The Osprey World A Must to See

This is far from any other story I have ever posted

For anyone, who wants a real reality show, thee are the ones to watch,

I am only going to talk about  few here, but there many around the world.

Each is an Island unto itself.

No two nests or sites are the same.

The Osprey itself is also and Island unto itself.

Summer is here and the children are out of school.

There are a few places I will recommend for their viewing as they are monitored.

Of course, even with that precautions should be taken.

Never tell your exact location or what school they go to,

parents guide your children in this so they stay safe.

We all know what online things can lead to.

Boulder County in Colorado.

It is well monitored. The Mods are terrific.

They had a tragedy a while back and lost three chicks.

Of course in Mother Nature that happens so it is not always pleasant.

The survival of these Magnetic Birds is not 100%.

It is much less then that and from, web site to web site the numbers vary.

Boulder light show J28

http://www.bouldercounty.org/os/openspace/pages/ospreycamera.aspx

At this site it a youtube player so you can scroll back for 4 hours which it rather nice.

The early morning view is colorful and dynamic with a mixture of colour and beauty.

They have a night cam to see the family even after dark.

Charlo Montana

M end of day J26

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/charlo-montana-osprey-nest

M look what I foung K22

Amazing view.

This nest was originally intend for Owl Research.

The Ospreys now have ownership of that nest.

It is now monitored

There a magnificent sunsets

There is not a night vision cam

M moon shot L22

You just can’t be that view under the full moon.

The cam is fixed and does not zoom.

You do have the opportunity, to see other birds and animals in Charlo.

They to Use the youtube player that goes back 4 hours.

Exshaw Alberta

Exshaw has 2 chicks that have hatched.

This is a bit more of a close up cam although you can see some of the view, off in the distance..

It has a youtube player that goes back 4 hours and the time stamp at the top is handy for finding one particular moment in time.

Fortis Alberta Jasper pops back for a bit 9.43 J16

This is very interesting couple to watch.

A favorite of mine.

This couple is unusual.

Last year the couple lost all their eggs due to another intruding Osprey.

This year has to date been a better year for them.

This site is also monitored.

The mods do not answer questions pertaining to the birds themselves.

SO

 For valuable information about the Osprey.

You of course should read up on Ospreys

The mods do not always have time to inform you of things.

Some sites they just monitor bad behavior.

Yes you can be banned from sites if you behave inappropriately.

So at each site be kind, courteous and well mannered.

Dyfi Osprey Project

has amassed a great deal of information.

http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/ospreys

They have made it simple to get all the facts under the 100 Osprey Facts

on the left of the page along with other vital information though out the site.

They also have Live streaming cams.

They have been researching Ospreys for some time.

I highly recommend this site to get to know Osprey information.

Loch of Lowes

Scotland J28

http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/wildlife-webcams/loch-of-lowes/

This site has a real time setup.

You are always in the moment.

The have a cam op from time to  zoom in and out.

They have some valuable information as well.

24 years in a row… But Lady Osprey fails to show up for 2015

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/545416/24-years-row-lady-osprey-fails-show-2015/

Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-ospreys-environment-pollutant-contaminant-health-science/

 


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More birds dying in Alberta oil sands than first reported

September 7 2010

A new report suggests more birds are dying in Alberta’s tar sands than the government has let on.

Government industries have estimated that on average, about 65 birds die each year from tailings pond exposure, according to the study released Tuesday. The mean annual rate was determined by analyzing the mortality rate between 2000 and 2007.

However the study, which has been published in September’s edition of The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, suggests a number that is at least seven times higher than the industries estimate.

Researchers report that on average, between 458 and 5,029 birds die each year at the Bitumen Tailings Pond in northeastern Alberta.

In fact, researchers say that average is likely conservative because the data that was studied doesn’t include bird deaths that occurred before spring, between spring and fall migration and after fall migration.

Researchers say the wide range is due to spatial and temporal variations in bird mortality rates.

Tailings ponds are said to contain bitumen, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, naphthenic acids, brine, heavy metals, and ammonia.

The study concludes by saying the government needs to introduce a system that is “statistically valid” and is standardized.

“Systematic monitoring and accurate, timely reporting would provide data useful to all those concerned with bird conservation and management in the tar sands region,” the study says.

Dr. Kevin Timoney, a scientist with Treeline Ecological Research, said the industries’ estimates are hampering efforts to protect wildlife in the tar sands.

“The ad hoc monitoring by industry, sanctioned by government, cannot address pressing questions whose answers would aid in the conservation of both migratory and resident birds,” said Timoney, a co-author of the study.

Greenpeace Canada expressed outrage at the finding of the study and released a statement asking for an “independent scientific analysis.”

“We can no longer let the fox guard the hen house,” Mike Hudema, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, was quoted as saying. “It has become glaringly obvious that we can’t trust the government to give us accurate information on the tar sands industry.

“It’s time for independent scientific analysis so that the public knows the full scope of this horrific industry and can make a decision about the kind of future we want to invest in: a toxic legacy or a green economy we can all live and breathe in?”

The study also found:

  • Landing deterrent systems at tailings ponds are only partially effective and don’t always prevent bird deaths.
  • Researchers are unable to determine the fate of lightly oiled birds that continue on the migration path.
  • There is not enough data on deaths reported during extreme weather or how often there are circumstances leading to massive bird deaths.

The Alberta government stated that oilsands companies must have monitoring and deterrence mechanisms in operation for all animals.

However, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight admitted that more needs to be done.

“I would not argue at all with the study with respect to the fact that there could be better work done on monitoring, and we’re going to work to do that,” he said. “At the end of the day we’ll come to appreciate the advice that is being given to us and we’ll use it.” Source

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