brings in the "BIG ONE" last eve!! As it almost flops out of the nest, she is able to hang onto it with her beak! Not in this version, but in the long version Steve dropped in to see what all the commotion was about. Video by Regina Hornung:



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Very sad news by Poppy Mod:

Once again one of our Hog Island chicks was taken by a GHO,
this early morning at 12:08 am. Watch Homebird’s clip in your own discretion:

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Good morning Hog Island banded & healthy chicks

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GHO attacks Hog Island Ospreys. 03.12 / 12 July 2018

Well, it's been another horrible night. One more chick was taken by a GHO.
Rachel was off the nest, chasing after GBH Humphrey, and the owl took its chance…
However, Rachel returned and fought off the GHO fiercely. In a second attack,
the GHO finally took 1 chick, but may have dropped it, while Rachel was defending her clutch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Melz55JfDw

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We have words from Steve Kress

Dear Friends:
I was saddened again by the news this morning about the second osprey chick. Many years ago when I first saw Rachel sheltering her chicks at night, I thought it was about keeping them warm in the Maine night, but now I realize that there is clearly much more to this behavior. Now that we have the wonder of the camera and repeated owl and osprey interaction, I am increasingly aware that the predation we have seen at Rachel and Steve’s nest has repeated itself over many generations. Nocturnal attentiveness by Rachel demonstrates to me how time and trial have led to the behaviors we see today. Guarding the chicks at night is not only about offering shelter from weather. She is protecting the chicks not only from weather but from inevitable predators. It is why she stays at the nest all night without leaving to feed herself, it is why she rests with at least one eye open and why she has the behavior to quickly chase away any large bird near the nest. And it’s why osprey Steve, the nimble protector, focuses on the vicinity away from the nest to chase off diurnal predators like eagles, providing food for Rachel and the chicks- so she can effectively cover the home front. And it’s likely even part of the reason why chicks have a mottled plumage that gives them camouflage against the nest. Seeing this long evolutionary past- leading to the behavior we see today- helps me understand that predation and protection from predation are ongoing dramas that are the backdrop against which individuals like Rachel learn and adjust their day to day behavior (like sitting closer or further from the chick to better offer protection). Owls and eagles have had much to do with shaping the way ospreys look and behave.

Ospreys are also closely linked to humans- especially through their nest site selections. South of Maine along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., more than 90% of ospreys nest on artificial structures (learned this recently from Dr. B). This is because they nest on utility poles, navigational aids and a wide assortment of artificial structures. In Maine that number is lower because many ospreys continue to nest in trees. And wherever they nest in trees, they are vulnerable to owls. At Pond Island NWR in the mouth of the Kennebec River, where Project Puffin researchers are protecting more than a thousand pairs of Common and Roseate Terns, Great Horned owls often raid this colony and the forested islands are more than a mile away.

Whether owls and eagles take osprey chicks or not depends on chance and opportunity. The most recent attack might not have happened if a Great Blue Heron had not lured Rachel off her nest, giving the owl the opportunity to pounce. But clearly the risk at this nest is presently high and the odds of another occurrence are great. We will continue to attempt to deter predation at this nest, just as we would at any bird nest. And I encourage the osprey community to keep the recent predations in context of past success at this nest. Over the previous six years (while we have enjoyed the Explore.org cams), Rachel and Steve have fledged 10 chicks from this nest. And more from the years before. This nest clearly has a productive history. The recent attacks from eagle and owls point to growing risk- but also to the increasing diversity of large predators on the Maine coast- a reflection of the health of the environment.
Steve Kress
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