Missoula Montana Osprey Cam

Still here!

MontanaOspreyCam : June 27, 2012 4:33 pm : Blog

The two osprey have been seen together quite regularly. They have built up quite an impressive nest.  The male can be identified from the female by his slimmer body and narrower wings. The breast band of the male is also weaker than the females. It is possible they have begun a courtship. A pair usually begins a five-month period of partnership to raise their young. The female may lay two to four eggs within a month of the first signs of partnership. These two osprey have been seen together since the begining of June.

There have been many empty platforms around Western Montana and we have had confirmation of one nest containing non-viable eggs. To read more about the complications for ospery around Missoula, MT please click here. To learn how you can help please visit www.raptorview.org

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Pair of Osprey spotted

MontanaOspreyCam : June 14, 2012 4:35 pm : Blog

Yesterday while our tech was on site resetting the Osprey cam (we had a power outage due to a wind storm) he spotted a pair of Osprey. It is quite possible that we may see the pair mate and settle on the nest. I will keep you posted with any pictures we may be able to capture of the two birds, I have not seen them both on the camera yet.

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Pobably a Male

MontanaOspreyCam : June 9, 2012 2:22 pm : Blog
Male Osprey on Nest
Male Osprey on Nest

The Osprey on the nest is most probably a male. He has built up the nest quite a bit in hopes of attracting a female. He has been on the nest consistently for the last few days. If we do get a female who lays eggs this could be the latest recording ever of a mating pair to produce offspring in Montana.

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Nest Construction

MontanaOspreyCam : June 8, 2012 4:53 pm : Blog

Well, it has been a rough spring here in Montana. Very wet and grey weather. Usually in the spring we have quite a few Western Tanager reports but we have not had a single one yet this year.

After viewing the nest today it does look like someone may be building on it. Could it be my wishful thinking? Maybe. But I am willing to hope.

Osprey Nest

Osprey Nest

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The Camera is now Operational

MontanaOspreyCam : April 12, 2012 1:44 pm : Blog

The camera has been up for four days now and we have seen a few Geese around but none have nested. The four eggs that were in the nest disappeared last Saturday night probably falling victim to predation. The weather here in Montana is warming up and spring is well on it’s way.

Canada Geese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the meantime please check out the Osprey Archive Videos. And hopefully we will see some on the nesting platform soon!

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