Saturday, May 17, 2008

May 17 Update

Well there is some good news, I suppose, which is that we put in a piece of equipment that took away the interference we were getting--the wavy lines. But the bad news is that it would appear that the birds will not nest this year. I am working on another osprey cam on a nest where the birds are nesting. If we are lucky we may get that online next week.

Osprey around the coast of Maine are on nest, and if the birds do not nest within the next week or so then I think it is fair to say that they will not nest this year. I think this is a great site for this cam and we owe a huge thanks to the Taste of Maine Restaurant and hopefully the birds will nest next year!

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cam Now Live


This my first post on our new osprey cam blog. The camera is located at the Taste of Maine Restaurant in Woolwich, Maine. If you are passing by on route one stop by and see the birds on a 42 inch plasma TV, have a bite to eat, and see the nest in person. This cam has no sound (we hope add sound next year), but the nest can been watched at night. At the moment there is a little interference in the image which we hope to fix in the next day or so.

Kids in the Nest generously provided us with the equipment for this camera. A huge thank you to them!

Last year the birds nested and hatched out one chick. Unfortunately the females was injured last year and taken with her chick to Chewonki to be rehabilitated. They were both successfully released. This year both the male and female are back and have been seen regularly at the nest site. Although the disruption last year can lead birds to take a year off or cause a mate switch, there still is a very good opportunity for the birds to nest.

Please comment on if you see the birds.

Wing Goodale
BioDiversity Research Institute